Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fletcher Gets Snubbed

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Today, the NFL announced the NFC and AFC Pro Bowl teams. Surprisingly, Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was not on that list.

Fletcher leads the NFL in tackles this season with 163 total tackles. Fletcher was beat out by the Bear's Brian Urlacher and 49er's Patrick Willis.

Willis is currently listed as the starter at inside linebacker for the NFC team. Willis has 93 tackles to go with 4 forced tackles and 1 interception. Willis has just two sacks and has recovered 2 fumbles. His back-up, Brian Urlacher, currently has 92 tackles with no forced fumbles and only 3 interceptions. Urlacher has zero sacks and has recovered 2 fumbles.

Let's look at London Fletcher's stats.

This season, Fletcher has totaled 163 tackles with 3 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions. Fletcher has also recorded 2 sacks.

Fletcher has also been solid in his pass defense, as well. To go along with his is two interceptions, he has deflected 8 passes. Meanwhile, Willis deflected 12 and Urlacher only deflected 7.

Brian Urlacher has not had the Pro Bowl year that was expected of him. I agree with voting Patrick Willis to the Pro Bowl, he has had a stellar year with the 49ers. But, Urlacher should not be selected before London Fletcher.

Former Redskins defensive end Andre Carter (Patriots) and defensive back Carlos Rogers (49ers) were both named to their respective teams starting Pro Bowl rosters.