Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher (59) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins LB London Fletcher thinks Mike Shanahan should stay


There is a lot of discussion in the media over Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and his future with the team. Shanahan has at least one supporter, linebacker London Fletcher.

“The way I look at it, I think Coach Shanahan is a great coach,” Fletcher told reporters, via 106.7 The Fan in D.C.  “Any player who’s played for him, probably 95 percent of the guys who’ve played for him, would love playing for him. “

Fletcher is preaching patience before either makes a decision.

“As I look at the current situation, I think coach Shanahan is definitely the right guy,” Fletcher said.  “I think Mr. Snyder would be wise to let him see this thing through.  Obviously, there’s going to have to be some changes made because right now we’ve won three ball games.  Even if we win these next two, we’ll have five games.  So there is change that needs to take place, but I don’t think it needs to be with the head coach.

“I feel like he’s the right guy for it.  I think Coach Shanahan will have to have a conversation with Mr. Snyder at the end of the year, let them get some time, maybe a week or two, let the season get past them, and let them two just get into a room and really say, ‘Hey, What’s the situation?  How do we move forward?  How do we get this thing right?’”

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