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Since: 7.2.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.08
They finally did it.

Tomlinson's time in San Diego ends (chargers.com)

I'm not sure how I feel about this, but I'm not exactly floored by it. He's getting old(er), and ain't what he used to be. I still can't help but think he had more to offer. I guess the bigger questions is, "Where do the Chargers go from here?"

Also: as an Angels fan as well, this hasn't really been the most pleasant off-season.

{ EDIT: Corrected link - CRZ }

(edited by CRZ on 22.2.10 1515)


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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.05
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.26
The sad thing is, I can't see anyone picking up a guy whose production has drastically declined over the years. I think it turns into a Shawn Alexander situation where he just simply disappears from the league without anyone noticing.




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Since: 7.11.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.60
    Originally posted by It's False
    The sad thing is, I can't see anyone picking up a guy whose production has drastically declined over the years. I think it turns into a Shawn Alexander situation where he just simply disappears from the league without anyone noticing.

I've got a suspicion it'll be more like Emmitt or Edge, where he gets a pretty good contract from a team that either was oblivious to his decline or wants his starpower.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.71
Sproles seems like a legit running threat. Am I wrong or do they use him sparingly?



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.60
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    Sproles seems like a legit running threat. Am I wrong or do they use him sparingly?
Sproles seemed to me this year to be like Reggie Bush; good at catching passes, occasionally electric outside the tackles and on returns, and useless up the gut. In his two starts this year he had a combined 67 yards rushing and 2.4 ypc.

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The Chargers really never seemed to trust Sproles. The front office might (correctly) think LT is done, but the coaching staff clearly preferred continuing to give him the ball as a dominant #1 back rather than work in Sproles. Sproles was at best used as a situational 3rd down guy, with the impression that Jacob Hester or Mike Tolbert used more like every down backs.

It'd cost the charges $7 mil to resign Sproles. It wouldn't be a big surprise if they let him go and brought in someone completely new.



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A RB who can catch a pass and turn it into yardage will always have a job in the NFL, and nobody was better for a good stretch than LT. Granted, he's been banged up, but I can see New England taking a shot at him, or the Jets as a third down passing situations back.
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I can see New England taking a shot at him


Except he hates Bill Belichick and all things Patriot. (Also, PLEASE GOD NO.)



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.60
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    A RB who can catch a pass and turn it into yardage will always have a job in the NFL, and nobody was better for a good stretch than LT.
He wasn't even doing that anymore; he only had 20 catches in 2009.



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It's unbelievable how short of a shelf life running backs in the NFL have. This guy was awesome like two seasons ago. And how that 2001 draft trade has come full circle now.



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They (being the Chargers) had better be right about this. There's a good chance LT can still be The Bus version 2.0 if he lands somewhere like Washington, New England, Philly, or Houston. Meanwhile, I have Sproles lying somewhere in an iron lung by Jan '11 if he tries to start 16 games next year.

The Chargers also better be ready to at THINK about Toby Gerhart in the 1st or trading to early second, because since they have an exposed hand at this point, somebody will try to fuck them over by the 2nd or 3rd. It's not like the Broncos have been shy about reaching for RBs.



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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      I can see New England taking a shot at him


    Except he hates Bill Belichick and all things Patriot. (Also, PLEASE GOD NO.)


I am sure if it came between retirement and a pay day, he'd find a way to stomach Belichick. Although I didn't notice his reception totals were so low this year.
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.46
    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
    They (being the Chargers) had better be right about this. There's a good chance LT can still be The Bus version 2.0 if he lands somewhere like Washington, New England, Philly, or Houston.

Yeah, count me among those who still think he has some value. I love Westbrook as much as the next man, but if it came down to a choice between him and LaDanian for next season I'm not so sure LT wouldn't be the better bet. I'm not convinced of the merits of Shady McCoy at this stage as well, but that's another matter.

Pittsburgh might not be the worst place for him either, although if they could learn how to run-block between now and the start of the season that would certinaly help his cause there.
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I don't think he has anything left in the tank, but even I think he'd be a perfect fit in Minnesota, where Chester Taylor is on his way out and they need a veteran guy to get in Adrian Peterson's ear.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
    Originally posted by dMr
    I love Westbrook as much as the next man, but if it came down to a choice between him and LaDanian for next season I'm not so sure LT wouldn't be the better bet.

Maybe the Eagles agree with you??

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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
Get a load of this quote from LT....(http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/jim_trotter/02/22/tomlinson/)


    Tomlinson would not discuss potential landing spots, saying he wanted to be patient and prudent. Two contenders that need help at running back are Philadelphia and New England. Green Bay could be another.

    "I do know that I would have to go to a team that has a [proven] quarterback," Tomlinson said. "A place where you know you have a chance to win because of the quarterback."


Wow, talk about throwing Rivers under the bus. Hey LaDainian, SD's passing game was the only reason you guys were any good last year. Maybe you might've made it further in the playoffs if the running game hadn't been garbage.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Are you sure he's slamming his old team? It sounds more like he's just making it clear he wants to go to an offense that won't need to rely on him (a smart move), not that he specifically had any problem with the old team.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Get a load of this quote from LT....(http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/​2010/​writers/​jim_​trotter/​02/​22/​tomlinson/​)


      Tomlinson would not discuss potential landing spots, saying he wanted to be patient and prudent. Two contenders that need help at running back are Philadelphia and New England. Green Bay could be another.

      "I do know that I would have to go to a team that has a [proven] quarterback," Tomlinson said. "A place where you know you have a chance to win because of the quarterback."


    Wow, talk about throwing Rivers under the bus. Hey LaDainian, SD's passing game was the only reason you guys were any good last year. Maybe you might've made it further in the playoffs if the running game hadn't been garbage.


I'm more interpreting this as "I was spoiled by a QB who knew how to win in the final minutes and didn't crack under pressure, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I don't want to sign with Jay Cutler or Matt Leinart" more than Tomlinson slamming Rivers.




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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.46
    Originally posted by StingArmy
      Originally posted by dMr
      I love Westbrook as much as the next man, but if it came down to a choice between him and LaDanian for next season I'm not so sure LT wouldn't be the better bet.

    Maybe the Eagles agree with you??

    - StingArmy

Well a few months ago I posted that I wouldn't mind seeing Vick come to Philly and they went ahead and did that, so clearly LT in midnight green is a certainty now

Seriously, LT's still some sort of threat in the red zone where the Eagles are perenial strugglers, so there are worse fits.
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Wow, talk about throwing Rivers under the bus. Hey LaDainian, SD's passing game was the only reason you guys were any good last year.

He said he would *have* to go to a team where the QB gives them a chance of winning, basically admitting that at this stage of his career he can't carry an offense on his back. He can help a good team get better, but won't make an average team a contender. I think you're misinterpreting a fairly honest admission of where he's at with a knock on Rivers.

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