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LaDainian Tomlinson talks going live, getting his number retired and the 2015 Chargers

The 14th annual Taste at the Cove fundraiser took place Thursday evening in La Jolla. The event is the signature fundraiser for the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation, which provides free orthopaedic surgery and pre/post operative care to kids with medical needs. Over the course of 14 years, Taste at the Cove has raised close to two million dollars for uninsured, needy children...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FANTASY PLAYS: Time to figure out who's No. 1 in your draft

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you're stoked because you've got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player and watching him carry you to a title has you giddy. Then you take a closer look at the candidates, and reality sets in: there just isn't a clear-cut No. 1 this year. No LaDainian Tomlinson coming off a 31-touchdown season in 2006. No returning...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers had no choice with Philip Rivers

Some decisions in the NFL are simple to make. Number-one on that list is if you have a quarterback that is considered anywhere around the level of good or better you do everything in your power to keep him on the roster. This was the case with the San Diego Chargers and Philip Rivers. This is why Rivers got a four year-contract worth $83,250,ooo with $65,000,00 guaranteed, and...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers offense geared for Tomlinson-level balance in 2015

Philip Rivers years for on offense like the ones he led in the early days of his career. Back then, a LaDainian Tomlinson handoff was just as viable as a pass attempt. The veteran quarterback wants that element back again. "(That's) not to say there hasn’t been games where we’ve thrown it 40-something times, played at a high level and won," Rivers told ESPN's Eric D. Williams...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Would the Chargers take the team name to Los Angeles?

Cleveland owner Art Modell took everything when he packed up for Baltimore in 1996 -- except the team name.San Diego shouldn't demand the same terms if the Chargers relocate to Los Angeles, according to U-T San Diego's Nick Canepa.The columnist argues the team name never truly belonged to San Diegans. In fact, long before the days of Air Coryell and LaDainian Tomlinson, the team...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Todd Durkin Takes NFL Players Paddleboarding

Todd Durkin, owner of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego and trainer to Drew Brees, LaDainian Tomlinson, Darren Sproles, Gerald McCoy and dozens of other NFL stars, switches things up
Via Stack
25 days ago  |  Discuss

All over now? Bolts open possibly last camp in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers resemble a circus as they prepare to open what could be their final training camp in San Diego. Ownership has stomped away from negotiations with the city for a replacement for aging Qualcomm Stadium, eager to keep its options open in the Los Angeles market and in the process angering fans who feel they're being abandoned. It's gotten so contentious...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: a new role for Darren Sproles

Even when the shifty, cut-on-a-dime back Darren Sproles was at Kansas State University he turned heads as a rusher. In his three years as a starter he averaged nearly 1,600 yards (1,986 in 2003) and about 15 touchdowns (17 in 2002). In 2003, he led the nation in rushing yards and finished 5th in the Heisman Trophy voting. When he left Kansas State for the NFL he left a mark in the...
Via isportsweb.com
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Throwback Thursday: "Run DVD"

In the early-mid 2000s, a sea of franchise running backs were beginning to cement themselves into the latest pages of NFL history. LaDainian Tomlinson, Priest Holmes, Jamal Lewis and Corey Dillon were merely a handful of breakout stars exploding out of the backfield as the decade known as the "naughties" began to shift into high gear.But see, many would immediately turn to the standout...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Network analyst LaDainian Tomlinson joins DeMarco Murray doubters

NFL Network analyst LaDainian Tomlinson threw his hat in the ring joining Emmitt Smith and growing line of doubters that Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray will not be the same back he was in Dallas. “As a guy that watches a lot of film, Emmitt is correct,” Tomlinson said, via DFW.com. “There was a lot of times, and DeMarco is a very physical runner and instead...
Via 60 Max Power O
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Five electric TD runs by San Diego Chagers rookie Melvin Gordon when he was at Wisconsin

The San Diego Chargers went and got their guy on draft night. The Chargers moved up in the first round to get the Wisconsin stud Melvin Gordon and boy-oh-boy can he run. Not since the days of LaDainian Tomlinson has a member of the Bolts been able to electrify crowds and ignite the offense with his ground game. Here are five touchdowns by Gordon during his time with the Badgers that...
Via cover32
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Summer Training Guide: Football

Football summer training program by Todd Durkin, owner of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego and trainer to Drew Brees, LaDainian Tomlinson, Darren Sproles, Gerald McCoy and dozens of other
Via Stack
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Melvin Gordon be the dual-threat back the Chargers need?

Melvin Gordon aims to be the back the San Diego Chargers have been looking for since LaDainian Tomlinson departed from the franchise following the 2009 season. While Ryan Mathews had some solid seasons for the Chargers, he was often injured and left you wanting more but San Diego is hoping Melvin Gordon is the solution to the inconsistencies of the running game. After one of the...
Via EndZoneScore
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Six TD runs by San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon that will get you amped

The San Diego Chargers desperately need a playmaker at running back. Not since the days of LaDainian Tomlinson has a member of the Bolts been able to electrify crowds and ignite the offense with his ground game. Welcome, Melvin Gordon. The Chargers moved up in the first round to get the Wisconsin stud and boy-oh-boy can he run. Here are six touchdowns by Gordon during his time with...
Via cover32
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Denver Broncos time of dominating AFC West coming to a close?

  The AFC West is more like the “Wild West” historically, with wonderfully intense rivalries and heated battles for supremacy. For many years, the division has been so contentious, it comes down to the final week of the season to be decided. And if one team knows they can’t make it in, they can still find pleasure in knocking one of their rivals out of the playoffs. The fierce...
Via BSN Denver
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals take selfies for NBC promo

As part of the promotion for NBC Sports, several members of the Arizona Cardinals were photographed taking selfies. This is a real thing and the pictures are on the team’s official website. It will be a while before we find out why the players were doing this and how this factors into the network promotion. We’re not quite sure what has Patrick Peterson looking a little bug-eyed...
Via cover32
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Vertical on TD run by San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson is still insane

Former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson celebrated his birthday on Tuesday and Twitter was flooded with well wishes. This might still be my favorite photo of LT ever. The @Chargers all-time leader in Carries, Rush Yds, Rush TDs, Scrimmage Yds & Overall TDs… Happy birthday, @LT_21! pic.twitter.com/4ehUDWAyNp — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) June 24, 2015 ...
Via cover32
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES SCORING A TOUCHDOWN for a Tampa Bay Buccaneer

The NFL record is 18 tied by Lenny Moore of the 1963-65 Baltimore Colts and LaDainian Tomlinson 2004-05 most recently. Just to show you how offensively inept the Bucs franchise has been, the Bucs record is 6 by Earnest Graham in 2007, then tied among 3 players for No.2 with 5 straight games are the following: Errict Rhett in 1995 Reggie Cobb in 1992 Gary Anderson in 1990   All...
Via Buc Stop
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Melvin Gordon Fill LaDainian Tomlinson’s Shoes?

Former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson holds the Chargers’ Hall of Fame trophy following a news conference where the team announced he would be inducted into the Chargers’ Hall of Fame and his jersey number retired, Thursday, June 11, 2015, in San Diego. Mandatory credit: AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi No running back was on Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon’s level...
Via The Sports Journal
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers to Retire LaDainian Tomlinson’s #21 Jersey

When a player becomes synonymous with a city for his career, it can be tough to see him head to another team once the incumbent feels he has nothing left to give. That was the case with LaDainian Tomlinson. Although […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego to retire LaDainian Tomlinson’s No. 21

Former TCU Horned Frog and San Diego Charger LaDainian Tomlinson will have his No. 21 jersey retired during halftime in Week 14 of the 2015-16 NFL season against the Kansas City Chiefs. While a Horned Frog from 1997-2000, Tomlinson finished fourth in Heisman votes (2000) and led the NCAA in rushing for two years. He’d proceed to the pros, after posting 5,387 rushing yards and 56...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

RBs coach remembers Tomlinson's storied Chargers career

An unforgiving Texas sun was only the second-brightest star on Ollie Wilson's mind the day he worked out No. 5.The Chargers' running backs coach put him through every drill imaginable. Then, he'd go visit with another team and do their drills, blocking out the 100 degree heat.That's when Wilson knew LaDainian Tomlinson was going to be a transcendent NFL talent."We worked him hard...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers will retire LaDainian Tomlinson’s jersey this season

The San Diego Chargers announced Wednesday that they will retire three-time All-Pro running back LaDainian Tomlinson’s number during the 2015 season. According to the team’s Twitter account, the date is set for Nov. 22 against the Kansas City Chiefs. SAVE THE DATE: @LT_21 will have his jersey retired on November 22 during the #KCvsSD game. #Honor21 pic.twitter.com/tXfCANdjfI...
Via Sportsnaut
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers will retire number of LaDainian Tomlinson

The San Diego Chargers announced on Wednesday that they will retire LaDainian Tomlinson’s number during their November 22 Sunday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs. NBC Sports Pro Football Talk reported that the Chargers will also induct Tomlinson to the team’s Hall of Fame during the game. Tomlinson had a highly successful tenure with the Chargers. The TCU product ran...
Via EndZoneScore
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Former TCU RB Kenneth Davis, caught in scandal, makes Hall ballot

More than a decade before LaDainian Tomlinson put TCU on the map with thunderous rushing performances, there was Kenneth Davis.The former Horned Frogs running back was a 1984 unanimous First Team All-American who finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting in a year when Doug Flutie, Bernie Kosar and Keith Byars finished ahead of him.The National Football Foundation and College Hall...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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