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Tomlinson will visit Vikings Thursday

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Tomlinson will visit Vikings Thursday

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 9, 2010 4:21 PM ET
    Minnesota's "apparent" interest in LaDainian Tomlinson is very real; SI's Jim Trotter reports that Tomlinson will visit the Vikings Thursday.

    The week since Tomlinson was released has probably been humbling for the former Chargers running back. He's had to wait in line while Chester Taylor got a big deal. Even Justin Fargas has received more interest.

    Minnesota is a perfect fit worth waiting for. Tomlinson could chase his ring alongside another classy person at quarterback without taking a pounding.

    Trotter writes that LT2 has no problem "sharing the backfield" but he wouldn't really be sharing in Minnesota. He would be a clear backup that can help on passing downs.

    Just making the visit to Minnesota is a good sign that Tomlinson understands what his role would be.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/09/tomlinson-will-visit-vikings-thursday/
     
  2. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    So he complained about the number of touches he had with us. Does he actually think he will get more touches as a real "back-up" in Minn?
     
  3. ntman68

    ntman68 Well-Known Member

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    This makes no sense at all. Even Houston is more logical.
     
  4. Workplay

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    It makes sense because he wants a SB. At this point I don't think he cares about how many touches he gets.
     
  5. IFiredCHart

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    With the erosion of AP's ball-handling skills, the aging of the run-stopping game, and the unpredictability of Favre, the Vikes are liable to have their window slammed shut any season.

    This really does not make any sense, as at least the texans are still on the uptick. Granted, they have been on the uptick for the past 6 seasons, but slow progression is better than the inconsistencies of the Vikes.
     
  6. RM24

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    That will be weird seeing LT in the Vikings Helmet, but then again he wore purple at TCU. He might do some damage on turf too adding to the fact he's not the feature back, just a "back-up". I agree he probably feels this is the best team that has a chance to win a SB. It might bring old man Farve back too. We shall see.....
     
  7. Chavez

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    Then why wouldn't he just stay here? He won't get any more money from Minnesota.
     
  8. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Exactly.
     
  9. ntman68

    ntman68 Well-Known Member

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    Word.
     
  10. Buck Melanoma

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    Just wondering .... who'll be the first to piss & moan & blame LT when he signs with a team that you disapprove of? :icon_rofl:
     
  11. scratchnz

    scratchnz BoltTalker

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    ...makes you wonder if maybe things are not so rosey in the Chargers organisation if your number one player and personality wants to take a backwards step and sign with someone else..mmm...???
     
  12. scratchnz

    scratchnz BoltTalker

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    There are even talking about LT going to the Vikings here in NZ!!! ..which is very weird, cos they never talk about NFL stuff here!

    ...if it is big enough to be reported here...maybe there is some truth to it.

    I am fully expecting LT to become a Viking soon:icon_shrug:
     
  13. Ride The Lightning

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

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    LT hasn't been our #1 player for the last 2 season. He hasn't even been our #2 in the last 2 season.

    Maybe LT is just refusing to see the writing on the wall, he is NOT the same player he was 3 years ago. Everyone sees it, why can't you? Now, if he goes to Minny and has a 1200-1500yd season, THEN blame Norv and the Chargers. Until then, just more Chicken Little from you.
     
  14. scratchnz

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    Hes not going to have a 1200-1500 yard season cos they have Peterson...but he will give them great depth and do a variety of things in there offence, plus give add experience and leadship and probably get them over the hump.

    If the Vikes hires LT and they go on to win the Superbowl..then maybe you might wake up too!
     
  15. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I don't think he'll sign if Tavaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels is the QB.
     
  16. scratchnz

    scratchnz BoltTalker

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    Thats true! hehe

    Or maybe it might work the other way...with those guys under centre...the running backs will get plenty of carrys!! :icon_rofl:
     
  17. Enormo

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    Sick river mouth pits in Hokitika. When it's onshore there's always hiking and canoeing. Filth!
     
  18. goboilers

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    Come to the Saints, LT :tup:
     
  19. Buck Melanoma

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    At least Jim Brown would have a chance to perform a very close head-to-head comparison. :lol:
     
  20. scratchnz

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    I LIVE IN HOKITIKA!!
     
  21. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    man with a line like the vikes have I bet LT could have a pretty good year next year!
     
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    FWIW from PFT

    Vikings commence process of wooing L.T.

    Posted by Mike Florio on March 10, 2010 11:27 PM ET

    Former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, the 2006 NFL MVP, is in Minnesota for a meeting with the Vikings -- and possibly a new contract.

    "He still has some juice left in the tank," Vikings V.P. of player personnel Rick Spielman said of the man who ranks eighth on the NFL's all-time rushing list, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    "I'm sure he wants to know what our vision is for him, and then our sense for him is will he fit?" coach Brad Childress told reporters on Wednesday. "From a mindset standpoint, from a physical standpoint, from a systems standpoint."

    The Vikings also have picked up glowing reviews regarding Tomlinson from players like Vikings linebacker Ben Leber, who began his career in San Diego, and Chargers coach Norv Turner.

    "He's a tremendous human being by all accounts," Childress said of Tomlinson.

    He has twice faced the Vikings, with the outcome of only one of the two games being tremendous. In 2003, Tomlinson gained 162 yards on 16 carries in a 42-28 win. The performance included a 73-yard touchdown run. Four years later, he also had 16 carries, but he gained only 40 yards.

    In that same game, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson set the single-game rushing mark, with 297 yards in a 35-17 win.

    Now, they could be joining forces -- and it's a prospect that could make for even more interest and intrigue when (as we believe) the Vikings open the season on September 9 with a Thursday night game against the Saints in the Superdome.

    Save that seat in the booth for me, Paul Allen. I'll bring my own headset.
     
  23. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I'm about to commit serious blasphemy so avert your eyes....

    LT is a lying sack of ****. He leaves SD citing that he doesn't want a reduced role, or reduced pay.....then he interviews for a job behind the most primary back in the entire league, on a team that is even tighter with their payroll than us.

    Un****ingbelievable. What a T.O. like move he pulled on us.
     
  24. Brundlefly

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    I agree with this to an extent. I don't see what his problem is. If he went to Minnesota, how much complaining do you think there'd be when he finishes the season with less than 50 carries.
     
  25. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    At best he gets 100.
     
  26. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    Yeh but 20 of those could be TD's since they'll give it to him inside five and he can work his LT magic with one of the top 3 lines!
     
  27. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    The dude just can't handle not being great anymore. I can't even call him good...maybe those injuries just killed it for him.
     
  28. Johnny Lightning

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    If no deal gets done in Minnesota, L.T. will head to NYC

    by Mike Florio on March 11, 2010

    As it turns out, L.T. could be returning to the Meadowlands.

    Not the original L.T., who played for the Giants. The new L.T., the nine-year veteran tailback and 2006 NFL MVP who is perched at eighth place on the all-time rushing list.

    Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Tomlinson is scheduled to visit the Jets on Friday, if no deal is consummated in Minnesota.

    But if the Jets weren't willing to pay Thomas Jones $5.8 million for 2010, they likely won't cough up big money for L.T. (It's also possible that the Jets had a chance to pay Jones the same two-year, $5 million package he received from the Chiefs; if they opted not to do so, it's unlikely that they would make a similar offer to Tomlinson.)

    Apart from the money, Tomlinson wouldn't be overshadowed by any of the team's other running backs in New York, and he possibly could set himself up to make a bunch of extra cash in the many off-field opportunities that the Big Apple presents. Also, the Jets climbed as far as the Vikings did in 2009 -- and there's every reason to believe they'll be right in the thick of things in 2010.

    And if playing the Chargers is a factor, it's a wash in either city; both the Jets and the Vikings are next scheduled to play San Diego in 2011. (Of course, either or both teams could play the Chargers in the 2010 postseason.)

    Either way, the Vikings have gotten the first crack at signing L.T. -- and the key factors remain price tag and buy-in by L.T. regarding his second-fiddle role to Adrian Peterson.
     
  29. DenverBolt67

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    As many people have been saying since the season was over, he wasn't referring to the number of carries when he talked about role. He was talking about the over all role and emphasis put on the RB's as a whole. He was tired of running into the back of his linemen because the linemen couldn't open a hole if their life depended on it, and Norv had no idea how to call any running plays other than dive plays.

    He was on the radio, and specifically says he didn't need to go somewhere where he would be the man, and he actually preferred to go somewhere where he was splitting carries.

    He also NEVER said he wouldn't play for less, he said he wouldn't play for less in San Diego. No one who was miserable in their job, would take a pay cut to stay when you can go somewhere else for the same pay cut, but will be much happier.
     
  30. DenverBolt67

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    Unless he gets hurt, he will get more than 100. If he gets hurt, he will retire
     

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