LaDainian Tomlinson

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by joseephuss, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    LT is one of my favorite players. He will go down as one of the all time great running backs. It is unfortunate he was not able to play what would have been the biggest game of his career. He may not be in that position again. Each year takes a lot out of a running back. He will be 29 years old next year entering his 8th season.

    Even when he has played in the playoffs he has not been his regular dominating self. In 4 career playoff games he has 77 carries, 273 yards, 3.5 yards per carry and 3 TDs.

    I don't think his non-playoff success will taint his legacy. It didn't for Barry Sanders or Earl Campbell and several others. It will just be tougher for him to achieve playoff greatness as each year goes by.
  2. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Lack of playoff games may hurt his running for the overall rushing record though.

    At this point in the game, it could be argued that LT is no longer the best RB as Westbrook and Peterson would have something to say about it. At 28, Ladainian has hit his peak and although he may stay there for a year or two more, the true test of if he can break the record will be once he's past 30 and he remains productive.

    If he can stay injury-free he has a chance, but he's had a lot of mileage as a back and one wonders if his sprained MCL heals properly over time with the amount of stress he puts on it.
  3. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Playoff rushing yards don't count towards the all time rushing yards. Only regular season yards count.

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