Note To LT: Jets Run Out Of Fuel!

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Once again, former Chargers LT – or should I now refer to him as LaDainian Tomlinson; took another shot at the Chargers. Will he ever quit? Will he ever stop being the bitter party of one? Can he just… Move on?

In the above interview, Tomlinson claims, “Yes, I have been on some very fine teams.” What other teams has he played for? Is he referring to University High School and Texas Christian University? As far as I can recall, Chargers drafted him in 2001 and his debut as a pro-football player was with the Chargers that same year. Has he been moonlighting for another NFL team during 2001-2009? If those “fine teams” are the three above-mentioned, they’re incomparable because they’re all different levels. I wonder if he’s aware of that…

Then he goes on to say that “[T]his is the best opportunity I’ve had to win the championship.” I guess last season wasn’t a good enough opportunity for him. Sure he was injured early in 2009, but during that championship opportunity ending game, his rushing average was only two yards for 12 attempts and zero yards in receiving for three (3) attempts. Oh wait, but of course that’s not his fault. It’s AJ’s fault for firing Schottenheimer who loved to run the ball. Like Tomlinson said during his farewell speech (now I have to wonder if those tears were real), “[S]ince Marty left, the focus of running the football the way it was, every year my numbers have dropped. Every single year it has dropped[.]“ So Norv is pass happy. Rivers blossomed due to that. Was that it, he didn’t like sharing the spotlight with Rivers? It had to be about Tomlinson? Grow up! It’s not all about you, no matter how many times  you say that to yourself.

After he scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns in Denver couple of weeks ago, he was asked “if the moment was just a touch more delicious because his former team was struggling,” to which he replied, “No comment … the smile says it all,” (Tomlinson said, unable to hide his glee.)”

And let’s not even get into his interview with Rich Eisen 12 days before that wherein he said, “It feels good to be in that spotlight again.” Again, it’s all about Tomlinson the self-proclaimed “Gladiator.” Sharing the spotlight with anyone is just not acceptable. (The interview in its entirety is available on podcast.)

Has Tomlinson forgotten who gave him his start? Does he think he’d be a household name now if it wasn’t for the Chargers? Does he not realize that all these shots he’s taking against the Chargers are shots taken against the fans as well? If it wasn’t for the fans of San Diego Chargers buying his jerseys, memorabilia, chanting LT during the games, supporting him through the years – he wouldn’t be LT.

When he left, I was sad. When I first saw a Jets Tomlinson jersey, I was sad. When I first saw him play with a green jersey on, I was in denial. In my heart I wished him well and hoped the best for him. Until now…

Now I say to Tomlinson, move on. If you’re so happy being a Jets, be happy. All you’re doing with these Chargers-bashing that you’re doing is making yourself look bad to the fans of San Diego Chargers, which I’m assuming some are now your former fans. I know I’m one of them. I, for one, have lost all respect for you. You have burned all bridges between San Diego and Manhattan and lost your class along the way. Not cool, Man. Not cool. I hope that you do not injure yourself while you are there because that same Jet you’re praising and loving so much will be the same Jet that will drop you off the unemployment line – if that.

And remember, JETS RUN OUT OF FUEL.

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  • http://huh Hind-sight

    You lost respect for LT over this? What a weak minded kvetch boot leg piece of shit you are. The guy probably shouldn’t have said that. But he’s a very emotional player & always worn his emotions on his sleeve as he stated in a retrospect. But you actually said you lost “ALL RESPECT” for a player who gave money and turkeys to the less fortunate, plus carry this team on his back(over 6 years). All just for one needless comment? FUCK YOU MAN!

    • Racquel Lopez

      I would’ve voted you in to the Blog Reader Hall Of Fame for giving me my first comment had you not resorted to name calling and dropping the F Bomb. You have as much class as your beloved LT. I’m an emotional person, too, and have been known to wear my heart on my sleeve, does that give me an excuse to burn bridges and take cheap shots at people who love(s/d) me w/out losing their respect for me? To quote Bruce Lee, “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” And the “character” Tomlinson has turned into isn’t one I can respect. If you call sitting on the sidelines sulking and looking sad during the playoffs carrying a team; then Houston, we got a problem.

      • mcasas4556

        Maybe Gates is right, there are some players that feel like their bigger then everyone else. I was an LT fan too, but when he starts bashing on the Chargers not just this “one needless comments,” I don’t know if I could ever be a fan. Now, if he start bashing more on the head coach and GM, hey we can hold hands and sing Kumbaya!

  • Clarke W. Griswald

    When he said he’s played for some great teams he’s referring to the different chargers teams. The ’01 Chargers, were undoubtedly different then the ’05 Chargers. I’m not gonna resort to name calling, but dude, get over yourself.”If it weren’t for the San Diego fans, he wouldn’t be LT”, are you saying that if he were drafted by the patriots in ’01, he wouldn’t be succesful? I think his hard work is what got him to the top of the draft, his hard work is what made his hall of fame carreer, and his hard work is what’s making him have a succesful season this year. You are the one who needs to get over LT… NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!

    • Racquel Lopez

      Thanks for not turning this into grade school by resorting to name calling. Greatly appreciated. However, I think my last paragraph pretty much says I’m over the guy. You’re right though, not just the fans – the entire organization of Chargers and the City of San Diego AND Schottenheimer’s coaching made him. By the way, Jets have Brian Schottenheimer – Marty’s son. I’m pretty sure Marty is all up in his son’s ear telling him how to utilize Tomlinson well.

  • TheMisses

    Some writers shouldn’t even be allowed to think letalone write! All LT did was give his new team a compliment. What’s wrong with that? You are the idiot that read too far into that & assumed it was a dig at the Chargers. Norv has been saying since July that his new Chargers team is the best team he’s had in the last 4 years. You didn’t write a stupid story about that being a dog at LT!!!!! Because it wasn’t! Can Norv not compliment his team or LT compliment his without shit starting writers trying to make a big deal out of it to get a story? Give me a break!!!

    • Racquel Lopez

      Tomlinson can compliment his new team all he wants, but he doesn’t have to bad-mouth his former team to do so. It’s bad enough Chargers aren’t doing well, does he have to rub it in and kick them while they’re down?

      • TheMisses

        You tell me how he “bad mouthed” them when he complimented his new team. I read the article. I was there at the interview & know for a fact that he didn’t mention the Chargers not one single time. So go ahead!!! Show me…………. You can’t!!!! You wrote before you thought & ur wrong! All wrong!

  • mcasas4556

    Great article…several points were made! Martyball is what also made LT and put him on the map. He was a great player when he plays, but in the playoffs, he’s a different player or wait…is a he even player if you don’t help your team during the playoffs? You all know that other players on the team got over the hump! Maybe LT is learning how to shit talk from his new head coach! Like LT said after the loss to the patriots “it’s starts from the head coach!” I think AJ and his ego is what started this feud and now he is taking the team apart! All I’m saying is Gruden and Parcell is out there! Both sided need to shut up until one wins a ring!

    • Racquel Lopez

      GRUUUUDEN! GRUUUUDEN! GRUUUUDEN!

  • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

    LT just needs to shut his mouth. Why is he so interested in screwing the Bolts every chance that he gets? wasnt he considered a humble player before he left this joint. It is so UNPROFESSIONAL of him to just keep talking about his former team any chance he gets.

    • Racquel Lopez

      Unprofessional and tacky. If he’s so happy there, why does he have to keep talking smack about the Chargers? If I were Rex, I’d tell him to shut it and focus on the Jets.

      • TheMisses

        Again, I ask how is simply giving his new team a compliment considered talking crap about the chargers? He didn’t say anything about the chargers. Maybe you all need to re-read the article. He was asked by a reporter if this Jets team was one of the best teams he’s played on & he answer yes. Do you really think he was going to say “No, they suck! My other team was better.” Get real!!! Use your head! Had he said that his whole new team would be against him. Stop trying to make something out of nothing….

  • Autumn Wind

    Silly girl, trix are for kids. Just because you own a few dolts jerseys does not a journalist make. LT made the right decision for LT, the GM just made it easier. Marty has always been a post season choker, Norvell is just an OC, no more. LT is having a great year with NY, that stings doesn’t it? The power structure in the AFCW is shifting, Oakland and KC improving, Denver and SD declining, get used to it.

    • ianswermyself

      I don’t recall Raquel saying she was journalist, much less that a few jerseys made her. I do agree that LT/Chargers made the right decision for themselves and the Norval* is no more than an OC, but AFC West still belongs to the Chargers. KC, with all the talent it has, still needs a franchise QB, and Cassel is not it. The raiders are still the raiders, a joke. In regards to the Broncos, I don’t think they are declining, they were have not been good since Shanahan left, last season’start was a fluke and they were exposed in the end.

      • Racquel Lopez

        Thanks, I was wondering where I mentioned being a journalist and/or how many Bolts jerseys I own… :/ What stings is that his former team isn’t doing well and the once franchised player they had is kicking them while they’re down by taking cheap shots every chance he gets. If you’re saying Marty is a post-season choker, should we expect the same from his son Brian who’s the OC Coach of the Jets now? After all, apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, right?

        • TheMisses

          Answer this please!!!!!! How is complimenting his new team considered taking a cheap shot at the Chargers??? He didn’t say squat about the chargers. He wasn’t going to be a dummy and answer that question by saying his new team sucks. His line wouldn’t block anybody for him on Sunday if he did. He answered “no comment, the smile says it all” when asked about how poorly the Chargers season had been going & it seeming like he got out of San Diego just in time. What’s wrong with him smiling & being happy that he dodged a bullet in San Diego & got out b4 Norv & AJ had completely ruined the team. You would be happy too if you were in his shoes. He could’ve said a lot more when asked that question but didn’t say ANYTHING yet you keep saying he’s trashing the chargers & kicking them while they r down. Are you sure you’re not delusional cuz you keep making up things that aren’t really there.

    • mcasas4556

      Man…there are not many girls out there that knows there sport and she makes you look bad! We all know that the GM is looking like a fool now that is last few drafts have been useless.

  • Autumn Wind

    “AFC West still belongs to the Chargers…”

    Division Championships/ Playoff Berths/ Super Bowl Wins/Appearances
    Raiders 15/ 21/ 3/5
    Chargers 15/ 17/ 0/1
    Broncos 10/ 17/ 2/6
    Chiefs 8/ 15/ 1/2

    • Racquel Lopez

      Numbers are good but yeah, I have faith in the Chargers and believe that AFC West does still belongs to the Chargers. We’ll see at the end of the season, right?

      • mcasas4556

        We are used to having the Chargers come up big toward the end of the season and hopefully it will continue on this season because we need it or our luck might end!

  • Autumn Wind

    I have faith the Chargers will have the same number of Lombardis at the end of the season, right?

    • http://huh Hind-sight

      You have faith in a team that started 2-5? Typical irrational charger fans. Don’t say no more, you are a disgrace to all charger fans… Racquel lopez: I lost all respect for LT, just because he called my skirt ugly (sarcasm)

      • Racquel Lopez

        Irrational or not, I don’t jump off bandwagons just because the Chargers are not putting up as much Ws as they should.

        • http://huh Hind-sight

          Wow can’t you see? AJ smith got rid of drew brees,lynch,kassin osgood,lorenzo,michael turner,wes welker, and now LT. Most of them won super bowls and are still doing excellent… Philip rivers throws so many tantrums that he’ll make Ryan leaf blush. And when LT talks you call him tacky or classless? True charger fans, show your true colors.

          • Racquel Lopez

            @Hind-sight:

            I would think by sticking to my Chargers – win or lose – that I AM showing my true colors – by being a real fan. The difference between Tomlinson and those guys is that they didn’t leave then take cheap shots and/or bashed on the Chargers every chance they got.

            You think Osgood saying he’s not going to show up unless he starts receiving isn’t throwing a tantrum? Where is he now? He’s still on special teams and jumping out of windows to dodge bullets. I miss the guy being a Chargers, to be honest, and yeah AJ shouldn’t have let him go. Turner is doing well in Atlanta – good for him. Welker is doing well with the Patriots but he’s no Randy Moss. I was rooting for the Saints during SB because of Brees. Again, they didn’t go on a Chargers-Bashing rampage. And yes, to ME, Tomlinson lost his class and to ME it’s tacky to be talking smack about your former team once you leave. Whether you wanted to leave or not. Leave with dignity and class, move on and let your numbers at the end of the season speak for itself. I may not agree with Smith’s choices but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop supporting the Chargers.

    • Racquel Lopez

      Stick to the point, will ya?? First you put words “in my mouth” incorrectly accusing me of saying I claimed to be a journalist; then you blast off with these stats that probably took you awhile to “accurately” come up with; and now you brought us to Lombardis when we were simply talking about Divisional! Goodness! But okay, to answer that, have you seen our record — 2-5! Have you been paying attention to our special team?? So, yes, you’re right. We’ll most likely have the same amount of Lombardis at the end of the season. And without knowing who your team is I’ll have to take a wild guess and say that yours will, too. Oh, and you can’t come back at the end of Super Bowl and say {insert winner here] is your team. Deal?

      • Autumn Wind

        Not knowing my team, reflects of your football acumen.

        • Racquel Lopez

          Not knowing your team has nothing to do with my insight on football. I just didn’t want to assume and put “words in your mouth” since you didn’t actually come out and say you were a Jets fan.

          • Autumn Wind

            J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS!

            NOPE, NOPE, NOPE… not even close.

            Some dolts fan out there giver her a hand.

      • mcasas4556

        Enough said!!!!!

  • http://www.customshutters4less.com Ray Reds

    Dear Charger Fans & Racquel Lopez:

    GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!! YOUR TEAM SUCKS NOW!!! PERIOD!!! LET THE GREAT LT ENJOY NEW YORK!!!! AS A CHARGER FAN MYSELF I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH WHAT LADAINIAN SAID….HE WANTS A CHAMPIONSHIP AND SAN DIEGO IS NOT THE PLACE TO GET IT. UH? MAYBE ELI WAS RIGHT!!!! CHARGERS WILL FINISH 7-9 AND HOPEFULLY DO THE RIGHT THING AND FIRE NORV AND AJ. THEN JUST MAYBE YOU HAVE A SHOT!!!

    • ernie padaon

      ummm… did you just say that Chargers fans SUCK and then later say that you are a Chargers fan?

      • mcasas4556

        I think he did? Another poser who only roots for them when they are winning! That is not a definition of a fan!

    • Racquel Lopez

      Hmmm… I’m waiting for you to reply to yourself since that letter is addressed to you as well. True to form, fair-weather fans jump off the wagon when the Chargers aren’t generating as many Ws. They’re the first to hate and stop supporting. Once the Chargers start generating Ws again, they’ll be the first ones to claim they bleed blue and gold win or lose. Pick a side and be proud. Be a real fan.

  • Rudy

    Dude, who’s side are you on? Ripping on Charger fans where you are one of us? Contradicting, to say the least. “YOUR TEAM SUCKS NOW!!!” If you are a fan, then is it not your team as well?

  • Rudy

    If you wanna go by numbers…my Chargers have won 5/10 division championships. Winning the last four, so yeah I still think they own this division. Quit living in the past. The Chiefs will get exposed!

    • Autumn Wind

      Silly dolts fans, you want to discard the past in reference to other teams, but invoke it when comes to yours. How much past can one speak of? Please share with us your ‘past’ sliding scale. It’s ok to state five of the last ten AFCW champs were SD, but if mentioned another AFCW team appeared in the Super Bowl in that same time frame, as well as three other decades, we’re ‘living in the past.’ You discount history because yours pales in comparison with the rest of the AFCW. The dolts are the ONLY AFCW team without a Super Bowl ring. An honor you alone hold since the Seahawks fled to the NFC. As much as you hate the other AFCW teams, you cannot claim their achievements. But if you want to speak only of the present, check the standing, the dolts are in last place in the AFCW.

  • speedyduncan

    Marty got fired for going 14 & 2. Will Norv get canned for going 2 & 14?

    • Racquel Lopez

      I hope so! He and Crosby. Then hopefully the Spanos/Smith will pursue and get Gruden.

    • mcasas4556

      I hope they do! But, who would want to coach with AJ calling the shots? I think some free agents are afraid to come to SD because AJ and his famous ego. You all think Bill Parcell would be a good fit as a GM?

      • ernie padaon

        does parcells still wanna do this? if so, I would love to have him! names like Gruden, Cowher, Harbaugh, Dungy… all would be awesome to have!!

        • Racquel Lopez

          The Big Tuna would definitely be a great fit, considering his extensive experience. Do you think the Spanos will be able to lure him away from the Dolphins? Dungy would be a great choice as well.

        • speedyduncan

          How old is Parcell? He’s gotta be almost as old Joe Paterno.
          I want Cowher. He’s tough, a disciplinarian, still fairly young and has been out long enough to be real hungry.
          “…who would want to coach with AJ…”
          Yea, that’s the big problem.
          If Norv does get axed, we’ll probably end up with Wade Phillips.
          Shame this year’s defense is getting wasted by all the turnovers.
          (Chargers 3 Titans 45)

          • Rudy Gonzales

            I agree, we need someone like Cowher. Norval is just too passive for the team. We have the talent on this team, we just need the discipline and “The Chin” would be ideal.

  • TheMisses

    It’s easy to tell that most of you, especially the writer, have never played a sport in your life. Because you can criticize & talk about LT being a selfish player who always wanted the ball all you want but your not making any sense. Any true champion is very passionate about their craft & have spent their whole life honing it. Of course they want 2 succeed & do well as an individual to please themselves, their teammates, coaches, friends, family, & mostly fans. And let’s be honest, if each individual player put more energy & effort into putting up numbers & succeeding as an individual there is NO WAY they can possibly fail as a team. It doesn’t take a genius to see that. If each guy simply made sure he was doing his job & setting high standards for himself, the team as a whole is better off. And there is nothing wrong with being rewarded with the spotlight after you worked so hard to do your job well. That’s reality. It’s human nature to want to be noticed for a job well done…. And you ALL know it.

  • TheMisses

    No fan, team, jersey sales, or Chargers team “made LT.” God made LT & everything he has accomplished on & off the field were blessings from God & God alone so maybe you and these people posting in agreement with that comment need to get over yourself & give credit where it is truly do. From the looks of it, God continues to bless LT. Seems like you all are just mad because he is happy & you want him to be miserable just because he’s no longer a charger in uniform.

  • Racquel Lopez

    Like I said, JETS RUN OF FUEL!! And they ran on empty today getting shutdown by Packers D!! “The smile says it all!” Racquel answered unable to hide her GLEE!! Next topic!!