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Old 03-02-2012, 11:28 AM   #76
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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.
The reasoning is I'd rather turn over the roster and get young guys on the field at every position, or most positions. This is a REBUILD! I personally think Shanahan is afraid to play young guys. Example..Why didn't they just put Riley in there instead of wasting time with Rocky? Rocky's NOT a fit for the 3-4 yet they still put him in there. Why? I want Fletcher back. I'm just saying he's not A MUST SIGN. The sky isn't going to fall if we don't sign him. Remember, we're 5-11 and couldn't stop Joe Webb and Toby Gerhart. I'd rather get rid of a guy a year early than a year too late.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:06 PM   #77
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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.
I totally agree with not trading up, I would prefer for us to stay pat and draft Tannehill. But then there are so many rumors claiming the fact that Redskins is looking to trade up to draft Griffin. You are still missing my point, regardless of what we do in draft, we still do not have enough picks to draft a replacement for Fletcher that we can expect to contribute immediately. We have several needs to fill in, such as QB, WR, FS, RT, CB, and maybe SS if we don't resign Landry. By letting Fletcher walk away, we would only add another position that we will need to fill in.

The only scenario where I can see us drafting a LB in draft who we can expect to replace Fletcher next season is if we trade down and gain another 2nd or 3rd round pick. I am not sure if that will happen since Tannehill will be gone in top 15, unless we want Weeden.

My ideal plan for ILB situation would be to resign Fletcher and draft a replacement next year.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:32 PM   #78
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Who is telling you that this is a full blown rebuild? lol If we make a strong move for either RGIII or Manning the writing is on the wall. We expect to get better now. You dont get better by letting your best defensive player walk, for nothing in return as well.

Even if it were a rebuild you're thinking about what good does opening up another hole in the roster do?

The biggest clincher on why we need to resign his is this though; We have the money and the cap space! It puts us at no disadvantage to pay him what he wants.
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I totally agree with not trading up, I would prefer for us to stay pat and draft Tannehill. But then there are so many rumors claiming the fact that Redskins is looking to trade up to draft Griffin. You are still missing my point, regardless of what we do in draft, we still do not have enough picks to draft a replacement for Fletcher that we can expect to contribute immediately. We have several needs to fill in, such as QB, WR, FS, RT, CB, and maybe SS if we don't resign Landry. By letting Fletcher walk away, we would only add another position that we will need to fill in.

The only scenario where I can see us drafting a LB in draft who we can expect to replace Fletcher next season is if we trade down and gain another 2nd or 3rd round pick. I am not sure if that will happen since Tannehill will be gone in top 15, unless we want Weeden.

My ideal plan for ILB situation would be to resign Fletcher and draft a replacement next year.
Agreed.
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There is no downside to re-signing Fletcher. He's got 3 years left in him and is the only consistent player on the team. His leadership is unquestioned and he never takes a play off. Why there is any consideration of letting him explore options outside of starting for the Redskins is beyond me.
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i would love to see london fletcher go hard into his 40s a la darrell green. not quite a lifer but one hell of a model redskin
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I think the reason its taking them so long is cause Fletch changed agents.
Who is his agent now. I looked but couldn't find it.
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Who is his agent now. I looked but couldn't find it.
Ben Dogra...who also represents...Robert Griffin III...and many, many other players
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I would like to see us sign LF but not if he demands too much money. It seems like older players just hit a wall and at his age no telling where that wall is.
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London on NFL Total Access right now, currently talking bounties and Gregg Williams.
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We cannot lose this guy. he needs to stay a Redskin for the remainder of his career, and then as a LB coach.
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"Itíll take some time to get done but we both want to get a deal done." - London Fletcher a week ago.


Hope he's right, we CAN NOT LOSE HIM.
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Redskins close to re-signing London Fletcher
By Mark Maske

The Washington Redskins are close to re-signing free agent linebacker London Fletcher, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Friday.

A deal between Fletcher and the Redskins was within reach and could be completed as soon as later Friday, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential.

Neither Fletcher nor his representatives immediately responded to requests for comment.

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said at the annual league meeting late last month in Palm Beach, Fla., that the team remained intent upon re-signing Fletcher and conversations were ongoing.

The league-owned NFL Network reported earlier Friday there were hopes the deal could be completed this weekend, before the Redskins begin their offseason conditioning program Monday.
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