With the Chargers cutting running back LaDainian Tomlinson a year after they likely wanted to, a strong message has been sent to teams who find themselves feeding the ball over and over again to a young tailback.
You’re asking for trouble.
Tomlinson’s departure validates the trend away from using one primary guy in the running game. (The success of the Saints and their three-headed attack helps put the workhorse concept out of its misery, too.)
But enough writing. Time for talking. So spend a couple of minutes of your lunch break hearing what we have to say about the future of one of the most glamorous — and most fungible — positions in all of sports.