After an 11-year career, LaDainian Tomlinson is calling it quits. He plans to sign a one-day contract and retire as a Charger. After that, he plans to embark on a lucrative second career as a choreographer and aerobics instructor.
“Yes, there is definitely a thought that this could be because you never know how things shake out. For me, it just depends on the situation. I’ve said that before. I would love to keep playing, but if the situation is not right, then I won’t. This possibly could be my last game.
Yes, it is weird, but this is how I see it: If it is my last game, I’ve enjoyed 11 years of playing football, playing a kid’s game [with] two great organizations. Obviously, being here the last couple of years, I’ve really enjoyed my time here. The fans have been great. My teammates have been great. The coaching staff. There is nothing I could complain about.”
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Has any team’s 2011 story been rewritten as many times as the Jets? The opinion of the New York Jets changes week to week.
Week one they win a nail-biter against the Cowboys and they look like they are going to roll their strong postseason into 2011. Week two they blow out a the Jags, they are a force in the AFC and are going to challenge the Patriots for the East’s crown. They then lose three games in a row and are definitely going to miss the playoffs. They win the following three and what do you know, they are right back in this thing. They lose the next two to the Pats and Broncos, this team’s identity is gone. They can’t run the ball and they cant stop opposing teams. Now they have again won three in a row and they are we’re hearing they are a wild card favorite. It’s been interesting.
Came across this photo when looking for Rivers related info for an earlier post. Tomlinson and Rivers reminded me of Craig and Smokey.
Just give me three and a half minutes. Maybe even four.
In 2010 the Jets got off to hot start. They lost their first game at home to a good team but after that they blew out a few teams. Since then the Jets have gotten out of a few games by the slimmest of margins. I can’t figure out if they are lucky or good.
- Week 6 with 1:13 left to go the Broncos lead the Jets 20 to 17. The Broncos defense had the Jets stopped with a 4th and 6 on Denver’s 48 yard line. Sanchez throws a 48 yard incompletion. However, on that same play Santanio Holmes and Renaldo Hill run into each other as they are sprinting along the sideline. Hill’s hand glances off Holmes’ facemask and the ref throws a flag. 46 yard advance and the Jets get the ball on the two yard line. The Jets get three more chances for two yards and they win the game.
- Week 7 Bye
- Week 8 the Jets get completely shut out at home. The Packers defense doesn’t joke around but it is still surprising that the Jets can’t even get a field goal.
- Week 9 the Lions out play the Jets for 50 minutes. The Jets knock out both Mathew Stafford and their kicker Jason Hanson. With Hanson hurt Ndamukong Sue attempts an extra point and misses. The Lions melt down in the final minutes of the game. With just under 2:00 minutes left (with the lead) Jim Schwartz calls for a bootleg throw instead of running the ball and killing the clock. Instead of having about a minute left when the Jets get the ball, the Lions give them almost two full minutes. After that Julian Peterson decides to hit Tomlinson out of bounds to set up the tying field goal. Jets win in overtime.
- Week 10 Peyton Hillis continues his dominance over mortal men. Colt McCoy rallies Cleveland to force overtime against the Jets. Colt completes a pass to Chansi Stuckey to get the Browns within field goal range. All Stuckey has to do is run the ball out of bounds. Instead he tries to extend the play and get extra yards. The attempt fails and he fumbles the ball. Jets win in OT. Now, full disclosure. The Jets forced the fumble and then drove down the field and scored.
What do you say, lucky or good?