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Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by megold0715, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. megold0715

    megold0715 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    Well family as of today another sunday has passed and its looking great so far.im totally pumped about being able to come to so cal for the chargers /jacka$$ game. this should be a snapple fact that as of this weeks end our M.V.P of the season so far L.T has more touchdowns him self then the following teams:
    thats more then half of the whole N.F.L Its just amazing to see him on the field . It was well worth the cold and the crap of the fans for this one moment.Ms.megold and myself were at the game in buffalo as many of you know i was goin nuts screaming i have no voice had my signs up waving them,L.T was basically trying to tune everyone out but i was screaming so loud go chargers for so long and defense defense when the D was on the field .Then it happened he just scored and i was screaming so loud sari thought i was goin to pop my heart L.T just looked over pumped his fist and smiled at us like i appreciate you for goin nuts and my girl said to me on the way to the plane that made your day didnt it i was like what she was like when L.t looked over and was like yeah pumping his fist at you i was like yeah it was like a dream.i have no voice but its cool ill have it back for denver hopefully to see him break 2 records the TOUCHDOWN record and most points also.he can also tie john riggins if he gets atleast 2 in this next game for most consecutive touchdown games in a row which is 7.to me its just like history in the making[​IMG]

  2. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2005
    He may put the total TD record outta reach!! :yes:
  3. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2006

    How does LT score TDs? Let us count the ways

    December 5, 2006

    Dan Pompei

    LaDainian Tomlinson is five touchdowns away from breaking the NFL record for TDs in a season. After studying Tomlinson's 23 rushing touchdowns, I can give you 28 reasons why.

    1. Experience. Tomlinson acts like he's been there before -- because he has. He has 203 rushing touchdowns in the past 12 years -- 95 for the Chargers, 54 for TCU and 54 for Waco University High School.

    2. Vision. He sees the hole before you do.

    3. Power. L.T. can get low and move multiple defenders, as he did on a 2-yard touchdown run against the Rams.

    4. Acceleration. It doesn't take him long to get to full speed, as he demonstrated on an 8-yard run against the Titans in which he burst to the right corner of the end zone and got there before cornerback Reynaldo Hill.

    5. Speed. Tomlinson was timed at 4.45 in the 40. "He has two gears," says Bills rookie safety Ko Simpson, who ate Tomlinson's dust on a 51-yard touchdown run last Sunday. "He'll set you up, then explode on you. That's what he did to me."

    6. Change of direction. Tomlinson can start left and cut right, as he did on a 9-yard touchdown run against the Bengals, so defenders have to be careful not to overpursue.

    7. Wiggle. With apologies to Shakira, his hips do lie.

    8. Hops. L.T. can jump over the line of scrimmage as if he were on a trampoline. He has done it three times this year on the goal line, and he has scored each time.

    9. Instinct. He can smell the end zone.

    10. A combination of skills. "He has it all," Broncos safety John Lynch says. "If a guy has one thing or the other, you can counteract it. But when they have everything, it makes it real tough to defend."

    11. He's vertically challenged. At 5-10, Tomlinson is just the right size to get lost in a crowd. "Being shorter, you can hide behind offensive linemen," he says. "Once they realize where you are, it's too late."

    12. Lorenzo Neal. If there is a "hidden" reason for Tomlinson's touchdowns, it's his fullback. Even though Neal has played only about 70 percent of the Chargers' snaps on offense, he has been on the field for all but two of Tomlinson's rushing touchdowns. And he has thrown the lead block on 18. "He's usually the guy who gets the last block and clears the way," Tomlinson says.

    13. The power play. This is the Chargers' signature run, and they have used it on 14 of Tomlinson's rushing touchdowns. The power play is marked by a pulling guard. That player has been right guard Mike Goff on 12 of Tomlinson's scores. "It has the ability to hit anywhere," Tomlinson says. "You can run it from tackle to tackle. It allows us to get a double-team at the point of attack."

    14. The heavy formation. On goal-line plays, the Chargers usually have tackles Shane Olivea and Marcus McNeill line up next to each other, essentially making one of them a tight end. The tight end on the opposite side of the line then becomes a tackle. The heavy formation often is combined with the power play, which gives the Chargers five linemen, including the center, on one side. Try stopping that.

    15. Defensive backs can't tackle him. L.T. has broken tackle attempts by defensive backs on 11 of his touchdown runs, including three against the Bengals.

    16. Cam Cameron's play calls. The Chargers' offensive coordinator has kept defenses off-balance and has found ways to get Tomlinson in space and in one-on-one matchups.

    17. The sweet spot on the field. Tomlinson has scored 13 of his 23 touchdowns from between the 10-yard line and the 3. From this area, the Chargers can run their normal formations and be somewhat unpredictable.

    18. Going left. Not including the touchdowns he scored jumping over the top, 80 percent (16 of 20) of his scoring runs have gone to the left of center.

    19. Easy ones. On seven of Tomlinson's touchdowns (not including jump-overs), he hasn't been touched by a defender.

    20. Preparation. "I don't know him, but I can tell he studies defenses," Bills linebacker Takeo Spikes says. "He knows tendencies, and he knows where the hole will be."

    21. The threat of a halfback pass. Tomlinson has thrown two touchdown passes this season, so defensive backs need to consider the possibility of a pass when he rolls out.

    22. The opponents. Through Week 12, the Chargers had played six games against defenses in the bottom 10 against the rush (including Oakland twice) and only two games against defenses in the top 10 against the rush.

    23. The I-formation. All but one of Tomlinson's TD runs have come from the I.

    24. An offense that gets in the red zone. Only two teams, the Colts and Cowboys, have converted a higher percentage of third-down opportunities.

    25. Backside runs. Defenders can't always key on offensive linemen. On a 2-yard score against the Bills, the line blocked right and L.T. ran left.

    26. Tight end Antonio Gates. When Mr. Mismatch splits out in the red zone, he takes at least one run defender with him.

    27. Wide receiver blocking. Receivers such as Vincent Jackson can get in a defensive back's way for a second or two -- which is all Tomlinson needs.

    28. Determination. Says Tomlinson, "Every time I get the ball down there, I run like it's the last chance I'm going to get to score a touchdown.
  4. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    Dude is getting major media love and deservedly so but I love how he keeps it focused even though they keep asking the same stupid questions. Dude wants a ring. He even looks a little mad in the interviews and I've seen him show some emotion lately that I've never seen. I love it. :bolt:
  5. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2006
    Yeah, like when he encouraged the crowd in Buffalo to get louder on Sunday. That was cool. :tup:
  6. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006
    I hope so...:tup:
  7. megold0715

    megold0715 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    as well as having more touchdowns than 17 teas he has more td's rushing then every team has rushing nutso hes the man.at the game the other day i was just so happy thinking im watching history in the making i bleed blue and gold

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