Leave L.T. alone.

United States
January 22, 2008 5:09pm CST
Just because he didn't play Means he really was hurt. Do you think he would just take himself out of the biggest game to date for the Chargers.Just because I thought Rivers was a tough guy to play doesn't mean I respect L.T. less. Each injury is different and to compare these guys isn't right. what do yo think?
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@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
23 Jan 08
LT has a very good backup. He played very well. Unfortunately, the injury to Rivers' knee severely hindered his performance. He couldn't throw off his back leg and didn't complete passes when he needed to. Yes, Rivers' was a tough guy to play, but don't you think it hurt the team in the long run? Philip also has a more than capable backup, as he showed in Indianapolis. He can move in the pocket and throw with accuracy. The coaching staff should have pulled Rivers and put in Billy. Hindsight, I know, but coulda, shoulda, woulda. I felt the same way in last year's Superbowl. Rex was absolutely awful and cost the Bears the game. The coaching staff shoud have pulled him and tried another QB. Again, hindsight. PEACE
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• United States
23 Jan 08
Oh, I didn't mean to remind you of your Bears, forgive me.
@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
23 Jan 08
No problem, sarah. I don't think I answered your question about LT. He is a "gamer" and if he could have played, he would have. Besides, he idolizes Walter Payton, whom only missed one game in his entire career. I think LT wanted to play, but couldn't, due to injury. I don't even know what his injury was, but it obviously was serious enough to keep him from playing. PEACE
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• United States
24 Jan 08
I heard Terrell Davis spoke to Jim Rome and he saw L.T.'s first carry and he knew he was hurt.
@rocap07 (54)
• United States
23 Jan 08
I think players understand that being very close to a possible Super Bowl trip is a precious thing that might not ever come up again. With that being said, nobody wanted to play more than LT. If you can't perform you can't perform. I feel really bad for him. He is probably very depressed about it. This will add fuel to his fire and he will be ready to go next season and play with an unbelievable fire in his belly.
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• United States
23 Jan 08
L.T. is a good kid and I thought it is unfair that people are questioning his toughness.
• United States
24 Jan 08
The discussion that I had started might have gave people the wrong idea, I don't think it was a stupid move, it was smart. You have to stay healthy enough to make it in the NFL. However, with the way the league is, who is to say that LT will get another chance at a Super Bowl? He probably will but if not he will always look back on that game and think, 'What if I had done more?' I don't blame him for not playing, if he had gotten hurt more it could have ruined his career. Live to fight another day right? But still, ITS FOR A CHANCE TO PLAY IN THE SUPER BOWL :)
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@babostwick (2037)
• United States
23 Jan 08
I believe he was hurt. I don't see why everyone is getting on his case. If anything, the Chargers made it seem like he could but shouldn't have done so. If he had been healthy, he would have played but would they have won, I don't know. I think L.T. should be left alone on this as well. I don't think Rivers should have played because he could have possibly shortened his career but we shall see.
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• United States
22 Jan 08
If the truth be known, Rivers probably didnt have a choice and was strong armed into playing, esp if LT wasnt going to play. Even if LT had a very minor injury and he felt concerned or the doctors did, that playing would severely cause more damage, then good for him for not playing. It doesnt make him a coward, it makes him smart instead of stupid. Each team should have back ups that can fill in at least as well as the starter in such situations. I wouldnt be surprised though if LT doesnt catch a lot of flack for it though both from his team and the fans.