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Old 03-01-2012, 06:01 PM   #61
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If Fletcher were to leave would it leave us a weaker team?
HELL YES!!! If the Skins had someone on the team now who could lead the entire NFL in tackles he would be playing all ready, add in his leadrship and knowledge of the D and the game it's self....just show him the damn money!
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Who would you replace Fletcher with if we fail to resign him?
I'd try and find a guy in the draft that can step in and start alongside Riley for the next several years.
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If Fletcher were to leave would it leave us a weaker team?
I don't know. We're 5-11 and not going to the playoffs next year. My point is I want a guy that's going to be here for several more years. If we're going to win 4-6 games, I want to do it as young as possible.
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our 5-11 record doesn't say anything about London Fletcher so I'm not sure what that proves. The point is, you can still bring in a young guy and keep a great player. It doesnt have to be one or the other.

We don't have cap issues, we don't have a young LB on the team that needs the playing time, furthermore we don't have a young LB on the team that deserves the playing time. Even if you bring in player in the draft whats the likelihood that we dont skip a beat by letting Fletch walk.

I just don't understand the reasoning.
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Tag Fletcher, not Davis

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our 5-11 record doesn't say anything about London Fletcher so I'm not sure what that proves. The point is, you can still bring in a young guy and keep a great player. It doesnt have to be one or the other.

We don't have cap issues, we don't have a young LB on the team that needs the playing time, furthermore we don't have a young LB on the team that deserves the playing time. Even if you bring in player in the draft whats the likelihood that we dont skip a beat by letting Fletch walk.

I just don't understand the reasoning.
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I don't know. We're 5-11 and not going to the playoffs next year. My point is I want a guy that's going to be here for several more years. If we're going to win 4-6 games, I want to do it as young as possible.
So theoretically, we will fix the QB position...improve the the outlook for some Offensive skill positions and reinforce the D...and get JJ back.
AND you don't think we'll really improve?
Interesting.........
Getting rid of Fletcher for any kind of reasonable number totally smacks of a Pre-Shanahan move......
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HELL YES!!! If the Skins had someone on the team now who could lead the entire NFL in tackles he would be playing all ready, add in his leadrship and knowledge of the D and the game it's self....just show him the damn money!
It's a sad day when a Giants fan gets what (about) half of Skins fans don't...
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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.
Lorenzo Alexander has excelled at every position he's played for the Redskins during his entire tenure. He already said that he could play the inside position. Bart Scott has been successful playing ILB for years for the Ravens and Jets. The only reason he was benched was because his mouth got him into trouble. Rob Jackson, because he's still young with potential and upside, could surely fit into the inside because of his instincts and athleticism.
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The only reason he was benched was because his mouth got him into trouble. .

In Fletchers whole time in the NFL has this ever happen to him, NO ....and why is that?
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Lorenzo Alexander has excelled at every position he's played for the Redskins during his entire tenure. He already said that he could play the inside position. Bart Scott has been successful playing ILB for years for the Ravens and Jets. The only reason he was benched was because his mouth got him into trouble. Rob Jackson, because he's still young with potential and upside, could surely fit into the inside because of his instincts and athleticism.
Well if Lorenzo himself said it then surely he could match the production of London Fletcher... As for Rob Jackson while he could eventually make a good OLB he doesn't have what it takes to play inside and I don't know where you're getting that idea from. His instincts last year lead him to lose sight of the ball on more than one occasion, but sure let's have him replace the anchor of our defense.
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I'd try and find a guy in the draft that can step in and start alongside Riley for the next several years.
Let's suppose we traded up to draft Griffin, and we are left with only 2nd round, 5th, 6th, and 7th picks. Are you suggesting that we use 2nd round pick to draft a LB to replace Fletcher? Since not many teams would expect a player from 4th round or less to start on first game. If so, then what about WR, RT, FS, and CB? However if we expect to stay at #6 or trade down, then we maybe could use 2nd or 3rd pick to draft the replacement, but I think we would be taking a big gamble. Look at Eagles and their LB situation last year, they took Casey Matthews in 4th round with the expectation of starting him - look at how it worked out for them.

That is my point - we are not in a situation where we have the luxury to let Fletcher walk and expect to find someone to replace him.
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Well if Lorenzo himself said it then surely he could match the production of London Fletcher... As for Rob Jackson while he could eventually make a good OLB he doesn't have what it takes to play inside and I don't know where you're getting that idea from. His instincts last year lead him to lose sight of the ball on more than one occasion, but sure let's have him replace the anchor of our defense.

Whether or not Alexander can match Fletcher's productivity would remain to be seen. Not all NFL inside linebackers playing in the 3-4 defense matched Fletcher's productivity or made more tackles than Fletcher did in 2011. But that doesn't mean Alexander couldn't man the position. But if the Redskins don't end up signing Fletcher before March 13th, then what? He'll be a free agent and could possibly sign with another team. Then the Redskins would have to either draft someone to replace him, make a trade, or sign another free agent to take London's place in the middle. As far as Rob Jackson, he really hasn't played enough downs to properly evaluate him. He played well against the Jaguars in 2010.

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Let's suppose we traded up to draft Griffin, and we are left with only 2nd round, 5th, 6th, and 7th picks. Are you suggesting that we use 2nd round pick to draft a LB to replace Fletcher? Since not many teams would expect a player from 4th round or less to start on first game. If so, then what about WR, RT, FS, and CB? However if we expect to stay at #6 or trade down, then we maybe could use 2nd or 3rd pick to draft the replacement, but I think we would be taking a big gamble. Look at Eagles and their LB situation last year, they took Casey Matthews in 4th round with the expectation of starting him - look at how it worked out for them.

That is my point - we are not in a situation where we have the luxury to let Fletcher walk and expect to find someone to replace him.
This team is simply not in a position to throw away 3 high draft picks to draft someone that may or may not become a great player. That's one of the reasons we're not a good team cause we've been too carless with draft picks. Keep the picks and keep building your team so you can sustain success.
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