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LT on Belichick

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. robdog

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    Source: <a href="http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2007/02/lt_on_belichick.html" target="_blank">Boston.com</a>

    By Mike Reiss

    <img src="http://www.bolttalk.com/gallery/albums/2005%20ProBowl/normal_0013.jpg" title="LaDainian Tomlinson @ 2005 Pro Bowl" alt="LaDainian Tomlinson @ 2005 Pro Bowl" align="right" height="251" width="202" />MIAMI -- San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson said he's looking forward to being coached by Bill Belichick in the Pro Bowl.

    Tomlinson added that he spoke in the heat of the moment when he suggested the Patriots' post-game celebration after their playoff win over the Chargers -- which he felt was classless -- was a reflection on Belichick.

    "Obviously, the head coach is the leader of the team, but he can't control what his players do," Tomlinson said this morning after accepting the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award along with Drew Brees. "A lot of times, in the heat of the battle or right after the game, you kind of say things sometimes that you want to take back.

    "For me to say they probably get it from their head coach, that may not be true. I don't know that for sure. I think more times that players react in ways that may be classless, it has nothing to do with the coach.

    "So I'm looking forward to seeing Bill and having him coach the game. I think we'll have a good time."

    Tomlinson also said his remarks about not wanting to say two words to Belichick might have been misinterpreted. He said he didn't plan to say two words about the post-game incident.

    "I think they know it was wrong, but at the same time, Bill has no control over that. It's not a fact that I won't talk to him," Tomlinson said.
     

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