Redskins’ veteran linebacker London Fletcher has seen a few first days of organized team activities in his long career, but the perennial team captain said Monday the excitement heading into the 2012 campaign is unique.
He spoke to the media after Monday’s first day of OTAs.
Fletcher — who turned 37 Saturday — said, like usual, he’s taken the responsibility of helping the younger players as they find their way in the NFL.
“If you’ve been in the NFL for a number of years and you’re a veteran guy, it is your responsibility to bring the new guys in and teach them how to be pros,” Fletcher said. “Learning, studying, sharing some of your experiences so they won’t make the same mistakes you’ve made. Just (while) working, let them watch you because, at the end of the day, the thing players respect most of out of you is a guy who works (and) puts forth that effort.”
Fletcher also spoke candidly about the NFL’s stance on concussions and his relationship with the late, great linebacker, Junior Seau.
“Everybody just saw (Seau’s) vibrant personality,” Fletcher said. “He’s a guy that we can identify with.”
Here’s the video of Fletcher’s press conference, via Redskins.com TV:
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