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    London Fletcher....he's not a man...

    ...he's a machine!!!

    I was looking up some stats on something else, and couldn't help but notice that London Fletcher has played in 248 games in his 15.5 seasons. A quick calculation tells you there are exactly 248 games in 15.5 seasons. Which is to say....

    ....London Fletcher has played in every single game of his entire career!!!

    38 years old, and he has never missed a game. Truly amazing. He has quietly put together an awesome career.

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    Re: London Fletcher....he's not a man...

    wow....wish he was a ram again...earlier anyway

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    Re: London Fletcher....he's not a man...

    That is correct Bison. Indeed, a well-oiled mauling machine! As a starter he's going on 200 games and a myriad of tackles. He is also a leader and captain.

    Ahh, that Fletcher were still our Rams MLB, with Laurinaitis his back-up and successor!

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    Re: London Fletcher....he's not a man...

    I maintain the decision to not resign him remains the single worst personnel decision of this franchise's St. Louis tenure.
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    Re: London Fletcher....he's not a man...

    Quote Originally Posted by PeoriaRam View Post
    I maintain the decision to not resign him remains the single worst personnel decision of this franchise's St. Louis tenure.
    I don't know. I agree it is up there, but i think telling Kurt to stop spending so much time in the Bible and more time in the playbook, benching him for Bulger, and then cutting him was probably the worst. I have recently started thinking that all the bad things happening to the RAMS since cutting Kurt may be a result of that action. God probably isn't too happy with the RAMS, and is probably expecting a public apology to Kurt.

    Besides, "Dot-Com" did not make it easy for the RAMS to resign him. If I remember correctly, he took less money to sign with someone else. Kind of hard to blame the RAMS for that. On second thought, you can blame Zigmunt for that, as I am sure they were a key factor in Dot-Com going elsewhere.


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    Re: London Fletcher....he's not a man...

    In one of the worst personnel assesments in NFL history, Lovie Smith persuaded Martz and the rest of the Rams powers that be at the time that Jaime Duncan was close to fletcher against the run, better against the pass and about 2/3 of the money at most. Duncan quickly demonstrated that he couldnt tackle a pregnant woman in a phone booth and Fletcher matured and went on to make an additional 2,000 tackles for other teams. Of course, our salary cap situation was very tight at that time, paying warner, bruce, faulk and pace and we had the kevin carter contract situation as well. The Rams couldnt keep all of them.

    Needless to say, 20-20 hindsight or not, this decision did not work out very well to say the least.

    See also the decision not to resign Pickett.

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    Re: London Fletcher....he's not a man...

    It is a shame. I understand why they let Warner go. It was a hard decision, and it took another two years or so after he left before he regained his poise. I think a lot of front offices would have made the same call. I never really understood the decision with London Fletcher, though.

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