It's about time London Fletcher makes the Pro Bowl. The Skins underrated linebacker commands the defense, and is a steady presence (read: tackling machine) in the middle of the field. Yet, he's never been recognized for his excellence. With fan voting for the Pro Bowl open, you can help change that.
It's pretty clear that it's deserved. How he's been overlooked is pretty crazy. SI's Peter King even named the linebacker to his "All-Decade Team."
"I've got an athlete, Ray Lewis, playing sideline to sideline, and now I'll take a tackling machine to clean up the run game. I gave Fletcher a nickname, the black Seau, he loved back in the Rams' glory days, and he produced like Junior, average 140 tackles a year and missing zero games because of injury in the decade. Fletcher edges Zack Thomas, James Farrior and Brian Urlacher not only because of his production but also for his durability and leadership."
When you're listed ahead those guys, you're doing something right.
He might not have the big name -- playing in Buffalo, St. Louis and, frankly, on these Skins hurts him -- but he's got the big numbers and the big talent.
Balloting is available online and the fan's vote helps decide who makes it. With the Skins in the crapper, we can at least make sure that the players on the team who show up every week and give it their all are rewarded.