LaDainien Tomlinson has been the face of the San Diego Charger Franchise for the better part of 10 years, prior to being released by the organization. However, it has been reported that he had some telling statements directed at his former team.
SignonSanDiego.com details in a report:
After a handful of indirect shots that began in 2007 about a change in the offense and personnel, Tomlinson has been more straightforward since signing with the New York Jets last month. And comments to the New York media Thursday crossed the line, according to some in the organization.
“The things that happened in San Diego, everything was taken away from me,” Tomlinson said. “There wasn’t an emphasis on running the football anymore, my best fullback was gone, the linemen were pass blocking and it was a passing quarterback and a passing coach. So, the situation’s kind of misleading when you look on film.”
These are awfully telling words from one of the best backs around. It was clear that Tomlinson was no longer the feared back he once was. Thought I do not closely watch the Chargers, even I could see that they were going in a different offensive direction, ever since Norv Turner took over the team. Lack of carries and chances will always affect your stats, and at times, make you look like someone you are not. You will always gain zero yards on balls you never carry.
With that said, I totally understand where LT is coming from. However, I never thought I would ever hear him say it.