Following yesterday’s 17-tackle performance against the Jets, Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher now leads the NFL by a wide margin, with 155 tackles this season.
Fletcher is a defensive captain, top playmaker, locker room leader, and everything that the Redskins could ask of him in the community. He is the consummate professional through thick and thin in Washington, and was asked about his motivation by the CSNWashington post-game crew.
I tell the guys that I drink a cup of coffee, and take a cup of commitment everyday…That’s really how I look at it…I just take commitment.
It smells better than coffee in the morning, but it’s harder to swallow.
Commitment isn’t just something that he’s bringing to the 2011 Redskins–it’s something that he’s instilling in his younger teammates as well. With his two Super Bowl appearances, he knows what it takes to reach his goals.
I wanna taste that again…I love playing in Washington, and I wanna be part of the team that brings back the legacy, brings back that tradition of winning. I wanna be a part of that.
Over the course of his five years in Washington, his position has changed and his role has changed. His teammates around him have changed, and there have been varying degrees of success. In light of the fact that the Redskins can’t have a winning record this season, there’s understandable frustration, but also room for hope:
Y’know, it’s frustrating, I won’t lie to you. I’ve definitely had some long days, long nights. But this is what I do. I don’t get caught up in what the score is, what the record is. I play football.
There’s guys that play hard on this football team, I mean, you look at how hard we’ve played these last three weeks, you can’t question our effort. Guys come to play every week.
Hopefully, Fletcher can continue his personal dominance rally his teammates down the stretch.
Check out the rest of his CSNWashington interview below:
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