Sunday, April 28, 2013
Running back to the future in San Diego?
By Bill Williamson
Is Dan Fouts next?
In an eyebrow-raising revelation, former San Diego running back great LaDainian Tomlinson said he met the Charger’s new brass at the NFL combine in February and that general manager Tom Telesco and coach Mike McCoy asked him to come out of retirement.
Tomlinson said the men said he could carry the ball 10-12 times a game. Tomlinson, who turns 34 in June, said he was flattered, but he had mentally moved away from the game. He retired after the 2011 season. Tomlinson spent his first nine seasons with the Chargers, leaving after the 2009 season.
What do I make of the offer? Well, I think Telesco and McCoy want to get better, and they will consider anything. I truly think it’s for the best that Tomlinson isn’t coming back. He didn’t have much in the tank in his last few years.
The Chargers have since added depth behind Ryan Mathews at the spot.