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Rob Myers Hits The Slopes, Twitterverse

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 9, 2012 – 4:47 pm

Up until Week 16, tight end Rob Myers didn’t exist on the Redskins roster.  Up until this weekend, he didn’t exist on Twitter.

Now both have come true.

Myers is the latest of the Redskins players to join Twitter (@RobMyersTE), a list that includes Graham Gano, Jabar Gaffney and Willie Smith.  Notable players missing on the trendy social network includes Sav Rocca, Roy Helu and Rex Grossman (hint, hint).

Friend and former Redskins lineman Eric Olsen welcomed him to his new social surroundings: Read more »

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All-Pro Fletcher Finally Honolulu-Bound

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 9, 2012 – 1:19 pm

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Happy Lon-day afternoon, everyone.

On the first weekend of the offseason for linebacker London Fletcher, it was an exciting one, as he was named to the All-Pro team late Friday, and added to the Pro Bowl roster early this afternoon.

I believe the phrase goes, “Better late than never.”

Fletcher is finally enjoying his just deserts, following the best statistical season of his prolific career.  For comparison, his next-best teammate was cornerback DeAngelo Hall with a respectable 111, or roughly half of Fletcher’s tally.  The patriarch of the Redskins defense led the NFL in tackles by a wide margin, finishing with a career-best 209.

The numbers earned him his first career AP All-Pro designation, to the second team.  First teamers at the inside linebacker position were Patrick Willis (San Francisco); NaVorro Bowman (San Francisco), and Derrick Johnson (Kansas City).  Fletcher was joined on the second team by Texans linebacker Brian Cushing.

Of this group of five players, Fletcher ranked first in tackles, second in forced fumbles and first in interceptions.

And yet, despite his impressive resume, Fletcher remained on the outside looking in for the Pro Bowl.  Fletcher expressed his initial disappointments after hearing about his snub:

And these were the more outspoken frustrations of his teammates for him, courtesy of CSNWashington: Read more »

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Renaissance Man Fletcher Tries Analysis

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 9, 2012 – 11:55 am

Via NFL.com

Proving that he can do anything related to football, Redskins linebacker London Fletcher suited up in his Sunday best and made an appearance on the NFL Network’s Friday “Total Access” segment to preview Wildcard Weekend.

He appeared alongside former Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest and predicted that the Lions lacked the discipline to match the Saints in Saturday’s game: Read more »

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Players Comment On Wildcard Weekend

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 9, 2012 – 11:23 am


Part of what makes the NFL America’s Game is the fact that anything could happen.  ‘Any given Sunday’ was expanded to a very wild wildcard weekend, as all four home teams unexpectedly won, leaving my playoff bracket dead in the water (1-3).

But I digress.

The Redskins actually had a rooting interest in each one of the four games this weekend.  Here’s a recap:

Cincinnati 10, Houston 31:

Outside of the obvious Redskins coaching ties to Houston, there weren’t that many reasons to be excited about Houston winning this game.  That is, unless of course you’re a special teams fanatic, and you cheered for Texans punter, former Redskins punter Matt Turk.  Turk is the Redskins franchise leader in net punt average, a number that was threatened all year by Saverio “Down Under Thunder” Rocca, who fell just short of Turk’s mark.  It may be a tad obscure to cheer for a punter who hasn’t played for the Redskins since 1999, but it’s nice to have a rooting interest.  It was also nice to see Kyle Shanahan’s prodigy receiver Andre Johnson get five receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown.

Detroit 28, New Orleans 45: Read more »

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