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College teammates McDaniels, Fletcher reunite

Denver Broncos Coach Josh McDaniels and middle linebacker London Fletcher were teammates at John Carroll University. Fletcher is among the players McDaniels respects most in the league.

"I have coached against him a number of times. It is always great to see him," McDaniels said. "London Fletcher is a great person, first and foremost. I think he is the leading tackler in this decade in the National Football League. I'm proud of him for what he's been able to accomplish in this league coming from John Carroll.

"We kind of all knew when we were playing with him that he was a special player, a special person, and would have a bright future ahead of him. It's always great to see him, and I'll look forward to seeing him in pregame and talking to him after the game, also."

By Jason Reid  |  November 13, 2009; 1:13 PM ET
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UNO again

Posted by: Forrest6 | November 13, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Yep, like a Redskins practice on here. No one even in a hurry to yell FIRST!

Maybe like CR, what do we need a fast start for?

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 13, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Dos

Posted by: Forrest6 | November 13, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Count, Forrest, count!

Posted by: daggar | November 13, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

PAskinsfan17, I'm going to have to cite you for using that lump of gray matter loosely attached to your shoulders for a purpose other than pillaging the good name of one Jason Campbell. Shame on you.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 13, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse


I just wonder how old the Campbell bashers are. I mean this offense has been terrible since well before he got here. This search for a franchise QB has been going on for almost 2 decades now and we've only had a respectable offense for 2 of those years. Every 2 years we get a new QB. I'm sick and tired of it. It's not working. We have to accept the fact that there is a deeper issue here than just the QB. We're not 1 player away. We're not 1 offseason away. We are at least 2-3 years away form being competitive. Our offensive line is almost dead last and it will be dead last by the end of the season. Our running game is 24th in the league. Our QB is probably 17th. It's plainly obvious to most people that you fix 30th ranked offensive line then you fix 24th ranked running game. Then you fix the 17th ranked QB.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

For all the idolizing you all do over Riggins it seems like him and Portis are VERY like characters who just played in a completely different era.

Both hated practice, both think they were irreplaceable on their respected teams, both have a problem with authority, both produced HEAVILY for their teams.

Posted by: RedDMV | November 12, 2009 10:33 PM |

Just flat out wrong. Wow... Just Wow... Port-o-let's problem with authority was derivative of his love of $$$. He's the only player who has publicly defended the ultimate authority, the owner. Why? Because the owner shoved $$$ up his arse, when his lips weren't locked on. Heh, heh.

Posted by: ElDrano | November 13, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Okay, I don't recall ever having heard of John Carroll University before this post. Jesuit school in Cleveland... hmm... I would bet our man dcsween could weigh in, given his extensive ties to Northeast Ohio.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 13, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Damn, still can't believe we missed on this guy.
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Cutler fined $20,000 for "abusive conduct"
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on November 13, 2009 1:29 PM ET
Jay Cutler has doled out a lot of abuse of late.

He punished Bears fans and fantasy owners with five interceptions Thursday night, not to mention viewers tuning in to Thursday Night Football looking for a quality game.

Now he's been fined $20,000 for "abusive conduct" toward a game official in Chicago's loss to the Cardinals five days ago, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Cutler was flagged during the game for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty when he complained to referee Ed Hochuli about a non-call on a fourth-and-4 in the third quarter in which Cutler though Greg Olsen was held.

See, Mike: Cutler does care!

(Amazingly, Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris was fined only $7,500 for punching Cardinals guard Deuce Lutui in the same game.)

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 13, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Well, it's simple. He was lighting it up. By week 4 our passing offense was 10th in the league.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse


Lighting it up?

At the end of Week 4, Campbell had 5 passing TDs versus 7 turnovers.

The offense was averaging about 12 points a game.

We'd played the Lions, TB and Rams.

Against the Giants (the only respectable team we played in that stretch), up until an end-of-game meaningless stat-padding TD drive against a defense that had gone to a soft prevent JC17 was 14/21, 155yards, 1int, 1fumble, 0Tds

We have different definitions of "lighting it up".

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

For all the idolizing you all do over Riggins it seems like him and Portis are VERY like characters who just played in a completely different era.

Both hated practice, both think they were irreplaceable on their respected teams, both have a problem with authority, both produced HEAVILY for their teams.

Posted by: RedDMV | November 12, 2009 10:33 PM |


Sorry Red, can't roll with you on this one.

Once CP26 single-handedly delivers us a Superbowl victory, maybe I'll start mentioning them in the same sentence and excusing some of his prima-donna antics.

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 13, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

You mean Cutler was whining and crying about something??

Wow.

Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

"This search for a franchise QB has been going on for almost 2 decades now and we've only had a respectable offense for 2 of those years." - PAskinsfan17
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Wow, you've made two valid points today. My personal feeling is you can't always draft a QB with one offense in mind and then change the offense. That has been a recurring theme for most of the time period you've mentioned. Campbell doesn't mesh with the offense they are currently running. Brunell didn't mesh with Al Saunders' offense. Ramsey was brought in as a gunslinger in Spurrier's offense and didn't fit Gibbs' conservative offense. And the list goes on.

I find it interesting that a guy like Trent Green can bounce around the league with mediocre performances, then that square peg finally finds a square hole that fits and - budabing - he's lighting it up. Some of it probably has to do with the player developing, but a lot just has to do with finding the right offense. Was Drew Brees ever as successful in San Diego as he has been in New Orleans? How could Stan Humphries be relegated to a backup slot in Washington, then play lights out good in San Diego? How could Rich Gannon bounce through the league for years and then suddenly bring it all together with Oakland? Steve DeBerg? The list goes on. I think it has to do with finding the right place, or maybe the right coach who can accomodate that QB's style.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 13, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

I liked that article that showed that the Redskins gave $41 million to 1 player, and the Broncos gave $36.6 to 12 players.

We need 53 guys plus staff to contend for championships. We don't need 1 $100 million man. Anyone check the outcome of the Herschel Walker trade? The Ricky Williams trade? I understand that we didn't give up draft picks, but we hocked the farm on the salary cap and we cut 7 starters from last season! This is a team moving in the wrong direction so fast that mediocrity would be a welcome screw right now.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 13, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Okay, I don't recall ever having heard of John Carroll University before this post. Jesuit school in Cleveland... hmm... I would bet our man dcsween could weigh in, given his extensive ties to Northeast Ohio.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 13, 2009 1:38 PM |

It ain't exactly outer siberia. In addition to these two ponzoids, Don Shula is also a grad. Have you heard of him?

Posted by: ElDrano | November 13, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

We have different definitions of "lighting it up".


Posted by: p1funk | November 13, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I'm going by yards. You're going by TDs. Zorn has taken the ball out of JCs hands in the redzone in almost every game until he was relieved of play calling duties.

Here's a few examples:

The drive against the Giants where we ran left X 3 and had to run it in with Hunter the punter.

The first drive against the Lions where we ran left X 5 and turned the ball over on downs against the Lions.

The Rams game where we ran 16 times in 4 possesions in the red zone and only passed 4 times.

We were moving the ball, we just weren't scoring.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | November 13, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I liked that article that showed that the Redskins gave $41 million to 1 player, and the Broncos gave $36.6 to 12 players.

We need 53 guys plus staff to contend for championships. We don't need 1 $100 million man. Anyone check the outcome of the Herschel Walker trade? The Ricky Williams trade? I understand that we didn't give up draft picks, but we hocked the farm on the salary cap and we cut 7 starters from last season! This is a team moving in the wrong direction so fast that mediocrity would be a welcome screw right now.

Posted by: mattsoundworld

I'll go back to my original assessment of that signing. Too many eggs, too few baskets.

Albert has been very good, but this team didn't need one DL star as much as it needed to address some weak links.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 13, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

pa, that doesn't make any sense. jz said that he misses play calling, and he considers himself good at it...how could you say what you did....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 13, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Whats with the crazy NFL fines this year?

http://blog.theredzone.org/ViewItem.asp?Entry=4087

Cutler fined $20K for "abuse" of official

Ocho Cinco fined $20K For joke $1 bribe of official

Atlanta head coach laying hands on an opposing player $15K (this would seem to be the biggest infraction, yet the cheapest fine?)

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | November 13, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

beepity beeb beeb

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 13, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I'll go back to my original assessment of that signing. Too many eggs, too few baskets.

Albert has been very good, but this team didn't need one DL star as much as it needed to address some weak links.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 13, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse
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The move seems innocuous at first. But then you realize that we have been in the salary cap dumpster since, oh, about 10 minutes after Danny Boy took over. Is this the move that is going to throw us a lifeline when the iceberg strikes? Doubtful.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | November 13, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Maybe getting an offensive line is as easy as selling Snyder on the greater marketing potential of "HOGS 2.0" versus the marketing potential of a McCoy, Bradford or Tebow. I could envision all kinds of charts and diagrams showing the correlation between winning and marketing revenue. Maybe when they fire Vinny they should get someone with better PowerPoint skills so they can sell their plans to the big boss.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 13, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse


QB rating

Campbell - 86.5
Cutler - 76
Sanchez - 67.6

read 'em and weep , haters

My jury isn't still out, Campbell's the man! Snyd-rrato wanted someone else, Snyd-rrato sucks, therefore Campbell.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 13, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse


You are a loser and a moron.

Our team is 2-6 and you are fired up about JC17's inflated mediocre 86.5 passer rating?

Posted by: p1funk

whatever you say you Cutler lovin snyder-rrato clone. Reid wrote the article and I posted my comment, you gotta problem with that f1 punk

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 13, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse


QB rating

Campbell - 86.5
Cutler - 76
Sanchez - 67.6

read 'em and weep , haters

My jury isn't still out, Campbell's the man! Snyd-rrato wanted someone else, Snyd-rrato sucks, therefore Campbell.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 13, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse


You are a loser and a moron.

Our team is 2-6 and you are fired up about JC17's inflated mediocre 86.5 passer rating?

Posted by: p1funk

whatever you say you Cutler lovin snyder-rrato clone. Reid wrote the article and I posted my comment, you gotta problem with that f1 punk

Posted by: pabrian2003 | November 13, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

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