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Old 03-01-2012, 02:07 AM   #46
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Are we really that desperate that we're calling a 36 year old LB on a 5-11 team irreplacable? As much as I like Fletch, we need to start looking in another direction. Let's get another young guy in there that can go with Riley for the next several years.
Are you kidding me with this 36yr old crap ? Age ain't everything, FLETCH has been lights out since day # 1. He's 36 but we aren't signing him for a 5 yr deal .. this dude is a machine - RAY LEWIS type machine ... he is ideal to help mature Riley and the rest of the D. I believe somewhere Shanny said that re-signing Fletch was the #1 priority. Bottom line .. this guy had less to do with the 5-11 record than anybody .. oh & yeah he never misses a game and gives 100%
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:45 AM   #47
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Are you kidding me with this 36yr old crap ? Age ain't everything, FLETCH has been lights out since day # 1. He's 36 but we aren't signing him for a 5 yr deal .. this dude is a machine - RAY LEWIS type machine ... he is ideal to help mature Riley and the rest of the D. I believe somewhere Shanny said that re-signing Fletch was the #1 priority. Bottom line .. this guy had less to do with the 5-11 record than anybody .. oh & yeah he never misses a game and gives 100%

W/out question he's been the most consistent performer on an average defense. He's been solid. Not lights out. I just get so tired of everyone saying that he can teach the younger guys, be a mentor.... blah blah blah. Give me a break. This isn't Romper Room. It's the NFL. If guys need to be motivated at this level then we have the wrong guys. I just don't see the need to keep an old LB on a bad team that's rebuilding. Let the guy go to New England or somewhere that's a contender. And if I'm the front office I'm not keeping any old guys cause it makes no sense.
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Bruce Allen is smart. He'll get a deal in place for Fletcher before the free agency period begins. Mike Shanahan has already mentioned that re-signing Fletcher is a priority.
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Age aside, the botton line is the guy is still a top performer at his position. It would be stupid to not make a good effort at retaining him.
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So we're gonna bring back Lamar Marshall?
Awesome so pumped for that!
Smh give credit where credit(money) is due... i'll be sick if we lose him especially to philly i'll lose it.
SIGN HIM.
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W/out question he's been the most consistent performer on an average defense. He's been solid. Not lights out. I just get so tired of everyone saying that he can teach the younger guys, be a mentor.... blah blah blah. Give me a break. This isn't Romper Room. It's the NFL. If guys need to be motivated at this level then we have the wrong guys. I just don't see the need to keep an old LB on a bad team that's rebuilding. Let the guy go to New England or somewhere that's a contender. And if I'm the front office I'm not keeping any old guys cause it makes no sense.
I believe Fletcher led the league in tackles last year, that doesn't seem like keeping an old guy just because. It's keeping a guy who is a producing where the team needs a production. That's where the discussion begins, then if you want to continue it, you go to the mentor/character conversation, which is more than just about football mentoring, it's about life. A 21yo coming out of college, and having the lights of the NFL shine on him can be overwhelming, and having some guys that are setting the tone in the locker room has a place in the discussion of keeping/paying an aging, but productive, vet.
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Age aside, the botton line is the guy is still a top performer at his position. It would be stupid to not make a good effort at retaining him.
I agree but I think the Skins cant be afraid to thank him for his service and wish him well.
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I agree but I think the Skins cant be afraid to thank him for his service and wish him well.
How can Redskins not be afraid to let him go? Do we have someone on the team who can replace him, or even find someone to replace him? I don't think so.
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I believe Fletcher led the league in tackles last year, that doesn't seem like keeping an old guy just because. It's keeping a guy who is a producing where the team needs a production. That's where the discussion begins, then if you want to continue it, you go to the mentor/character conversation, which is more than just about football mentoring, it's about life. A 21yo coming out of college, and having the lights of the NFL shine on him can be overwhelming, and having some guys that are setting the tone in the locker room has a place in the discussion of keeping/paying an aging, but productive, vet.
I agree with all that. I just don't see Fletcher as a must sign.
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I agree with all that. I just don't see Fletcher as a must sign.
Who would you replace Fletcher with if we fail to resign him?
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I agree but I think the Skins cant be afraid to thank him for his service and wish him well.
Obviously that's the case, or they would have caved to his demands by now.

It's got to make sense for both sides.
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I agree with all that. I just don't see Fletcher as a must sign.
If Fletcher were to leave would it leave us a weaker team?
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If Fletcher were to leave would it leave us a weaker team?
No. Although London Fletcher has been a tremendous performer for us over the course of the last four or five seasons, we still have options if we are unable to re-sign him. Mike Shanahan has stated that re-signing Fletcher is an off season priority and I think they'll get a deal done before free agency starts.

But...there are other options to consider if the Redskins and Fletcher don't come to terms. There are other inside linebackers such as Bart Scott and even young men already on the roster like Lorenzo Alexander, Marcus White, Keyaron Fox or the coaches could even move Rob Jackson to the inside. But all in all, I expect Fletcher to re-sign with the Redskins before the beginning of free agency.
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This will probably work like it did with Hall.
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No. Although London Fletcher has been a tremendous performer for us over the course of the last four or five seasons, we still have options if we are unable to re-sign him. Mike Shanahan has stated that re-signing Fletcher is an off season priority and I think they'll get a deal done before free agency starts.

But...there are other options to consider if the Redskins and Fletcher don't come to terms. There are other inside linebackers such as Bart Scott and even young men already on the roster like Lorenzo Alexander, Marcus White, Keyaron Fox or the coaches could even move Rob Jackson to the inside. But all in all, I expect Fletcher to re-sign with the Redskins before the beginning of free agency.
You're telling me that replacing Fletch with the likes of Lorenzo, Keyaron Fox and two players that arent even close to being ILB's wouldn't leave us weaker? There was a reason Bart Scotts role was reduced last year btw.
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