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Old 02-17-2010, 04:39 AM   #1
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Mile High Legends: Simon Fletcher


Posted by Joseph Anthony on February 17th, 2010



Simon Fletcher was drafted in the second round of the 1985 draft out of the University of Houston. At 6-6 and 240 pounds, Fletcher was a “tweener” , to tall and lanky to play linebacker and not heavy enough to play on the line. Fletcher would however find a home playing outside linebacker in Denver’s 3-4 scheme, a position where he would mainly rush the passer on every down. And Broncos opponents soon found out Fletcher was a sack specialist.

Fletcher played his entire 11 year career in Denver from ’85 through ’95. Fletcher recorded 97.5 sacks during that time which remains a Broncos record. Fletcher collected a remarkable 66 sacks during ’89 through ’93 and set a NFL record for 10 consecutive games with a sack (recently tied by cowboy DeMarcus Ware).

Fletcher would be overlooked by the media for his entire career. He is most likely the greatest player to have never been invited to the Pro-Bowl. Even after the ’92 season in which he recorded 16 sacks, 5 forced fumbles and 99 tackles, Fletcher somehow was overlooked.

I believe it’s finally time to recognize and honor Fletcher with the highest honor a Broncos player can receive and add his name to the Ring of Fame in 2010!




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Old 02-17-2010, 06:26 AM   #2
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:28 AM   #3
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:40 AM   #4
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:47 AM   #5
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How can he not be on the Ring of Fame?
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:35 AM   #6
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:25 PM   #7
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Yeah, franchise sack record ... it's past time he goes in.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:33 PM   #8
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Riley Odoms, Rubin Carter and Rick Upchurch are 3 other guys . . . . way over due!
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:37 PM   #9
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Riley Odoms, Rubin Carter and Rick Upchurch are 3 other guys . . . . way over due!
I have no problem with any of those names.

I remember them honoring Fletcher at the 95 Bronco Cardinal game for something. I can't remember but I was there.

I really liked Odoms, my Buddy who knows alot about football always brings Odoms up as being an underrated Bronco from that time period.
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:11 AM   #10
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My buddy and I always screamed, "Simon Fletcha...outta my way or I'm gonna hitcha!" Ok, kinda cheesy, byt loved the guy.
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Overlooked and underpaid.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:23 PM   #12
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How can he not be on the Ring of Fame?
Bowlen's a tool.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:32 PM   #13
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It's amazing he never made the Pro Bowl.
What a travesty!
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:36 PM   #14
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It is one thing to always be overlooked by the probowl and media (except Rome), but when your own owner still doesnt put the long overdue process of getting him on the Ring of Fame, something is wrong. Hey Simon, don't fret! I have you as my Adoptee.
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