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LT and Chargers reach agreement...

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Boltergeist, Mar 10, 2009.

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  1. Boltergeist

    Boltergeist BoltTalker

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    Will chase down link later. Now, let's stop the bickering, get a RT, DE and Safety and go win a championship with LT and Rivers.
     
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  2. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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  4. Layne

    Layne Banned Banned

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    Knew it would finally happen...great job AJ:abq1::abq2:
     
  5. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Good day to be a Chargers fan.

    RTL is pleased.
     
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    I know it's soooo easy for me to say this now, but I thought LT would stay a Charger... Both sides worked it for the best deal they could get.
     
  8. boltmanbz

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    Chargers, Tomlinson agree on new three-year contract
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    Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009

    San Diego Chargers President Dean Spanos announced today a new three-year contract with running back LaDainian Tomlinson through 2011. Tomlinson’s old contract also was through 2011.
    “This is a good day for the Chargers and for Chargers fans,” said Spanos. “It was important to me to get this done so LT could continue his career here in San Diego where he means so much to our team, our fans and our community. The alternative was just unthinkable. He belongs in San Diego.”

    “I love San Diego and being a part of this team with my teammates,” said Tomlinson. “My number-one priority was to stay here in San Diego. I truly believe this is the place that gives me the best chance to be successful and win a championship. I want to finish the job we started when I got here eight years ago. My heart has always been in San Diego. I couldn’t imagine putting on another uniform.

    “I really appreciate the role Dean played throughout this process. He made it work for everyone, and I appreciate his friendship more than he knows.”

    The NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2006 and a five-time Pro Bowl selection, Tomlinson rushed for 1,110 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2008. His play down the stretch was critical in the team capturing its third-straight AFC West title. His three-touchdown performance against Denver in the ’08 regular-season finale catapulted the Chargers in to the playoffs. Tomlinson suffered a groin injury however in the playoffs and was severely limited.

    Tomlinson’s NFL career has Hall of Fame written all over it. He’s the only player in league history to start his career with eight-straight seasons of 10-or-more rushing touchdowns and he’s the third to start it with eight-or-more 1,000-yard seasons. He captured the NFL’s MVP Award in ’06 following a record-breaking season, one in which he shattered the NFL marks for points (186), rushing touchdowns (28) and total touchdowns (31), while racking up a career-best 1,815 yards. A year earlier in 2005, Tomlinson tied an NFL record by scoring a touchdown in 18 consecutive games, including a record 14-straight games with a rushing touchdown.

    Tomlinson owns or holds a share of 28 team records. The NFL’s 14th all-time leading rusher with 11,760 yards, he ranks second all-time in NFL rushing touchdowns (126) and he’s tied for fourth in total touchdowns (141).

    Tomlinson’s reach in San Diego extends well beyond the football field. The NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2006 for his work in the community, LT and his wife, LaTorsha, are founders of the Tomlinson Touching Lives Foundation. The foundation hosts events throughout the year, including youth football camps in San Diego and Texas, a golf tournament, a Thanksgiving program in which they provide more than 2,100 San Diego families with complete holiday dinners and a Christmas program in which they give away more than 1,500 holiday gifts to the patients at San Diego’s Children’s Hospital and Health Center. At each Chargers’ home game, LT hosts “The 21 Club,” where he invites 21 kids from San Diego youth groups and nonprofit organizations to attend a game. After the game, LT invites the children down to the field where they get a one-on-one visit with their football hero.
     
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    Nice! :bolt: :icon_toast: :icon_party:

    Now they can focus on extending Rivers and Merriman.
     
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  10. ChargerJeff

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    He didn't thank AJ - he thanked Dean for getting involved. I obvisouly know AJ was involved - but thanks Dean for stepping up and helping get this done.
     
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  11. Carrie1219

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    Wow! That's a statement.
     
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    Well, Spanos knows LT is the reason some fans buy season tickets.
     
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    Ok sorry...Thank you Dean for hiring AJ :) :icon_rofl:
     
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    Outstanding


    OUTSTANDING


    Well done AJ!
     
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    WOOOOOOOO WHOOOOOOOO!
     
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    Very good day to be A Charger Fan :icon_toast:

    Nice AJ :tup:
     
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    woot woot!! Burnett and LT in the same day! whats next?? mike brown?? holliday?? hmmmm
     
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    Attention LT:

    Props.

    Now get me that hardware.

    Barry Sanders is watching. :bolt:
     
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    Sweet! :icon_party:
     
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    I have been hard on LT in here, I will now eat my words.

    I just hope he is now mad enough, and hungry enough to take us all into the promised land!
     
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    Glad that he's here to stay. Now let's finally get this damn Championship ring!
     
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    now that that's done...hey Sproles, remember that franchise tag? well let's talk long term contract (at a lower number)
     
  24. VJ IS THE MAN!!!!!

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    Its a GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  25. Charger Dave

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    Article posted by Jolebolt over at chargers.com:

    Chargers, Tomlinson agree on new three-year contract
    San Diego Chargers President Dean Spanos announced today a new three-year contract with running back LaDainian Tomlinson through 2011. Tomlinsons old contract also was through 2011. More...

    ....and the rest of the AFC West says "awww craaaaaap - we gotta put up with him again?" :tup:
     
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    Between this and Burnett this is the football equivalent of a nice night of sex, sooooooo satisfying :yes:
     
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    Sasquatch is coming off neck surgery.

    We have no right tackle or even a back up.

    Our new right guard has been riding the pine since coming from Atlanta.

    Our Center .... well .... :icon_evil:

    LT better learn to run out of bounds faster. I bet he starts to throw the ball out of bounds before he gets hit - you know - to save wear and tear. :lol:
     
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    Yaaaaayyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    And, as if watching the announcement that LT signed the new deal w/the Bolts on SportsCenter wasn't enough immediately afterwards they start talking about "breaking news" and how the Broncos called Cutler on his crap during a concall today and now he wants out :lol:

    :abq1::abq2::abq1::abq2:
     
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    LT I love you!!!! :bolt::icon_party::icon_toast::abq2:
     
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