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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Nope. Unless he wants to be a backup. We are heavy on RB right now with no weak points....

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Old 02-22-2010, 07:41 PM   #11
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Re: Tomlinsonís time in San Diego ends

Nope. Unless he wants to be a backup. We are heavy on RB right now with no weak points.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:08 PM   #12
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Re: Tomlinsonís time in San Diego ends

Originally Posted by Danny Cox View Post
He's not a free agent since he was cut. Once he clears waivers, anyone can sign him...even us. We don't have to lose someone for that.
after you clear waivers you become a free agent.....thats why anyone can sign him....because he'd be a free agent


fwiw i think LT is talented, but i dont like players that say they dont wanna play somewhere....LT was pretty vocal about how he felt about san diego this season

but like ive said every offseason, running backs are interchangeable when you have a talented offensive line......we have pierre thomas and reggie bush and we dont need another back......we could keep lynell hamilton and maybe bring up PJ Hill but we dont really need to sign another starter because we have that already

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Old 02-23-2010, 01:45 AM   #13
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Re: Tomlinsonís time in San Diego ends

Brees wants LT, I think the King of New Orleans will get whatever he wants from here on out.. So here's an early welcome to the Black and gold LT.. I just hope we don't pay him a ton I like em but not enough to pay him what SD was suppose to pay him..
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:56 AM   #14
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Re: Tomlinsonís time in San Diego ends

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Brees wants LT, I think the King of New Orleans will get whatever he wants from here on out.. So here's an early welcome to the Black and gold LT.. I just hope we don't pay him a ton I like em but not enough to pay him what SD was suppose to pay him..
If this is true...I don't understand it. We just won the SB with the people we have. Just playing devil's advocate here, but isn't it possible that guys like PT and Bush just might take exception to them giving LdT a huge contract?

Taking it a step further, might they resent Drew beating the drum for someone who didn't go to battle with him last year rather than for someone who did? But then again...I don't know if those guys (RB and PT) will still be around...so, I guess we all just sit and wait and see what unravels.

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Old 02-23-2010, 06:15 AM   #15
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Re: Tomlinsonís time in San Diego ends

Originally Posted by Danny Cox View Post
He's not a free agent since he was cut. Once he clears waivers, anyone can sign him...even us. We don't have to lose someone for that.
Technically, the Saints would have to get him off waivers to be able to sign him, but since the Saints have the 32nd spot on the waiver order, he'd have to pretty much clear waivers before the Saints get to sign him.

That said, I don't think LT fits here. If he wasn't happy sharing the backfield with Sproles, he's not going to be happy sharing the backfield here with PT, Bush, Bell, Evans.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:42 AM   #16
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Re: Tomlinsonís time in San Diego ends

If RB's are interchangeable behind an excellent O line, then what's wrong with bringing in a guy like LT to replace Mike Bell?

LT has been very vocal of the fact that he just wants to win a ring. Doesn't sound like it's about money or playing time or records.

Think of LT being to our backfield what Sharper is to our secondary and Brees is to our WR's and OL.

I'm not ready to say go after him, but I'm intrigued.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:50 AM   #17
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Re: Tomlinsonís time in San Diego ends

Originally Posted by lynwood View Post
Nope. Unless he wants to be a backup. We are heavy on RB right now with no weak points.
Disagree. If one of our RB's goes out - we don't run the ball effectively.

Reggie hasn't played a full season yet, PT missed games and will inevitably miss games in the future. It's not a durability question, just nature of the position.

Are you that confident in Bell, Hamilton and a practice squad runner?

Pay LT < $2mill and you can lose Bell and gain a very talented situational RB that Sean Payton could utilize well.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:18 AM   #18
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Re: Tomlinsonís time in San Diego ends

I have mixed feelings on whether to bring LT here. Everyone seems to have different opinions on whether we should sign him. I just haven't heard a convincing argument for either side..........so I'm just waiting to make my decision. I just hope that Loomis has already made up his mind.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:22 AM   #19
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Forget about it:

Originally Posted by kffl.com
Jim Trotter, of SI.com, reports unrestricted free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Chargers) said he likely will not sign with New Orleans Saints because the Saints backfield looks pretty set.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:49 AM   #20
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Re: Tomlinsonís time in San Diego ends

if SI says it, it must be so...right?...I think if he wants a ring, and plays for small money he could replace Bell...and LT is a much better reciever than Bell
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