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10 For 80: Redskins PR Faux Pas Part II

Yesterday I wrote a post arguing the fact that Chris Cooley and Santana Moss should be included on the ballot for the “10 For 80” vote the Redskins currently have ongoing. I realized today that I may have overlooked another current Redskins player, London Fletcher. An argument can be made that Fletcher is one of the 80 greatest players that’s ever suited up for the burgundy and gold…and whomever’s arguing on London’s behalf is probably right.

Here’s where things get funny and where my point about the “10 season rule” is validated by none other than the Redskins themselves. I was on Facebook and saw a picture of Fletcher posted by the Redskins, advertising fans to vote for the “10 for 80” roster. So, the Redskins PR department is luring fans to vote for the “80” roster by using a player that’s not eligible for the team?! The Redskins are smart enough to know that London Fletcher will drive more traffic than Vernon Dean yet they’re too dumb to put Fletcher on the “80″ ballot?

“It’s All You” is the Redskins marketing campaign for their 80th Anniversary. The premise is it’s all about the fans…and how the fans get to choose the team. I implore the Redskins to let the fans choose the RIGHT players that deserve to be on this roster and we can’t do that if the Redskins won’t allow us to do so.

Who made this “10 For 80” ballot anyway…Vinny Cerrato?

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Photoshop by Oliver Morris

5 years ago the Redskins signed London Fletcher to a 5 year $25 million dollar contract. I don’t think it’s a stretch to call this signing the best free agent acquisition during the Dan Snyder era. All Fletcher has done during his tenure is play in all 80 regular season games, collect 705 tackles and earn 3 Pro Bowl trips. Along the way he also was chosen as a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, an award to merit his off-field community and charity involvement. Somehow, he also found the time to become a reality show TV star as a judge on ‘The Voice’.

Haha, I kid about the Cee Lo Green reference, but even his teammates have seen the resemblance. In all seriousness, London Fletcher is the anti Albert Haynesworth…London Fletcher is a consummate professional. He played middle linebacker 12 seasons before making the transition to inside linebacker in the 3-4 defense. Fletcher never said a negative word about the transition and has thrived in Jim Haslett’s defense, making 2 straight Pro Bowls to go along with 302 tackles over the last 2 seasons.

Fletcher clearly hasn’t lost a step, in fact, one could argue that he’s getting better with age. London is the heart of the Redskins defense and one of the true leaders on a team that lacks leadership. In my opinion, resigning Fletcher is a must for the Redskins.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012

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