Monday, June 28, 2010
LT 'absolutely' will win title with Jets
New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson sat down with ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio to talk about changing uniforms for the first time after nine NFL seasons.
Since it has been the offseason for declaring championships, Tomlinson joined the mix.
Paolantonio asked if Tomlinson thought he would join Drew Brees and Rodney Harrison as players who left the San Diego Chargers and won a championship.
"I'll win a Super Bowl," Tomlinson replied.
With the Jets?
"Absolutely," Tomlinson added.
Tomlinson will stroll into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he'll turn 31 years old Tuesday and will enter training camp second on the Jets' depth chart to sophomore Shonn Greene.
Tomlinson claimed he's willing to serve in whatever role the Jets like, but he still has an edge.
"I think I'm tired of being doubted by so many people about what I can't do," Tomlinson said. "For a guy like me, my entire career has been driven by that. So I'm very determined to be successful here."
The Jets already have made an indelible mark on Tomlinson. He had the logo tattooed on the back of his calf.
"I looked at all the guys that had come before me and had to make that switch," Tomlinson said, "and it started right in that locker room with guys I played with: Junior Seau, Rodney Harrison, Drew Brees.
"I knew at some point that change would be coming, but I'm a guy that's able to get over it very quickly. I'm able to move on and focus on the next thing."