June 21, 2012 12:00 AM
" (CBS) The news item was largely overlooked in Chicago, but perhaps it shouldn’t have been.
LaDainian Tomlinson retired from pro football, signing a one-day contract so he could leave the way he came in – wearing the uniform of the San Diego Chargers.
In recent years, Tomlinson was just a shell of what he had been. His final two seasons were as a hard-trying member of the New York Jets. He had nothing left in the tank in 2011 after serving the team as a valuable role player in 2010. Prior to that, he had endured a painful year in San Diego. His ninth year with the Chargers turned out to be his last for the team that drafted him in 2001.
What fans need to remember is the first seven years of his career. Tomlinson was a do-everything back. He was a brilliant and hard-nosed runner who had speed, quickness and a powerful punch. He was a glue-fingered receiver who could catch the ball on third downs and keep drives alive and he could also go downfield. He was a driven blocker who could knock down linebackers and defensive lineman "
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