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Old 03-04-2013, 01:06 AM   #16
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I don't think shanahans comments necessarily reflect what London fletcher is actually thinking. I think Shanahan is just making an observation based on his experience with other players. I think he could also be putting that out there to pressure fletcher to make a decision by march 12th. We're about 4MM over the cap now and cutting fletcher would save us about 4MM.
It's funny how I agree with more posts during the off-season. It was Shanahan's comments, not Fletcher's, that could be read as negative. I'm not even sure Mike has historical evidence on his side. Favre started considering retirement half way through his career lol and still turned out some solid seasons. Ed Reed too, and he's still the best safety in football IMO.

I'd still like to think it's better than 50/50 London returns. Who's to say he's just watching what the FO/coaches do to help the defense during the off-season?

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:13 AM   #17
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If he does retire, do we really have any linebackers on the roster who could effectively replace him? Or will we have to pick one up in the draft?
No, we don't. Perry Riley is above average but there's no other ILB that would start anywhere in the league. Zoe is better on the outside than the inside IMO. Robinson was real shaky in his few opportunities. Dez will own
Robinson for his entire career like Brandon Jacobs owned that goofball Landry.

If Fletch retires ILB immediately becomes our top off-season priority, and that's saying a lot given the situations at RT and FS.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:52 AM   #18
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LB core is one area I'm not worried about.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:12 AM   #19
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Even with these reports I feel like he will be back. I can't see him getting a little taste of what use to be & then giving up on another season. I think it's all smoke & mirrors.
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He'll be another Art Monk I bet. Because he wasn't loud and obnoxious on the field, he won't get the same treatment as say someone like, oh, Ray Lewis?
Art Monk wasnt held out of the HOF because of not being loud and obnoxious. Art was held out of the HOF because when the media told him to dance, he laughed in their faces and told them to jump off a bridge. Take a wild stab at who votes for the HOF, the idiots that we call the media.

Art Monk was held out of the HOF for no other reason than the media proving that they dont take the HOF seriously. That the media considers kissing up to the media more important than actually succeeding at the sport you played to be considered for the HOF. One of the reasons I have absolutely zero respect for any of the major sports HOF's.
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I think Fletch should retire. He had a solid year but he can no longer cover TE's. Better to go out at the right time or a year early, then a year too late.
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No, we don't. Perry Riley is above average but there's no other ILB that would start anywhere in the league. Zoe is better on the outside than the inside IMO. Robinson was real shaky in his few opportunities. Dez will own
Robinson for his entire career like Brandon Jacobs owned that goofball Landry.


If Fletch retires ILB immediately becomes our top off-season priority, and that's saying a lot given the situations at RT and FS.
Why would an inside backer be out covering a WR?
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:25 AM   #23
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i know one thing ,if fletcher does retire we have to find a big time reolacement for him,because we don,t have that person on the roster right now..
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So little faith in Keenan Robinson in this thread...
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So little faith in Keenan Robinson in this thread...
Well since he didn't light the world on fire as a 4th rd rookie LB you know he must be garbage, right?
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #26
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Well since he didn't light the world on fire as a 4th rd rookie LB you know he must be garbage, right?
Absolutely, he has to suck right? They said so on the internet. You can't put it on the internet if it isn't true.
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If need be I think we could get by with a rotation of Alexander and Robinson at Fletcher's spot.
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Sometimes you gotta just let a guy get in there and play.... and now is the time to get Robinson in there. He can't be any worse in coverage than Fletch was. He might even be better in that area.
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I gotta agree Pass Defense is where they need massive help, and he was as bad as anyone in coverage at times. Either that or he plays less downs on obvious passing situations, which means he needs to make less anyway.

I think he is 100% a HoF though, not sure how anyone could debate he isn't. The guy was an alternate 11 times in 12 season at one point.
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Coverage is his strength. Its run defense where he struggled.
I don't think he's even played enough to know whether or not he can play the run. But like Matty mentioned, there could be a combo between Robinson and Alexander....if we can get him signed.
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