With a compressed offseason-rolling-into-free-agency-rolling-into-training-camp scenario unfolding in the last 10 days, the media has fawned over roster additions and subtractions on defense.
Meanwhile, the leader of the defense has patiently sat back and focused on football.
Going into his 14th season, London Fletcher is gearing up for another big year. Even though he seems to performs at a high level no matter who is around him, Fletcher said he is excited to welcome free agent additions to the fold.
“I know those guys can play,” he said. ”We’ve played the Giants, I’ve seen Barry [Cofield] and what he can do. Y’know Stephen [Bowen], we’ve played against the Cowboys, I know what he can do. Obviously OJ [Atogwe] is somebody big for us. It’s definitely gonna help elevate us to a place we wanna be defensively.”
The Redskins have added some quality players and quality human-beings to their defense so far this offseason. With the subtraction of some ego from the lockerroom, I would expect to see Fletcher’s influence over this squad grow even more.
After last year’s poorly-ranked defense, I’d say that’s definitely a good thing.
Check out the full video of his post-practice comments below:
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