They definitely meant 8th in tackles for Fletcher. But the point still stands, Fletcher clearly had gas left in the tank over that 7 game stretch at the end of the year. It will be interesting to see if he retires, football players tend to get restless in the spring after all their bumps and bruises heal, it's why Farve kept coming back.
Of course, there's a ton of pressure in a bunch of different directions. My hope is that Fletcher comes back but on a reduced salary. Maybe extend him another year, not changing guaranteed money, bringing his total cap hit down, with the intention that he would be owed no more guaranteed money at the end of the year, and would basically be asked to retire after the season, or would be cut, put through waivers, and probably brought back at vet min.