This morning, former Washington linebacker and current CBS analyst London Fletcher openly wondered why defensive coordinator Jim Haslett's still employed. Fletcher played under Haslett for four seasons, and claimed that when he played, Haslett managed the defense so poorly, the linebacker would change the plays called on the field.
At one point, Fletcher bluntly said Haslett has no clue what he's doing. A transcribed excerpt of the segment, via Dan Steinberg:
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.'
"For years he has always made excuses. One minute it was 'We're changing from the 3-4 and we don't have the right personnel.' Next minute it is salary cap. Next minute it is Mike Shanahan. Next minute it is injuries. Mike Shanahan recognized early that this guy does not know what he is doing. And he tried to help him out….And what does Jim Haslett do? He threw [Shanahan] under the bus just like he throws everybody under the bus, players and coaches included.
Ahh, throwing someone under the bus. A team tradition.
Fletcher kept going on Twitter, too:
Fletcher's claims should just be added onto the pile of evidence that the Skins organization, in its entirety, is so bad at being good at football.
Update (1:47 p.m.):
[CBS Sports Network]