Monday, May 05, 2008

LT Retiring Soon?

LaDainian Tomlinson was the guest on ESPN’s Sunday night conversation and said that he would prefer to walk away from the game on top instead of making an a-hole out of himself by hanging on too long.

Like Shaun Alexander.

There will be those who will suggest that Tomlinson already retired during the 2007 AFC Championship Game, but that is a little bit extreme. He didn’t play in the second half of the game at Indianapolis, either. Tomlinson would be joining the likes of other running backs who surprised everybody with retirement – Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, Robert Smith and Ricky Williams. Ha, maybe not Williams. But a pretty decent list.

Funny, the common theme with all of those running backs is that they retired without winning a Super Bowl title. And as long as Norv Turner is coaching in San Diego, odds are that Tomlinson will be joining that list. But don’t get too excited about this news, it’s not like LT is going to retire before training camp and leave the team with Jacob Hester.

But life without LT is going to be a stark reality for the Chargers in the near future.

You can watch the entire interview here.


Cali Tejano said...

If LT left football on top, like Barry Sanders did, I wouldn't blame him. He IS the San Diego Chargers, and this Raiders fan was pissed off with the way he was treated by so-called Bolts fans after that playoff loss against the Patriots.

Don't worry, Bolts fans. If LT retires after June 1st you can always pick up LaMont Jordan after we cut him. :)

Fletch said...

Who has the worse reputation - Shaun Alexander or Ricky Williams?