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Is LT the best ever?

When LaDainian Tomlinson's career is over, he'll talk some more. Until then, Eric Neel says, LT is the best running back ever.

Updated: December 15, 2006, 4:53 PM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

"He is the finest running back ever to wear an NFL uniform."-- Marty Schottenheimer, on LaDainian Tomlinson, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006

Marty Schottenheimer couldn't help himself. He remembers Jim Brown and Gale Sayers, and he was well acquainted with Walter Payton, Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith, and still he said it, straight, like there was no doubt about it. More than any number, this moment of unguarded hyperbole is by far my favorite measure of how great a running back LaDainian Tomlinson ...

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