London Fletcher is usually a mild-mannered, upbeat sport, but the Redskins’ middle linebacker just went off on the Pro Bowl voters ignoring him for a 10th straight time even though he’s leading his team in tackles and hasn’t missed a game (as usual).
Here’s the raw London:
“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. My career has been Hall of Fame worthy. But some coaches and some players get caught up in the hype readin the newspapers or listening to some national TV game as opposed to watching the game with no sound. It’s some BS. I put myself up against anybody playing the position, anybody.
“To have it happen, year after year after year after year, you can’t tell me … an 8-time alternate, c’mon man. That’s a trivia question. I’m the Susan Lucci of the NFL. And look at the injury situation, I played with a sprained foot [the past three weeks]. There’s a lot of guys that play injured in the National Football League, but there’s a lot of guys who would cancel Christmas, so to speak, when they got hurt, meaning they would throw in the towel, ‘I’m done. I’m not going to play until I’m completely healthy.’”