Former Redskins LB London Fletcher made some disparaging comments on CBS Sports Network about his former defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Fletcher said, “Why does Jim Haslett still have his job as a defensive coordinator after five years now of just ineptitude at the defensive coordinator position? He’s 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, like, ‘We’re not running that.’ And we’d get off the field and he would ask, ‘Why did you change the call.’ (I would say), ‘Because that’s just a dumb call. That’s why I changed it.’”
Fletcher went on to say that Haslett “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.”
When he got word after the game about the harsh criticism that his former defensive captain had for him during a television appearance, Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett had little reaction other than shock.
Haslett briefly addressed reporters, saying, “I just heard what London said and all I’ll say is I’m disappointed in his reaction. Obviously, he has an opinion, but I’m disappointed that he would come out and say something like. But, every man has an opinion, and he obviously stated his.”
Asked if the two had ever had conflicts, or a falling out of some kind, Haslett said, “London and I have never had an issue.”