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LT to the Jets

Posted on: March 14, 2010 7:25 pm
Edited on: March 14, 2010 7:25 pm

 LT is going to the New York Jets. LaDainian Tomlinson has accepted a two-year deal, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, which first reported the story.

Big deal.

What, wasn't Curtis Martin able to help?

That's about what the Jets are getting in Tomlinson: A back who can't get through the holes anymore. Martin retired when he knew it was over. Tomlinson plays on. But if the Jets are willing to give him a two-year deal, why shouldn't he?

I would have used a late-round pick on a runner, rather than sign LT. You can find runners all over the draft board, and younger is better at that position.

Tomlinson averaged 3.6 yards per rush last season. If you watched him play, you know it's over for him.

When the skills of backs go, they go fast. There's no in-between.

The Jets will start Shonn Greene. He proved in the playoffs he's capable of handling the load. They will also likely have Leon Washington, who is coming off a broken foot, unless he leaves as a restricted free agent. It will be interesting to see how Tomlinson handles being a spot back, which is what he should be at the most.

Give him five or seven carries. Hope he can handle that. That's all he'll deserve.

But, hey, give the Jets this much: They have added a name people know.

For whatever that's worth.



Category: NFL

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: March 15, 2010 8:08 pm

LT to the Jets

I fail to understand the Curtis Martin comparison in the context of the article... ~1700yds and 12 tds at the age of 33 for Martin and the Jets. If LT's situation is so like Martin's then LT will be averaging a decent 17+ yds per carry with the 5-7 carries Prisco allots.

Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2010 8:05 pm

LT to the Jets

agreed.  what was the point of this article anyway?  no insight.  no depth.  errors.  misunderstanding.
tell me which holes were created for LT last year that he didn't make it through?  of course his skills have
diminshed, but he was hit almost as soon as handed the ball last year.  he still has something to prove and
I think the Jets will be better with him next year. I don't think keeping TJ was the right choice because
he would hav ewanted to be the starter.  LT is willing to take an alternate role at this point in his career.
both LT and TJ seem to be good locker room guys, though.

Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2010 7:32 pm

LT to the Jets

I second the Prico idiot statement!!!

Since: Jun 20, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2010 7:24 pm

LT to the Jets

No doubt, who would want to be fumble All Day's backup? No chance of being the starter, because Adrian can go like all day and some nights and weekends.  I can't stand the Vikings. Probably because I'm a biased Packers fan. Anyway, I don't think LT is quite done yet. His body didn't just shut down after it realized running backs shouldn't play past 30. Most of it has to do with motivation, conditioning, training, playcalling, and your line. You can't just look at his age and say he's old, he's done. Quit yer yapping of LT, Petey P.

Since: Oct 5, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2010 7:15 pm

LT to the Jets

I agree I don't think anyone should have taken a chance on him.  When I heard the visits to both Minnesota and New York I was thinking both teams should have kept those backs(Thomas Jones and Chester Taylor) He(Tomlinson) is no an upgrade for Taylor, or Jones I mean its like my trading my 2006 Honda Pilot with 43,000 miles on it and getting a 2004 Pilot with 50,000 miles on it I mean my 2006 is not giving me problems and been reliable so why take an older car because it has less mileage?  It makes no sense. Its a waste of money. While I hope its the Vikings who win Superbowl XLV, whatever team wins and Tomlinson, who said he wanted to win a Superbowl, is not on it what then? he will be older and slower I mean I agree this was a crazy move by the Jets.  It would be cool if my Vikings win the Superbowl I would love to know the mind frame of Tomlinson should that happen.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2010 6:28 pm

LT to the Jets

You may be right - he would have been the clear-cut backup in Minnesota.  With a player as great as LT (or at least as great as he used to be) you have an ego factor, however.  I'm sure LT is still thinking about being the alpha dog.  In Minnesota - impossible, with Adrian Peterson.  In New York - you never know...

Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2010 6:06 pm

LT to the Jets

If LT/Jets embrace the same role Marcus Allen held in KC this should work.  Inside the 5 he'll be unstoppable and that's all you need from him

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2010 5:58 pm

LT to the Jets

Hey Pete Pissco, You are a Douche and a moron. The Jets will be committed to running the ball unlike the Chargers. Lt will still score 12-14tds and catch a bunch of balls out of the backfield. I guess you think Rickey Williams was done last year too.Why don't you write something interesting instead of this LT bashing crap, you  lump of ass!

Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2010 5:34 pm

LT to the Jets


A Curtis Martin comparison? What did Curtis Martin do at age 31? Only rushed for nearly 1700 yards, with a 4.6 average per carry and a 106 average per game. What are you Smoking Pete and will you please send me some?

Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2010 5:01 pm

LT to the Jets

Yeah I don't always agree with what Prisco says, but with this one about LT he's right on.  There is no way the Jets are going to get Thomas Jones production out of him.  LT is done.  He's lost a couple steps, he can't separate from tacklers anymore, he's got few moves that actually work and he continues to decline.  The Jets would have been better off keeping Thomas Jones.

As a Packers fan, I personally was hoping he would join the Vikings, but no luck there.  Good luck with LT Jets fans, you're definitely going to need it.

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