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Tomlinson's teammates take up for him

One of the biggest surprises of the young season has come in New York, where veteran running back LaDainian Tomlinson has gained 208 yards, averaging an eye-popping 5.6 yards per carry.  Tomlinson has quieted critics who believed that he was washed up, although it remains to be seen whether he’ll hold up over the long haul of the season.

Regardless of how the story unfolds, Tomlinson has won over his new teammates, who have lined up to fire back at Tomlinson’s old ones.

Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports has compiled a stream of quotes from Jets players in response to the shots fired by Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and Chargers tight end Antonio Gates at Tomlinson.

Said tackle Damien Woody:  “Yeah, we all saw that. It was kind of like nuke missiles flying from
the other side   It’s unfortunate that somebody would say something after
you leave.  What does that say about you?  We’ve got his back 100
percent.  I’ve been telling people, LT’s still got a lot of giddy-up in
his legs.  San Diego is Philip Rivers’ team now.  A lot has changed.  They
have an aerial attack — it’s like their receivers are basketball players
and they’re playing alley-oop.  So when they go to run the ball, they
can’t.  We practice that every day.  Rex calls it ground and pound.”

Said linebacker Jason Taylor:  “I think it’s very disappointing that guys would do that.  It’s a little
unprofessional.  If you call the guy a friend, you ought not to do that. 
If you had an issue, you should speak to him face-to-face.”

Linebacker Bart Scott was slightly more blunt.  (Imagine that.)  “Man up,” Scott said.  “Drop your balls.  Have a pair.  Say it.  LT’s a lot classier than I am.  I’d have fired back with an atomic bomb.”

Even coach Rex Ryan got in on the act, too.  “Yeah, I think it’s hilarious,” Ryan told Silver.  “Here’s one of the finest players in the
history of your organization, if not the finest, and a former NFL Man of
the Year.  Every franchise would love to have a person and player like
that.  And they’re taking shots at that guy?  We’ve got a great back in
LaDainian.  He’s tremendous.  Does he look like he’s through?  Absolutely
not.  He’s strong.  He looks fast.  He looks tremendous to me.”

So far, Tomlinson has indeed been tremendous; a 21-yard run early in the second quarter of Sunday night’s win over the Dolphins proved that Tomlinson still has that old burst, the one that he was supposedly too old to pull off.  Shonn Greene, who was presumed by many to be poised to develop into a high-end tailback, has only 106 yards, with an anemic average of 3.5 per carry.

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  1. BigBear123 says: Sep 30, 2010 11:01 PM

    Probably the only Jet I care to see do well.
    Looking forward to his next dance video.

  2. shaggeez says: Sep 30, 2010 11:08 PM

    so where were these enthusiastic defenders of ladainian back when the criticisms were being made? now that he has performed well, they all jumped on the bandwagon. how typical, acting like they knew it all along.
    that being said, i knew it all along too.

  3. SirSuperSouthern says: Sep 30, 2010 11:11 PM

    When is Rex gonna drop some balls and tell Shonn Greene that he’s been thoroughly out-played by LT and he’s now officially the back-up?
    If Andy Reid can do it to his QB Rex can do it to his RB. Tomlinson is killin’ it and deserves 20+ touches a game. Give him the damn ball…

  4. dannymac17 says: Sep 30, 2010 11:11 PM

    this means what? its the o lines fault? thats same o line that blocked for his 2006 MVP season?
    the jets run a marty ball scheme through his son. all LT did towards his end years in SD was pout
    where was he in the AFCCG?
    he was on the side lines nursing an “abductor” issue.
    with his helmet on.
    if he still had that burst we would have saw it last playoffs. maybe he was trying pulling a “manny” and just slacking off. i was a huge LT supporter till he started crying and complaining.
    thanks for the good years Complanian. But not really.

  5. cameron says: Sep 30, 2010 11:12 PM

    The Jets are idiots. All Rivers and Gates said was that they knew it was time, Norv and LT couldnt co-exist, and LT would complain every week if he didnt get he carries. A “me” first player. And i like how you fail to mention that the chargers are faring way better running the ball this year compared to last year.
    Oh yeah and LT threw his o-line, his old coach, and his old Qb under the bus before Gates and Rivers even made these comments.

  6. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Sep 30, 2010 11:18 PM

    Yo he’s a beast. I hope Shonn Greene gets his thing goin’, we haven’t been running too much and if SG gets on point, our offense will be nasty.

  7. mikebyrne1502 says: Sep 30, 2010 11:27 PM

    The last two games he has been really good and both of those games the defenses were suspect, he did squat against the Ravens and they gave him the majority or carries that game cuz Green fumbled twice….. I want to see how he plays against a stout defense and not young ones like NE and MIA.
    Great Ball player but once SD did revert from the running game and became a passing team, he complained and complained until the team finally decided to cut ties.
    Now I wonder if he doesn’t hold up or goes for 12yrds on 22 carries(last years playoff game against the jets), are these same players going to come out to the media and be like “Oh, maybe those guys in SD had it right”
    That or he’ll get injured right before or during the playoffs and bail on you, and cry about it later.

  8. tmvu says: Sep 30, 2010 11:30 PM

    re: cameron
    spot on, my friend. Why do you guys always have to polarize people? Go back and read what Rivers and Gates actually said and then tell me if anything malicious was directed towards L.T. Now every jet is getting their panties in a bunch and defending LT until he’ll be spotted pouting on the bench as their season comes to a crushing halt.
    none of his OL came out to his last press conference as a charger for a reason. the guy just fell in love with his own legend and couldn’t bear to see the direction that SD was going.

  9. dannymac17 says: Sep 30, 2010 11:31 PM

    Just wait till they start focusing the offense around Sanchez if he keeps his good play up, he’ll throw him under the bus as well.

  10. TheMagicIsYou! says: Sep 30, 2010 11:36 PM

    Nuclear anxiety is alive and well in the Jets locker room.

  11. Meat Tuperello says: Sep 30, 2010 11:37 PM

    More proof of J.A. Smith being a dumb ass.

  12. SC21 says: Sep 30, 2010 11:40 PM

    So when they go to run the ball, they can’t.
    The Chargers are averaging 116 yards a game on the ground, and that’s without their #1 running back playing in 7 of the 12 quarters they have played.

  13. SC21 says: Sep 30, 2010 11:42 PM

    he was on the side lines nursing an “abductor” issue. with his helmet on.
    No, he had a serious knee injury which would have knocked him out a month if it had been the regular season. Some the fan you are, not even knowing basic info.

  14. gypjet says: Sep 30, 2010 11:46 PM

    AJ Smith and Norv Turner are jokes. The Chargers should have already won multiple titles, but they underachieved every year. Now they are in decline and Rivers can whine all he wants to. AJ Smith threw away Drew Brees like trash and resigned Steroid Merriman. He hasn’t had any numbers since the year he cheated.

  15. CharmCity207 says: Sep 30, 2010 11:47 PM

    Bart Scott is an idiot.

  16. Jeff W says: Sep 30, 2010 11:48 PM

    This isn’t about LT or the anything the players have to say. This is really about a bad organization that threats their heroes badly. Every relationship with the ringless Chargers ends badly… Seau, Tomlinson… They are a classless organization and they come up short every year. Even last year when the Jets wentin to Qualcomm and exposed what kind of heart the Chargers lack.
    Bad Karma. Bad organization.

  17. ftomeo says: Sep 30, 2010 11:50 PM

    “So far, Tomlinson has indeed been tremendous; a 21-yard run early in the second quarter of Sunday night’s win over the Dolphins proved that Tomlinson still has that old burst, the one that he was supposedly too old to pull off.”
    I thought it was the wrong coverage and horrible tackling where 4 guys had LT in hand but failed to make a tackle that showed Miami still has a ways to go on defense. There were other plays within the same game that showed greater burst. But I suspect you just went looking through the Gamebooks looking for a long run, and said, “Yup, that proves burst.”

  18. DarkHorse81 says: Sep 30, 2010 11:56 PM

    When is Rex gonna drop some balls and tell Shonn Greene that he’s been thoroughly out-played by LT and he’s now officially the back-up?
    If Andy Reid can do it to his QB Rex can do it to his RB. Tomlinson is killin’ it and deserves 20+ touches a game. Give him the damn ball…
    ————————————————–
    Just want to had somthing here. What the f**k is wrong with Rex Ryan, dude your the damn head coach not the players hang out buddies stay out of that type of argument, and worry about that f**king Island you over payed for because it’s been M.I.A since you guys bought it.

  19. JDOGG says: Sep 30, 2010 11:57 PM

    I think that it was time for San Diego and Tomlinson to part ways. Good for both sides. However, the SD General Manager is Carl Peterson reincarnated. He would rather take a stand ad prove a point then win. I think there is little respect for the guy out in SD. I would love for PFT to do a survey of active coaches and GM’s and see what they think of him.

  20. CanadianVikingFan says: Sep 30, 2010 11:58 PM

    Phillip Rivers didn’t bitch out when he had that injury in the playoffs either.

  21. Rick says: Oct 1, 2010 12:01 AM

    Philip Rivers is a punk

  22. JoeCool16280 says: Oct 1, 2010 12:02 AM

    Who’s bart Scott?

  23. Seth Joyner says: Oct 1, 2010 12:05 AM

    LT was a great running back for a long time and then had an outsized ego for a couple years (compared to his production). I don’t follow the Chargers but doubt Gates or Rivers were talking about his entire tenure with the team, and who wasn’t annoyed with LT by the end? “Man up” bravado is the well-rehearsed response of new teammates but nothing else. Congrats.

  24. bspurloc says: Oct 1, 2010 12:11 AM

    this was a given, like I have been saying greene is not the go to man. he fumbles etc etc etc….
    getting rid of TJ was a stupid move

  25. drowningboy says: Oct 1, 2010 12:11 AM

    Search San Jose’s Slum-Words.
    See what hat weenbag Florio has been censoring!!!

  26. Tez_7 says: Oct 1, 2010 12:13 AM

    I find this very entertaining.He breaks one 21 yard run and “he’s back”. Anybody could of ran through those holes and Shonne Greene probably would have taken it to the house. Go watch some clips on youtube from LT’s early days then tell me if he’s back.That being said he is still a good player, but he can’t break any tackles or make anybody miss anymore.

  27. DanFoutsBeard says: Oct 1, 2010 12:15 AM

    Hey NY Clowns.
    LT was firing shots at everyone well before Rivers even said anything. Remember this summer him throwing pretty much everyone under the bus and no one commented in return. LT kept talking though and he looked pretty bad doing it. So Rivers finally acknowledges LT was unhappy and it was uncomfortable for the team. Wow. Helen Keller could of read LT’s horrible body language last year. I still love LT and I’m happy for him, but his new team is the biggest group of clowns the NFL has ever seen.

  28. You're Wrong says: Oct 1, 2010 12:21 AM

    SirSuperSouthern says: September 30, 2010 11:11 PM
    When is Rex gonna drop some balls and tell Shonn Greene that he’s been thoroughly out-played by LT and he’s now officially the back-up?
    _________________________
    Yeah, that’d be smart. Tell your young RB who you’re hoping will be the feature back in your system for years to come, that he’s ‘officially’ the backup.
    Dummy.
    I think he gets the point when he’s comparing his carries to LT’s. Let him use that as motivation. There’s no point in rubbing it in 3 weeks into the season.

  29. You love to hate the JETS says: Oct 1, 2010 12:25 AM

    cameron says:
    September 30, 2010 11:12 PM
    The Jets are idiots. All Rivers and Gates said was that they knew it was time, Norv and LT couldnt co-exist, and LT would complain every week if he didnt get he carries. A “me” first player. And i like how you fail to mention that the chargers are faring way better running the ball this year compared to last year.
    Oh yeah and LT threw his o-line, his old coach, and his old Qb under the bus before Gates and Rivers even made these comments.
    ———————————————————-
    and the chargers r 1-2, tied for last in the division

  30. nflhof says: Oct 1, 2010 12:28 AM

    Reality tv Jets are so much fun to watch and listen to. Always a new show to tune into. Maybe they will stick for baby daddy cromartie next and say he was framed with all those baby mommies and evenhave an episode on Rex Ryan new donut diet.

  31. jcdavey says: Oct 1, 2010 12:29 AM

    it’s too bad LT got complacent and had his vagina hurt in san diego so much that he apparently tanked games for sd, and tripped on grass.
    i guess it’s all becoming clear now, when LT has a good qb and has the spotlight taken off of him, he starts to throw games because he doesn’t care about winning.
    that’s a shame

  32. timegambit says: Oct 1, 2010 12:31 AM

    Are you sure this headline wasn’t meant to say,” toke up for him?”

  33. Tjackfan says: Oct 1, 2010 12:38 AM

    Once again, who cares?

  34. kbaby604 says: Oct 1, 2010 12:47 AM

    Reminds me of the time a team dropped Thomas Jones after a 1400 yard and 14 TD season… What team was that again?

  35. sasquash69 says: Oct 1, 2010 12:59 AM

    I said this summer it was the line in SD. Look at Sproles yards a carry last season, it was under 4 after being well over before last season.

  36. You're Wrong says: Oct 1, 2010 1:00 AM

    dannymac17 says: September 30, 2010 11:11 PM
    where was he in the AFCCG?
    _____________________________
    He was hurt.
    I know…..it’s absurd that he was hurt after 7 straight seasons of over 330 carries and never lower than 1236 yards rushing in each of those 7. (not too mention, more than 10 TD’s in each season.)
    PLUS……over 50 catches in each of those seasons as well….with 100 in 2003.
    Give me a break…pouting. Everyone who says that garbage is clueless. The guy was hurt and couldn’t play….but people assume that he didn’t want to play.
    What in his career has he done that could possibly make you think that?

  37. Jagerbolt says: Oct 1, 2010 1:16 AM

    Like others said – Let us not forget that LT was the first to fire by throwing his entire O-Line under the bus and complaining about Norv changing the team to a pass team.
    I’m glad he’s doing well, but just let it be LT. Let it be.

  38. allthevagiqueensgexcuses says: Oct 1, 2010 1:24 AM

    the chargers are nothing without LT2. this is from a completely unbiased person in the matter. tomlinson was their whole offense for years. he was their franchise back before brees matured. He was their franchise back before rivers nuts dropped, he was their franchise before turner arrived and decided not to run the ball. any fan of the game will identify the chargers 2 best players in their history as LT2 and Junior Seau. Maybe winslow sr gets thrown in the discussion, but none are more hall deserving than LT2

  39. Jeff0621 says: Oct 1, 2010 1:32 AM

    LT is a loser – the #1 cry baby in the NFL.
    He’s always great the first 8 games….the last 8 games and the playoffs is where he struggles…he simply doesn’t have the legs.
    The connsumate wipe crap on your face and complain that it smells kind of guy….

  40. peruano88 says: Oct 1, 2010 1:37 AM

    I find it hilarious how idiotic most sports fans in San Diego are. They wonder why no one respects San Diego sports fans, and this is why. They completely toss away everything a player did for them as if it was nothing, just because media says he’s done.
    Some quick things to clear up:
    In the AFCCG, he had a sprained MCL, an injury where the typical recovery period is 4-6 weeks. For a position where you are required to make hard cuts, that is a big deal. For a QB, it’s not, so stupid to bring up how Rivers’ was torn.
    Tomlinson never said that the O-line was bad. He simply stated the philosophy changed. To suggest otherwise implies that you’re an idiot. If a casual fan who knows nothing of play calling can correctly guess that each 1st down was a run, than your gameplan must be pretty stupid.
    Gates commented saying how Tomlinson would yell at teammates and how Rivers would be totally different. Rivers yelling at all his teammates suggests otherwise.
    I lost a lot of respect for Gates and Rivers to talk down about LT after he left. In the words of Bart Scott, they should’ve had a pair and been upfront with him. Tomlinson was always upfront with them. I guess expecting the same from them was asking too much.

  41. charger33 says: Oct 1, 2010 1:43 AM

    Typical Rex Ryan team attitude. Let’s all mouth off about something that has to do with a free agents former team. LT fired the first shots on his way out of town because his feelings were hurt. He was one of the greatest Chargers of all time, no doubt about it, but when you start yapping about the line, the coach, the GM, and whatever anyone else will listen to it tarnishes that “former NFL Man of The Year” title rex is so proud of. I’m glad LT is playing well in NY because as a Charger fan I’ve always admired him and always will. That being said, Rivers currently leads the league in passing and our ground game is just fine even with the absence of 24, the future. Why can’t we all look at this like the Brees situation, both teams and both players came out winners? LT, drop it, the Chargers have already waived good bye and forgotten you.

  42. DEMOLITION says: Oct 1, 2010 2:03 AM

    Rivers, Gates & LT are all crybabies. We all know Rivers and LT hated each other. Gates only switched sides when he realized Rivers and him needed each other to get paid.
    I’m surprised not much has been mentioned about Rivers quote during the playoff game in which he came back from surgery. Something to the effect of winners/leaders play through injuries – a direct slap at LT.

  43. Wolframpau says: Oct 1, 2010 3:00 AM

    Rex is simply and purposefully running LT into the ground. He knows that at some point during the season the YPC will go down, and LT’s wheels will fall off. We will all notice a decline by mid-season. In the second half of the season, Rex will trot out Shonn’s fresh legs to carry the Jet running game into the NFL playoffs. Shonn’s fantasy owners need to keep the faith!

  44. Stealthhawk says: Oct 1, 2010 3:27 AM

    Thanks a lot Shonn Greene, fantasy football bust of the year! I know it’s early but man, people drafted this guy in the second round.

  45. phillyfinsfan says: Oct 1, 2010 4:48 AM

    Diva. Let’s wait and see how he performs towards the end of the season.

  46. bodhisattva says: Oct 1, 2010 4:48 AM

    The siege mentally continues at the Jets. It’s them against the world, give ‘em a reason.
    Two tough division wins suggests it’s working so far. This is a team that isn’t afraid of anyone and inspires fear in others.
    There are so many storylines that, you can almost see Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez and Bart Scott on the America’s Game of their Championship winning season…..

  47. aec4 says: Oct 1, 2010 4:56 AM

    SirSuperSouthern: Tomlinson started the Miami game, so I think that’s already been done.
    Cameron: Sounds like a homer opinion to me there. Rivers and Gates, especially Rivers, were out of line.

  48. Harbs is the Man! says: Oct 1, 2010 6:02 AM

    LT is the SOLE reason that they finally have some O going. Shonn Greene is a bust, as I have been saying since preseason, and dirty Sanchez is finally able to throw bc LT is keeping D’s honest and getting them into more 2nd and 3rd and short situations, something Greene could not do.
    I know LT went out of SD sour, and both parties did a lot of talking, but all in all, it’s over and done with. I loathe Rex with all of my being, but I give LT props for doing his thing in NY, and wish him the best.
    On a side note, I hope Pryce breaks his leg this week in Buffalo, ass hole Benedict. And F Rex for swiping him, most likely just to spite the Ravens.

  49. lawdjayee says: Oct 1, 2010 6:07 AM

    I’m an SD fans, and agree with everything the Jets said. Whatever went on LT’s last two years in SD, they only thing Rivers, Gates, and anyone else ought to say about him is “He was a great teammate and one of the best backs ever in the league when he played here.” It’s really not that tough…

  50. mike_311 says: Oct 1, 2010 6:32 AM

    Who cares… i want to hear about what the Eagles players think of the stand up citizen Michael Vick.

  51. zappa says: Oct 1, 2010 6:46 AM

    Wait till he leaves the Jets and their fool fans, and coach starts in on him. This how the NFL works, grow up and take the crap and make everyone pay on Sundays. Then retire, go home and keep your mouth shut.

  52. red4skins says: Oct 1, 2010 7:12 AM

    Does Jason Taylor think showing up late everywhere is “a little unprofessional”?

  53. bwisnasky says: Oct 1, 2010 7:12 AM

    On a side note, I hope Pryce breaks his leg this week in Buffalo, ass hole Benedict. And F Rex for swiping him, most likely just to spite the Ravens.
    ———————————————-
    Why be mad at Pryce? He was the one that was cut… and left vulnerable for Rex to swipe…. if you want to be mad at anyone, be mad at the Ravens front office for thinking they could put one over on the rest of the league…. Sure it worked for the Steelers with Leftwich… but, there’s a big difference between a vested vet QB and a LB…..

  54. GreenAsGrass says: Oct 1, 2010 7:46 AM

    Let’s not get nuts here, LT has had a good 3 weeks. The season is long, and Rex is smart enough to know you must have 2 RB’s to succeed.
    Calling Shonn Greene a bust is idiotic. Maybe you and the media overrated him. How about letting a RB get a full year worth of carries before anointing him?

  55. OntBoltFan says: Oct 1, 2010 7:48 AM

    LT complained for years about not getting enough touches & Norv’s system & demanded $5M in salary to turn in a rushing performance that was next to dead last in the league. It sickened his fans to the point it almost erased all of his earlier acievements.
    Shonn Greene grinds the tough yards then they put LT in on 3rd down and later in the game to pad his stats. Shonn Greene was in the dog house because he fumbled 2x in the first game so they put LT in more not because he was being outplayed.
    Meanwhile every back in SD is averaging over 4 yds a carry behind the same OL that LT whined about. Where LT would be stopped with a shoe string tackle for a loss, Mathews moves the pile for 4+ yds.

  56. JetFan in Miami says: Oct 1, 2010 7:58 AM

    Bart Scott for Speaker of the House

  57. 49er Man says: Oct 1, 2010 8:14 AM

    It’s amazing what LT can do with an o-line that could actually run block, which was a foreign concept to the Charger o-line.
    It’ll be interesting to see how long LT can be productive this season.

  58. JetReaper says: Oct 1, 2010 8:17 AM

    Stealthhawk says:
    October 1, 2010 3:27 AM
    Thanks a lot Shonn Greene, fantasy football bust of the year! I know it’s early but man, people drafted this guy in the second round.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    LOL…. You’re just bad at Fantasy Football… Ask most Jets fans and people Up on Fantasy Football and they would have told you that Green doesn’t catch a lot of balls – So, why would you use a high draft pick on a RB that only gets half the opportunities?
    Micheal Turner is one thing but, you wasted a high pick on a guy who never played a whole season and runs in a style that could make him injury prone.
    HORRIBLE DRAFTING BY YOU…..
    Send me a PM we would love you in our league.

  59. FlyinO says: Oct 1, 2010 8:18 AM

    “One of the biggest surprises of the young season has come in New York, where veteran running back LaDainian Tomlinson has gained 208 yards, averaging an eye-popping 5.6 yards per carry”
    Not a suprise at all really. Wrong again Florio.

  60. SomeFans says: Oct 1, 2010 8:22 AM

    Only been 3 games folks…. he has plenty time to choke… isnt that his middle name?

  61. alobar26 says: Oct 1, 2010 8:42 AM

    Didn’t the Jets basically pull the same thing last year with Favre? After he left, their players criticized him and the Vikings defended him. Now, they’re the defenders while the Chargers play the role of Jets. Interesting.

  62. Manbearpig says: Oct 1, 2010 8:54 AM

    peruano88 says: October 1, 2010 1:37 AM
    I find it hilarious how idiotic most sports fans in San Diego are. They wonder why no one respects San Diego sports fans, and this is why. They completely toss away everything a player did for them as if it was nothing, just because media says he’s done.
    Some quick things to clear up:
    In the AFCCG, he had a sprained MCL, an injury where the typical recovery period is 4-6 weeks. For a position where you are required to make hard cuts, that is a big deal. For a QB, it’s not, so stupid to bring up how Rivers’ was torn.
    ____________________________________
    Ummm…kinda ironic you are calling other people “idiotic.” Rivers played with a TORN ACL. So it’s not a big deal for the quarterback to play without the most important ligament in the knee, with an injury that regularly sidelines players for 8 or 9 months? Gosh I wonder why he decided to get it fixed then if it wasn’t a big deal. He’s just the quarterback.
    And you compare that injury to a sprained MCL? Wow. Just wow.

  63. BostonISaChraphole says: Oct 1, 2010 9:02 AM

    Wow. When LT was a Charger he was smacked down non stop. Now that he plays in NY he is a saint. What a joke the media is. Lets see if the guy can play past week 10 before you all start sucking, ok?

  64. Marino13 says: Oct 1, 2010 9:07 AM

    The guy is a class act off the fiels without question…..but lets look at his track record….its the third week of the seaon with 13 more games left. I hope he does well but really dont think he will be running for over 100 yards. And love JT comments…. The jets cursed you when you were a phin and wanted you dead but now hes a jet and once a jet everyone is a class act and a superstar…all jets are So classy just like their beloved fans. God I want to be a jet fan so bad!!!! Speaking of class, loved edwards dance in the endzone….great move with a guy arrested 5 days earlier for a DWI…now thats a class act ther!

  65. theycallme_iPod says: Oct 1, 2010 9:17 AM

    LT’s numbers diminished when?
    When Norv changed the philosophy and more importantly, when Lorenzo Neal left…
    Neal was the one, who paved the way for LT, he did the dirty work and never got the credit he deserved.

  66. Empire Jones says: Oct 1, 2010 9:17 AM

    Yup, this Jets team dumped their starting RB, who had 1400 yds and was top-5 in the NFL for total yards from scrimmage and then wants to talk about how SD treted thir guy who avg’d 3.2 YPC and couldn’t defeat the turf monster on a consistant basis? A guy that was truly sandbagging it…
    I mean ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGE TO SCHEME OR PLAYERS and the Chargers go from 32nd with Tomlinson to 12th with Ryan Mathews. WTF?!?!?!?!
    It’s in the Jets’ nature to rally behind the next “big thing”. They dumped Jones for SG, found nothing but egg on their faces so they jump on LT’s jock.
    And to top it all off, it was TOMLINSON who went to the media first and attacked his former team, not the other way around.
    To say that Mr. Poopy Pants is justified, sitting on the bench instead of being up and trying to rally his team when PR is out there on one leg against doctor’s orders and Gates is hobbling around at 1/2 speed with his foot… EPIC FAIL.
    I can’t wait for these teams to meet again in the playoffs. Most intense matchup in the NFL, period.

  67. TeddyD22 says: Oct 1, 2010 9:23 AM

    Really ,MikeBryne1502? He did Squat against the Ravens?? How about 11 rushes for 62 yards?? You are truly an idiot

  68. JimHa says: Oct 1, 2010 9:40 AM

    give time boys.

  69. JimHa says: Oct 1, 2010 9:43 AM

    MARK MY WORDS. Come December, LT will be sitting on the end of the bench, with his dark visor and an aggravated groin pull. It has happened the last 3 years and will happen again. Meanwhile Ryan Mathews will be trudging to the endzone for the Chargers playoff run.

  70. aligreene says: Oct 1, 2010 9:48 AM

    THE CHARGERS CANT RUN BLOCK DOESNT MATTER WHOSE BACK THERE RUNNING IT THEY CANT RUN BLOCK

  71. bigbiz7 says: Oct 1, 2010 10:16 AM

    LT will still pout and give up in the postseason.

  72. superduperboltman says: Oct 1, 2010 10:40 AM

    The Jets are running their Mouths, yet L.T. has said nothing. Bart Scott is right to say he’s classy. He’s the only one showing any at this point. The rest of the team could learn something from him.

  73. Empire Jones says: Oct 1, 2010 10:51 AM

    aligreene says:
    October 1, 2010 9:48 AM
    THE CHARGERS CANT RUN BLOCK DOESNT MATTER WHOSE BACK THERE RUNNING IT THEY CANT RUN BLOCK
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    Yup. 12th in the league in rushing yards. Good point retard :/

  74. Electrogasm says: Oct 1, 2010 11:19 AM

    It really comes down to this:
    If LT had the very same numbers and was still playing for the Chargers, he’d be considered washed up, a bad teammate and it would simply be a matter of time before he failed.
    However, since he’s playing for the NY team, he’s rejuvenated, light on his feet, a grinder, a great locker room guy and ready to lead his team to greatness.
    Anyone who didn’t see that coming doesn’t know how the twisted media works.

  75. PackerRube13 says: Oct 1, 2010 11:21 AM

    I get sick of people (fans, media, fellow players) jumping on and off players’ bandwagons. Its really annoying. I know everyone of you watched and loved LT during his glory years. He put SD on the freakin map. I am not even a Charger’s fan, but I love LT and his game and effort he brought. He was electrifying. He was a complete back. He was our generation’s version of Barry or Emmitt. Now everyone jumps off his bandwagon, saying he is washed up and has poor character? THEN when he has 3 decent games, everyone is back on again? Saying oh yeah I knew he had it still and he is a good guy. WTF? Don’t let the media sway you people and hurt a player’s rep when it is unnecessary and not applicable. LT is a stud, plain and simple. He is a good husband, father, and a great football player. Give me a break.
    Same could be said about Randy Moss, Brett Favre, Ocho, and TO. These players are great players, and the media villianizes them and the average fan falls for it. Yet that same media makes Brady and other players out to be angels. I like him, but he is not a better person or player than Favre or any of the above were. Its just ridiculous. Let the guys play. God I didn’t mean to write a novel, but these “fans” are too easily swayed by the media, who puts too much emphasis on each game.
    LT still had, if memory serves, almost 900 yards last year and 12 TDs. Not great by his standards, but not horrible. Let another great legendary player go off into the sunset. Appreciate him for what he has done for the game, don’t get involved or listen to this TMZ-esque nonsense.

  76. C says: Oct 1, 2010 12:00 PM

    LT is old news. We respect him. We loved him. But he’s no longer in a Charger uniform so f**k him! Loyalty lays with the team, not the player. We’ll see him again when he retires.
    This is the NFL. Move on.

  77. turdfurguson says: Oct 1, 2010 12:34 PM

    San Diego is a trash organization. Their stadium doubles as a landfill to hold all all there stupid fans. Their players are complete losers in every possible meaning of the word. Rivers is a life loser cry baby. Rivers played with a torn ACL and cost them the game folks. He couldnt hit the broad side of a barn. Good job on letting him play norv neckfolds turner. Billy Volek probably woulda took them to the promise land but then Phil woulda been weally weally mad and did that thing where little kids let their body go limp and refuse to leave the field untill daddy norv drug him away kicking and screaming. Hope their stadium collaspes during fan appreciation day.

  78. Dasmol says: Oct 1, 2010 1:13 PM

    I think some of you haters forget that when LT sat, Michael Turner came in . LT knew that a healthy Michael Turner was better than a hobbled LT.
    He sat out for the team.

  79. C says: Oct 1, 2010 1:57 PM

    I think some of you haters forget that when LT sat, Michael Turner came in . LT knew that a healthy Michael Turner was better than a hobbled LT.
    He sat out for the team.
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    He sat out because Norv felt MT would be more effective. And he was right. LT has no choice on what the coach decides to go with.
    Moron.

  80. Other Bears says: Oct 1, 2010 2:30 PM

    How stupid are these guys? They don’t like that other players on the Chargers talked about how different the atmosphere was without LT after he left? When in the hell else were they going to say it? While he was there?

  81. IHATETHEGLAZERS says: Oct 1, 2010 2:57 PM

    WHO CARES!!! This is football not an episode of Guiding Light.

  82. Dasmol says: Oct 1, 2010 4:02 PM

    “He sat out because Norv felt MT would be more effective. And he was right. LT has no choice on what the coach decides to go with.
    Moron.”
    Whatever you say Cupcake. Either way, it was not a matter of LT being being soft. He either knew his backup would do better or his coach did.

  83. TheRamshackler says: Oct 1, 2010 7:57 PM

    Anyone who says the Jets were foolish for letting TJ go are idiots. Tj has 9 more yards than LT, but with a yard and a half less ypc. And he’s been running on SF, CLE, and SEA, teams with atrocious run defenses.
    LT looks fresh, and makes his cuts well, and has time to actually size up a defense due to actually using their FB. LT did well against the Ravens and the Dolphins, two teams with great defenses. He’s still got it, and anyone who refuses to admit that they might have been a little bit wrong is just a hater.
    Also, to fight the claim of LT sitting on the bench when he sprained his ACL, I will say this. LT is a running back. He needs to be mobile. With a leg that is unable to cut and go at full proficiency, his skill is useless. He might be able to play, but he’d be a non factor. Rivers tore his ACL in his right leg, which is not his plant leg, meaning none of the power from his throws are relying on that leg. He definitely wouldn’t have been able to make cuts, but that’s not his job. He’s a stone in the pocket anyway. If Rivers was a RB, there is no way he would have been able to play.

  84. StreetBaller says: Oct 2, 2010 1:05 AM

    Reality check:
    Anyone who thinks SD is a serious contender this year is just not looking at the truth…the tradition of being soft has not changed. Jets are real contenders, and LT is a very helpful piece of the puzzle for them.

  85. miamichalupa13 says: Oct 4, 2010 1:14 AM

    When is Rex gonna drop some balls and tell Shonn Greene that he’s been thoroughly out-played by LT and he’s now officially the back-up?
    If Andy Reid can do it to his QB Rex can do it to his RB. Tomlinson is killin’ it and deserves 20+ touches a game. Give him the damn ball…
    ——
    Yes, Tomlinson has looked good. And if you want to keep that going, as a Jets fan, you WANT Greene to keep getting those touches and taking his shareof the punishment. Tomlinson has a taken a lot of hits over his career, and part of why he looks so sharp and fresh is because he IS fresh. Greene has shouldered much of the load. Hand him the rock 20+ times per game and his YPC will drop. It’s common sense. You want to keep him under 200 carries and he will be healthy and not burned out come playoff time.
    Come to think of it, don’t. I hate the Jets. Go ‘Fins.

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