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Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 11/22/2010

London Fletcher couldn't be more proud

By Jason Reid

As a co-captain of the Redskins' defense, inside linebacker London Fletcher takes responsibility for the group's overall performance.

Fletcher said he has never been prouder of the defense than he was after Sunday's 19-16 victory in overtime against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field.

"It was one of those types of games where you find out a lot about yourself as a defense," Fletcher said. "Just the way the guys responded to everything, just kept fighting and stepping up when we lost so many guys, I think you have to be proud of what guys showed out there. What we accomplished together."

Cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and safety LaRon Landry (Achilles) did not accompany the team on the trip, and outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (hamstring), inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh (knee) and safety Russell Anderson (knee) were knocked out of the game early. But the injury-weakened defense limited the Titans to 373 net yards and shut out Pro Bowl wide receiver Randy Moss.

Cornerback and co-captain DeAngelo Hall was strong in coverage against Moss. Reserve linebacker H.B. Blades performed well in place of McIntosh and Andre Carter, supplanted in the starting lineup by Alexander in Week 4, played a lot in Alexander's place.

"Dre stepped up, H.B. stepped up. We just had guys moving all over the place," Fletcher said. "And after the past week, it was just good to be the type of defense we're capable of being, even with all the injuries."

The defense displayed the type of effort Fletcher expected after its embarrassing performance in the 59-28 loss to Philadelphia. The Eagles amassed a staggering 592 yards, "and we were just hit with a buzz saw," Fletcher said. "Everything just snowballed and we never had the chance to play the type of defense we usually play.

"But I think we got back to being the type of defense we know we can be. It was really about pride and just going out on the field and getting the job done. Like I said, I'm definitely proud of our guys."

By Jason Reid  | November 22, 2010; 10:36 AM ET
Categories:  London Fletcher  
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Comments

"But the injury-weakened defense limited the Titans to 373 net yards and shut out Pro Bowl wide receiver Randy Moss."
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hate to be a party poopah...(boston accent).
but, Moss has been essentially "shut out" since 2009.. and the Titans were starting a low round 3rd string backup QB for the last 2 quarters.
But a win is a win.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | November 22, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

on a somewhat related note, so glad that the redskins didn't bring in RMoss.....what a waste....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 22, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

This is what we have to face this sunday, I say this is perfect timing for the Skins.
I think vikes will still be in a coma when they come to fedex.

HTTR!

http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_16676063?nclick_check=1

Posted by: bhoang888 | November 22, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Hmm, I'm not tired of it, are you PlayAction?

Posted by: monk811 | November 22, 2010 10:38 AM

Monk and PlayAction are sock puppets. One guy posting on two screens, trying to do for RI what Click and Clack do for NPR. Nothing.

Monk/PlayAction, you ought to take this material over to Facebook so all your friends can see how witty you are. Grate stuff you got.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 22, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Great win, and much needed. I was not one of the pessimists Devo2 mentioned.

However, I do have to eat some crow for predicting the Giants would beat the Iggles.

Up by 1, NY had a chance to put that game away and blew it by turning the ball over at midfield. Then later on with a chance to tie, they coughed it up again.

Only Eli would run for a first down, get 7 more yards than he needed, dive head-first instead of sliding, and fumble the ball without being touched.

I hope we sweep them.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | November 22, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Face it: If you're black and you play QB in the National Football League, your skin color is highly scrutinized, and used as an indicator of your intelligence, ability, and leadership. Especially the intelligence. I think it's funny that it's already determined while black QBs are in college that they haven't a shot at playing QB at the NFL level, and begin to speculate on which "other skill position" they'll play.
OR if you score low on the wonderlic, don't happen to be the most mobile QB, have average arm strength, and happen to be black, you're "a project" or "untapped potential" as far the NFL is concerned. Which puts your odds at becoming a starting QB -- who's skin color is just a few shades darker than their counterparts -- at slim to none.

Posted by: RedDMV | November 22, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse


And if you are white and you play a WR/RB skill position, the only people you ever get compared are the few other white folks who played that position.

Jordan Shipley seems to remind everyone of Wes Welker...why?

Wes Welker seems to remind everyone of Tim Dwight or Brandon Stokely or Ricky Proehl.

Why? Because of his style of play? His route-running just so happens to evoke memories of those guys?

Or could it be something else - all smallish white receivers only remind people of other smallish white receivers.

I've never in my life heard a white skill position player (RB/QB) "remind" someone of a black skill position player.

Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Been a Redskin fan since 1968. One of the best wins i've ever seen.

Posted by: cosmofla | November 22, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I've never in my life heard a white skill position player (RB/QB) "remind" someone of a black skill position player.

Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

THat should read: (RB/WR) not (RB/QB)

Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

on a somewhat related note, so glad that the redskins didn't bring in RMoss.....what a waste....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 22, 2010 10:45 AM
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inasmuch they both are ineffective... I would take Moss straight up over Galligator.
Moss' reputation pulls away and demands tight coverage..opening up one side of the field.., whereas Galloway does pretty much nothing.

Posted by: onanygivensunday | November 22, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

This is what we have to face this sunday, I say this is perfect timing for the Skins.
I think vikes will still be in a coma when they come to fedex.

HTTR!


http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_16676063?nclick_check=1

Posted by: bhoang888 | November 22, 2010 10:41 AM

Titans fans said the same thing about us coming in there yesterday. Just sayin'...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 22, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Grate stuff you got.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 22, 2010 10:46 AM

Oh no! Beep-beep and hessone teaming up as an RI Super Duo! What will I ever do?

Posted by: PlayAction | November 22, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

on a somewhat related note, so glad that the redskins didn't bring in RMoss.....what a waste....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 22, 2010 10:45 AM


I heard Jeff Fisher being quoted as saying that Randy Moss has "improved" the Titans lockerroom.

Does he mean to say that Moss has been misunderstood or is the Titans lockerroom THAT bad?

After the umpteenth VY fiasco, I'm starting to think it is the latter.

Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

There's some truth to that. Watching Peyton Hillis last week, I was reminded of John Riggins.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | November 22, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

There's some truth to that. Watching Peyton Hillis last week, I was reminded of John Riggins.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | November 22, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

And who does Toby Gerhart remind you of??

I'm thinking Brian Leonard.

Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Portis beeps

Posted by: kerzon417 | November 22, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

What will I ever do?

Posted by: PlayAction | November 22, 2010 10:55 AM

Well, if the past is any guide you'll beat your chest, swing your purse, or shadow box while your other half, monk, tells you how cute you are.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 22, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

You think its rough being a white skills player. Do you know how hard it is to be a Jewish QB and constantly get compared to Jay Fiedler and Sage Rosenfels.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 22, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

that's why LF59 is da man, he held our unit together after one of the worst losses ive ever seen

im obviously happy, very solid victory esp after last week, which i still havent digested, but our team did and that's great to see regardless of how we end up

it's amazing what happens when you reshuffle the o-line

HAIL

Posted by: retroskins14 | November 22, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Do not expect the same team to show up now that the Vikings have fired their head coach!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | November 22, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Love Fletch, and love the win. But " limiting " them to 373 yds?? That's a lot of yards from a really bad offense.....

Posted by: Riggo2 | November 22, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

'The Titans were playing a backup qb'.

So, what?

The Giants and Eagles got to face the Lions with Shaun Hill at QB, while Washington had to face Matthew Stafford who can really throw the ball.

Every week one team gets a break in scheduling or injuries, etc.

It's not like the Redskins have been blessed with either.

Washington finished 4-12 last year and yet has a schedule loaded with 2009 playoff teams on it.

Where is the Carolina and Buffalo type homecoming games?

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | November 22, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Limiting the Titans to 373 yards is a big deal when you are accustomed to giving up over 500 yards in a game. If the Redskins gave up an average of 373yds/gm they would be ranked 27th in the league, right behind Denver who at 26th gives up a porous 372.9yds/gm. I guess we should just be happy with a "W", in spite of all that's taken place on our glorious football team!

Posted by: jackattack949 | November 22, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, I'm not tired of it, are you PlayAction?

Posted by: monk811 | November 22, 2010 10:38 AM

I'm usually not one to "pile on" in order to be liked or whatever. I see it a lot on here, and it's really lame. But, this monk811 + PlayAction stuff is pretty sad, I gotta say.

I mean, it's ALREADY sad that we're here posting because in real life, nobody would care, or they'd tell us to our faces to STFU.

At least here, generally, we can spew about the Skins, insult those who hold a different, albeit WRONG, opinion... It's fine. A bit strange, but, OK, in my estimation.

But, when you go with a double handle... Um, yeah. That's pretty weird. I certainly don't appreciate it.

Allow me to temper what COULD be interpreted as ass-kissing by saying beep-beep is a weird MFer in his own right. I mean, why does he really CARE enough? I kinda appreciate that he outed this weirdo, but, man! How much time do you have to spend on here to even notice something like that?

I'm impressed and worried. I'm wondering if beep-beep and scampbell have files on ALL of us. Talk about Big Brother.

The whole thing makes me feel so... uneasy.

anyway, good win. The team has heart. We actually saw it in the Philly trouncing, but it's nice to get a victory behind it. At least SOMETHING forced Shanny's hand into mixing up the O Line. Blind squirrel, nut, talent evaluator is damaged, whatever. Graces of God.

Victory.

Posted by: Thinker_ | November 22, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Face it: If you're black and you play QB in the National Football League, your skin color is highly scrutinized, and used as an indicator of your intelligence, ability, and leadership. Especially the intelligence. I think it's funny that it's already determined while black QBs are in college that they haven't a shot at playing QB at the NFL level, and begin to speculate on which "other skill position" they'll play.
OR if you score low on the wonderlic, don't happen to be the most mobile QB, have average arm strength, and happen to be black, you're "a project" or "untapped potential" as far the NFL is concerned. Which puts your odds at becoming a starting QB -- who's skin color is just a few shades darker than their counterparts -- at slim to none.

Posted by: RedDMV | November 22, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse


And if you are white and you play a WR/RB skill position, the only people you ever get compared are the few other white folks who played that position.

Jordan Shipley seems to remind everyone of Wes Welker...why?

Wes Welker seems to remind everyone of Tim Dwight or Brandon Stokely or Ricky Proehl.

Why? Because of his style of play? His route-running just so happens to evoke memories of those guys?

Or could it be something else - all smallish white receivers only remind people of other smallish white receivers.

I've never in my life heard a white skill position player (RB/QB) "remind" someone of a black skill position player.

Posted by: p1funk | November 22, 2010 10:50 AM |

Yeah, I know, you're both right. It's pretty annoying, I gotta say.

I can think of a few guys who Wes Welker reminds me of, one of them being Gary Clark. Tim Dwight was no Wes Welker.

QBs are really unique. Their game is physical and the mental side is evident as well.

I don't think I've seen a Vick-like QB before. Steve Young couldn't run like him, but he DESTROYED Vick as a teammate and he basically took a dump on Vick's heart and will to win.

Who can you think of that's like Peyton Manning? NObody. Tom Brady? I can't. Vince Young? To me, he's a dime a dozen. Nothing special. Aaron Rodgers? ???

Who cares. Quit comparing. And if you're going to compare, try to get past the skin tone and look at their game.

It doesn't help that most of the announcers are 400 years old... at least, the ones who say that garbage. Matt Millen's mind is over a thousand by the way.

Posted by: Thinker_ | November 22, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

There's some truth to that. Watching Peyton Hillis last week, I was reminded of John Riggins.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | November 22, 2010 10:57 AM |

Not me. When Hillis shows up on game day drunk, let me know. When his team consistently goes for 4th and 1, like it's 3rd and 1, and plays a horn telling all the world, that Hillis is coming over left tackle, let me know.

When he scores 24 TDs in a season without trying, I might listen.

Bettis reminded me of Riggins at times. Brandon Jacobs, if he didn't suck, could be like Riggins.

lol.

You don't come across a Riggins every other year, or even decade. The guy was a disaster. God love him.

Posted by: Thinker_ | November 22, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

I don't get to attend too many 'Skins games. I was at the game yesterday. IMO, that was the best game we've played this year, on all sides of the ball. Consistent, fairly solid and pretty efficient...in spite of the injuries (CP being back in - even though I think he shouldn't have been, was a factor).

Let's continue that this week against Minny.

HTTR!!!

Posted by: Southernbelle_aurora | November 22, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Proud is not the descriptive word I'd choose for the leagues last ranked defense.

Just sayin.

Posted by: skins91r | November 23, 2010 2:51 AM | Report abuse

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