Roundup: Chargers linemen ‘livid’ at LT

Is LaDainian Tomlinson the Jay Leno of the NFL? That is the analogy that San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Nick Canepa used to describe the former Mr. Charger.

At least he stopped short of calling him “Complainian” like he is being referred to on the Chargers message boards and other various sites. Canapa writes that Tomlinson has tarnished his legacy with the Chargers, wondering why “he’s swerved and chosen such a selfish, vitriolic, ungrateful road out of town.”

The Chargers have remained silent. But Canepa reports that the Chargers offensive linemen are “livid” with Tomlinson’s recent comments that “everything was taken away from me,” meaning that the Chargers had moved from a run-first offense to a pass-first offense. Basically calling out his offensive line, who he said spent too much time pass blocking.

Unfortunately the Chargers and Jets are not schedule to play in the regular season.

Other notes making its way Around the Web on a Friday afternoon:

  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns president Mike Holmgren faced the team’s season ticket holders on Thursday to answer their questions. One fan asked why the Browns signed Jake Delhomme, “arguably was the worst quarterback in the league for the last year-and-a-half?”
    “Well, you know what, I can’t argue with you too much,” said Holmgren. But Holmgren did praise Delhomme’s leadership and said that he would help the team this year. But you have to wonder if the Browns regretted that decision after new Redskins QB Donovan McNabb came available.
  • McNabb told Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times that he certainly would have played with the Raiders if dealt there. “I would have been at the workouts and working out with the team, throwing and trying to get the timing down with the corps of receivers and running backs they have and communicated with the offensive line to get ready for minicamp,” McNabb said. McNabb then laughed at the “experts” so-called sources.
  • TE Greg Olsen reiterated (via Twitter) that he wants to play for the Bears this season. Fantasy players everywhere continue to hope that he will get dealt to a pass-happy team that needs a tight end.
  • Texans LB Brian Cushing did not have surgery this offseason, and is going through MMA workouts in Los Angeles, according to the Houston Chronicle. Cushing was selected as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
  • The Cardinals have refuted reports that they are in the hunt for QB Marc Bulger, reports the Arizona Republic. The Cardinals had some interest in Bulger before he was released. But the team moved quickly to sign QB Derek Anderson. In other words, the Browns moved quickly to sign Delhomme and missed an opportunity for McNabb. The Cardinals could have had Bulger if they waited. Patience is indeed a virtue.
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