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LT won't play in the preseason

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Shamrock, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Shamrock

    Shamrock Well-Known Member

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    ftwbolt called me a few hours ago and said to check out a Dallas/Fort Worth radio station because LT was about to be interviewed. I listened to it and did a transcript thread for Chargers.com.

    The main news from it:

    The Ticket: Are you going to change your preseason routine?

    LT: I've had that conversation with my RB coach Ollie Wilson. Once Norv got ahold of that, he shot it down (LT playing in preseason). Norv has a point, I haven't played preseasons in eight years, so why change and start playing preseason now?
     
  2. Buck Melanoma

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    Don't mess w/success. :tup:
     
  3. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    No big deal. I doubt he'd be in for more than one play and in two games max.
     
  4. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    Didn't LT tear off a 50+ yard TD against the 49ers in preseason a few years ago?
     
  5. Shamrock

    Shamrock Well-Known Member

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    It was the Rams. One play, one TD.
     
  6. P88F

    P88F BoltTalker

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    Play L.T. he plays like **** the first 4 games cuz he rusty anyways
     
  7. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    That's because at the start of any season, the defense typically has an advantage. In looking at this season though, have you seen who we're playing those first 5 games? Those are teams with defenses that aren't exactly strong. By the time the pats come here, he should be rolling. Playing a down or two in 2 preaseason games isn't going to help all that much.
     
  8. SanDiegoRon

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    so, am I to hear he's going to sit and sulk on the sidelines (again)....
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    blast away...:lol:
     
  9. -Scar-

    -Scar- thedoomship.com

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    This IS The Case Every Year...No Surprise...


    :cool:
     
  10. reddenedbeard

    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    It would be a good day when you actually have something positive to say.
     
  11. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Damn, Shammy... "LT won't play in the preseason"... this is just the kind of breaking news I'd expect from a seasoned vet like yourself!!! :icon_tease::lol:
     
  12. P88F

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    Like what... Oh, Chargers are going to be 19-0 this year. Rivers is going to throw for 9,000 yards and Sproles is going to knock out D.Ware and Spears in the preseason because Chargers are the best Rah Rah Chargers!
     
  13. reddenedbeard

    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    It's better than ..

    "Whine Whine .. Parker had a crappy playoff game so I'm going to quit bolttalk .. Whine Whine ..........."
     
  14. Shamrock

    Shamrock Well-Known Member

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    I know .... I try to only bring out the good stuff.

    Seriously, it was "new" news to me, since LT and the media had talked about him getting some time during the preseason. But, this was straight from his mouth. Norv told him "no" to this idea he and RB coach Ollie Wilson had.
     
  15. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Norv's words to LT: "We don't pay you to think! Now get back to running that pile of dirt behind your crib. We'll let you know when it's time to tote the rock"
     
  16. Shamrock

    Shamrock Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of the pile of dirt behind LT's house .... it's in that link above, but some coyotes ate the Tomlinson's little Yorkie dog recently back behind his house.
     
  17. BFISA

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    Why bother tryinta 'splain **** to this turd inna punch bowl...kinda like tryinta pick up a piecea **** from the clean end.
     
  18. BFISA

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    **** stirrer :icon_tease:
     
  19. TheLash

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    would've swore it was the 9ers and I was at that game:icon_shrug:

    then agin i'm often wrong ask MrsLash
     
  20. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    It was against the Rams, a 55 yard run IIRC. :yes:
     
  21. Electric Chair

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    And he juked Archuletta outta his jock. I'll never forget as I was there that game with my buddy who is a Rams Fan. Good times...
     
  22. foober

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    thankgod he came to his senses. There is no reason in heck for ladanian to run in preseason.

    Some people think we lost the first couple games last year cause he didn't play in preseason. My guess is alot of it had to do with norvs and cottrells new systems. And still having Olivia at right tackle. Amazing how much better our offense got when Clary took over at right tackle.
     
  23. Retired Catholic

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    Go back through his seasonal stats. He doesn't show a consistent pattern of slow starts. Given teams aren't at their peak on game one and given the vagaries of schedules that produce some opponents with particularly good run defenses from time to time, LT doesn't show much rust. He's produced some very big games early in all of his seasons.
     
  24. bigcarson50

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    Very true. The slow start thing is a myth

    Here are his combined stats from the first four games for the last four years (to get 16 games)

    Yards 1463
    Y/A 4.38
    TD (rushing) 16
    Rec 58
    Rec Yd 388
    Rec TD 1

    Tot Yd 1851
    Tot TD 17

    And I know he has at least 1 passing TD in those games too.

    Not a bad season
     
  25. Stan_The_Man_12

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    LT the Hall of Fame candidate - how he fares vs other HOF rushers

    Interesting little stat

    How LT compares to other HOF rushers that are below or above him on the "All-Time rushing list"

    Note: This type of stat on LT irritates the Dumbkies fans because they feel all ex-Donkies player should be automatically hall of famers or mentioned as potential candidates, and perhaps the greatest choke artist in SB history Mr. Ed was the first and still the only Donkie in Canton. If not for ShanaRat's cheating he would have retired with "0" SB's. Also they feel TD should be a HOF, but his career ending injury, which was poetic justice, at the hands of one of their own players that curtailed his career and inspite of this they still claim TD is a far superior RB to LT. Hogwash but what can you do with idiots?


    On to the stats:

    LT currently has entering his 8th year, 2,365 carries for 10,650 yards and 115 rushing TD's a 4.5 avg per carry.


    Yrs Carries YDS AVG TD's
    12 (11) Thurman Thomas NFL 13 2,877 12,074 4.2 65
    13 (13) John Riggins * NFL 14 2,916 11,352 3.9 104
    14 (14) O.J. Simpson * murderer 11 2,404 11,236 4.7 61
    15 (15) Ricky Watters NFL 10 2,622 10,643 4.1 78
    16 (16) Eddie George NFL 9 2,865 10,441 3.6 68
    17 (19) COREY DILLON NFL 9 2,419 10,429 4.3 69


    Little doubt LT's place in HOF is secure NOW! But if you look at just the guys on this list, Riggins and Simpson being the only HOF'ers on the list, with another 1,400 + yard season LT will be well within striking range of Franco Harris and Marcus Allen who occupy slots no. 11 and 10 all time. Yes ladies and Gents we are talking the rarified air of ALL-TIME NFL rushers our own LT the Rosebud Express is in high gear steamrolling to Canton.

    Stan :rivers17:
     
  26. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    That damn sissy!!!! I knew he'd puss out in the preseason!!!!

    He'll probably puss out in the bye week too!! :lol:
     
  27. P88F

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    like his first 3 games these last 3 years you mean?
     
  28. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    And Fonoti took two guys out on that play. Damn why couldn't that guy have kept the focus?
     
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  30. WonderSlug

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    Too bad the phat *** was a fat *** that didn't care to come to camp on time and in shape. He is a 5 team washout.
     

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