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Fletcher Named Defensive Player of the Month

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
January 3, 2013

FLETCHER NAMED NFC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE MONTH

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced today that Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for December. The selection is the first of his career and makes him the fifth defensive player in team history to receive NFC Defensive Player of the Month honors.

Fletcher is the first Redskin on either side of the ball since running back Clinton Portis (October 2008) to win Player of the Month honors. He is the third Redskins linebacker to win the award and the first since Marcus Washington was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for December during the 2005 season.

In five games in December, Fletcher compiled 61 tackles (37 solo), three interceptions, two sacks and four passes defensed, all according to coaches’ film. In addition, the Redskins went undefeated in December, winning five games during the month for the first time in team history. He was the only NFL player to have at least two sacks and three interceptions during the month.

Fletcher finished the regular season with a team-high 188 tackles (112 solo), a career-high five interceptions, three sacks, three forced fumbles and 14 passes defensed, all according to coaches’ film. His five interceptions were the most among NFL linebackers in 2012. He also extended his consecutive games played streak to 240, tied with Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber for the second-longest among defensive players since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger (Bill Romanowski – 243). 2012 marked the 14th consecutive season in which Fletcher recorded at least 100 stops, dating back to 1999 when he was in his second season with the St. Louis Rams. That is the longest streak current streak among all NFL players. Coaches have credited him with 2,446 tackles for his career, the second-most among active players.
 

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Always happy to see him get accolades. He's been overlooked too often in his career.
 

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And no Pro Bowl nod. :(

Glad to see this happen to him. Would LOVE to see him come up huge against Seattle and make all those "voters" look like even bigger idiots.
 

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Fletcher is like Dave Butz used to be.

Completely overlooked in favor of other players at his position during his career, but he always seemed to come up big in big games, when the lights were on.

And the consistency.

Fletcher is 37 and has been around for 14 years.

Butz retired at 38 after 16 NFL seasons and 3 Super Bowl appearances.
 

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Fletcher is like Dave Butz used to be.

Completely overlooked in favor of other players at his position during his career, but he always seemed to come up big in big games, when the lights were on.

And the consistency.

Fletcher is 37 and has been around for 14 years.

Butz retired at 38 after 16 NFL seasons and 3 Super Bowl appearances.
So one more year for Fletch and another ring, right? ;)
 

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Fletcher is like Dave Butz used to be.

Completely overlooked in favor of other players at his position during his career, but he always seemed to come up big in big games, when the lights were on.

And the consistency.

Fletcher is 37 and has been around for 14 years.

Butz retired at 38 after 16 NFL seasons and 3 Super Bowl appearances.
Butz was kind of forced out by Coach Gibbs of all people. The age thing was seen as an issue, but the big guy had something left for at least another season imho.

We better not give London the same treatment. I think he can go another three to five years. You don't get rid of the heart and soul of your defense at this juncture.
 

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