Fletcher to Pro Bowl
London Fletcher tweeted yesterday that he had been added to the Pro Bowl list. Does that mean that we stop bitching about how crappy the Pro Bowl and it’s selection process is?
Aloha! Officially added to the pro bowl roster today!
— London Fletcher (@LFletcher59) January 9, 2012
No way that Fletcher should have to be ‘added’ – he should have been there in the first place. He led the league in tackles (166) for crying out loud. Sure it’s great to see ‘ a wrong righted,’ but it doesn’t change the farcical nature of that NFL game in Hawaii. I digress, it doesn’t take away from the accolade and the accomplishment of a 36-year old man performing well enough to be ‘added’ to the Pro Bowl roster again in 2012. Congratulations London.
Fletcher is a free agent this offseason. Retaining the 36-year old linebacker, is arguably the team’s biggest offseason need. You won’t likely ever hear that sentence again in your life. The man defies explanation, and hopefully will continue to do so for the Washington Redskins in 2012.
Redskins Coaches at the Senior Bowl
It was announced this week that the Washington Redskins coaching staff will man the sidelines for this year’s Senior Bowl. While the braintrust didn’t even think the game was important enough to attend this year, I guess this year they will have to act like it’s suddenly a very valuable tool in the entire ‘scouting process.’ To be honest, I think far too much is made of what some of these players do AFTER they’ve ever played their ‘regular football.’ All-star games like the Senior Bowl, coupled with the Scouting Combine have made what players do in the month or two following what has sometimes been a four-year college career, far too weighted on draft day sometimes.
Regardless, it will be a fantastic opportunity for Mike Shanahan to get a look at a couple of pretty good quarterbacks in Ryan Tannehill and Nick Foles. With Matt Barkley and Landry Jones both announcing their intentions to sty in school, the vast quarterback pool has shrunk considerably, and it’s reasonable to expect that the Redskins will have been looking intently at any and all of the top quarterback prospects in the country.