Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Redskins Locker Room


Closed Thread
 
LinkBack (1) Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2012, 07:54 AM   #76
The Starter
 
GridIron26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,596
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skinsfan69 View Post
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.
GridIron26 is offline  

Advertisements
Old 03-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #77
The Starter
 
REDSKINS4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Born and raised in D.C.....but I'm a New Yorker now....
Posts: 2,177
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GreekSkin View Post
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.

Last edited by REDSKINS4ever; 03-02-2012 at 10:43 AM.
REDSKINS4ever is offline  
Old 03-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #78
Franchise Player
 
skinsfan69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington, VA.
Posts: 9,804
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GridIron26 View Post
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.
skinsfan69 is offline  
Old 03-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #79
Franchise Player
 
skinsfan69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington, VA.
Posts: 9,804
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GreekSkin View Post
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.
skinsfan69 is offline  
Old 03-02-2012, 01:06 PM   #80
The Starter
 
GridIron26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,596
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skinsfan69 View Post
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.
GridIron26 is offline  
Old 03-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #81
The Starter
 
Swarley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Age: 25
Posts: 1,035
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

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.
__________________
doing it all in the spirit of the salary cap!
Swarley is offline  
Old 03-02-2012, 03:49 PM   #82
Franchise Player
 
skinsfan69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington, VA.
Posts: 9,804
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GridIron26 View Post
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.
skinsfan69 is offline  
Old 03-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #83
The Starter
 
rypper11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 1,226
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

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.
__________________
Playing a kids game for a kings ransom.
rypper11 is offline  
Old 03-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #84
Registered User
 
CultBrennan59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,527
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

I think the reason its taking them so long is cause Fletch changed agents.
CultBrennan59 is offline  
Old 03-04-2012, 12:04 AM   #85
Playmaker
 
los panda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: los angeles, ca
Age: 29
Posts: 4,177
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

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
__________________
7 9 21 28 33 42 43 44 49 65 70 81
los panda is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #86
The Starter
 
rypper11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 1,226
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CultBrennan59 View Post
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.
__________________
Playing a kids game for a kings ransom.
rypper11 is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 11:40 AM   #87
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,963
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rypper11 View Post
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
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 11:47 AM   #88
Living Legend
 
Ruhskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 16,401
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmootSmack View Post
Ben Dogra...who also represents...Robert Griffin III...and many, many other players
__________________
R.I.P. #21

New words created on The Warpath:
Rewalsr - Somretimes - Fualt - Jersesy - Itiot - Composetory
Afeard - Storgn - Empliment - Gaissn - Saftys - Minnisota
Faviort - Hatter - Phsyched - Foof - Heloing - Brutual
Stroried - Agianst

"Give an opinion and move on. Your life doesn't depend on winning the internet." -FRPLG
Ruhskins is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #89
Playmaker
 
SkinzWin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 2,725
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruhskins View Post
Does that cat only have one ear? Is that representative of something?
__________________
Sean Taylor #21 a Redskin forever...

Draft winners, not stars.

Hail to the Redskins
Hail victory
Braves on the warpath
Block for RG3
SkinzWin is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 02:58 PM   #90
Registered User
 
CultBrennan59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,527
Re: London Prepared to Leave (If No Deal)

Whats the latest on Fletch..feel like a deal is coming soon for him..
CultBrennan59 is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.29991 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25