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PostSubject: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 5:30 pm

The San Diego Chargers released running back LaDainian Tomlinson Monday afternoon, according to a source.

Tomlinson played nine seasons in San Diego, but at the age of 30 and with declining numbers, Tomlinson has been anticipating his release for the past month.

Tomlinson rushed for 12,490 yards in nine seasons and rushed for 138 touchdowns during his career in San Diego. He caught 530 passes and scored 15 touchdowns through the air.

A former first-round pick, Tomlinson rushed for only 730 yards in 14 games last season and had a 3.3-yard rushing average. He struggled on first down during the Chargers playoff loss to the New York Jets.

Still, the Tomlinson years were some of the best in Chargers history. Tomlinson immediately established himself as a star during a rookie season in 2001 when he rushed for 1,236 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. His ability to run, make big plays and score touchdowns helped allow quarterbacks Drew Brees and Philip Rivers to develop into Pro Bowl stars.

The Chargers reworked Tomlinson's contract last offseason to give him one more chance to re-establish himself as a top running back. He was scheduled to get a $2 million bonus in March and a $3 million base salary under the restructured contract.

At 30, Tomlinson will have to find a new team to restart his career.
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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 5:30 pm

RBs die at 30
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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 5:43 pm

Restart his career? At 30 and after having injuries and 2 below average seasons, he's going to be lucky if anyone picks him up and offers him starting RB wages...
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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 5:46 pm

I heard rumors of Dallas having some trade involving Choice for LT. I guess there goes those rumors, maybe LT won't be returning home.

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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 5:51 pm

Farmer1906 wrote:
RBs die at 30

Or the true greats retire at their peak... I still wonder what kind of numbers Jim Brown and Barry Sanders could have put up had they continued? Jim was running against linemen that were his size and Barry Sanders never took a clean hit. Both were physically ready to go another 4 or 5 if you ask me...

LT had a prime longer than most. Most good to great RB's are dominant 3, 4 or maybe 5 years at best. With AP's running style, I see him falling into this category. Steven Jackson takes a beating behind that line and because his style and will likely be out of the league in the next 2-3 years. And with the rules bending towards the passing game, LT may be the last big time back we see for some time...
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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 6:01 pm

LTFG...between AD and CJ, I think one of them atleast will be the next big thing.

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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 6:08 pm

The AD's of the NFL are a dying breed. Coordinators are designing packages with power guys and agility/speed guys in mind more and more throughout the league. There are gonna be fewer total studs the next several seasons and more complex schemes.

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tolivendiewithLA wrote:
Are u fucking serious with this post bro? ur a newbie to MMA compared to me, I watch all fights, but don't get a hard on unless guys are in the top 30.

Uh, Are u fucking serious with this post bro?



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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 8:20 pm

Sooners, Minnesota suddenly has a passing game that takes priority over the running game. Combine that fact happening during AP's prime years with his running style and you have a simple recipe for a mediocre career. CJ has one big weapon, speed. And he runs on a team that isn't a passing juggernaut. I can see him being effective until he loses a step or they acquire a real QB... yes, there's a chance he's the exception.
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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyMon Feb 22, 2010 8:41 pm

Football teams have no loyalty.
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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyTue Feb 23, 2010 3:15 pm

muayjitsu wrote:
Football teams have no loyalty.

Yeah, I know... Dumbasses are selfishly concerned with the bottom line and trying to field a winning team... Psh
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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyTue Feb 23, 2010 3:35 pm

He will be a backup for probably all but maybe 2 teams in the NFL.
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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyTue Feb 23, 2010 3:38 pm

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He will be a backup for probably all but maybe 2 teams in the NFL.

I wouldn't even want him as a backup for my Cowboys. I'll take Barber and Jones with a side of Choice.

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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyTue Feb 23, 2010 3:40 pm

I wouldnt even take him as a backup with my Eagles or the BROWNS

what does that tell you?

Now before you criticize my post on the Browns...Jerome Harrison beasted it up the last few games of the season when Mangini finally got the stick out of his ass and let him carry the ball...and then James Davis will be a decent back IMO and I forget the other RB's name we had that was backing up Harrison the last couple games, he showed glimpses of being a decent back as well.

LT will have a hard time finding a team, I hope he isnt so cocky as to think he deserves starter type money.
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PostSubject: Re: LT was released by the Chargers   LT was released by the Chargers EmptyTue Feb 23, 2010 3:46 pm

He'll be a Patriot
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