Darryl Tapp says London Fletcher is Redskins’ best defensive player

October 2, 2013

Darryl Tapp was asked by Holden and Danny on 106.7 The Fan yesterday who the best player on the Redskins defense is.

“Oh, London Fletcher,” Tapp said. “Hands down. Hands down, that guy’s unbelievable.”

Host Danny Rouhier pushed Tapp for an explanation.

“Help us with that a little bit,” Rouhier said. “We were actually just talking about this before you came on, and London, listen, an unbelievable career, a Hall of Famer in my mind, finally getting the attention he deserves toward the end, but we’ve seen him miss tackles like we’ve never seen London Fletcher play. Is he still playing at that high of a level to you?”

“Still playing at a high level,” Tapp replied. “London’s a man that makes this whole defense work. Without him, it’s a tough task to try to replace him. I know y’all probably would say Ryan Kerrigan, who’s been playing lights out as well, but London is the thing that really makes this defense and makes the team go. He’s a leader, he’s been there before, he’s going to be there again, and like you said, he’s a Hall of Fame player.”

Fletcher over Kerrigan this year is a tough choice to defend, but I guess there’s something to be said for a HOF reputation. Feel free to debate in the comments.

The audio is here. Come for the Fletcher love, stay to hear Tapp joke about tackling his wife.

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