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Ant's Rant: PUT LT'S *** ON THE BENCH

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    By Loren Casuto
    <em>BoltTalk Staff Writer</em>

    <a href="http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05PQ6PPaMZ4Do/340x.jpg"><img class="alignright" title="LaDainian Tomlinson" src="http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05PQ6PPaMZ4Do/340x.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="218" /></a>I feel the need to rant on something; this isn't Poof, this is me.

    LT needs to plant his backside on the bench. And if LT doesn't want to, then Norv Turner, if he had some grapefruit, would bench LT.

    LT is not himself and no one in the league is afraid of LT like they used to.

    There's four flaws
    1. LT doesn't have a good burst hitting the hole
    2. LT goes down way too easily
    3. LT can't jump
    (LT can leap then that4th and goal is a TD no question).
    4. LT can't make any moves (juke, jive, hell I haven't even seen a stiff arm)

    LT has become a burden, we are still giving him carries and we aren't getting any result. I have a belief that he's still injured and that he's not sure of himself and his ability to make moves. I admire and appreciate that LT wants to fight through it, I believe that makes him a warrior. But a leader has to know when he's affecting a team negatively and put himself aside and sit down.

    People complain that Sproles will get tired out of his role as KR/PR if he's given 25 carries. People complain that your taking away our running game, our big threat.

    1) We have no idea if he will because its never been tried.
    2) Since when is Sproles the only guy in the backfield? Where's the guy we gave a goddamn 2nd rounder up to the goddamned Patriots to get? Wasn't he supposed to rotate with Sproles and give us a better interior running game? And isn't that the only frakking thing that Norv calls in the running game?
    3) Don't we also have a more athletic and multi-talented FB who can run and catch better then LoNeal?
    4) Our running game is NOT a threat now, not in any way.

    It's time to put love of the player aside and think of what's best for the team. If LT wants to pout on the sidelines over doing what's best for the team then TS. I don't want to trade him, when healthy he's still the best there is. And when he gets healthy I would welcome him back to the field with open arms and raucous cheers. But he's not a 20 something year old rookie, he needs to take the time to let his body heal and not to play through it. He needs to think of the team and not just himself.

    I can understand its hard on a guy who's been almost completely untouched by injuries for most of his career to be frustrated by two injuries that have limited him heavily over the last year. Still we did this in 2004 when LT had a groin injury, we went more with Jesse Chatman and back then it took LT most of a year to get through the injury. Add four years onto LT's body and I don't think he can play through his recovery and still be effective.

    It's time to take a necessary step to help rescue this season and it starts with putting LT on the bench and letting him rest.

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