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Old 04-09-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Tomlinson's words damage legacy in San Diego

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 9, 2010 10:18 AM ET
LaDainian Tomlinson is done talking about the Chargers, but the damage is done.

In a eye-opening take-down in Friday's San Diego Union-Tribune, venerable columnist Nick Canepa wonders why Tomlinson took a "selfish, vitriolic, ungrateful road out of town."

The words are jarring because Complainian owned San Diego for so long. Few cities have embraced a player more completely, but the team may not have felt the same by the end. Canepa points out that not a single player showed up for Tomlinson's goodbye press conference.

Even Tomlinson's agents and advisers reportedly aren't pleased with how he's publicly handled the departure. His ex-offensive linemen are reportedly "livid" but have taken a vow of silence. Classy.

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Old 04-09-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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maybe we should have signed him
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I don't think Tomlinson is going to have a very pretty twilight to his career or post NFL Life. Seems to me that he is really struggling to cope with the fact that he's not great anymore. Seems to me that guys like Rice, Emmitt, Tim Brown, etc .... had less of a problem with the transition. They mightve hung around too long, but LT seems in downright denial. Some of the stuff I've read this offseason makes me think that LT thinks he can string together a few more 1500 yd 20 td seasons if the chips fall right.

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Old 04-09-2010, 12:18 PM   #4
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He fell off pretty quick and must be tough to swallow.
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I don't think Tomlinson is going to have a very pretty twilight to his career or post NFL Life. Seems to me that he is really struggling to cope with the fact that he's not great anymore. Seems to me that guys like Rice, Emmitt, Tim Brown, etc .... had less of a problem with the transition. They mightve hung around too long, but LT seems in downright denial. Some of the stuff I've read this offseason makes me think that LT thinks he can string together a few more 1500 yd 20 td seasons if the chips fall right.
Pretty much dead on with this I would say. He will have a few highlight clips this year but for the most part he is done and he is in denial.
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Maybe he's just upset he played for the Chargers.
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Pretty much dead on with this I would say. He will have a few highlight clips this year but for the most part he is done and he is in denial.
Yeah, I mean he is going to be just a "change of pace" back in NY anyway, right?
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The Jets have a much better o-line than San Diego. I could see him putting up better numbers this year but yeah, he just can't accept that he's not the player he used to be.

It's a shame his ego got the best of him in all this "drama".
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well sandy ego gave up on Rodney harrison and junior seau too soon so we will see.
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so logn as we can call this guy Complanian instead of "LT." There is only one LT and it sure as **** isn't Ladanian Tomlinson
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thread needs that picture of the LT 4th quarter bench warmer action figure something fierce
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Oh this one??

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They need to get the fullback in New York a lawn mower. Those tall blades of grass tripped him up something terrible last season. Get him that plus five pro bowl blockers and I bet he can hit 500 yards.
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well sandy ego gave up on Rodney harrison and junior seau too soon so we will see.
Rodney, yes. Junior, no.
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Junior had a good year with Miami
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LT can take solace in the fact that when he was part of the best 8-8, 9-7, 10-6 teams in league history.
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It's rather irrelevant if he had one good year left in him. They did not give up on him too soon.

The problem the Chargers had was they had both Junior and Donnie Edwards in 2002. Edwards had to move to MLB, which he was way too small for. He still did a pretty good job but that wasn't his natural position.

Edwards was younger, cheaper and they got way more production out of him when he took over for Seau in 2003.

Seau's production dropped off the planet after his first year in Miami.
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It's rather irrelevant if he had one good year left in him. They did not give up on him too soon.

The problem the Chargers had was they had both Junior and Donnie Edwards in 2002. Edwards had to move to MLB, which he was way too small for. He still did a pretty good job but that wasn't his natural position.

Edwards was younger, cheaper and they got way more production out of him when he took over for Seau in 2003.

Seau's production dropped off the planet after his first year in Miami.
It seems to me that in general SD does not treat their players very well when they are done with them.
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LT can take solace in the fact that when he was part of the best 8-8, 9-7, 10-6 teams in league history.
LT is Lawrence Taylor you numbskulls. LaDanian doesn't deserve that nickname
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LT is Lawrence Taylor you numbskulls. LaDanian doesn't deserve that nickname
Why didn't he do enough cocaine

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Tomlinson hasn't been the same since that NE playoff game. His behavior was strange. That's when I lost all respect for him. His ego got bigger than his talent
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It seems to me that in general SD does not treat their players very well when they are done with them.
Relative to other teams? How so?
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Relative to other teams? How so?
I see players that leave SD often say less that flattering things about the team.

For example your NT we just signed referred to the Chargers as "That other team".
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I see players that leave SD often say less that flattering things about the team.

For example your NT we just signed referred to the Chargers as "That other team".
There's a lot of assumption going on there.

How were the Chargers big meanies to Jamal? Give me specifics here.
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