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LaChapelle
02-15-2010, 05:01 PM
Why not L.T. in KC?

The Chiefs need a proven running back to take some of the load off Jamaal Charles. LaDainian Tomlinson will soon need a new job. If Tomlinson can accept a secondary role, at least initially, this union makes too much sense for it not to happen.

First, look at this from the Chiefs perspective. Charles' emergence the second half of last season was the best thing to happen to the Chiefs offense since Dick Vermeil and Al Saunders walked out the door. Charles looks like a legitimate threat, someone the Chiefs can build around.

But let's not put him in the Hall of Fame just yet. Let's not forget that until halfway through last season, Charles was a fumble-prone third-down back.

A lot of backs can produce for short periods of time. The great ones do it for longer periods and we're still unsure whether Charles can handle that kind of pressure over a full season. It's certainly worth finding out whether he's capable of thriving like that, but the Chiefs need a backup plan in case he buckles.

Even if Charles becomes the player of Kansas City's dreams, he's going to need some help. At 200 pounds, Charles isn't capable of 20-plus touches for 16 games.

Right now, the Chiefs backup candidates are barely worth mentioning. I like Kolby Smith as much as anyone. More importantly, the Chiefs are intrigued by his abilities. But his last two seasons have been ended prematurely by injuries. The Chiefs can't count on him again until he proves he can stay healthy.

The Chiefs could always draft a back but they have bigger priorities in the early rounds. Then they're taking a chance on a guy drafted in the middle or late rounds.

The Chiefs know what they're getting with Tomlinson. Sure, he's near the end of his career. But the Chiefs aren't asking him to be what he was for so many years with San Diego. Unless Charles fails or is injured, Tomlinson is a 15- or 20-play-a-game guy for the Chiefs and still capable of producing on a smaller scale.

It's more problematic whether Tomlinson would accept such an arrangement once he's released by the Chargers. If he wants to be the starter, then forget I even mentioned this. But if he's willing to accept the realities that face a 30-plus running back with a lot of wear and tear on him, then this is the place for him.

He's not going to win a Super Bowl in Kansas City in whatever time he has left but he will have a part-time role that could develop into something bigger. That might be the best he can hope for.

The Chiefs should be willing to oblige.

Submitted by Adam Teicher on February 15, 2010 - 12:31pm.
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LaChapelle
02-15-2010, 05:02 PM
Other than the few HB passes, why not just keep LJ?

Pants
02-15-2010, 05:04 PM
Other than the few HB passes, why not just keep LJ?

LT can block?

L.A. Chieffan
02-15-2010, 05:04 PM
meh. he probably still wants to be the featured back wherever he is

LaChapelle
02-15-2010, 05:05 PM
The dark visor on that red helmet :whackit:

OnTheWarpath58
02-15-2010, 05:07 PM
http://i16.tinypic.com/82nb5tu.jpg

Now imagine him with Cassel.

LaChapelle
02-15-2010, 05:07 PM
HA

the Talking Can
02-15-2010, 05:08 PM
we need more pouting on the bench....sign him

michaelj_58
02-15-2010, 05:21 PM
i would rather draft someone

POND_OF_RED
02-15-2010, 05:25 PM
Bring Merriman with him. We can never have enough washed up Prima Donnas.

bowener
02-15-2010, 05:33 PM
Even if Charles becomes the player of Kansas City's dreams, he's going to need some help. At 200 pounds, Charles isn't capable of 20-plus touches for 16 games.

Why not, Chris Johnson seems to do fine.

If it is the shoulder, he said it is not a problem, just has to sit out one play while he puts it back in.

I do agree though, he does seem to take quite the beating from time to time, so it seems an injury is likely at some point.

Gadzooks
02-15-2010, 05:39 PM
You guys should definitely pick up LT. The guy's a future HOF’er. How could you go wrong?!?

Mr. Flopnuts
02-15-2010, 05:42 PM
http://i16.tinypic.com/82nb5tu.jpg

Now imagine him with Cassel.

ROFL

We'd have another LJ situation. LT would be smackin' a bitch.

Mr. Flopnuts
02-15-2010, 05:42 PM
You guys should definitely pick up LT. The guy's a future HOF’er. How could you go wrong?!?

The other Chargers fan would be soooooooo pissed.

Wilson8
02-15-2010, 06:04 PM
Adam Teicher wrote this blog?

Kansas City does not have a starting spot for him. They will not show him the money. KC still has a lot to build before they are playing in post season games. Why would he be happy playing in Kansas City? Kansas City would be better off drafting a backup for Jamaal Charles.

His opening statement - "this union makes too much sense for it not to happen." is nonsense.

Here are some teams that might make more sense for LT.

New York Jets may be without Thomas Jones ($2.8 roster bonus) for this next season. LT would still have to share time with Greene but he would be playing in a big market, playing behind a good offensive line, and playing in post season games.

Philadelphia Eagles may be without Brian Westbrook if he cannot come back from his injuries. LT would still share time with 198 pound LeSean McCoy.

Minnesota Vikings may be without Chester Taylor. LT and Adrian Peterson would be an interesting combo that the media would love.

If LT wants to play but does not care about play-offs, he might consider Detroit, Houston, or Tampa Bay.

I've never been impressed with Adam but he needs to be better than this.

LaChapelle
02-15-2010, 06:09 PM
You know Charles' shoulder has a big red X on this season
I'll pay your fine men..

Ralphy Boy
02-15-2010, 07:09 PM
Why wouldn't LT just go to New England like every other, near the end, former Pro Bowler that is still looking for a ring? LT has made his money, he's wants a ring.

Mr. Flopnuts
02-15-2010, 07:12 PM
Why wouldn't LT just go to New England like every other, near the end, former Pro Bowler that is still looking for a ring? LT has made his money, he's wants a ring.

I could EASILY see him landing in NE. I think he would do well there too.

POND_OF_RED
02-15-2010, 09:18 PM
You guys should definitely pick up LT. The guy's a future HOF’er. How could you go wrong?!?

I guess I never thought about it that way. Maybe we could bring Marshall Faulk in for a look too. Just because he's going to be a HOF'er someday doesn't mean he still has what it takes to be a good back in this league. The guy brings more baggage than he does talent anymore. He's too big of a "me-first crybaby" to be a decent backup in this league.

BossChief
02-15-2010, 09:27 PM
Im just glad this isnt another left tackle thread.

Anyone of you that think a career charger is gonna just go to the Chiefs to be a backup are delusional

milkman
02-15-2010, 10:17 PM
Tomlinson is done.

Gadzooks
02-15-2010, 10:21 PM
Tomlinson is done.

This post is 2 seasons too late.

milkman
02-15-2010, 10:28 PM
This post is 2 seasons too late.

I'm getting old, and not as quick with the posting as I once was.

Gadzooks
02-15-2010, 10:40 PM
I'm getting old, and not as quick with the posting as I once was.

ROFL
He's got a little bit left in the tank and he's capable of breaking off a few 20-30 yarders per season, (just not this past season :rolleyes:).
I just can't see him going to the Pats or any AFCW team. He hates all you fuckers way too much.

PornChief
02-15-2010, 11:02 PM
Chester Taylor yes, LT no.

LaChapelle
02-15-2010, 11:20 PM
Rivers seemed more grown up this season
maybe they should keep LT around

King_Chief_Fan
02-16-2010, 09:36 AM
Chester Taylor yes, LT no.

echo these sentiments

Fat Elvis
02-16-2010, 10:15 AM
Jim Brown, bitches.

HC_Chief
02-16-2010, 11:50 AM
No thanks. Old, over the hill. If we wanted an-over-the-hill, no gas-havin' "back to spell JC", we would've kept LJ.

suds79
02-16-2010, 12:06 PM
No thanks. Old, over the hill. If we wanted an-over-the-hill, no gas-havin' "back to spell JC", we would've kept LJ.

Yep. If we wanted to waste carries when Jamaal goes out, then we'd just keep some of our current scrubs to do that.

RB is a young mans position and LT's time is done.