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Fletcher fined $10,000 for hit on Crayton

Linebacker London Fletcher was fined $10,000 for "striking a defenseless wide receiver in the head area" in the Redskins' 17-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, according to a league source.

Fletcher was not penalized on the first-quarter hit on Patrick Crayton, who was not injured on the play.

By Jason Reid  |  December 31, 2009; 4:38 PM ET
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That was a nasty hit, but I'll confess I loved it.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 31, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

I thought the penalty for gay bashing was far worse that 10K.

jk obviously

Posted by: CheyenneWY | December 31, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

If we go 5-12, we probably pick 6-8

Posted by: alex35332 | December 31, 2009 3:56 PM

Holy cow, Zeese...the Zorn "maths" are rubbing off on you.

Posted by: 4-12 | December 31, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

If we go 5-12 we'll be the first 5-11 team to make the playoffs.

Posted by: wireman65 | December 31, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Who is your "Player you hope doesn't get lost in the new coaching staff roster overhaul"?

For me it's Chris Wilson. Did anybody notice how good things seemed to happen when that guy was playing? If he does get lost in the shuffle, I'm betting his next DC doesn't miss the boat the way I think Blache has.

Posted by: MColeman51 | December 31, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

He should pay the fine in nickels.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | December 31, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Who is your "Player you hope doesn't get lost in the new coaching staff roster overhaul"?

For me it's Chris Wilson. Did anybody notice how good things seemed to happen when that guy was playing? If he does get lost in the shuffle, I'm betting his next DC doesn't miss the boat the way I think Blache has.


Posted by: MColeman51 | December 31, 2009 4:56 PM

I've been saying the same thing since Wilson made the roster. When he's in, he makes things happen. And I've never seen him really screw up; I'm sure he has, just never seen it.

Posted by: kenboy1 | December 31, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Teams to cheer for this weekend:

Bucanneers (vs Falcons)
Chiefs (vs Broncos)

If both/either win (and assuming we lose to SD), then we finish with same records and we move ahead of them in the draft due to strength of schedule (Skins had easiest schedule among these three teams - god we are pathetic). Currently we sit at the 5th overall pick, could move up to 3rd if we lose and both of these teams win (or 4th if only one wins - I think KC has a realistic shot against Denver).

Sitting at #3, we could be fairly certain of having hte opporutnity to draft Okung (or Clausen if St Louis passes on him), or to trade back with another interested party (Seahwaks and Niners each have two 1st round picks and have needs for QB and left tackle).

It's been a quiet day at the office, almost time to shut it down early and head for home... hail to 'em in the new year, and hopefully to a brighter future!

Posted by: PDXskin | December 31, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Based on strength of schedule it looks like if we go 4-12 and both Cleveland and TB win this weekend then we pick 4th if they lose and the skins lose we pick 6th.

Posted by: skinswest | December 31, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

For me the person i want to see play more is Fred Davis, It will be tough to get him and Cooley the ball more, but i hope he doesn't get lost in the shuffle when Cooley returns.

Posted by: skinball77 | December 31, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

If the Redskins draft up to get Suh... does this mean that Dan Snyder is no longer the secret GM?

Posted by: tony325 | December 31, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

PDXskin - we're thinking nearly alike. Although I'd be shocked if KC beats Denver in Denver - course I didn't think Oakland would beat them either. Cleveland and TB have at least shown a pulse in recent weeks.

Right now it looks like:
1. St Louis
2. Detroit
3. KC
4. TB
5. Clev
6. Washington

Posted by: skinswest | December 31, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Ha ha ha!

-------------------------------

If we go 5-12 we'll be the first 5-11 team to make the playoffs.

Posted by: wireman65 | December 31, 2009 4:53 PM

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 31, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Actually I think TB would be behind Clev.

Right now it looks like:
1. St Louis
2. Detroit
3. KC
4. Clev
5. TB
6. Washington

Posted by: skinswest | December 31, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

jacobs hasn't been the same since Fletcher rocked him the 1st game of the season, same for westbrook, he knocked out jackson too, he's just knocking all the nfc eat guys out

too bad Skins suck and that's all I can talk about this year, terrible, terrible year 0-6 vs rivals

todaysskins14

Posted by: retroskins14 | December 31, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

O.k., one last comment... looked in on Stanford/Oklahoma game currently under way, and I really like Toby Gerhart as a power running back (kind of reminds me of Riggins, but without the jerky personality).

Doubt he lingers til the 4th round, but if he does I'd sure like to see him in a Skins uni next year.

Posted by: PDXskin | December 31, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

For me it's Chris Wilson. Did anybody notice how good things seemed to happen when that guy was playing? If he does get lost in the shuffle, I'm betting his next DC doesn't miss the boat the way I think Blache has.


Posted by: MColeman51 | December 31, 2009 4:56 PM

I agree 100%. What a nice surprise that guy was making the move to LB.

Posted by: edvar | December 31, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

For me the person i want to see play more is Fred Davis, It will be tough to get him and Cooley the ball more, but i hope he doesn't get lost in the shuffle when Cooley returns.

Posted by: skinball77 | December 31, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

No way you bury Davis in the bench now. This is a real dilemma and one that is under the radar.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 31, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I would have no problems with the Skins picking Suh...once in a lifetime player.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 31, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Hey Skinswest, thanks for the comments, the draft is all we've got right now! You must be looking at different sources, as the sites I checked based on standings as of today showed the Skins drafting at #5 and Cleveland at #6 (same records, but we had the weaker schedule so we go ahead of them). Currently KC and Tampa are #3 and #4, respectively... if somehow we all finished 4-12, Skins would moved to #3, Browns to #4, and KC and Tampa to #5 and #6 (again, based on respective strength of schedule).

We'll see how it plays out, but I'd really like us to get into the top 4 (Suh, Claussen, Okung, Berry) to have the best chance of trading back with someone to get more picks. I think the prospects are less "blue chip" at #5 and below, which makes trading back a bit harder.

Posted by: PDXskin | December 31, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I miss the old style football instead of this patty cake crap its turning into!

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | December 31, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

RE: Chris Wilson... right on, the guy should have been the starting SLB all year, to let Orakpo focus on playing from the DE position. Hopefully the new regime will get that right...along with moving Landry to SS, letting Fat Albert rush the passer, and generally being more aggresive on D as a whole.

Posted by: PDXskin | December 31, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Here are my Awards for this Season:

"Just Shut Up Award"- Jason Campbell (like the rest of the team, you haven't done squat...stop whining about "the situation I was put in was not fair"

"Breakout Player of the Year"- Fred Davis. He looks like a guy that will contribute for a long time. He's atheletic, he's got good speed and seemed to have found his hands.

"Surprise Of the Year Award"-Daniel Snyder; Good Work Danny--I didn't think you had it in you to fire your flunk monkey Cerrato and hire a real GM...I'm with ya' buddy.

"B*tch Move of the Year"- Greg Blache no longer addressing the media.

"Fallen From Grace Award"- Mike Sellars

"You Can't Even Do This on Madden Award"- The "Swinging Gate" play...Zorn and Spurrier should go on the "Gong Show"

"Worst Moment of the Season Award"- 7-6 loss to Dallas

"Just Shut Up Award #2"- Brian Mitchell; It's not cool being a 40 something year old man still talking about kicking someone's azz...shut up bro'...loved you as a player though

"The Get the Fugg off RI Award"- That Rofalu dude that spouts that german nazi crap!!!

Happy New Year Ya'll!

Posted by: rickyroge | December 31, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm standing by my Jason Campbell selection...Many others qualify (Portis, Cartwright), but I chose Campbell because now you are only beginning to call people out now that you are about the enter contract negotiations, and his performance has been less that stellar...even with a poor line...It's best to say nothing at all


I'm also standing by my Fred Davis selection. I could have gone with Thomas, but Davis was clowned all last year and this year until Cooley got hurt. He seems to have more upside than Cooley.

Orakpo is not a "surprise" to me. He had all the tools to be successful.

I bought an Orakpo jersey right after the draft and I am the only one in my tailgating section that has one. My gamble paid off!

Posted by: rickyroge | December 31, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

No Pro-Bowl for this big meanie!

Posted by: SMACK1 | December 31, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

One last award...

"Underappreciated Award"- Albert Haynesworth...Yeah, I know he's out of shape, but if you all have watched the games this year, he's a BEAST. He fights off double teams and still stuffs the run. I have no problems with Haynesworth.

I know I'm in the minority

Posted by: rickyroge | December 31, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, Goodell.

It rains when it pours.

Of course, Roy Williams was allowed to head hunt in the NFL for 7 years when he played safety for Dallas..............

But that's Dallas.

We have to protect their players because the Cowboys are such a precious NFL resource.

Posted by: leopard09 | December 31, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

I'll appreciate Davis more when balls stop bouncing off his hands and into the hands of defensive players.

Posted by: mack1 | December 31, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Finish 4-12 or 5-11 we'll be 13-3 on paper in April.

Posted by: getitritegov | December 31, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Finish 4-12 or 5-11 we'll be 13-3 on paper in April.

Posted by: getitritegov | December 31, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

This was posted on www.profootball.com

Based on the two games played since Bruce Allen surprisingly became the team's General Manager, it looks like the Redskins are doing their best to get the highest possible selection in round one. If (when) the Redskins lose on Sunday to the Chargers, they'll pick as high as No. 5 in April.

As others have pointed out earlier in the year, the Redskins are in position to get excellent information regarding Bradford's shoulder -- his doctor, James Andrews, also works for the Redskins.

And if anyone thinks that the Redskins should be scared off by a bad shoulder, we've got two words: Drew Brees.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 31, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

That was a bogus penalty. Yes, Fletcher hit the him in the head, but the receiver appeared to duck just before the tackle.

Posted by: siris | December 31, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: rickyroge, dude you are not alone on AH. also Bradford is very accurate. there are really good top five players in the draft, and all signs point to the direction of us picking Suh, but since we are now switching to a 3-4 D I am not sure if that will be a good idea.

Posted by: Skins2 | December 31, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

roge,
Patient/doctor confidentiality would not permit info about his shoulder.

3-4 D!?

source?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 31, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

3-4 D!?

source?
--------------------------
_Stu, you should know by now, obviously it is by a league source

Posted by: Skins2 | December 31, 2009 6:38 PM | Report abuse

roge,
Patient/doctor confidentiality would not permit info about his shoulder.

3-4 D!?

source?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 31, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

If the Skins can circumvent the Rooney rule, I'm sure Danny can get this information.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 31, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

rickyroge, I disagree, you/we overestimate Danny's power. he may get the info if the doc wants to spend some time in jail. of course, unless it is a win-win situation for all the parties involved.

Posted by: Skins2 | December 31, 2009 6:45 PM | Report abuse

you guys will never make it in the big world...

Danny: So Doc, if you were GM who you hesitate drafting Bradford?

Doc: Gee, Danny as GM I see no reason not to draft him

No HIPAA laws broken and all you need to know is communicated...

Posted by: noonefromtampa | December 31, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Geez, for 10k London shoulda shot him in the face.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 31, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

We should get a pool going about how long it takes for Zorn to be released following the game.

I'm going for the long-shot -- Friday (8th) AM ET.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 31, 2009 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Zorn fired 9am 1/4
New coach announced 10am 1/4
First presser 5pm
Book it!

Posted by: noonefromtampa | December 31, 2009 7:40 PM | Report abuse

7-0

Go Hokies

Posted by: noonefromtampa | December 31, 2009 7:54 PM | Report abuse

OMG!!! An article about football!!! What's a boy to do when he opens the WAPO and instead of reading about the Rooney Rule actually finds a relevant piece (but only a paragraph! - can't have it all I guess). That was a nasty beautiful hit and I loved every nano-second of it. Watching the neck snap back. Watching the head bounce off of his own shoulder pad. The grimace on the face. The pain. It was so beautiful. I wish we had more players who hit like Fletch. It's never a good game unless a Cowboy gets LAID OUT. The three best plays in my memory were the 1. Dexter Manley hit on Danny White which knocked him out cold. 2. The Diron Talbert hit that knocked Staubach silly. 3. LaVar ending Aikman's stupid career and blasting his head into the turf!! All excellent plays. Nice job Fletch!

Posted by: egrib | January 1, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Good i'm glad he's fined and i also glad he didnt make the pro bowl......he charged a west va student , who bought he's dad a helment 150 dollars to sign it so to hell with him...

Posted by: jeye18 | January 1, 2010 12:57 AM | Report abuse

Too bad Fletcher didn't lay one on Snyder.

Posted by: atidwell | January 1, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

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