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L.T. dishes more dirt on the Jets

Discussion in 'American Football' started by !~BOLT~!, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. !~BOLT~!

    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson is making the rounds. First it was ESPN last Sunday and now it is Inside the NFL on Showtime via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

    Some of what LT said on Inside the NFL was a repeat of what he said on Sunday such as he disagreed that quarterback Mark Sanchez was lazy. He also said that he needed competition, a backup to push him.

    Tomlinson said the dysfunctional locker room dynamic “got out of hand toward the end of the season.” Santonio Holmes was benched by then-offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer late in the fourth quarter of the Jets’ loss to the Dolphins in the season finale after the wide receiver got into verbal altercations with several teammates on a few occasions in the huddle. Tomlinson said that the tension between Sanchez and Holmes was palpable.

    “It is as bad as I’ve ever been around, honestly,” Tomlinson said about the relationship between the quarterback and wideout. “You know it was at the point where I think the players could no longer do anything about it. There was nothing that the players could do. So when it gets to that point there are certain changes that need to happen. Can it be fixed?... I think absolutely it can be. But they’re going to have to make some tough decisions.”

    Although Tomlinson joked that players referred to the rift as a “East Coast-West Coast beef,” the situation escalated as the season went on.
    “I would really have to sit down with them and see if they can co-exist,” Tomlinson said about how the organization can repair the relationship. “I mean that is a decision that I really have to make. And if I really feel like they can’t, then you have to make a move….. There are some things that obviously (Holmes) needs to work on as far as being a leader.”
    “They (the organization) created this,” Tomlinson said. “This is the type of football team that they wanted. Mike Tannenbaum (and) Rex Ryan are both brash, in-your-face type of style, say whatever you want, just get it done on the field. And then it leads to other things (like) guys are calling each other out and saying I’m not getting the ball or whatever it may be.”
    “I would prefer him not to say it as much as he did,” Tomlinson said. “I don’t mind every now and again saying we are going to win a championship. Maybe at the beginning of the year just saying, ‘Hey, our goal is to win a championship.’ But at the same time every week if you are calling out a team on certain things, I think it puts a little extra on your team. Guys really want to go out there and say, ‘Let’s shut this guy up. Let’s shut these Jets up, just end their season.’ I think that adds to that when Rex speaks up like that because, you know, everybody doesn’t like that type of style, and they’re not supposed to. But at the same time there are certain things that you can do to not have it come off like that.”

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  2. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

    Aug 14, 2006
    LT getting ready to go to TV?
  3. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

    Oct 28, 2009
  4. jackfrost

    jackfrost Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Would be the greatest medication for insomniacs since infomercials hit the screens.
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  5. AnteaterRaider

    AnteaterRaider Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

    Jan 19, 2006
    He needs another calf, can't imagine he'll be on the team much longer
  6. The LBC

    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

    Jun 28, 2010
    Ha! Beat Bluey to it!

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