Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said he was "disappointed" by retired linebacker London Fletcher's comments criticizing him. During CBS' pre-game show on Sunday, Fletcher said Haslett is "clueless" and "lacks attention to detail."
During CBS Sports Network's pre-game show on Sunday, Fletcher said Haslett is "clueless" and "lacks attention to detail." Fletcher also said the team should fire Haslett "after five years now of just ineptitude."
Haslett coached Fletcher for four seasons in Washington and said he thought they had a solid relationship.
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 that. 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.”
Washington's defense is No. 10 in yards allowed and No. 25 in points allowed this season. ESPN's John Keim reports the Redskins are No. 27 in yards allowed and No. 30 in points in nearly five seasons with Haslett as defensive coordinator.
The Redskins are 3-10 and in last place in the NFC East. They have lost five straight games and play at the New York Giants on Sunday.
- Paul Palladino