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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 24, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2010 3:54 am

LT to the Jets

Haha your so right..

Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2010 3:32 am

LT to the Jets

inbiased opinion here on this topic. WOW! can i say what a ignorant jerk prisco is to start off. Nothing upsets me more then some writer who thinks a player should hang it up, is it painful to watch your favorite athletes struggle? maybe to a extent.. but i will tell you from being a lions fan that watching Barry Sanders walk away hurt a lot more then if he stayed around another 3 years.
Even if Tomlinson struggles this year " its what he wants to do " if he still loves the game and a team wants them to play for him then let him be happy : ).
What did you do Pete after you wrote this article? go rub one out and feel like a champion as you came all over your keyboard?

Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: March 15, 2010 3:30 am

LT to the Jets

Sorry, Pete, but I gotta side with the field on this one. I think your alter-ego, Little Pete the troll, got the best of you on this article.

Hating on LT was almost worse judgement than your camera angle in Pete's Picks (sure loved Lauren, tho). LT must have been your RB1 when he dislocated his BUTT-OX!

But I digress. Thomas Jets has been AWESOME, but now LT is the supernova in the Jets Constellation. Sanchez and Green(e), et. al, will evolve out of the Ladanian starstuff, and steady as the Rex Belt shrinks, the O Ryan nebula will dominate the NFL universe.

LT will add another chapter to his Hall-of-Fame story, and his legacy will burn on when the torch is passed.

Quit being a black hole.

Since: Mar 11, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2010 3:23 am

LT to the Jets


Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2010 3:12 am

LT to the Jets

Pete Prisco's opinion on anything positive happening to the JETS should be totally disregarded. LT will be a great mentor and complementary back to Shonn Greene that's all that will be asked of him. Hey Pete I hope your Dolphins still SUCK!!!!

Since: Apr 22, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2010 2:29 am

LT to the Jets

Leon Washington is the wild card in this discussion. When healthy, he's probably the best 3rd-down back in the entire NFL. If Shonn Greene wins the starting job (like the Jets want him to) and Washington is back at 100%, when is Tomlinson going to see the field outside of mop-up duty or in the case of an injury? 

With Minnesota, Tomlinson would've been been guaranteed plenty of action, and he likely would've shattered Chester Taylor's 2009 average of 8.6 touches per game if Adrian Peterson continues to fumble at his current rate.

Just an opinion - I'm not smoking anything.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2010 1:33 am


Yeah, LT was behind a broken down line and didn't have Tony Richardson clearing holes for him.  Curtis Martin had a bone on bone injury that forced him to leave the game.  Way to be disrespectful you hack.  I bet anything LT has more yards than TJ this year.

Oh yeah and he can catch some too.  TJ cant.  

TJ was a selfish player.  Shonn Greene is a very similar player.  LT adds another dimension.  

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: March 15, 2010 1:02 am

LT to the Jets

;   Prisco you are a jack a## . If CBS was smart they would fire you . It sounds like you have a personal problem with LT . Not only
are you bashing him but you don't even know what your talking about .  

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

;  Your telling me thats all LT deserves . LT is one of the nicest guys in and out of the NFL . He's a first ballot Hall of Famer and like
someone else said he played in a passing offense . He may have lost a step but you've lost your brain , if you even have one . Anyone
believe this guy knows anything about football .  

Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2010 12:10 am

LT to the Jets

Let me get this right.  The Jets dropped Thomas Jones and replaced him with LT?  lmao.  This is crazy.  I do think LT has a couple good years left and so does Thomas Jones, but its like a lateral move at best.  Why would they do this?  Maybe to save money, didnt they owe Jones like 3 mill signing bonus?  I think thats probably why they did this, but still I'd rather pay the extra couple mill and keep Jones. 

Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2010 12:02 am

LT to the Jets

I think this is a good pickup for the jets.  Regardless of what prisco says.  If the Patriots had made this signing prisco would have gotten wood and would be enjoying himself in the bathroom right now.  The guy is such a patriot and colt lover that its rediculous.  He and clark judge both are rediculous patriot jockers

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