Found June 19, 2012 on Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
LaDainian Tomlinson officially retired yesterday after signing a one-day contract with the team that drafted him number five overall out of TCU in the 2001 NFL Draft. LT is not just the greatest player in Chargers' history, but one of the greatest players in NFL history, regardless of position. He could do it all from the running back position: he ran inside and outside, caught balls better than a lot of wide receivers, was an excellent blocker, read defenses, and could even throw when the team got into the red zone. He was the definition of a complete back and complete player, and the quintessential teammate. He finished his career fifth all-time in rushing yards, second in Rushing TDs, and third in TDs by non-QBs.An argument could easily be made that he's the greatest back in football history when you consider his wide range of skills and the fact that he didn't always play behind a tremendous line or with great receivers around him aside from Antonio Gates. Tomlinson ...
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