Fletcher on Pro Bowl Snubs: "Mind-boggling"
After London Fletcher missed the Pro Bowl yet again last year, he lashed out in public, providing a rare example of a humble, team-first, captain-type dude going all "Check my paperwork!!!" on the world. Fletcher called the snub "BS," referred to himself as "the Susan Lucci of the NFL," and didn't stop there.
"My career has been Hall of Fame worthy," Fletcher said then. "But some coaches and some players get caught up in the hype reading the newspapers or listening to some national TV game as opposed to watching the game with no sound....I put myself up against anybody playing the position, anybody."
Fletcher has been mostly quiet on the subject this year, letting Greg Blache and Mike Martz and Matt Mosley and Matt Bowen and Peter King and Matt Terl make the case for him. But in a recent lunch interview with NBC Washington's Lindsay Czarniak, Fletcher made some brief comments on the topic when asked if he thought this would be the year.
"I don't know. You know, it's been so--let me see, how do I want to describe this?--head-scratching," Fletcher said. "You know, mind-boggling that I have not made it. So it's kind of one of those things where I've deserved to go so many times before, in the past, that [long sigh]. It's just one of those things.
Anyhow, by the end of the segment, Fletcher was saying the stuff that a humble, team-first, captain-type dude usually says.
"I deal with more a mentality of let me go out and play this game to the best of my abilities, and whatever happens, happens," Fletcher said. "In a sense I'm not limiting what I'm trying to accomplish. It's not about making the Pro Bowl, making as much money as I can make, things like that."
As a postscript, the NFL Network will feature Fletcher and his lack of Pro Bowls during NFL Films Presents: Tough Guys this Friday at 1 p.m. Also, here's where you can vote for Fletcher for the Pro Bowl.
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