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chiefzilla1501
06-17-2012, 10:42 AM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8062895/san-diego-chargers-re-sign-ladainian-tomlinson-retire

JFC, this makes me feel old.

KC Tattoo
06-17-2012, 10:47 AM
Seriously? Thought he was retired for a couple years now. Huh.

Bane
06-17-2012, 10:50 AM
The Chargers are one of those teams I just really can't hate (unlike Denver,and Oakland) so congrats to him for a great career.

KC Tattoo
06-17-2012, 10:51 AM
If there is a scale to rank gay. Ladainian Tomlinson would be right under Richard Simmons.

BoneKrusher
06-17-2012, 10:53 AM
If there is a scale to rank gay. Ladainian Tomlinson would be right under Richard Simmons.

ROFL

Okie_Apparition
06-17-2012, 10:55 AM
He can come out of the closet now
His wife got sperm from the same place Micheal Jackson did

pr_capone
06-17-2012, 10:57 AM
Why does this have the Chiefs tag?

Easy 6
06-17-2012, 10:59 AM
Why does this have the Chiefs tag?

Agreed, its an infernal practice that must be squashed.

Al Bundy
06-17-2012, 11:02 AM
One of the top 10 running backs of all time.

MoreLemonPledge
06-17-2012, 11:04 AM
One of the top 10 running backs of all time.

Priest Holmes

Larry Johnson








LaDanian Tomlinson
Dexter McCluster

Deberg_1990
06-17-2012, 11:08 AM
Kind of anti-climatic. I thought he retired a few years ago....

milkman
06-17-2012, 11:10 AM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8062895/san-diego-chargers-re-sign-ladainian-tomlinson-retire

JFC, this makes me feel old.

JFC, shut the hell up you fucking young fuck.

I watched guys like Gale Sayers, OJ Simpson, Earl Campbell, Walter Payton, etc...come and go, and I don't really feel old.

JASONSAUTO
06-17-2012, 11:17 AM
Guess he will have to cry at home from now on...
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ThaVirus
06-17-2012, 11:30 AM
JFC, shut the hell up you ****ing young ****.

I watched guys like Gale Sayers, OJ Simpson, Earl Campbell, Walter Payton, etc...come and go, and I don't really feel old.

Its not our fault you're in denial, old man!

BossChief
06-17-2012, 11:40 AM
JFC, shut the hell up you fucking young fuck.

I watched guys like Gale Sayers, OJ Simpson, Earl Campbell, Walter Payton, etc...come and go, and I don't really feel old.

I thought you said you're only like 50

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-17-2012, 11:42 AM
He should have been put out to pasture a couple of years ago.

milkman
06-17-2012, 11:45 AM
I thought you said you're only like 50

I also said that because of personal circumstances I became a fan at an extremely young age.

I was emotianally invested in the Chiefs and pro football by the time I was 5 years old.

Predarat
06-17-2012, 12:30 PM
He was better then Eddie George.

JASONSAUTO
06-17-2012, 12:34 PM
Then Eddie George did what?
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Predarat
06-17-2012, 12:44 PM
Then Eddie George did what?
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Gained about 3.4 yards per carry. Almost always. 3rd and 4 don't give him the ball, 3rd and 3, money in the bank. Though if he got the ball on 4th down he might pull through.

milkman
06-17-2012, 12:51 PM
I've always said that Eddie George was the most overrated RB ever.

Tough, durable, but pretty mediocre.

thabear04
06-17-2012, 01:27 PM
He was better then Eddie George.





But Eddie George made the cover of Madden haha

notorious
06-17-2012, 01:51 PM
I've always said that Eddie George was the most overrated RB ever.

Tough, durable, but pretty mediocre.

This.


The last year he broke 1000 yards he averaged less then 3 ypc.

ThaVirus
06-17-2012, 01:56 PM
This dude's career dropped of pretty quickly. His legacy definitely took a hit, but that's to be expected after all those carries. Probably the best RB I've ever seen in his prime.

Gary
06-17-2012, 02:03 PM
If there is a scale to rank gay. Ladainian Tomlinson would be right under Richard Simmons.

http://youtu.be/CTxkxG3DF4k

Fritz88
06-17-2012, 02:09 PM
Dude got at least one year in him, no?

Bump
06-17-2012, 02:23 PM
Will he be in the HoF? I'm thinking not first time around but eventually.

Deberg_1990
06-17-2012, 02:37 PM
I've always said that Eddie George was the most overrated RB ever.

Tough, durable, but pretty mediocre.

He's rated about right. I've never heard anyone talk about him as a Hall of Famer or refer to him as a "special" player. He was a name player because of the Heisman.

lewdog
06-17-2012, 02:44 PM
Well atleast he hasn't died yet like many former Charger players.

ThaVirus
06-17-2012, 02:55 PM
Will he be in the HoF? I'm thinking not first time around but eventually.

Definitely. First ballot for sure.

Predarat
06-17-2012, 03:10 PM
LT is like a poor mans Marshall Faulk.

LiveSteam
06-17-2012, 03:14 PM
50 BC

EDIT. & happy fathers day & grand fathers day & great grandfathers day & great great grandfathers day & great great great grand fathers day...........

milkman
06-17-2012, 03:16 PM
This dude's career dropped of pretty quickly. His legacy definitely took a hit, but that's to be expected after all those carries. Probably the best RB I've ever seen in his prime.

Eddie George averaged 4.1 yards per carry twice in his career.

Every other year he averaged less than 4 yards, and had a career average of 3.6 yards per carry.

His career didn't fall off.

It never reached any real heights.

ThaVirus
06-17-2012, 03:22 PM
Eddie George averaged 4.1 yards per carry twice in his career.

Every other year he averaged less than 4 yards, and had a career average of 3.6 yards per carry.

His career didn't fall off.

It never reached any real heights.

LMAO I was actually talking about LT. I agree about Eddie George. Dude was less-than-stellar.

KC Tattoo
06-17-2012, 03:22 PM
Wish Tomlinson finished his career with the dolts. That way he not go to the Jets and we end up with shit Jones :mad:

Predarat
06-17-2012, 03:22 PM
Eddie never was the same after Ray Lewis took that ball from him and turned it into a TD in that playoff game. It was like he stole his real balls, not just the football.

lcarus
06-17-2012, 03:53 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8062895/san-diego-chargers-re-sign-ladainian-tomlinson-retire

JFC, this makes me feel old.

No shit lol. I feel really old whenever I see Darrell Armstrong. He was my favorite player and I watched him as an NBA rookie for Orlando, and now he's an assistant coach. Seeing pro athletes I watched when they were a rookie and now they're a coach makes me feel old.

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-17-2012, 03:54 PM
Will he go into the hall as a Charger? Herpty derp

thurman merman
06-17-2012, 04:39 PM
Then Eddie George did what?
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ROFL

DTLB58
06-17-2012, 04:59 PM
This.


The last year he broke 1000 yards he averaged less then 3 ypc.

And to get to 1,000 yards in a 16 game season, average 66 yards a game.
Nuf said.

Chocolate Hog
06-17-2012, 05:33 PM
Eddie George averaged 4.1 yards per carry twice in his career.

Every other year he averaged less than 4 yards, and had a career average of 3.6 yards per carry.

His career didn't fall off.

It never reached any real heights.

That guy lived off his college legacy.

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boogblaster
06-17-2012, 05:46 PM
JFC, shut the hell up you ****ing young ****.

I watched guys like Gale Sayers, OJ Simpson, Earl Campbell, Walter Payton, etc...come and go, and I don't really feel old.

i did too .. but i feel old .....

Ace Gunner
06-17-2012, 10:40 PM
In some ways, LT reminded me of Gail Sayers
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Demonpenz
06-18-2012, 12:10 AM
LT was pretty groundbreaking in my mind. He did damage without lots of help early in his career, then just was the best in the business for awhile, threw some touchdowns as well. Just cried alittle bit and never won a superbowl. HOF first ballet.

Gadzooks
06-18-2012, 12:39 AM
LT was pretty groundbreaking in my mind. He did damage without lots of help early in his career, then just was the best in the business for awhile, threw some touchdowns as well. Just cried alittle bit and never won a superbowl. HOF first ballet.

I agree with this general perception. I've always preferred the Chargers' fatty pants RBs like Marion Butts or Natrone means or even Mike Tolbert.
LT was like a small beast. Marshall and Barry had the wicked lateral movement. There were many fatty pants who had power.
I've always thought LT combined the two and added a little something extra, whether it be a straight arm or a TD pass, he was always dangerous.
I'm glad he'll retire as a Charger and I think he'll end up as a first ballot HOF'er. It's nice to bury the hatchet before we bury rest of the AFC West.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-18-2012, 02:23 AM
I agree with this general perception. I've always preferred the Chargers' fatty pants RBs like Marion Butts or Natrone means or even Mike Tolbert.
LT was like a small beast. Marshall and Barry had the wicked lateral movement. There were many fatty pants who had power.
I've always thought LT combined the two and added a little something extra, whether it be a straight arm or a TD pass, he was always dangerous.
I'm glad he'll retire as a Charger and I think he'll end up as a first ballot HOF'er. It's nice to bury the hatchet before we bury rest of the AFC West.


LMAO

DBOSHO
06-18-2012, 07:47 AM
I agree with this general perception. I've always preferred the Chargers' fatty pants RBs like Marion Butts or Natrone means or even Mike Tolbert.
LT was like a small beast. Marshall and Barry had the wicked lateral movement. There were many fatty pants who had power.
I've always thought LT combined the two and added a little something extra, whether it be a straight arm or a TD pass, he was always dangerous.
I'm glad he'll retire as a Charger and I think he'll end up as a first ballot HOF'er. It's nice to bury the hatchet before we bury rest of the AFC West.

The end of this post made sense until i realized it wasnt from a chiefs fan.

Sofa King
06-18-2012, 08:46 AM
Wish Tomlinson finished his career with the dolts. That way he not go to the Jets and we end up with shit Jones :mad:

http://www.moneyandshit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/wat.jpg

Deberg_1990
06-18-2012, 12:31 PM
Peter King says hes a sure fire 1st ballot and #2 of his most VERSATILE RBs of the past 30 years.


DOnt think he mentioned it, but Tomlinson got a ton of carries. USually around 300+ or more a season. Im sure thats a bigger worklead than Faulk and MArcus Allen got.



http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/peter_king/06/18/mmqb/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_t11_a0



Who do we consider the best all-purpose backs of the last 30 years? Well, three players prominent in the conversation are Marcus Allen, Marshall Faulk and Tomlinson. I'll take Tomlinson in history over Allen and argue that Tomlinson and Faulk should be 1 and 1a as the most versatile modern backs.

• Tomlinson vs. Allen. Allen started 15 games or more seven times in his career. In those seven seasons, he totaled 10,049 rushing-receiving yards and 78 touchdowns. In the first seven seasons of Tomlinson's career, he totaled 14,025 rushing-receiving yards ... with 51 more touchdowns. But the more impressive comparison, I believe, is with Faulk, the 2011 first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer.

• Tomlinson vs. Faulk. I picked out the best seven years of Faulk's illustrious career in Indianapolis and St. Louis, and lined up the numbers against the first seven years of Tomlinson's football life, when he was at his peak. (The Faulk numbers don't include a sub-par third season in Indianapolis. I wanted to take the prime of Tomlinson's career and compare it to the best of a first-ballot Canton performer.

Total Rushing/Receiving Yards
Games Total Yards. Avg. Per Game Avg. Yards/Season Avg. Yards/Touch TDs W-L*

Marshall Faulk 108 13,874 128.4 1982.0 5.67 103 58-50

LaDainian Tomlinson 111 14,025 126.3 2003.6 4.97 129 62-49

* Team's record during the seven years of analysis
Tomlinson, by the way, will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

Top five versatile runners of the last 30 years? (Walter Payton not included, because seven of his 13 seasons came before 1982.) My list:

1. Faulk. Super Bowl win helps -- plus the Super Bowl that New England based its entire game plan on stopping him.

2. Tomlinson. But it's very, very close.

3. Thurman Thomas. His prime wasn't quite as productive as Tomlinson's, but great anyway.

4. Darren Sproles. State of the art today, and perfect in Saints offense.

5. Marcus Allen. Strange to put him behind Sproles, but Allen wasn't as explosive

notorious
06-18-2012, 12:37 PM
LT dominated in a division that has sucked ass for 9-10 years.

Chocolate Hog
06-18-2012, 01:13 PM
LT dominated in a division that has sucked ass for 9-10 years.

Dude was money in the red zone.

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BigChiefFan
06-18-2012, 02:26 PM
I'm surprised Emmitt Smith isn't mentioned. He was a great, all-around back, too

Deberg_1990
06-18-2012, 02:58 PM
I'm surprised Emmitt Smith isn't mentioned. He was a great, all-around back, too

Yea, i was thinking the same thing.

He will probably get alot of sh*t from Cowboys fans over that one.

Yet, he has Darren Sproles in his list. WTF?? Dude isnt even an every down back.