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L.T. says he's '95 percent' retired

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by SDChargers1982, May 7, 2012.

  1. SDChargers1982

    SDChargers1982 Well-Known Member

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    LaDainian Tomlinson says he's '95 percent' retired By Gregg Rosenthal NFL.com

    LaDainian Tomlinson is certainly one of the greatest running backs of all time. He deserves mention on the most interesting names available at running back on the free agent market. But it's quite possible that his Hall of Fame career is already over.

    Tomlinson told SI.com's Jim Trotter that he is "95 percent retired." He would only return to the game for the right situation and team.

    It's likely that Tomlinson's phone hasn't been ringing off the hook this offseason. While he was a very useful third down piece for the Jets in 2010, his production fell off last season. He had a career-worst 280 rushing yards to go with one touchdown (although he still caught 42 passes).

    The sad reality of an NFL career is that most players don't choose retirement. Retirement chooses them. With guys like Tim Hightower and Cedric Benson likely ahead of Tomlinson in line for jobs, it sounds like Tomlinson will be fully retired by the time September rolls around.
     
  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Sign the one day contract, and retire a charger
     
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  3. PB Bolt

    PB Bolt Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. He should 100% shut up for once and do exactly that.
     
  4. exodus

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    It's the right thing to do. And laser off that goddamned jets logo while you're at it.
     
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  5. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    Well he could always pull a Brett Favre and sign with the Vikings, revive his career, contemplate retirement again, re sign with the Vikings for more money then have the worst season ever
     
  6. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    As opposed to the 75% retired he was last year with the Jets. ;)
     
  7. Lance19

    Lance19 BoltTalker

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    And I'm about 95% sure he he should retire.


    (In a different climate, I could see a year to pad the stats/legacy...
    but as Rosenthal points out, now is probably not a good time for that...)
     
  8. jackfrost

    jackfrost Well-Known Member

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    What ?............... I thought his last 3 years were all about stat padding ? ......................and he still has 2 arse-cheeks that need NFL team tattoo's let's not forget. ;)
     
  9. Buck Melanoma

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    Didn't Favre say this too? :rolleyes:
     
  10. jackfrost

    jackfrost Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that reminder Bucko !!!! :confused:
     
  11. Buck Melanoma

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    In before NFLN's "LT Watch". :roflmao:
     

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