It was a bit of a surprise when Redskins linebacker London Fletcher did not get selected for the Pro Bowl. Despite consistently being one of the most reliable linebackers in the NFL, he has yet to make a Pro Bowl in his 10-year career.
Fletcher has decided to let loose on his frustrations.
"I don't know if it was because I wasn't a first-round draft pick, I don't do some kind of dance when I make a 10-yard tackle, I don't go out and get arrested. I believe in playing the game the way it's supposed to be played. You line up each and every week, each and every play and you go out and get the job done. You look at my body of work and I've done that for 11 years. But because I'm not going out causing a lot of controversy, holding a private meeting with the coordinator saying this, this and this, causing a lot of strife on my team, I don't garner a lot of attention. But when you turn the film on each and every week, each and every play, I'm gonna show up. That's what I do.
Of course, there was a Terrell Owens blast thrown in there (Owens failed to make the Pro Bowl as well).
Fletcher's career has been amazing. He went undrafted out of John Carroll University in 1998. The Rams brought him in for a look-see and he turned into one of their defensive leaders. His leadership helped bring the Rams a Super Bowl in his second season with another appearance two years later. He has played in all of his teams' games for the last eight seasons.
He is currently fifth in the league in tackles.
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