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Record London house prices stoke bubble fears
— As rumors persist that the NFL would eventually like to have a team in London, St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long didn’t mince words when discussing what he’d think if he ever had to play for such a team. I would be absolutely livid. I love growing our sport globally but logistically to put a team through that would be like punishment. They have great fans there and they were super enthusiastic and awesome to everyone when we were there but to ask people to take those road trips every time they do an away game is just ludicrous. — Rams defensive end Chris Long, on if he had to play for a team based in London “I would be absolutely livid,” Long said. “I love growing our sport globally, but logistically to put a team through that would be like punishment. They have great fans there and they were super enthusiastic and awesome to everyone when we were there but to ask people to take those road trips every time they do an away game is just ludicrous.” Long’s comments come as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings get ready for Sunday’s latest venture to London. Long and the Rams played the New England Patriots in London in 2012, a 45-7 loss. As the host team in that game, the Rams went through the full week-long event, arriving early in the week and going through a litany of activities leading up to the game. Like Long, Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes doesn’t see how a team in London can work based off logistics alone. “What about OTAs?
Chris Long: No interest in London
Thats what happened yesterday. I think he got a few in the second half. I was hoping that Nick would get a few in the first half, but were trying to keep London at 100 percent and we dont want to set him back at all. Fletcher, who the week before had struggled to shed blocks and recorded only one solo tackle and one assist while playing all 72 defensive snaps most of them no-huddle, said that he should have taken himself out of a portion of each of the first two games. He said being a guy that wants to learn from his mistakes, he willingly made way for Barnett. He added, It may be like that the rest of the season. Fletcher said, I wanted to play 100 percent, 100 miles an hour the whole ballgame and its tough to do that if youre going to play 100 percent of the snaps also. Just being smart about it, knowing, hey, Ive got a veteran guy here whos been a starter, Nick got some reps in practice so he felt comfortable in the scheme, felt comfortable with what we were doing against Detroit so it made sense to give him some playing time and I felt fresher. Fletcher, who on Sunday had eight tackles and a sack, continued, I understand that Im not 24, either. Even young guys, whether youre how old you are if you want to be 100 percent, 100 miles an hour to the football, youre not going to be able to go that mind-set 60 minutes. Its impossible to do it. I wanted to be able to run to the football better and do a lot more things than I was able to do in the first two ball games, so if that means Ive got to give Nick a few snaps, it helps me, helps us. Basically, helps us win a ball game. Ill do it. Theyre not giving out trophies for playing all the snaps. Were judged on wins and losses. Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Mailbag question for him to answer it in The Mailbag on Tuesday.