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LaDainian Tomlinson

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Jess, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    Someone was going to do it. I'm beating them to the punch.

    We got a thread on Larry Johnson for God's sakes, i'm sure someone soon was going to make a case for LT. I'm not that guy.

    Anywho, do you want LT?

    Your answer should be this:
    NO!
     
  2. NYPacker

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    Not worth the money, we already have a better 30 yr old RB sitting on our roster, no I don't mean Ahman Green... Ryan Grant sets the bar for being a washed up RB at age 27.
     
  3. PackersRS

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    So much bitterness and hate... Towards a ND alumni, of all people!

    As I said, LT would be the best 3rd down back in the NFL... But he doesn't want to be paid as such, and doesn't want to play as such.

    so

    NO
     
  4. ivo610

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    avg 3.3 yards a carry last season? No thanks. Not even for min contract.
     
  5. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    Anyone else think it's possible he takes a role player position in Minnesota next year? They'll probably release Chester Taylor and they'll be looking for a good, veteran 3rd down back. LT might take a diminished role to play for a Super Bowl contender.
     
  6. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    thank you ;)

    I been trying to tell the NFL that for years, that I am the best 3rd down back, but they dont listen
     
  7. NYPacker

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    Haha just joshin with the people here with this forum. Grant's got my respect for the next season. Just tryin to point out that we don't need LT.
     
  8. tfrentz

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    Why would we not want LT, he is a great Screen back and that is something we are really missing, if we could run screens with the run and pass and get it all together. It would be scary
     
  9. claybillings

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    LT is great and all and a good guy, but signing him or any other older RB is only going to delay the development of a RB to take Ryan Grants place after next year or so.
     
  10. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    I would love LT, Long Time please play for the Packers :)
     
  11. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    He was officially released today
     
  12. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Taylor is a free agent. So they don't have to release him. If he goes I could easily see MN picking up LT. Good 3rd down back, and good catching out of the backfield. I think Taylor has a few more years in him then LT though. LT wants a ring. It's no longer all about the money.
     
  13. AllouezPackerFan

    AllouezPackerFan Section 121 Row 47

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    Depends on what kind of money he wants, but IMO we do not need to be trying to get a running back in FA.
     
  14. don_frosto

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    Haha an LJ thread?? Didn't see that one. But, like most have posted so far, I don't think LT will work with us, he might ask for too much money and a large role in our offense, which is definitely not the direction we want to go. B/c that's what we want, another old guy trying to get things his way
     
  15. DoubleC4

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    what about leon washington? isnt he a free agent this year? i know im dreaming about getting these guys in here, i think both of them want big money which we wont give out
     
  16. DoubleC4

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    plus, washington could help out our return game ALOT
     
  17. A1MEANGREEN

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    cant see it. to much money for little return and the cold weather plays hell on old bones. he will want a warm climate or at least indoors.
     
  18. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    He said wants to go to a team with a real chance of winning the SB

    But I dont think he can be a starter....

    Vikings will be willing to pay
     
  19. Hauschild

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    Hell no! I'd rather upgrade the O-line so that we don't need world beaters to consistently gain rushing yards.

    Besides - LT is no Brett Favre.
     
  20. Hauschild

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    What the hell would the Vikings want with LT? Chester Taylor is a much better option and is due to be re-signed.

    When will people realize O-lines make running backs productive???
     
  21. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    IF Chester is let go....that was my thought process
     
  22. DILLIGAFF

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    The thing with LT is that he has yet to win anything. I can see him signing with a team that has a shot at the Super Bowl for less money than say the lions.

    I can see LT signing with Green Bay for less money, we are one of the few contenders for a Super Bowl that is not loaded at the running back position. He has a better chance at getting playing time and a shot at the big dance with the Packers than he does on other teams.

    I am not saying it will happen, especially with Green still in the mix. But I see a remote possibility.

    I just don't see LT signing with a team like the lions at this point in his career, the team has to have a shot.
     
  23. AllouezPackerFan

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    I have to agree with Haus here. Chester Taylor is way better than LT. Why would they spend money on LT instead of spending money to resign a much better player. Makes no sense.
     
  24. longtimefan

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    From what I hears Taylor wants to be a starter

    And that wont happen with AP there
     
  25. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    I think Taylor knows he is more then likely not going to be a starter. He was making close to starter money in MN. ($14.1 million over 4 years) He will be 31 this fall, and though he can start with many teams I think he knows it won't be for very long. The question is, does he feel they Vikings can pay him enough, and does he have chance at a ring in MN as opposed to being a starter in say Detroit? What would you do?
     

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