By Rich Tandler
Here is what we will be talking about at Redskins Park during the last week of 2011 season:
Fletcher snubbed, no Redskins in Pro Bowl—We’ll get reaction from players and coaches to the NFL’s leading tackler being omitted from the Pro Bowl. Fletcher possibly has a chance to make it as an alternate (unlike many other teams, the Redskins did not announce alternates, we will effort getting that information) but his failure to make it on the original vote is puzzling. Lorenzo Alexander was a deserving candidate as the special teams player; we’ll ask about him being left off the team and about the Redskins being one of just two NFC teams to get shut out of the Pro Bowl.
Torain cut, Robinson promoted—The Redskins had one last round of roster churn for the season on Tuesday as Ryan Torain, the team’s leading rusher in 2010, was released and rookie wide receiver Aldrick Robinson was moved from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. We’ll see what Mike and Kyle Shanahan have to say about the moves and get some player reaction, including that of Robinson.
Staying focused—The Redskins will start a long vacation as soon as the clock hits 0:00 at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. We’ll ask them how they stay focused and what they will be playing for when they take on the Eagles.