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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: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2010 10:45 am

LT to the Jets

I don't think it's nit-picky to point out that Leon Washington pretty famously broke his leg, not his foot.  And it wasn't like a run of the mill break.  It was a gruesome, blood-through-the-sock compound fracture.

Not only is this analysis bare bones, but the reporting is casual and bordering on irresponsible.  I know it's the off season, Prisco, but if you want to post something, please get off the hammock, come inside and write something with meaning and accuracy. We know that 3.6 a carry stinks and that Curtis Martin is such a clever reference.

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: March 15, 2010 10:40 am

LT to the Jets

Prisco writes another article that lacks any depth or any inside info that makes his opinion knowledgeable....SHOCKER ! I thought your job as a sports reporter was to offer us some insight ?  Any who, even if Lt can't cut the mustard in NY, it is still a good signing. I'm pretty sure that the current Jets brass has a much better angle on the signing of Lt and the release of Thomas Jones than you Prisco. Lt is certainly on the downside of his career, but he can offer a lot to this young Jets offense. Unlike TJ, Lt will be content with spelling Shonne Greene. Enough praise isn't given to Lt for his awareness on 3rd and long with finding the read in blitz pro. Additionally, Lt will be a great tool as a goal-line back with his nose for the end zone as evidenced throughout his career, yes Prisco, even last year. To say Lt only deserves 5-7 carries is simply preposterous, not edgy or whatever you were shooting for there Prisco. If health allows, Lt's gifted vision and respectable quickness will make this $5 mil deal pay for itself. Good call to everyone who called him out on his ill-informed statement on Leon Washington's leg injury BTW.

Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2010 10:23 am

LT to the Jets

Let's face it.  This signing is a no-brainer for the Jets. With Thomas Jones gone there is a hole to fill and LT fits that need.  And the other more important point is this team has over 15k unsold tix for the new stadium they spent a fortune on.  Football is still a business and the Jets cant seem to sell out right now so signing a big name may help sell a few PSL's.

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: March 15, 2010 10:05 am

Everyone has an opinion Prisco..

Certainly LT is no longer the dominate player he once was, and he certainly has a lot of wear and tear on his body, but he isn't a washed up player just yet Prisco. Even the quick and elusive sproles couldn't find many holes to run through last year on a injury plagued o-line. The holes weren't produced, they just didn't exist. Remember, at the start of the season, LT was set as the starter. He battled through nagging injuries and given his age, it took almost 9 weeks for him to get his legs. Obviously his best days are behind him, but the Jets brass knows a heck of a lot more than you, and felt that Thomas Jones was a product of a very talented offensive line and therefore was expendable. Shonne Greene will provide the big plays, with LT being the guy to spell him if healthy. He will also serve well on 3rd and long for blitz pick up, as well as an excellent goal line back with his nose for the end zone. Washington will have his change of pace role in the offense if he returns to the team, assuming no other team gives up a 2nd rounder for him. BTW Prisco, Washington broke a bone in his leg, not his ankle for the record. Don't underestimate the value of this signing for the Jets. To say LT only deserves 5-7 carries a game is preposterous coming from a guy who's job is to offer insight in the world of sports. Good day.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2010 9:43 am

LT to the Jets

Funny I thought he broke his leg not his ankle.  I can't even explain on how piss poor this article is on so many levels.  Please explain how bringing LT into the mix is a negetive thing.  Sure Lt is only a fraction of what he once was, but he still put up decent numbers last season on a team that is pass happy.  My money is on him putting up even better numbers on a run happy team.  

Great move by the Jets!!!  Keep doubting us.

Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2010 9:16 am

LT to the Jets

You're making his point..."WAS" is the key word. You call the guy an idiot and you can't even spell his name right!!! Hahahaha, good stuff.

Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2010 8:09 am

LT to the Jets

Wow, mistakes mistakes.  Prisco not really doing research eh?  Washington broke his leg, not his foot and LT's average per cary was 3.3 last season, not 3.6.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2010 4:31 am

LT to the Jets

Charger fan here.  Good move for the Jets.  LT still has some good moves in him.  Problem with the Chargers was that after he made one guy miss there would be 2 or 3 waiting for him due to our bad line.  This should not be the case in New York.  LT will flourish once again.  Man i hate the Jets.

Go Boltz

Since: Apr 22, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2010 3:58 am

LT to the Jets


Shonn Greene averaged 5.0 YPC during the regular season. In the playoffs, he upped it to 5.6 YPC and 101.3 YPG. He's the starter and will get the bulk of the carries. Leon Washingotn is the 3rd-down back if he's healthy.

Another thing - Greene's not a rookie anymore. I should get a clue? 

Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2010 3:56 am

LT to the Jets

Right on the money with that comment

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