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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: May 24, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2010 9:30 pm

LT to the Jets

hes just so dumb. there are too many things. its not worth it

Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2010 9:04 pm

LT to the Jets

Minniebadger - don't really agree that he would've gotten more play with the Vikes - especially if Favre returns. Under him they were middle of the pack  in carries among teams. Jets are run it down your throat until you succumb. LT made a great choice. Whether it pays off for the Jets remains to be seen, which is odd because I rarely agree with Prisco.

Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2010 8:58 pm

LT to the Jets

Hey Prisco.....maybe you should learn to better understand what your writing about.....I believe the JETS had the NO. 1 rushing offense last year and in case you were wondering, SD is a pass first offense and in no way can compare to the Jets offensive line!  Therefore, be prepared to eat CROW, as LT will have a very successful season running behind our awesome line.....he certainly may have lost a step or two, but TJ wasn't the fastest back around and he still ran for 1400 yards......Plus Tomlinson will be a HUGE factor on third down situations, as he can catch the ball out of the backfield, something that TJ wasn't capable of doing!  He will also be an automatic inside the 5, as he has a propensity to find the end zone........LT should remain fresh as he won't be considered the main back....Absolutely LOVE the move...........

Since: Feb 12, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2010 8:46 pm

obviously has no clue...

First of all washington broke his leg (compound fracture) and LT struggled behind a weak o-line, now he gets the best in the game

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2010 8:33 pm
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Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2010 8:30 pm

LT to the Jets

Prisco, I don't know if you have seen the offense in SD, but they aren't much of a running team anymore. Now that they have Philip Rivers, they have no need for a running game like the one the Jets have. Does SD have the offensive line the Jets do? Does SD have the running schemes the Jets do? The answer is no. Has he lost a lot of steps since his glory days? Yes he has, but even still, he is one of the best backups out there. The Jets won't ask him to be a primary back. He will get enough carries a game to keep him in the game, but also keep him fresh. You also have no clue if Shonn Greene can handle the load. No one has seen him be a primary back yet. He has the potential to be, if he can stay healthy. Leon is still our big play guy. There are no number 1 RBs on this team. They will give the ball to whoever is running better that day. Let's see how good TJ is when he doesn't have our line breaking holes for him. This 3 headed monster has the potential to be even better than the one of last year.

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2010 8:17 pm

LT to the Jets

fib-ULA... my bad

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2010 8:07 pm

LT to the Jets

Wow, where to begin... I guess the most obvious misinformation you'll get out of this schmuk's article is Leon Washingtons injury. Last I checked, the tibia and fibia, the fractured bones he is recovering from, are not found in the foot but in the leg. That should immediately raise a red flag as to this reporters incompetence. Now, as for his opining on the Jets acquiring LT, he makes it sound as if this is the worst FA signing in NFL history or something. It's a 2 year deal for about 5 mil in an uncapped season for one of the leagues elite goalline backs (yes, still). Now, NY can't shop for RFAs unless they lose one of equal value so there isn't much out there for them to shop around for so to be able to grab a talent like this, a step or two slower or not, is an absolute no-brainer. Anyone who watches the Jets could've recognized that Thomas Jones had lost a step or two himself but, behind arguably the best OL in the league, he was still able to rush for a career high 1,400 yards. Tomlinson will also benefit from this tremendous OL and, playing as a complement to Greene, he will not have to shoulder the heavy load he was laden with in the past. Another point to consider is Tomlinson has had more time to heal from his rash of injuries the past couple of seasons and should enter training camp healthy and ready to roll.  Add to that the fact that he has tons of critics, like this clown, to prove wrong. Now I have never been and still do not consider myself a Tomlinson fan, but how can you look at this transaction and say the Jets made a bad move? Sorry but I don't see how you can.

Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2010 7:58 pm

LT to the Jets

next year is uncapped.  that's going to be an advantage for Jets over, Carolina, let say...   not a bad 2 year deal considering it's going hit our cap for only the 2nd year.

since we know Greene is legit and we have Washington coming back (who i've always regarded highly...  now if this was knee surgery, then i may think he may need another year before full strength, but foot injuries still recover better than knee or lower back)

so we really don't need Tomlinson for anything other than...

TOUCHDOWNS IN RED ZONE!!!  even though his average was only 3.6, he still had 12 TD in those LIMITED carries.  and with 12 carries for TDs, counting for 1 or 2 yards each, his real YPC is closer to 4...  not great, but eh...

hey, Thomas had low average too, but he also had double digit TDs so getting Tomlinson as a goal line specialist and provide rest for Washington's foot is not such a bad deal

and if you already have your #1 & #2 RBs, why would you invest a 1st rounder in the same position when you can strengthen your DL or even a Hakeem Nicks type of WR (not just big like Braylon who's more straight down the sideline guy, but someone with large surehanded hands and long arms while using good position and body control).

maybe if the Jets are lucky, with Giants signing Rolle, it's not totally unimaginable that Jets can have Earl Thomas to replace Kerry Rhodes...   i'd much prefer that over a RB who may or may not be better than Washington or Greene.

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2010 7:54 pm

LT to the Jets

This is ridiculous.  The Jets or the Vikings were the perfect teams for LT and it would have been a great move for either team.  The Jets have two younger backs in case LT can't contribute.  You get the best player in the league from a few years ago to see if he can make an impact in your three deep.  Why the heck would you waste a draft pick on a RB when you're so stocked?  This was a luxury signing that the Jets could afford and is good news for both parties.

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