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Tomlinson to be used in Leon Washington's old role

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Johnny Lightning, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on June 20, 2010 11:47 AM ET


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    Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn doesn't see any mystery in how Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson will be deployed this season.

    "It depends on the flow of the game," Lynn told ESPNNewYork.com. "If we're better off in our big personnel, Shonn will get more touches. If we go little, like we did last year with Leon [Washington] in our nickel package, L.T. will get more touches. It's all situational."

    So Greene takes the power downs and Tomlinson works the passing formations. No surprise there. Lynn compared the duo to the Thomas Jones-Leon Washington combination last year, where touches were split evenly. Lynn says he has "two starters."

    Perhaps the Jets won't hand Greene more carries until he proves he's durable. The second-year pro showed up for the offseason seven pounds overweight, and runs with a physical style.

    Ultimately, the fewer touches Tomlinson earns, the better off the Jets offense will be.
     
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    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    PWN
     
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    That was what the writer had to say, not the coach. The coach said "Lynn compared the duo to the Thomas Jones-Leon Washington combination last year, where touches were split evenly. Lynn says he has "two starters.""

    Way to cherry pick quotes
     
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    Who ****ing cares? Complainian is a jet now, people need to stop brining up ever article about him like hes still a member of this team
     
  5. CoronaDoug

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    Word. :tup:
     
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    Who pissed in your cheerios?
     
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    Moving to Denver! :icon_rofl:

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    I hope you don't believe that I thought the coach said that. Come on now, I'm smarter than a 5th grader. I can see " and ".
     
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    That was what the poster had to say, not the coach. The coach said "Lynn compared the duo to the Thomas Jones-Leon Washington combination last year, where touches were split evenly. Lynn says he has "two starters.""

    Way to cherry pick quotes
     
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    Yes. Exactly. I thought it was hilarious that the writer was dissing Tomlinson so blatantly. I will cherry pick funny **** all day, tyvm. :icon_shrug:
     
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    Once again you've fallen for one of my classic pranks.
     
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    once again? hahaha I did notice after another glance that I was punk'd :lol:
     
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    You forgot to include the Bazinga
     
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    that's some good karma :lol:
     
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    That explains his awesomeness.
     
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    Jets RB Coach Misguided about Tomlinson's Role

    Posted on: June 21, 2010 9:55 am

    Lost in all the commotion surrounding LaDainian Tomlinson and the New York Jets is an answer to the question, With powerful second-year running back Shonn Greene clearly the starter, how will the Jets actually use their new veteran? Jets running back coach Anthony Lynn explained that, "It depends on the flow of the game. If we're better off in our big personnel, Shonn will get more touches. If we go little, like we did last year with Leon (Washington) in our nickel package, L.T. will get more touches. It's all situational."
    Wait a minute. Washington was valuable because speed and quickness made him a shifty, elusive threat. The Chargers made Tomlinson available to the Jets because the 31-year-old had lost his speed and quickness. Tomlinson no longer has the lateral agility and burst to create his own space. As a Jet, he’d make much more sense in a Thomas Jones-type role.
    Deep down, Lynn knows this. Or at least someone in the Jets organization does. That’s why the team invested a fourth-round pick in USC running back Joe McKnight. The 5’11”, 198-pounder is a classic finesse-based outside speed runner. Last year, Greene lay low as a rookie, and then burst onto the scene late. Don’t be surprised if McKnight does the same thing, only with an emergence taking place as early as October. Tomlinson doesn’t have the raw skills to be a featured weapon these days; his value is strictly in spelling Greene for 6-8 carries a game.

    --Andy Benoit
     
  20. Aggieman

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    Jets team personnel insists on calling Tomlinson "L.T." in New York and national media reports? I find this interesting, as many still consider Lawrence Taylor THE L.T. despite his brutal criminal record.
     
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    Which role, PUP or IR?
     

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