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Old 02-22-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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Am watching ESPN's Around The Horn. They have just announced that Ladanian Tomlinson has been let go by the San Diego Chargers.

Ok, people. What does Tomlinson's future look like? Who is going to take a chance on him?
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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LT will be 31 in June. Hard to imagine at that age his good years are already behind him. If he played baseball he'd still have 5-6 good years left.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Houston Texans?
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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send him to the steelers as a back up
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Edwardsville, IL
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The Calgary Stampeders!

Seriously? He's done. He peaked in 2006 and has gone downhill since then.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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On the radio this morning, they were talking about him possibly going to the Saints. I really can't see that happening. He'll probably land up on my Iggles. That's all we need is more dead weight.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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From what I have heard, there are at least a dozen teams interested. You have to remember that this league is no longer a one back league. Most teams use running back by committee now. I would take LT on the Packers any day. He would be an excellent supplement to Ryan Grant.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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LT will be 31 in June. Hard to imagine at that age his good years are already behind him. If he played baseball he'd still have 5-6 good years left.

Running backs generally go downhill after 30. Only an elite few have had solid careers past that. In fact, LT having 9 solid seasons is very good for an RB.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I think Midol is pursuing him as a spokesperson.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: The 719
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I became interested in LTs career since he was destroying records at TCU and in my opinion, single-handedly putting them on the map.

I know one guy who will never ever pursue him; Mike Shanahan. There is a guy who gives a running back about 5... maybe 6 years tops. Any running back who can make it and stay consistent for anything like 10 years is the exception to the rule. Running backs wear out. You look at the careers of Jim Brown and Barry Sanders... These guys stayed loyal to one team and they knew when to say when. In fact, they may have shocked their respective teams and fans by their voluntary departure.

Now, looking at the Rat specifically, I'm surprised Terrell Davis lasted as long as he did. He should have got out or been traded after 4 years. Clinton Portis was gone after 3 or 4, but he should have maybe got out after about 5 or 6 years. Let's see if he isn't the next big one traded or cut or put on IR, because... look who's coaching him now?

You know, the one guy who had an amazingly long career and went out on top and did much better when he left his original team for their rival, no less, was Marcus Allen. That guy right there was either a very smart running back or he was made of titanium. He seemed to know how to use the referee as a blocker too.
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