Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by gtexan02, Jan 16, 2009.
Let me the first to ask it and get it out of the way, What about LT in Houston?
Well, he is at that scary age for running backs....the big 3-0.
That being said, he still gained 1100 yards this year and it was the worst of hsi career. I think he's got at least 2-3 years left of 1000+ seasons, and then he'll start to fall off
That sounds familiar...who else did folks say that about?
We don't need him.
He has also been hurt the last two years going into the playoffs. I would not trade a thing for him. Build through the draft and UFA players only.
Ahman "the monster" Green!
I see your point, but the difference would be 2 fold.
1) LT is a future hall of famer
2) LT would be brought in to share duties/score
And you make a very good point. If Tomlinson wanted to come back to Texas to finish up his career, AND understood that he would be playing the role of "complimentary back" to Steve Slaton, AND was willing to take the kind of money that a player doing that should be paid (considerable but not exceptional bank) then it might work.
I just don't know if I've ever seen an NFL player accept the reality of his situation like that before and doubt LT would be the first to do so.
I agree. I'd love to pair Slaton and LT as a committee, but LT is not going to take the pay cut of being in a role like that. I can guarantee you guys that he doesn't think he has lost anything yet. Him being more of just a good RB in this league is still new to him, so he hasn't exactly come to grips yet that he isn't the MEGA MONSTER RUNNING BACK of the NFL anymore. We need to get another young stud who can pound the ball inside the 10.
Christ, I would cut Fatty Fatty Fat Fat so fast to pair him up with CJ for 1-2 seasons....
He ain't done yet.
We could transition tag Dunta and trade him for LT. Just sayin.
LT would really be worried if he knew that running backs are a dime a dozen.
They are easier to come by, more so than for other position.
Oh come on! Really?
Since coming into the league 8 years ago, LT has averaged
1460 rushing yards per season
16 rushing TDs per season
475 receiving yards per season
2 receiving TDs per season
20 passing yards per season
and 1 passing TD per season
Those are not "dime a dozen" numbers
We'll take your Fatty Fatty Fat Fat cause we need a thumper! See if you can get LT off of the training table in week 18 next year.
We already had the Ahman Green experiment here in Houston. We don't need Part Deaux!
I know LT is having some injury problems this year, but over his 8 year career, he has missed ONE regular season game. I mean, sheesh, he has averaged 330 rushing attempts and 60 catches a year for his career. Thats nearly 400 touches a season
On the other hand, Green averaged 200 attempts per year with 40 catches in his 9 years prior to Houston.
LT's average stats are better than Green's best years.
I am fine with saying "He's too old. 30 is dangerous" But dont' compare the guy to Ahman Green. There are plenty of examples of Hall of Fame RBs who lose a little, but are still hella-productive late into their careers
Yes hall of fame runningbacks are a dime a dozen. Where can I subscribe to your newsletter?
I was on board with the Green signing for the same reasons folks are pining for LT. He will will want feature back money.
Paying big money to an RB with little tread left on the tires? Been there done that. Fool me once...
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