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L.T. and Gang Green: Why?

Posted on: March 12, 2010 11:30 am
Edited on: March 12, 2010 11:36 am
 
So now it's the New York Jets who are hot and bothered for LaDainian Tomlinson, and my only question is: Why?

I know the club needs someone to help Shonn Greene carry the load. I know Tomlinson has a history with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. I know the Jets could use someone in short-yardage and goal-line situations. But didn't they just have Thomas Jones? And didn't they just release him?

So tell me how L.T. is an upgrade on Jones. He's not, not at this stage of his career.

Look, L.T. is a future Hall of Famer. At one time there was no better running back in football. But that was then, and this is now and now I'd take Jones -- who ran for over 1400 yards and scored 14 times -- over Tomlinson. If the Jets want a veteran running back they should have kept Jones. Instead, they're looking at a guy who posted the worst numbers of his career last season.

Furthermore, if there's anyone who knows how far L.T. has slipped it should be the Jets. They shut him down in his last appearance as a Charger, holding him to 28 yards in 14 carries, and he touched the ball only once in the fourth quarter -- gaining one yard. That is the back the Jets say they want now, and someone tell me why.
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Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2010 4:40 pm
 

L.T. and Gang Green: Why?

Completely agree. This signing made no sense to me. Why do you take a RB in Thomas Jones, who is light years ahead of L.T. at this moment in time? I personally didn't think they should of cut Jones in the first place, but to then replace him w/ someone of lesser talent? I highly doubt someone will respond to this w/ a good reason as to why. The only reason I can think of is they did it purely for fans and $ (name recognition and ticket sales).



Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2010 12:54 pm
 

L.T. and Gang Green: Why?

"someone tell me why."

Seems mighty quiet.


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