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In the midst of a failed attempt to find a new home this offseason, it appears LaDainian Tomlinson already has one foot out of the door, and is leaning toward hanging up his illustrious cleats.
After speaking with the Canton-bound running back, SI’s Jim Trotter reports that Tomlinson considers himself “95 percent retired,” adding he’ll play only under the right circumstances in 2012.
This news is neither new nor surprising, as LaDainian has said he’d like to play another season, but also admitted he was considering retirement.
It’s also not surprising he’s found not a single taker in free agency thus far. Tomlinson turns 33 before the season begins and has demonstrated the classic signs of an aging and worn-out runner: low productivity (280 rushing yards), lack of initial burst (patented, in his case), and, of course, self-doubt about the future.
It’s to be expected after a monumental and hard-earned career. Happens to the best of ‘em … and there’s few better than LT.
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Jim Trotter of SI.com recently spoke with NFL running back LaDanian Tomlinson, who told him that he’s 95% retired. He also said that it would take the right team and situation for him to play again.
I don’t expect to see Tomlinson on the field again, since I don’t believe he can contribute the way team’s would need him to. He just doesn’t have what it takes to make...
IRVING, Texas -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan revealed in February that his twin brother, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, would be having Lap-Band surgery during the offseason.
The procedure, which places a gastric band around the top of the stomach, is designed to reduce the amount of food an obese person consumes, which then improves weight loss.
Rob Ryan talked about...
NEW YORK—Jets first-round draft pick Quinton Coples obviously heard about the Jets wanting Bruce Irvin really bad. If they had their way it would have been Irvin facing the media at the Jets rookie mini-camp yesterday.
While a bit over-zealous, Coples showed everyone how hard he’s willing to work to prove that he’s the best man for the job.
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Florham Park, N.J. - Over the past three years we've heard Rex Ryan continually preach about, "playing like a Jet" and what that means to him and should mean to Jets fans. It was a tactical move as part of Ryan's desire to change the culture of the Jets. Skeptics throughout the national football media may have their doubts about whether or not Ryan has been successful...
TEEEEEEEEBOOOOOOOOW! Of course these days it takes a batsh*t crazy Tebowing to even get me excite. Just some chick Tebowing on green grass doesn’t move me. Enter University of Cincinnati cheerleader Tessa and her Tebowing stunt. Of course she’s risking her life, possibly a broken neck to pull off this maneuver. You want on BC for your Tebowing? It’s going to take Tebowing...
Quinton Coples had just finished his first practice with the New York Jets when he walked to the sideline while everyone else headed toward the locker room.
The first-round draft pick strolled over to the man waiting for him and shook his hand and smiled. It was new team president Neil Glat.
Good move, kid. Talk about a good first impression. And he wasn't too bad on the field...
The Jets' special teams coach says he plans to use Tim Tebow.
The Daily News of New York reported Monday that Mike Westhoff said he had discussed the plan with Tebow and the backup quarterback was amenable to it.
Without revealing specifics, Westhoff calls Tebow a ''more potent Brad Smith,'' referring to the versatile former Jets receiver who was a college QB...
I was recently asked to provide some insight into the legend that is Tim Tebow. Alan Schechter of The JET Press wanted to know what I thought of Tebow as an NFL quarterback. As a fan of the New York Jets – Tebow’s new team (Seriously, you didn’t know that? Sheesh!) – Alan wanted to know what a Florida Gators fan thought of the former orange and blue star and his prospects...
"Saturday Night Live" poked some fun last night at New York Jets Tim Tebow plus several other NFL players including Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, Ray Lewis and Troy Polamalu during their EA Sports video game skit.
Matt Simms, son of CBS analyst and former New York Giants Super Bowl winning quarterback Phil Simms, has been signed by the New York Jets. Simms was signed after the Jets wrapped up their weekend rookie minicamp. It is being reported that the New York Giants, his father’s old team, also worked out the youngest Simms family member but drew no interest. Simms attended Jets workout...
Unlike Kurt Warner, Rex Ryan said he is glad that his son plays high school football despite the fact that he has suffered a concussion before while playing.