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infantrycak 08-13-2004 08:44 AM

Tomlinson richest RB
 
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CARSON Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson confirmed yesterday that he has reached an agreement in principle on a six-year contract extension that could bring him $60 million, including $21 million in guarantees.

Tomlinson's new deal, which will run through the 2011 season, will be the richest for an NFL running back in not only total dollars, but also guaranteed money. The previous high in total dollars belonged to former Denver Bronco Terrell Davis, who failed to see all of the money after sustaining a career-ending knee injury; and the previous high for guaranteed money was $17 million, set earlier this year when Clinton Portis signed a new contract with Washington.
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Funny how right after the superbowl a lot of the pundits were talking about teams being sheep and following the mold of the Patriots who had the fewest $5 mil per year players in the NFL on their roster. Seems with all the money slung at Peyton, Bailey, Portis, LT all those CB's and several of the rookies that there were not many sheep after all. And I still don't understand how Fitzgerald, as a rookie example, is worth basically as much money as the best players in the NFL such as LT--I know he has potential but does he really have the potential to ever put up 2200 yds in a single year and follow it up with 2400 yds the next?--by the way the most yards by a WR ever is 1848 by Jerry Rice.

keyfro 08-13-2004 11:36 AM

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this is absolutely great...in my mind he is the best runningback in the game right now...and deserves to be paid the most...congrates LT

Fiddy 08-13-2004 04:22 PM

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Now LT needs the Chargers to draft a couple of good offensive lineman in next years draft and get Rivers signed....

texasguy346 08-13-2004 06:39 PM

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A nice reciever couldn't hurt either. What he really needs is a good owner and GM.

TexansCanes 08-13-2004 09:04 PM

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i must say that i'm surprised about this, i figured that he couldn't wait to get out, but apparently that isn't so. that just shows what kind of a guy he is, he wants to help the team and i have a lot of respect for him and would love him on my team anyday.

i know the guy is good maybe the best in the league, but how can you call him LT, you can't give someone a nickname that already belongs to one of the best defensive players ever. maybe little LT.

keyfro 08-13-2004 09:11 PM

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haha...the nickname wasn't something i gave him...so many of the sports casters have been calling him LT for years now...i'm just going with the flow...but either way he deserves it...he's the right guy for san deigo probably the only guy who wants to be there for the team not just himself

Fiddy 08-13-2004 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by TexansCanes
i must say that i'm surprised about this, i figured that he couldn't wait to get out, but apparently that isn't so. that just shows what kind of a guy he is, he wants to help the team and i have a lot of respect for him and would love him on my team anyday...

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Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson on why he wants to stick around in San Diego instead of bolting for greener pastures: In my opinion, (leaving) is what losers do. They bail out on a team. [They say] So this team is not winning, its not going anywhere, I got to get out of here. Ive never been that way, so why change now?
http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW...said081304.htm

TexansCanes 08-13-2004 09:27 PM

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yeah i read where he said that too, i guess he doesn't want to be the next cory dillion, which is a good thing.

i shouldn't have said you guys, i should have said everyone.

keyfro 08-14-2004 01:51 PM

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just put it this way...he's a good ole texas boy who knows what football is and knows how to be a team player...no matter what name you call him he's the same guy...and i hope this season the rest of the nation realizes that he is the best runningback in the game and votes him to the pro bowl...can't believe he didn't make it last season idonno:

TexansCanes 08-14-2004 05:03 PM

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he will make it this year now that portis left and lewis isn't going to play all of the games this year. if he didn't play for the chargers he probably would have made it, he get hurt because the san diego doesn't get any pub. "Out of sight, out of mind"


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