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NFL Draft: Devalued running backs

A look at how the first round of the last 20 NFL drafts shaped up for running backs: Year: Number of first round picks (First running back drafted, team, pick number) 2014: 0 (Bishop Sankey, Tennessee, 54) 2013: 0 (Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati, 37) 2012: 3 (Trent Richardson, Cleveland, 3) 2011: 1 (Mark Ingram, New Orleans, 28) 2010: 3 (CJ Spiller, Buffalo, 9) 2009: 3 (Knowshon Moreno...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LaDainian Tomlinson expects Philip Rivers to be traded

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsMuch has been made about the potential trade of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers this offseason, although the possibility has been gaining traction over the past week. Now, former Chargers superstar running back LaDainian Tomlinson has chimed in and said that he doesn’t think Rivers will be back with the team in 2015. The NFL Network asked...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LT thinks Philip Rivers won’t play for Chargers in 2015

Uncertainty has clouded the future of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and what stadium he’ll call home during the 2015 NFL season. From rumors connecting him to the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans to his lack of desire to play in Los Angeles should the franchise move to the City of Angels, Rivers’ football home seems to be anywhere but San Diego. Legendary...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Up the (Tanne)hill and down the River(s)

My goal in this column has always been to give my readers a fresh perspective when it comes to Dolphins news. I try to be objective, I try to give both sides of the story before picking a side, I try to be respectful at all times...but I'm not perfect, I don't claim to be, and there are certain times when I admit I've lost my cool and gone off the deep end. Talking about Michigan...
Via PhinManiacs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rooting for the Chiefs, Chargers and Broncos to blow it on draft night

The best possible thing that can happen during the draft is watching your favorite team land the player you wanted all along; the can’t miss stud who will turn a unit around (Hello, Khalil Mack!). The second best thing that can happen, however, is watching you division rivals absolutely blow it. There’s almost nothing better than watching that team you hate get bashed for reaching...
Via cover32
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers' Quest to Play Football in February

After 55 seasons in the NFL, the San Diego Chargers are still fighting for their first Super Bowl championship.Super Bowls I through XXXV were originally played in the month of January. Super Bowl XXXVI between the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams in New Orleans, La. was the first Super Bowl to be played in the month of February. The following year, Super Bowl XXXVII was...
Via Pro Football Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Luxury Is Temporary, Then It’s Gone

This may be one of the longest stretches I’ve gone without posting.  There’s been some positive reasons for that.  I finally found an agent for my book, which doesn’t guarantee that I won’t need to self-publish it.  However, it’s a big step and one that I wasn’t sure I would be able to take.  Years of trying at something without success will do that to you.  My son...
Via Justice is Coming
23 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers offer great situation for potential RB

Do you also have a passion for Fantasy Basketball? Test your skills with this FREE beginner's only toss-up! You guys remember Ryan Mathews back in 2010? He was actually considered a Top 10 fantasy running back before he even saw a single snap in the NFL. Fresh out of Fresno State, Mathews (who was in his early 20s at the time) stepped into a situation where Hall of Fame running...
Via Fantasy Football Helpers
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Do the current quarterbacks fit the Bill?

History seems to always have a funny way of repeating itself. Buffalo Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan seems to find himself in a situation all too similar to the one he had for some time in his tenure with the New York Jets, specifically between the years of 2009 to 2011. Both football teams from the great state of New York in their respective times had: A strong defense (check 2010 Jets’...
Via Total Sports Live
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

LaDainian Tomlinson: “LeSean McCoy expressed to me he did not think he was coming back to Philly next season”

The big news coming out of the NFL on Tuesday was the Philadelphia Eagles trading RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills. Many people were shocked when this trade was first announced because it came out of nowhere. But there was one person who wasn’t surprised about McCoy getting traded and that person is NFL Network analyst LaDainian Tomlinson. The former San Diego Chargers RB...
Via No Guts, No Glory
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: The Philadelphia Eagles trade LeSean McCoy

Today, the Philadelphia Eagles have traded LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for the young and talented linebacker Kiko Alonso. This move was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ian Rapoport tweeted out today as well quoting LaDainian Tomlinson.     LeSean McCoy leaves a more “open up the field” type offense to a […]
Via Full Scale Sports
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: The Philadelphia Eagles have traded for LeSean McCoy

Today, the Philadelphia Eagles have traded LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for the young and talented linebacker Kiko Alonso. This move was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ian Rapoport tweeted out today as well quoting LaDainian Tomlinson.     LeSean McCoy leaves a more “open up the field” type offense to a […]
Via Full Scale Sports
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: LeSean McCoy, Greg Hardy, Colts, Eagles, & Jets

LeSean McCoy LaDainian Tomlinson spoke to LeSean McCoy a few weeks ago and he had said that he wasn’t sure if he was going to be back with the Eagles next year. “I had a chance to talk to LeSean a few week ago and he expressed to me that he didn’t think he was going ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

LaDainian Tomlinson is inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions

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Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

FOWLER, KEFLEZIGHI, TOMLINSON FEATURED ON SPECIAL #SDLIVE

FOWLER, KEFLEZIGHI, TOMLINSON FEATURED ON SPECIAL #SDLIVE Chris Chambliss, Tony Clark and LaDainian Tomlinson Inducted Into Breitbard Hall of Fame Tonight on Salute to the Champions #SDLive SAN DIEGO - FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) will debut a special Salute to the Champions edition of #SDLive tonight at 7:00 PM PST, featuring interviews with San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

College Football season in review

Sadly, the 2014-15 college football season is over. Now begins the dreaded 8 months of no college football, crying in the streets, suicide watch time of the year, the off-season. Sure, we all love the NFL playoffs, the NBA, college basketball, hockey and all those other random sports we rediscover every Spring, but college football is what makes the sports world go ‘round. Thus...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Know Your Enemy Via 10 Minutes Of Research

Since Ole Miss and TCU are all set to begin the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl tomorrow morning at Jefferson Pilot Standard Time (though sadly Dave Neal or other Daves will not call the game), I felt a pressing need to do some sort of preview here, but a preview that required as little work as possible. And because most of you who read these magnificent words that I type are already somewhat...
Via The Belly of the Beast
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers' Lacy doesn't watch, follow football but does 'play it pretty good'

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Eddie Lacy was playing football one day in middle school when a classmate of his made a move out of the backfield and shouted "L.T.," as in LaDainian Tomlinson. At the time, Tomlinson was in the prime of his career with back-to-back seasons of 1,600-plus rushing yards and 32 combined touchdowns. Anyone who had any knowledge of the NFL knew who Tomlinson was. Lacy...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

TCU's Tomlinson, Alabama's Thomas among Hall of Fame inductees

NEW YORK -- Shane Conlan played high school football in western New York on teams with some linemen who weighed 140 pounds. He was discovered by longtime Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, who decided to offer the 170-pound kid from Frewsburg a scholarship after watching him play basketball. Conlan proved he belonged at his first college practice, and Bradley's faith in...
Via Fox Sports
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Conlan, Thomas inducted into College Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) Shane Conlan and Derrick Thomas, two of the most dominant college linebackers of the 1980s, are part of a class of 14 former players and two coaches being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in New York. Thomas had 27 sacks and won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker in 1988 before going on to a successful NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Dan Herron Among Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

It wasn’t too long ago that NFL backfields seemed a bit less cluttered. From Shaun Alexander (remember him?) to LaDainian Tomlinson, from Maurice Jones-Drew to Adrian Peterson, bell-cow backs once shouldered the load for their offenses — and your fantasy team — en route to monster numbers. Of course, plenty of teams still operate with a featured back in today’s NFL. Yet...
Via NESN.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine Rushes For 427 Yards, Sets FBS Record (GIF)

Melvin Gordon’s epic performance last Saturday was one for the record books. For one week, anyway. The Wisconsin running back broke LaDainian Tomlinson’s 15-year-old record for most rushing yards in a game on Nov. 15, when he piled up 408 yards on the ground. On Saturday, however, Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine improbably topped Gordon’s mark with 427 rushing yards against...
Via NESN.com
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon’s Record-Breaking Day Gets The Tecmo Bowl Treatment

Melvin Gordon broke LaDainian Tomlinson’s record for most yards in a single game in only three quarters this past Saturday and to commemorate such an amazing achievement, Gordon got the Tecmo Bowl treatment. Nothing like 408 yards in three quarters to elevate your status as a player to Tecmo Bowl. [Lost Lettermen] The post Melvin Gordon’s Record-Breaking Day Gets The Tecmo Bowl...
Via Diehardsport
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Heisman Forecast: History shows Gordon's record run not enough

Melvin Gordon has his place in NCAA history, but it's not one that has proven a springboard to claiming a Heisman Trophy. Ask LaDainian Tomlinson, whose previous single-game rushing record Gordon broke when the Wisconsin running back broke when he torched Nebraska for 408 yards last weekend. He didn't even crack the top 10 in voting as a junior at TCU. Ask Kansas' Tony Sands (396...
Via Fox Sports South
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Heisman Forecast: History shows Gordon's record run not enough

Melvin Gordon has his place in NCAA history, but it's not one that has proven a springboard to claiming a Heisman Trophy. Ask LaDainian Tomlinson, whose previous single-game rushing record Gordon broke when the Wisconsin running back broke when he torched Nebraska for 408 yards last weekend. He didn't even crack the top 10 in voting as a junior at TCU. Ask Kansas' Tony Sands (396...
Via Fox Sports South
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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