Tag: LaDanian Tomlinson

This’ll Be One More Reason For The Brett Favre Saga To Be Further Perpetuated In The Offseason ………Oh Sh_t !


This’ll Be One More Reason For The Brett Favre Saga To Be Further Perpetuated In The Offseason ………Oh Sh_t !

If the widely varying reports are to be believed , then it may well be a certainty that former San Diego Chargers’ running back LaDainian Tomlinson will join the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent. Good God almighty , this’ll mean that the guys over at ESPN will be ejaculating like teens who’ve been watching far too much porn to make them all go blind. There goes the likes Mortensen , Schlereth , Jaworski , Hoge , Berman and Clayton shooting their load all of the studios of Bristol, Connecticut . I’d hate to think how this will make Pam Oliver and Linda Cohn feel about this all ! But they may well be just looking at it as just , boys being boys ?

An ad showing the attributes of ‘LT’ the player.

Things might have been looking up for the other teams in the NFC North . Especially when one considers how the Vikings wilted like gilded lillies in the NFC championship game (31-28) against the New Orleans Saints . Guys like Jared Allen and the rest of teammates were made to look rather ordinary. But as they say there’s no use crying over spilled milk is there Jared ? I guess he’s also still pi_sed that Obama made it into the White House ? Given Allens’ avowed support for the Republicans and his thinking that the Democrats would tax his ass off. Well, what’s an extra $125,000 to a guy who earned close to $15.5 million in 2009 ?

Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress responds to a question during a press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.  photo appears  courtesy of  Associated  Press/ Darron Cummings ....
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress responds to a question during a press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. photo appears courtesy of Associated Press/ Darron Cummings ....

Tomlinson was wined and dined by the brass , ne’ front office staff of the Vikings , headed by owner Zygi Wilf and GM Rick Spielman . And today he’ll meet for the second time with Vikings’ coach Brad Childress and his coaching staff . All that’s now needed from the player is his ‘John Hancock’ on the dotted line of a contract. And he’ll immediately become the backup to Adrian Peterson . Let’s put this way , all bets are now off as to whether or not Brett Favre now returns to the team . I’d dare wager that not even Vegas is prepared to give you meaningful odds on that at all ? The outcome now seems inevitable and Brett will no doubt make his intentions known as and when it no doubt suits him.

Brett Favre (4) of  the Minnesota Vikings reacts after taking a hard hit in the second half against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  photo  appears courtesy   of  Getty  Images  /  Jed  Jacobsohn  .....
Brett Favre (4) of the Minnesota Vikings reacts after taking a hard hit in the second half against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. photo appears courtesy of Getty Images / Jed Jacobsohn .....

And to think that many of us had been hoping for a peaceful offseason in the NFL ? But alas, we can live in hope that this whole scenario may well end up being something that’s indeed welcoming for us all. Well at least in the hope that this whole thing isn’t prolonged any longer than is necessary. Thankfully Favre isn’t a pregnant pachyderm because we’d still be waiting. But as of now there’s a chance that he’ll make his mind up and actually come to a decision. Now far be it for me to suggest that Brad Childress is an ass but why would he have made the statement that the team and organization are prepared to wait as long as it takes for Brett to come to a decision ? But as the old adage goes …….. a fool and their money are easily parted ‘ . And the fact that the Vikings would still be on the hook to Favre for $12 million , I can see why he would have made the statement.

For Tomlinson this may well give him one last legitimate shot at winning a Superbowl ring. Because as we know he came as close as he was ever going to get with the Chargers. Unfortunately for the player and the team the two obstacles in their way , were either the Indianapolis Colts or the New England Patriots . I don’t know how the Chargers’ fans may have felt about it all , having been so close but yet so far. Do they apportion the blame on the team or on Norv Turner , his coaching staff or quite possibly upon the shoulders of GM A. J. Smith ? Clearly they’ve a right to feel aggrieved and with the team now shedding Tomlinson as well as Antonio Cromartie and with a tender offer for Darren Sproles yet to be accepted by the player . One wonders what direction the organization is now heading in under Smith ? Their first priority may well be to retain Sproles but they may well seek to trade the player in order to possibly attain a first and third round pick for him. It’d free up cap space for them and afford them some flexibility in the draft and free agency. But it remains to be seen as to what steps may well be taken by the team as a whole.

Pierre Thomas (23) of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Thomas and the Saints will take on the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  photo  appears courtesy  of  Getty  Images/  Jed  Jacobsohn ......
Pierre Thomas (23) of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thomas and the Saints will take on the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. photo appears courtesy of Getty Images/ Jed Jacobsohn ......

While the NFC North may well become all the more competitive, with the possible acquisition of Tomlinson by the Vikings. One can’t ignore the moves made by the Chicago Bears , having signed Julius Peppers to a lucrative five year contract. The Bears are now looking to stock up and replenish their roster through free agency and the forthcoming draft. This will no doubt be a last ditch effort by Bears’ coach Lovie Smith to save his job. As the sword of Damocles still continues to hover over his head. With the Green Bay Packers steadily improving under Aaron Rogers . There’s every reason to believe that the division will now harbor a great deal more interest than usual amongst a majority of NFL fans. Sadly, as I alluded to earlier the guys of ESPN may well make it more about the decision of Brett Favre , rather than anything that has been done by the teams within the division. And knowing their zest for the dramatic they may well make the whole damn thing overshadow the NFL Draft altogether. You’ll note that I simply didn’t bother to mention the Detroit Lions ? I mean what’s the use ? Can anyone really see them winning anymore than 6 games at best this season ? Not even their front office are hopeful of them attaining that mark . But they and their long suffering fans hope that fortunes will change as to the team’s impending future. Can we all agree that the ‘curse’ of Matt Millen is more than any organization should have to bare ?

Now for the moment as we await to see what happens concerning Tomlinson and the Vikings . I can only surmise that Favre is now licking his lips and orchestrating with his agent how he can present himself to the press and his fans alike , coming across as a player who’s still undecided as to his own fate and the path that his career will take. This is one of the reasons why when I first heard the news that LaDainian Tomlinson was visiting the team , I simply reacted the way that I did. My first thoughts were oh great for LT , then it suddenly hit , oh sh_t , now that’ll mean Brett will definitely come back. As I alluded to in the title of this piece … ….. This’ll Be One More Reason For The Brett Favre Saga To Be Further Perpetuated In The Offseason ………Oh Sh_t !


Alan Parkins aka tophatal ………………..

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We all know how sensitive LaDainian is. So here’s something that he should feel at home with .
Ralp Tresvant’s ………’Sensitivity’.
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Rap sensation Nicki Minaj . In order to view the gallery just click on the pics individually.

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Ludacris feat’g Nicki Minaj ……… ‘My Chick Bad’

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It’s Not What I Would’ve Wanted But There You Have It …………..


 The wiles of the NFL are a strange game to me. The game between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos whilst meaning a great deal to  both teams. It had me thinking how are those two teams with such established stars can proceed to play so unevenly throughout much of the regular season?  And while San Diego obliterated the Broncos, ended their Superbowl aspirations that led to the firing of Mike Shanahan.  Wherein the AFC West division as we know it has become to be known has as its content some of perhaps some of the worst teams in all of the NFL.

 

Vincent Jackson(83) congratulates teammate  LaDanian Tomlinson after his touchdown against the Denver Broncos at  Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Ca,.  ...............
LaDanian Tomlinson(21) is congratulated by teammate Vincent Jackson(83) after his TD against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego ,Ca

 

lLaDanian Tomlinson(21) is congratulated by teammate Vincent Jackson(83) after Tomlinson’s touchdown during the game against the Denver Broncos played at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Ca,. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/Mark Talbot ……………..

 

 

 

 

The Chargers notwithstanding the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders have hardly shown that the division possesses a team of merit based on their play this season.   As winners of the division with an 8-8 record they scraped their way into the playoffs. Albeit that they won their last four games of the season. Now the Chargers will have to face the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the postseason playoffs as wildcard entrants. The Colts as with a record of 12-4 made their way into the postseason upon the resurrection and play of their Pro Bowl quarterback Peyton Manning. 

 

 

 

Marvin Harrison(88) of  the Indianapolis  Colts is greeted by teammates prior to the start of  the game played against the Titans ....................
Marvin Harrison(88)of the Colts is greeted by teammates in the team ritual and introduction prior to the game.

 

Marvin Harrison(88) of the Indianapolis Colts is congratulated by teammates prior to the game against the  Tennessee Titans. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Victor Matthews ……………………….. 

 

 

 

 

The San Diego Chargers by way of their own play this season has been erratic and uneven.  But for the resolute play of quarterback Phillip Rivers one doubts that the team would’ve  got as far as they did. LaDainian Tomlinson their much heralded running back has had a down year and even with regard to injuries. It can be said  that the player’s overall performances have  been somewhat sub par.  The loss of defensive stalwart Shawn Merriman also played a part in the downside to the team’s overall record. Merriman when on the field has been a player who has brought a great deal of forthright resolve to the team’s play as well as on the field leadership.  Other than Rivers who has been vocal as to the on field leadership, the team has been labored its way throughout the season and into the playoffs. Norv Turner if anything has been extremely lucky to be in the  position where he still holds a coaching job in the NFL.  The feeling was that should the Chargers fail to make the postseason he may well have been one of the casualties as to the firings that’ve proceeded to take place since season’s end.

 

 

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