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London Fletcher's streak would be tops if Brett Favre sits

Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre has two kinds of fractures in his left ankle, injuries that could end the future Hall of Famer's streak of 293 consecutive games played.

Inside linebacker London Fletcher is second on the list with 199 straight appearances. But Fletcher would be surprised if he moved into first place after this week's games.

"I think Brett's gonna play," Fletcher said Wednesday before practice at Redskins Park. ... "I think that's a little bit of gamesmanship on Minnesota's side, a little posturing. But he'll be out there."

In addition to his appearance streak, Fletcher also has made 158 consecutive starts. The 13-year veteran does not think about his durability "a lot," he said. "It's just something that I do. I've been blessed.

"God gave me great genes, so to speak, and a fair amount of toughness, I would say. Really, I don't want to let my teammates down. I just couldn't imagine not being out there with them, battling."

Since the streaks began, Fletcher twice has come close to missing games, he said. "I had a hamstring injury back in Buffalo that was actually a game-time decision. ... And then a couple of years ago, I had a pretty bad foot injury that was pretty significant that had me almost doubtful for the game. I've had some close situations."

By Jason Reid  | October 27, 2010; 2:21 PM ET
Categories:  London Fletcher  
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That means Fletch moves to FIRST place!

Posted by: Alan4 | October 27, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Good god...thought I was on the wrong site when I saw a post about Fletcher.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 27, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe these guys are even introducing the subject of McNabb sitting or being part of the problem.

He needs to play better, but he's also kept us in some games that with JC, we would have been toast.

This thing between Snyder and the Post has to cease. They are the only major paper in town now, and it's time to grow up with regards to Redskins Park.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | October 27, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Brett Farve is done. You could see it in his eyes during the game Sunday night. Didn't want to be there anymore.

Now he's trying to figure out 2 things

1 - how he can quit on the Vikings without being seen as a quitter

2 - how he can get that Sterger chick to call him back.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 27, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Dear RI,

What's with these Minnesota Viking QB's snapping photos of their Woodrow Wilsons and showing them to unsuspecting women?

Sincerely,

Sean Salisbury

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse


portispockets

McNabb's overall play has him 6th in the league in passing yds.


Actually 7th.

And he's slotted between Manning and Ryan.

Thing is, they are young, one has a ring, and both a lot of upside.

If you're Shanallen, you see yourself competing in the NFC against Rodgers, Ryan, Manning, Brees, Freeman, Bradford, Kolb, Vick, Hill, and Stafford, and ask if you should jump in the youth bandwagon.

Or pay an older guy to put you where the Minnesota Vikings are: dependent a vet and all his warts.

Me?: I'm drafting Ponder, Mallett, Newton, Locker, Luck......and re-building around them.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 27, 2010 2:06 PM |

amen brother, can't agree enough. we should had never traded any picks last off season for anyone.

Posted by: hessone | October 27, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

2 - how he can get that Sterger chick to call him back.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 27, 2010 2:29 PM

Leak a rumor that he is taking Extenze...

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 27, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Brett Farve is done. You could see it in his eyes during the game Sunday night. Didn't want to be there anymore.

Now he's trying to figure out 2 things

1 - how he can quit on the Vikings without being seen as a quitter

2 - how he can get that Sterger chick to call him back.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 27, 2010 2:29 PM |

Maybe he can send her a pre-paid calling card with $3,000,000.00 on it.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Hey guys, does anyone know of any NFL blogging opportunities? Does Hog Haven allow anyone to blog? I currently write for BleacherReport.com, but I wanted to know if you guys knew of any other opportunities out there…

Posted by: roccoskins | October 27, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Well, don't Vikings managemnt look like the sucka left holding the bag on Tenth Street..20 mill or something for a dude doin' his impersonation of Terminator 2 falling apart in the factory..Childress's head on a pike at the end of the year, a ten spot..

McNabb is not a concern..OFFENSIVE LINE is a concern..DROPPED BALLS is a concern..As for the Post, Dead James Dean Stars in "Corpse Without A Cause"..

Posted by: frak | October 27, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Fix the GD O-line!


I'd say the line is much improved over the past two-three years.

And the receivers and quarterbacks are also an improvement.

To say otherwise countermands the 4-2 record.

But what I think what we all want to see is an efficient, 60 minutes, controlled offensive performance.

Our offense is such that it disappears for long stretches during games.

And thus, the end of the game nonsense where we're trying to not let some other average team sneak off with a W.

The close wins and almost-but-for-4-interception victories annoy.

And given that the basics of our offense have improved--the playcalling, the q-back play, the running game, the receivers--are better, so of us feel things should be much better.

Hopefully, they will be come December.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 27, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse


Hey guys, does anyone know of any NFL blogging opportunities? Does Hog Haven allow anyone to blog? I currently write for BleacherReport.com, but I wanted to know if you guys knew of any other opportunities out there…

Posted by: roccoskins | October 27, 2010 2:38 PM |

If the WaPo would read the comments on this board about the performance of JReid, I'd say you'd have a shot at running this blog. what the hell, barno1 and chia_pet can do a better job than JReid does running the show

Posted by: hessone | October 27, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Here's something from Monday Night -- in addition to Tony Romo getting flattened like a skinny chick between Oprah and the buffet table -- the Giants defense has significant weaknesses in the passing game.

If -- and it's a big if -- your OL can handle their blitzing, they can be shredded. The secondary is probably bottom 5 in the league. Why, our very QB last year torched them, the Iggles putting up 40 and 45 points.

I am not drinking the GiANT coolade just yet. They should have lost that game to Dallas, and probably would have if Romo hadn't been K.O.'ed. They got crushed by Indy and Tenn at home. They beat DET with some guy named Stanton at QB by a whopping 8 points.

Yet because they have 5 wins, and beat Dallas on Monday night, all of a sudden they're the top team in the NFC. Give me a frikkin break. They have to play PHI twice, WAS twice, @GB and @SEA. SEA isn't very good outside of SEA, but they're pretty tough at home. Out of those 6 the GiANTS probably win 3 if they're doing well. So 8-6. Their final 2 are @MIN and JAC.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 27, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

LF59 is da man, glad he's finally getting some credit for all his years of being a beast

im pretty sure he was on the field for one of the most famous plays in nfl history, the last play of titans v rams super bowl 34

hopefully he can be on the field the last play of the super bowl when the Skins win it next

HAIL

Posted by: retroskins14 | October 27, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Hey guys, does anyone know of any NFL blogging opportunities? Does Hog Haven allow anyone to blog? I currently write for BleacherReport.com, but I wanted to know if you guys knew of any other opportunities out there…

Posted by: roccoskins | October 27, 2010 2:38 PM |

Not sure. I always thought 'Blogging' was a job that someone settled for when they were unable to be hired as a staff writer as opposed to something they aspired to.

Good luck 'Roc.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Yet because they have 5 wins, and beat Dallas on Monday night, all of a sudden they're the top team in the NFC. Give me a frikkin break. They have to play PHI twice, WAS twice, @GB and @SEA. SEA isn't very good outside of SEA, but they're pretty tough at home. Out of those 6 the GiANTS probably win 3 if they're doing well. So 8-6. Their final 2 are @MIN and JAC.
Posted by: dpc2003 | October 27, 2010 2:46 PM |

Echoing your sentiments…..I was curious and did some math…..save your joke please…..The teams that the Gina’s have beaten have a combined W-L record of 11-20 for a .354 win %. The teams they lost to are combined 9-4 for a .692 win%........when they play a good team they lose. But because they just beat the almighty cowgirls on a national stage, they are the “best in the NFC right now”……oh brother.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 27, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I tell you what I like about the Redskins offense so far

Big play potential.

Last 2 games, the ability to run the ball in the 4th quarter with a lead. That's huge.

ATV is running over guys. I LOVED his TD in PHI where hit hit Mikkel so hard the guy did a summersault.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 27, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse


moe

the trade for dmcnabb and jbrown has everything to do with WINNING NOW. my thoughts were to build this team through the draft, then trade for or add through FA the final pieces for a championship run. instead, we discuss dmcnabb and if he's elite. jeez

keep all draft picks and stay away from trading for any veteran until we've built a solid nucleus through the draft.

Posted by: hessone | October 27, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Brett Favre = P*nis showing NERD!

Posted by: monk811 | October 27, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Continuing from my last post:
Teams that the skins have beaten are 13-14 (.481) and the teams they lost to are 11-8 (.579). Not really enough to say anything like “so we should kill the Giants” or anything like that, but at least our losses are to respectable teams. I think this really just kind of points to how the season is going….week to week you don’t know that they are gonna beat or lose to anyone. You just know it’s gonna be a fight.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 27, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

fletcher stay's healthy because he runs low to the ground and, fore the most part, leads with his pads not his face.


knock on wood

Posted by: goose33 | October 27, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

w/ the giants, it really doesnt matter what any "experts" say at this point, f em is what i say

we havent beaten those bamas since a cold sunday night back in '07

we owe them a serious arse whoopin

i hate the new jersey giants

mark your calenders Dec. 5 in the new ghettolands could be a huge huge game for us

and we gonna take it downnnnnnn

f da giants...seriously

Posted by: retroskins14 | October 27, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Yeah...cuz we as fans certainly don't want to WIN NOW...I think the new REGIME...with the resources available to them...in a short period of time...has done a nice job of trying to WIN NOW...as well as start BUILDING for the near future.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 27, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Congrats to London Fletcher's WaPo blog headline. London is old school, he earns his respect. He's a player's player. I love London for what he's done as a redskin. And I will admit, I was a bit skeptical when Gregg Williams brought him to D.C. - I was dead wrong. London is the man and will be tough to replace in the middle.

As far as our new defensive scheme, London is probably out of place - but he didn't complain and is learning his assignments (as well as the other ten spots) and getting better each week.

As far as these blogs getting hijacked to different subjects.....I assume its to many new posts a day and everyone wants to get their two cents worth in on the past blogs.....is there a blog etiquette? Just simple questions from a simple mind, not trying to direct traffic.

That said, mistamoe loved the new word for me today - countermand. However, in my elementary dictionary it implies this is to react to a command or order(military, so to speak). So did you use this word out of context? This not an attack on your use of grammar but my attempt to futhering my education and vocabulary. Thanks for any clarification you can offer.

Posted by: Rando | October 27, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

........when they play a good team they lose. But because they just beat the almighty cowgirls on a national stage, they are the “best in the NFC right now”……oh brother.


Posted by: dlhaze1

But zee good news, kemosabe, is that NO ONE in the NFC has gotten real separation from the pack- Skins have just a good a shot to make the Super Bowl as anyone!!

I do believe it's kool-aid o'clock..

Posted by: frak | October 27, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

199 straight appearances is an amazing streak for any player, let alone a middle linebacker. Talk about a guy who was meant to play football...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 27, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse


f da giants...seriously

Posted by: retroskins14 | October 27, 2010 3:03 PM |

agree here,

we also play the last game of the year at fedex jan 2 against the giants.

that game could be winner take all

Posted by: hessone | October 27, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

The jints are for real this year.

For years, they had a top defense and a mediocre offense, despite a good OL. But their weapons are really good now. smith and manningham are both solid WRs, nicks is a beast. boss is a good TE and they are smart to use their blocking FB a lot. eli has grown up a lot -- around a top 10 QB. Their RB combo is a really good one -- one power guy, one quick guy -- and they are both good.

Still, they turned it over 5 times vs the 'pukes (easily could have been 6 on an onside kick) and let them back in the game.

The nyg are very close to being a very good team. But they still make too many mistakes, lose focus too much. And while their K is good, the rest of their special teams aren't special.

Bottom line, the jints will decide who wins the game most of the time. They'll either beat you or they'll beat themselves.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 27, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Brett Favre has 291 consecutive regular season starts and 315 total counting post season play. Do your reseach before you type.

Posted by: Turbo84 | October 27, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

is there a blog etiquette?

Posted by: Rando | October 27, 2010 3:13 PM

Beep-beep will send you the Official RI Blog Etiquette, upon request...and let you know immediately when you break any of his rules.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 27, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Screw the G-Spots! They always fall apart in November. The stats of their opponents posted earlier was awesome and spoke volumes.

I am still convinced Eli has a touch of downs syndrome. His tongue is hanging out half the time.

The strength of their entire team is their DL so I see us working out of a lot of shotgun, max-protect and maybe getting CP in the backfield to blow up a would-be blitzer.

I am personally looking forward for LaRon Landry to put Brandon Jacobs on ice which will lead to his new nickname....LL-cool-J.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 27, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

beep - Shanahan: no contract talks with McNabb during the season

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 27, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Re: Crappy Oline Play

Yeah, it's been less than stellar and it needs to improve. Shanny is still running a pre-season/training camp style competition on the Oline...except it's Week 8. But I guess Lord Shanny knows what he's doing.

The reason why we're not bemoaning it is because it's not causing us to lose games. The reason why it's not causing us to lose games is b/c DMac is a saavy veteran playmaker with real pocket awareness who knows how to move and make plays. The previous guy was not. And all the people who have suddenly gotten real inspired by the previous guy ought to remember that.

With DMac, we are 4-3 this year, talking about how he needs to improve his play...why? B/c he's not taking sacks every other play. Why? Not b/c of stellar pass-pro, but b/c he's getting rid of the ball and moving around to avoid pressure.

With Jason Campbell, we'd be 1-6 talking about how he can't make any plays b/c he doesn't have any time to throw the ball.

See the difference?

One is a QB who elevates the play of the guys around him and helps mask the weaknesses of the team, leading to victories. The other guy is the eternal victim of poor circumstances in a losing effort.

Posted by: p1funk | October 27, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I'd say the line is much improved over the past two-three years.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 27, 2010 2:43 PM

I use to think you were one of the 'smart' ones.

2/3 years ago the line was:

Sameuls
Dockery/Kendall
Rabachs
RandyThomas/Fabini
Heyer/Wade

Now:

TWill - Even
Lichsenger - Getting McNabb killed on EVERY pass play
Rabachs - not the same. getting worse
Hicks - Blah
Heyer/Brown - Double Blah

In conclusion, McNabb is playing behind a WORST OLine than JC17 ever played behind...

How do you figure they are better this year?

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 27, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

199 straight appearances is an amazing streak for any player, let alone a middle linebacker. Talk about a guy who was meant to play football...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 27, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse


IMO, Fletcher's streak is FAR more impressive than Bretta's.

On most of the defensive snaps, the MLB is either crushing someone or getting crushed by someone.

A QB absorbs contact on a fraction of the snaps that he plays. Plus, he's got all kinds of rules to protect him and dissuade others from hitting him.

Posted by: p1funk | October 27, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

"Brett Favre has 291 consecutive regular season starts and 315 total counting post season play. Do your reseach before you type."

Posted by: Turbo84 | October 27, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

In all fairness to Reid, I think he meant that Fletcher would have the longest ACTIVE streak if Favre's were to end this weekend.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | October 27, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

.....is there a blog etiquette?

Not around here.

Posted by: wireman65 | October 27, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

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