Powerful words from London Fletcher on Jim Haslett Dan Leberfeld

Former NFL linebacker London Fletcher, who now works for CBS Sports, had some powerful comments today on his defensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins, Jim Haslett.

“Why does Jim Haslett still have his job as defensive coordinator after five years of ineptitude at the defensive coordinator position? asked Fletcher.

“He is clueless as a defensive coordinator. He lacks attention to detail. He lacks feel on how to call a game. Some of the calls he used to call when I was playing were head scratching. They were so bad I used to change them.

“Mike Shanahan recognized early that this guy does not know what he is doing. And he tried to help him out. And what does Jim Haslett do? He threw (Shanahan) under the bus just like he throws everybody under the bus, players and coaches included.

“He is a guy that does not know what he is doing. And the Washington Redskins and Jay Gruden in particular better watch his back and get Jim Haslett out of the door, because he’s probably back stabbing Jay Gruden like he did everybody else – like he did to Scott Linehan in St. Louis and like he did to Mike Shanahan in Washington.

“This is a guy that would take the ’85 Bears and turn them into a mediocre defense. He is clueless. He has no idea what he is doing. Believe me. I had a front row seat for four years.”