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Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a href="http://www.nypost.com/sports/jets/30884.htm" target="_blank">The New York Post</a>

    <img src="http://bolttalk.com/images/tomlinson25.jpg" alt="LaDanian Tomlinson" />


    He scored a career-high four touchdowns and had more than 150 yards of total offense. He embarrassed All-Pro Ty Law with a move that will be replayed as much as Seinfeld reruns this week.

    And he, again, raised this question: Who would you rather have, Tomlinson or Michael Vick?

    As good and exciting as Vick is as a quarterback, Tomlinson - who, along with a second- and a third-round pick plus kick returner Tim Dwight was traded for Vick in 2001 - may be better.

    Yesterday, he had 153 yards (107 on the ground, 46 in the air) and all four Charger touchdowns in San Diego' 31-26 win over the Jets.

    In the first quarter, Tomlinson humiliated Law on a 25-yard touchdown catch. On first down from the Jets' 25, Tomlinson caught a swing pass on the right flank with Law right in front of him ready to make the tackle.

    With Law giving Tomlinson the inside, Tomlinson deked outside and Law bit before Tomlinson went back to the middle of the field. Law froze and nearly fell down, while Tomlinson sprinted to the end zone.

    "It was ridiculous," quarterback Drew Brees said.

    Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer couldn't believe what he saw.

    "I saw the cut that he made against Ty Law," Schottenheimer said. "I was anxiously awaiting the replay of it because I wasn't sure what I saw had actually happened."

    Chargers receiver Kassim Osgood added, "They could put that on the next video game. The highlight - EA Sports, 'Is it in the game' - that move is in this game. There should be a special bonus, a little password, to get that move."

    As for Tomlinson - dressed in a gray suit with pink pinstripes, a pink shirt and a pink tie for his postgame press conference - said he was just being himself.

    "I was just kind of being me," Tomlinson said. "I enjoy making people miss."

    Law was unavailable for comment.

    When it comes to producing highlights, Tomlinson is a shade below the modern day standard that Barry Sanders set, but the same way opponents of Michael Jordan were frightened of being "poster-ized," Tomlinson turns opponents into highly-paid extras flailing and falling in the background.

    Back in 2001, John Butler, the late Chargers GM, traded the No. 1 pick, Vick, to the Falcons for the No. 5 pick - which turned out to be Tomlinson - a second round pick, a third round choice and kick returner Tim Dwight. The best player in the deal may just be Tomlinson.

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