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LT takes a big pay cut

Discussion in 'Smack Talk' started by Blue Bolt, Aug 1, 2011.

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  1. Concudan
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    Where did I say run blocking good?

    They were in my opinion. It is just the LT was slow to the gap in many cases. They were still pulling Clary, they were still putting Hester on a LB.

    If you want to argue that Hester was no good, and Clary was no good that is fine. But it does not explain how Sproles and others were able to get yards where LT struggled.

    I am one of the biggest LT fans. He was not 100% with us, and he was bitter on the way out. The FO didnt try and make him feel better either.

    Even the best OL has only a few seconds that they can keep four to seven defenders off the RB or out of the backfield. Remember, with the long pass game teams try and get in the backfield more, because if LT is not running it, they can try and get a sack on Rivers. It is not just black and white OL...
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    I disagree. Your RB has to be able to hit the hole when it is open. I sit in a very good position @ the stadium to see this (west end zone), and the holes WERE there, LT just did not have the burst to hit them as he once did. I don't care how good of a line you have, they can't sustain their blocks forever.

    It wasn't JUST the line's fault, nor was it JUST LT's. Both failed, but only 1 took the blame.
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    Do you mean the 3.7 yard per carry that Sporles was getting in 09 when LT was getting 3.3? Sorry, neither had a good year, and both were getting hit behind the line and both were running behind a poor line and bad running scheme.

    Tolbert was the only one who ran well in 09, and that has a lot to do with his size and ability to make his own holes
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    And you disagree that teams were stacking the lines because the run was not as much of a threat, and they were trying to get to Rivers as well?
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    ^^^^^THIS^^^^^
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    Tomlinson wasn't hitting the hole as he once could, that is not the blocking scheme. Tomlinson can never be replaced on the Bolt's and what he did will never be duplicated, he was the MAN. In the end that MAN got old and time caught up with faster than anyone thought, including the man himself. He could have ridden out his career in Dego but chose not to and went for the money, only he did choose to leave on bad terms and AJ dose hold some of the blame for that. The whole thing is just sad.
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    That I agree with, unfortunately, the teams tried to put the blame on LT, which was evident by dumping him and not making any line changes
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    So what you're saying is the team was wrong with their assessment of LT's diminishing skills?

    I think he has pretty much proved them right after the way he played in NY behind what many would consider a much better Oline.
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    DB67, this is what most are talking about. Tomlinson wasn't speaking the truth as the Jet's line was considered one of the best run blocking units in the NFL.
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    No, I am saying they were wrong in blaming him for 100% of the problem.

    As for his time in NY, he had over 900 yards and rushed for over 4ypc, and did so on less carries than he had in 2009. Compare that to what he did his last year in SD, and that is WAY better.

    I in no way think he was ever going to be a 1200 yard back again, just that his 730 yards in 2009 was not 100% his fault. As he showed in New York, with a quality line, FB, and a commitment to run the ball, he can still be an effective RB
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    True, and he improved his per rush average by about 33%. He could have done the same thing in SD if the line was run blocking like his line in New York did
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    LT also rededicated himself in the offseason and came into camp in much better shape. Nothing prevented him from doing that when he was still here..... he obviously didn't care as much then. And once again, he worn down as the season went on... great start, but didn't have the stamina for the long haul. face it, he's not the player he once was, but seemed unwilling to admit that. Instead, he blamed everyone else for his declining production. That is why LT gets criticized.
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    No one ever blamed LT 100%, that's absurd. But when LT blamed 100% of it on other people, that too was absurd.

    Better line + better offseason condition on LT's behalf certainly led to his short resurgence but even that was fleeting, much like the end of his career.
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    Because the Jets used him in the preseason, he got off to a fast start, but it also helped lead to his early demise. There was a reason the Chargers managed his carries late in his career.
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    The Chargers had been doing that most of his career, not just the last few years. That not playing in the preseason dates back to Marty. LT fizzled out toward the end of the season because he is OLD and spent too much of his energy at the front of the season trying to prove he was still the man.
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    LT is the one that turned his back on the Bolts by throwing the organization that made him who he is under the bus. Let's not forget about that.
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    Tomlinson is a bitch and his legacy is tarnished (in my eyes) just like Brett Favre.
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    The part where he regularly tripped over his own feet when he had gaps to hit.
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    So releasing your RB and not making a single change on the line or making any scheme changes, isn't blaming the RB?
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    He was released because he requested it. Team wanted him to restructure and split carries and he said nope. Stop trying to repaint history to fit into your argument.
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    I think he took it because he's just trying to hang on for a few more season's. LT might have started out strong, but by the end of the season he was one of the "pine brothers". When he retires maybe i'll pull my #21 jersey out of the closet but not until then. When he trash talked his way out of town he really left a stench in the air that hasn't really gone away. It was a totally classless way to end his time here in San Diego.
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    But I thought he was classy? Didn't you ever hear him say so?
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    you are a classless fool too
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    i always disliked you since i was a member here. go away and lose your moms computer fool
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    yea youre a bitch for talking out your *** on a guy who kept you a chargers fan all this time. switch to the raiders *******
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    **** this thread and go ahead and ban me. i met some of you people but you dont deserve to be called true chargers fans, i was born in encinitas but u bandwagoners keep disprespecting tomlinson . **** yourselves
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    That was classy.
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    just like your buddy corona doug who says " Tomlinson is a bitch and his legacy is tarnished (in my eyes) just like Brett Favre." **** someone like that who comes to a chargers thread and calls a future chargers HOFer a bitch. and **** you too for defending him
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    the butthurt is overwhelming
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