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The vote's unanimous: Fletcher was snubbed

There's far more intrigue in the unveiling of the Pro Bowl teams than there is in the game itself. It's usually good news for several players and bad news for a handful of others. By this point, we might as well mark it on the calendar: the annual London Fletcher Got Snubbed Day.

We'll hopefully hear from Fletcher this afternoon, but many Redskins fans are understandably upset that Fletcher was again overlooked for the NFC's Pro Bowl team. If he couldn't earn a spot this year, it seems increasingly likely that Fletcher will eventualy retire without ever being picked for the Pro Bowl.

Meanwhile, just up the road in Baltimore, you have another middle linebacker, Ray Lewis, who is statistically similar to Fletcher in all but one category. Lewis was just selected for his 11th Pro Bowl. Fletcher is still at zero.

You aren't alone if you think Fletcher was wronged this year. ESPN's Matt Mosely included Fletcher and Andre Carter on his All-Snub team. At Yahoo's Shutdown Corner, it's astutely pointed out that New Orleans' Jonathan Vilma likely got the spot ahead of Fletcher because of the team around him.

"Vilma's worthy and it's a difficult call," the blog post reads, "but it probably came down to the fact that Vilma's on the better team. I get it, but is that what the Pro Bowl is for? You can't hold the mistakes of Dan Snyder, Vinny Cerrato and Jim Zorn against London Fletcher."

And Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter also felt Fletcher was snubbed. He wrote: "It's time for fans, coaches and players to hang their heads in shame that Fletcher has never appeared in a Pro Bowl. He is as consistent as the sun rising in the East. Every year he leads his team in tackles and ranks among the league leaders in that category. His intensity is matched only by his leadership. You have to wonder if this pro's pro will ever receive his just recognition."

The answer seems like a resounding no. Fletcher will be 35 at the start of next season. At some point very soon, he simply won't be the dominant force that Redskins fans are accostumed to seeing on Sundays. If his performance the past couple of seasons weren't Pro Bowl quality, how likely is it that whatever he does at 35 or 36 will be?

I asked about defensive coordinator Greg Blache about Fletcher and his aging skillset earlier this month, and Blache said Fletcher has already found ways to make adjustments and compensate.

"He plays the game not just with his feet and his legs, but he plays with his mind and his heart," Blache said. "He's got a passion for the game and he prepares with that passion. So where you might lose a step sometimes when you get older, he makes it up in knowing where he needs to be and knowing the angles and the alignments. He has a feel and a sense for the game that a lot of guys never get. You don't see the decline because of his mental awareness and his understanding that, 'I'm not as fast as I was 10-11 years ago, but I'm a heck of a lot smarter. I'm a lot more cognizant of splits, line splits, depth of the running back.' All kind of issues that he computes. I'm amazed when I watch him at practice, even on Wednesdays. Because he hasn't had the time to go home and digest it all, but he's in the DVDs on Tuesdays, looking at things. And the calls he's making to his teammates on a Wednesday are impressive."

And, despite never being voted to the Pro Bowl, there's another honor Fletcher recently received. Sports Illustrated's Peter King named him to his all-decade team.

By Rick Maese  |  December 30, 2009; 10:14 AM ET
 
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Hopefully he gets into the HOF. That will probably make him feel better.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 30, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

The pro bowl is a joke. Fletcher deserves to be on the team. You have guys like Miles Austin who shows up every other game on the team, but guys like Fletcher who bring it every down not there. That's why I don't watch the game!!!

Posted by: Redskins001 | December 30, 2009 10:39 AM | Report abuse

it is a joke....the sad thing is that guys actually take this into consideration when voting on the HOF....stupid..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

It is what it is. Fletcher's a guy anyone would want on his team, but he's not "flashy" enough. Perhaps if he adopted some really stupid, barbaric dance like Ray Lewis does before each game....

Posted by: mattylight | December 30, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

The pro bowl is a joke. Fletcher deserves to be on the team. You have guys like Miles Austin who shows up every other game on the team, but guys like Fletcher who bring it every down not there. That's why I don't watch the game!!!

Posted by: Redskins001


I don't watch the game because players are "jaking it" out there... No one takes it seriously. I mean, wtf? You can't even blitz on third down.

Although the NBA all-star voting is terrible, at least you see a competitive game most years... with some wild comebacks in recent years.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

or murdered some guys...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

ROOT FOR SAINTS TO MAKE SUPER BOWL -- Vilma would be out of pro bowl and open door for Fletch

Posted by: kdog11 | December 30, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Thanks daggar...
So, I win.. I couldnt believe the Skins could of had DeSean and Royal versus Thomas and Kelly.
But, you're probably right, this coaching staff would of uncoached them. Like they uncoached a Gibbs team in 2008 from a 6-2 start to a 2-6 ending.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 30, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Fletcher is Amazing. A pro's pro. A fan's pro. A coach's pro. Future HoF.

Don't Stab Me Ray!

Posted by: AllThatSkins | December 30, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

In the words of Fletch himself:

"It's some BS."

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 30, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

If you don't put Vilma in there and insert Fletcher, then you're snubbing Jon Beason who is just as good, if not better than London Fletcher.

Right, go ahead and take a shot at Ray Lewis who does nothing but play football every time he's on the field.

Who gives a sh_t about a players antics or whatever they do, or how the f_ck they talk or pronounce words?

The only question is this: Do they bring it every Sunday? Yeah, they do? End of discussion then!

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

it is a joke....the sad thing is that guys actually take this into consideration when voting on the HOF....stupid..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse


One thing that Fletcher has in his favor is that HOF is voted on by sportswriters, most of whom love him. We'll have to see if they still love him 5 years after he retires, but Peter King seems to be a big supporter of his and King has a lot of sway in the HOF vote.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 30, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

BeanTownGreg & AllThatSkins,

Where is your proof, not some circumstantial bulls_it, but FACTS and EVIDENCE?

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

You can't be elected to the Hall of Fame without going to the Pro Bowl. That is what gets players on the ballot.

Posted by: timchadwick | December 30, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

red, relax, Ray gave the murder weapon to OJ, and he took care of it....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

it is a joke....the sad thing is that guys actually take this into consideration when voting on the HOF....stupid..
Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

One thing that Fletcher has in his favor is that HOF is voted on by sportswriters, most of whom love him. We'll have to see if they still love him 5 years after he retires, but Peter King seems to be a big supporter of his and King has a lot of sway in the HOF vote.
Posted by: Original_etrod | December 30, 2009 10:51 AM

At least they won’t be able to use the “he doesn’t have a ring” argument against voting him into the HOF. Unfortunatley, he’s just not flashy enough…..he has all the credentials for HOF except for pro bowls….he will probably be one of those guys who gets voted in when he is 70……unless he ends up on espn or NFL network and acts like a jackhole after he retires from the game….not likely.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

It is not a travesty, but it surely stinks for Fletch! Pro Bowl is a popularity contest anyways. I just hate it for him. Just another smack down in a crappy season! He very well could be the only HOF'er that never made a Pro Bowl. (although that is doubtful as well)

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | December 30, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

I thought it was all-pro selections...? That's different than pro-bowl, right?

Posted by: DikShuttle | December 30, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Red,

It's hard to have an opinion when you don't know all the facts.

Posted by: AllThatSkins | December 30, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

FACT: Superman steps into a phone booth and Todd Collins comes out.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 30, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Ray Lewis didn't commit murder but he certainly knows who did. I am glad Ray in born again but if he truly wants to repent he needs to confess the truth about that night.

Posted by: skinsfaninWI | December 30, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Other than lead his team in tackles (which for a MLB isn't a great achievement) what does he do? One interception? How many fumbles does he cause? Lewis makes plays behind the line of scrimmage. Consistently, his teams are in the playoffs. He's won a SB. All this says is that London is the best player on his crappy teams. What reason would the other PLAYERS and COACHES have for not voting this guy in, if he were so great a player and a nice guy? You want to blame $nyder/Cerrato, but he didn't get in when he was in Buffalo.

Posted by: peauxsucent | December 30, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

flound, good point, considering that it took Cooley getting hurt for JZ to throw the ball to Davis, there is ZERO chance, that he'd be using DJack...and no thanks on Royal...he's completely regressed this year...his catches are 1/3rd of what he had last year...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 10:37 AM

This is why it will be so interesting to see what Davis, Thomas, Kelly et al can do with Shanahan as coach. Look at the production Shanny got from Cutler, Royal and the rest of the O. When I look at the production the Saints get out of their receivers, I wonder if it's the coaching that is the difference. Wouldn't our three amigos do well in N.O.? The one thing our O has is receivers. We need a line and a QB. Maybe a RB or two. But mainly we need a coach.

Posted by: skinfanman | December 30, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

red, relax, Ray gave the murder weapon to OJ, and he took care of it....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

Red,

It's hard to have an opinion when you don't know all the facts.

Posted by: AllThatSkins

Translation:

"I don't particularly care for Ray Lewis too much. Maybe it's because OJ walked that first time. I looked at this as a chance for "them" to get it right on throw "one of them" into jail, but since they didn't I'm just going to live the rest of my days believing that he murdered those guys, EVEN though I have nothing but my own biased opinion to back that up."

You guys are awesome. Got it, thanks.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Ray didn't kill anybody. His friends did and he covered it up. He pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice charges.

Say all you want to about his WWE entery dances or his incoherent rambling (which remind me of this guy), but Ray's one of the best ever and you can't argue that.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 30, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Ray Lewis didn't commit murder but he certainly knows who did. I am glad Ray in born again but if he truly wants to repent he needs to confess the truth about that night.

Posted by: skinsfaninWI


I agree with this 110%!

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone know where to find the list of pro bowl alternates? I couldn't find it anywhere.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | December 30, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

wow red, way to basically call me a racist....nice.....how you got that from what I've written is, just wow....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

beeps....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 30, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

F the pro bowl.

F Ray Lewis haters.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Red,

It was only a joke. You want to paint me as a racist or stereotypical? Fine, whatever.

The whole damn 'opinion versus facts' argument is arbitrary in both of 'those' cases.

Posted by: AllThatSkins | December 30, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

"You can't be elected to the Hall of Fame without going to the Pro Bowl. That is what gets players on the ballot."

---------

Nope. From the HOF FAQ http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/SelectionProcessFAQ.aspx : "Any fan may nominate any player, coach or contributor who has been connected with pro football simply by writing to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The only restriction is that a player and coach must have been retired at least five years before he can be considered."

Posted by: closer44 | December 30, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

At least they won’t be able to use the “he doesn’t have a ring” argument against voting him into the HOF.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | December 30, 2009 10:56 AM

Dude. He has a ring.

Posted by: skinfanman | December 30, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

beans, if were to call you a racist, then I'd say: BeanTownGreg, you sir are a racist.

I think there is a lot of people that wanted some "get back" for OJ Simpson walking from the double murders. They saw this as a chance for "judicial retribution", and when it didn't go how they wanted to, they got pissed about it, and remain so until this very day...

Posted by: RedDMV | December 30, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

I agree, Flecher may end up being the guy who makes the HOF as the only HOFer never to go to a Pro-Bowl.

Some HOF LB stats (I am a stat man)

Dick Butkus 1965-1973 1,020 Tackles 22 Int 27 Fr
Mike Singletary 1981-1992 1,488 Tackels 19 sacks 7 Int
Lawrence Taylor 1981-1993 1088 tackels 142 sacks 9 ints
Jack Lambert 1974-1984, 1,479 tackles 23.5 sacks 28 ints
Derrick Thomas 1989-1999 642 tackles 126.5 sacks 1 int.

London Fletcher 1472 sacks 15 ints 30 sacks

Currently LFB is no 9 on the all time tackles list (nfl did not keep the stat till 01 but the teams supposedly did)

as of 02/09
*Randy Gradishar - 2,049
Junior Seau - 1826
Zach Thomas - 1737
Derrick Brooks - 1698
Ray Lewis - 1637
*Mike Singletary - 1,488
Donnie Edwards - 1487
*Jack Lambert - 1479
London Fletcher - 1362
Lawyer Milloy - 1309
*-no longer active

Posted by: alex35332 | December 30, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Who brought Fletcher to Washington? I think Dan Snyder was the owner at the time....your article condradicts itself. Either way...Fletch gets snubbed once again.

Posted by: Smiley2 | December 30, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

We gotta have him going forward. Him and maybe 10 others.

Posted by: ElYeah | December 30, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Fletcher is solid and makes plays he should make, but how man plays does he create. he drops INTs just like other Redskins, he doesn't have bone crushing hits that cause fumbles. he is good, but i don't think anyone in the NFL fears him or sees him as a special talent!
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As for Ray Lewis let's clear the air on this, the guy was rail roaded by an overly agressive DA that was voted out of office in a landslide in the next election. If you uremember it was never about Ray Lewis killing anyone, it was about him being associated or not telling on his friends. the reality is this, Ray Lewis succembed to the public pressure and pleaded guilty to obstruction for lying to the police about knowing the guys in a fight. When the trail started within 2-days it was obvious no charges should have ever been brought up against Ray Lewis's friends. The real incident occured when the two people killed smashed liquor botles over Ray Lewis's friends heads after leaving a night club in Atlanta. the guys had started 2 or 3 other fights that night, and their own friends testified that they were looking for trouble and starting fights all night. some of their own friends left them alone because of what they were doing. Whn they started something with Ray lewis's friends they messed up because they had no idea Lewis's friends had knives. So when the case started on the second day it was OBVIOUS it was self defense. Of course this is not DC where they would be sentenced to 20 years just for having knives. this was Georgia and the south where justified kiling is applauded. The DA used Ray lewis sport celebrity to gain attention for himself. when the court case was aired on TV, everyone saw it was really a bunch of BS and folks even called for the DA to resign. The national media did not focus on how poor a case it was, but local ATL media brought note of it. National media moved on once they saw they did not have Ray lewis to hang in effigy.

Posted by: oknow1 | December 30, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

BeanTownGreg & AllThatSkins,

Where is your proof, not some circumstantial bulls_it, but FACTS and EVIDENCE?

Posted by: RedDMV

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beans, if were to call you a racist, then I'd say: BeanTownGreg, you sir are a racist.

I think there is a lot of people that wanted some "get back" for OJ Simpson walking from the double murders. They saw this as a chance for "judicial retribution", and when it didn't go how they wanted to, they got pissed about it, and remain so until this very day...

Posted by: RedDMV

*********************

There will always be Ray Lewis haters who bring up the stabbing. Unfortunately, Ray Lewis did nothing to disspell any rumors about his involvement. He took a plea bargain, snitched on his friends and avoided a trial on the merits. The facts and the evidence show that someone died of a stabbing. While he may have avoided a murder conviction, a lot of people have convicted him in the court of public opinion. Even for one of the greatest players ever, there's a price for being a snitch.

Whether you agree with the verdict or not, OJ actually went to trial and was acquitted by a jury of his peers. In that respect, he has a leg up on Ray. If you're so big on EVIDENCE and FACTS, Red, where's your proof that people were out to "get back" at OJ by going after Ray?

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | December 30, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Marshall Faulk said that the players and coaches know how good Fletcher is, so it must have been the fan voting that let him down. Do we have any evidence that this is true? Does the NFL release what each individual group (coaches, players, and fans) did in their voting? It would be nice to see if it was the no-nothing fans that let him down.

And for people who say this doesn't matter? The fact that he never was voted in will be held against him when deciding the Hall of Fame. Just watch and remember.

Posted by: Dougmacintyre | December 30, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Oh Trotter's an idiot reference. That guy's way off base and has a tinge of racism in his comments. Welker shouldn't be in but Randy "I don't feel like playing Moss should be" because he's the reason Welker catches so many passes. Right... Maybe Brady has something to do with that too. Gonzalez (the most over-rated TE in football) should be in but not Whitten - Give it a break Whitten's better, Heap's better and right now Celek's better. Gonzalez's over the hill. The biggest ommision is Sheldon Brown. He's been excellent for years but this year he's really stood out. He also hits harder than anyone in the league - just ask Reggie Bush.

Posted by: billm32 | December 30, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

oknow1..........are you justifying murder and Ray not exposing the truth because a couple of kids were looking for fights?

You sir are an idiot

Posted by: skinsfaninWI | December 30, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Redskins fans should be more upset the team is 4-11, 0-6 vs. NFC East, then whether any individual player gets any accolades.

Football is a team sport, and the Redskins have failed this year.

It is nice Orakpo is in the Pro Bowl, but all that matters is 4-11.

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | December 30, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Redskins fans should be more upset the team is 4-11, 0-6 vs. NFC East, then whether any individual player gets any accolades.

Football is a team sport, and the Redskins have failed this year.

It is nice Orakpo is in the Pro Bowl, but all that matters is 4-11.

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | December 30, 2009 11:51 AM |

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Gee, thanks for the lesson brokenclipboard!!! Now go piss-off!!!
The pro bowl is for individual honors and no matter what team you may pull for, you would be an idiot not to see that Fletcher has been wronged for many seasons!!
Stellar play is to be rewarded with a pro bowl selection and Fletcher has been passed over year after year even though his play proves how deserving he is.

Posted by: dkidwell61 | December 30, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

dkidwell61 - the goal is to win. The Redskins have not.

Maybe Danny boy should go sign all the guys who made the pro bowl! That should work.

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | December 30, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Past several days have proven to me what I believed all along: This blog is better without J Reid. Kudos to Rick, Barry, Cindy who can all do feature articles as well as this blog. Reid has been rlegated to a boring who's injured kind of blog and a non-informative visit to WPL. Hope it's like this from now on.

Posted by: getitritegov | December 30, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Jason Reid, thank you for your work and this latest post on London Fletcher. He was one of the few bright spots for me in watching the Redskins this season. I have followed the team since the early 1950s and remember another linebacker who has been snubbed for the Hall of Fame. Chris Hanburger managed to make the Pro Bowl nine or 10 times but not the hall. Anyway, my point is that I have come to the conclusion that both the overrated Pro Bowl and the Hall of Shame are little more than charades. There is not a single lineman from the Hogs of old in the hall. That unit was arguably the best offensive line in NFL history. Jerry Kramer, of Lombardi's Packers, has not been selected for the hall, either. My point, for what it is worth, is that our friend London Fletcher has a lot of distinguished company.

Posted by: royhobbs56 | December 30, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I'm an expert. I watch all the games just like the other folks mentioned in the article. For 40 years. I think Fletcher wasn't picked because he's good but NOT AS GOOD AS THOSE WHO WERE!!!

Posted by: rmg4369 | December 30, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I appreciate what Fletcher has done this season, played hard in a rough season.

The simple fact is, if his same playing was in a team with a better record, he'd be in. To the victors go the accolades.

Note: Redskins have more pro bowl players than playoff bound Cincinnati.

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | December 30, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

That is definitely a snub. Fletcher is a beast. He's not Ray Lewis, but he's damn close..

Posted by: wewintheylose | December 30, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Why does anyone care about the worst all star game in all of professional sports?

Posted by: VeloStrummer | December 30, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Give me a break. The last thing we need is Snyder thumping his yellow Marketing chest over Fletcher. Skins were embarrassing all year long.

Posted by: jercha | December 30, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

pro bowl = joke/popularitycontest/justmorerevenuestreamfornfl

I never watch this stupid fake game anyway. now with their outright abuse of LF59 they've ruined any chance that I'd change my mind about that ever in life.

Posted by: greatteamdan | December 30, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Fletcher will go down as one of the greatest Redskins players ever, so who cares whether the publicity party the Pro Bowl is recognizes him? You can be sure those playing against him do. Does anyone even watch this farce anymore?

Posted by: jbkulp | December 30, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

"Ray Lewis didn't commit murder but he certainly knows who did. I am glad Ray in born again but if he truly wants to repent he needs to confess the truth about that night."

Posted by: skinsfaninWI

Confess to who? To you? If it's about repentance, that's between him, his church, and God. If so, how do you know he hasn't already confessed, and whether he does or not has not one damn thing to do with you.

Posted by: ts35 | December 30, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

I was really happy to open my SI and see that Peter King (a HOF voter) had named London to the all decade team. This is a more prestigous honor than the pro bowl.

Posted by: jack_mo_99 | December 30, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

As for Fletcher....

He doesn't make the pro bowl because he doesn't have a flashy style. All he does is consistently make the right call, right read, right play. He doesn't intimidate like a Ray Lewis (or even a Jon Beeson). Anyone watching him stuff Jacobs two weeks ago in short yardage shouldn't have any questions about his qualifications for the the pro bowl. Playing on bad teams certainly doesn't help. Votes will always gravitate towards bigger faster, more physically imposing players at MLB, but it's a shame that somewhere along the way they haven't given Fletch the nod.

And btw, how about Orakpo going in as a LB? He's deserving of the honor because of the pressure he has generated, but I dare say more of that has come from when his hand is in the dirt, and not so much from his play as a LB.

Posted by: ts35 | December 30, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

As for Fletcher....

He doesn't make the pro bowl because he doesn't have a flashy style. All he does is consistently make the right call, right read, right play. He doesn't intimidate like a Ray Lewis (or even a Jon Beeson). Anyone watching him stuff Jacobs two weeks ago in short yardage shouldn't have any questions about his qualifications for the the pro bowl. Playing on bad teams certainly doesn't help. Votes will always gravitate towards bigger faster, more physically imposing players at MLB, but it's a shame that somewhere along the way they haven't given Fletch the nod.

And btw, how about Orakpo going in as a LB? He's deserving of the honor because of the pressure he has generated, but I dare say more of that has come from when his hand is in the dirt, and not so much from his play as a LB.

Posted by: ts35 | December 30, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

hopefully, the Saints make the superbowl and a linebacker spot opens up.

Posted by: j762 | December 30, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

this is one advantage of holding the pro bowl the week before the superbowl. It means there will be more spots for players to make the pro bowl.

perhaps this will continue, perhaps the league will move back to hawaii and do this the way they've always done.

Posted by: j762 | December 30, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

"Ray Lewis didn't commit murder but he certainly knows who did. I am glad Ray in born again but if he truly wants to repent he needs to confess the truth about that night."

Posted by: skinsfaninWI

Confess to who? To you? If it's about repentance, that's between him, his church, and God. If so, how do you know he hasn't already confessed, and whether he does or not has not one damn thing to do with you.

Posted by: ts35


not to me i could give two rat's behind. There is a murderer walking the streets today and I believe Ray knows who it is. So how about confessing to law enforcement and to the family of that young man

Posted by: skinsfaninWI | December 30, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

"Ray Lewis didn't commit murder but he certainly knows who did. I am glad Ray in born again but if he truly wants to repent he needs to confess the truth about that night."

Posted by: skinsfaninWI

Confess to who? To you? If it's about repentance, that's between him, his church, and God. If so, how do you know he hasn't already confessed, and whether he does or not has not one damn thing to do with you.

Posted by: ts35


not to me i could give two rat's behind. There is a murderer walking the streets today and I believe Ray knows who it is. So how about confessing to law enforcement and to the family of that young man

Posted by: skinsfaninWI | December 30, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

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