Will Perry Riley and London Fletcher still be starting along side each other in 2012?
Why isn't London Fletcher a Redskin? For a guy that is by far the emotional leader of this team why hasn't he be taken care of? Why wasn't he signed a long time ago? Could any of this point to Fletcher not being back in DC? Sure both sides can publicly say the right thing, but do they really believe what they are saying?
This may be the deepest free agent class in the history of the NFL, in terms of linebacker. Game changers like D'Qwell Jackson, Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne, Stephen Tulloch, and others are all up for grabs. The Philadelphia Eagles may just be a middle linebacker away from making a strong run at the Super Bowl. But do the Washington Redskins really think that both of their 2012 starting inside linebackers were one of their 2011 starting inside linebackers? I think the answer could be no, and I feel more strongly about with each day that goes by.
Rocky McIntosh is gone, not a big deal. But could London Fletcher be on his way out also? Maybe Mike Shanahan wants to trade Fletcher in for a young stud, like Lofton or Hawthorne. Sure the Skins could grab one of these linebackers, still sign Fletcher, and send Riley back to the bench, but perhaps the thought in Ashburn is that Perry Riley is ready. It would be a public relations mess, but winning cures that. Maybe we've already seen London Fletcher in the burgundy and gold for the last time?