THE QUESTIONS

WITH London Fletcher, Bills Linebacker
October 09, 2005

What was your welcome-to-the-NFL moment?

My first preseason game, with the Rams in 1998. We played the Broncos at home, and the crowd was into it. I was on the kickoff coverage team, and when I sprinted downfield, there was a huge adrenaline rush. I couldn't believe the speed of the game. I ran into the wedge and knocked down [the ballcarrier]. I found out later I'd been on the JumboTron.

What is your favorite off-day activity?

Basketball. I play pickup games at rec centers. Guys raise their intensity if they know what I do for a living ... but I went to college on a basketball scholarship. I can hold my own.

Most treasured possession?

You have to be careful about treasuring things, but ... my Bible. It was given to me in 2000, but I didn't start reading it until a few years later. It tells me how to live. I can't survive without it.

If I were commissioner for a day I'd ...

take away all the rules that protect the quarterback.

LAST WEEK
Fletcher, 30, the NFL's top tackler since 2000, had nine in a loss to the Saints.

THIS WEEK
Bills host the Dolphins. In two wins over Miami last year Fletcher, 5'10", 245, had 12 tackles and forced a fumble.

PHOTOANDY LYONS/GETTY IMAGES (FLETCHER IN ACTION) PHOTOROBERT SKEOCH/WIREIMAGE.COM (FLETCHER HEAD SHOT)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)