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A Saints Salute to London Fletcher

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; He was signed as a Rookie Free Agent by the St. Louis Rams in 1998... He has led his respective teams (Rams, Bills, Skins) in tackles nearly every season he has played... He's a prerennial Pro Bowl Alternate - mostly ...

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Old 09-10-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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A Saints Salute to London Fletcher

He was signed as a Rookie Free Agent by the St. Louis Rams in 1998...

He has led his respective teams (Rams, Bills, Skins) in tackles nearly every season he has played...

He's a prerennial Pro Bowl Alternate - mostly because he's played on bad teams or lower profiled markets...

His career stats as of the end of last season were: Tackles - 1,782; Sacks - 34.0; INTs -18; FFs - 18; TDs - 2

Now if we can scout offensive linemen and wide receivers, why can't we do this at linebacker and safety???

Oh and that "old man" today was a big part of the reason we got our butts walloped today...
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:50 AM   #2
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Re: A Saints Salute to London Fletcher

Indeed, London Fletcher is the core of their D
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yeah, he didnt look very old and slow when he was chasing down our guys today!

in fact, i mumbled to myself a couple times today while watching the game, "f**king london fletcher"
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Re: A Saints Salute to London Fletcher

Fletch absolutely deserves more than what he gets in terms of recognition. Great thread.... He had 166 tackles last year.... Can not ask for more from your MLB/heart of your D.
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Oook...this is all nice but how about a salute to Shanle?
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
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Re: A Saints Salute to London Fletcher

He chased down Sproles near the endzone which is saying something.
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Oook...this is all nice but how about a salute to Shanle?
I salute him. He spent most of his time on the bench, which is where he is the most productive.
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Yep Fletcher knew he had to have a monster game and he did exactly that. Props to the dude, he played his butt off. Here's to hoping that the 'Skins do well this year so it makes this loss feel a little better down the road lol
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London Fletcher is & always has been the most underrated middle linebacker in all of football. Only Ray Lewis has more tackles since '99 and there isn't that much difference. We're talking about a Hall of Fame linebacker here, folks. Not like we didn't know this was a possible scenario. Fact is......they came to play & we didn't.....period.
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Re: A Saints Salute to London Fletcher

Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
He was signed as a Rookie Free Agent by the St. Louis Rams in 1998...

He has led his respective teams (Rams, Bills, Skins) in tackles nearly every season he has played...

He's a prerennial Pro Bowl Alternate - mostly because he's played on bad teams or lower profiled markets...

His career stats as of the end of last season were: Tackles - 1,782; Sacks - 34.0; INTs -18; FFs - 18; TDs - 2

Now if we can scout offensive linemen and wide receivers, why can't we do this at linebacker and safety???

Oh and that "old man" today was a big part of the reason we got our butts walloped today...
and i want to add that we had chances to pick that guy up also. we screamed it a few times when he was available. everyone keeps thinking he was done. hes solid as they come in ball hawks
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