The fact is LaDainian Tomlinson Tomlinson is 10th in the league in rushing yards. Interestingly enough, former Charger Michael "The Burner" Tuner is 2nd. LT is getting carries; maybe not as many as he would like or is capable of taking at this time, but nonetheless he is getting the ball. His 3.7 yard average per carry is below the coveted 4.0 mark; against the Oakland Raiders Tomlinson had a 41 yard run that helped him top the century yard mark this year, the only time all season he has run for over 100 yards. If you toss out that big gain, LT's numbers become much more harrowing - 3.37 yards per carry vs his current 3.7 and his career average of 4.5.
Acee asked LT where the Chargers need to make the biggest improvement, and LT had a quick answer for him:
We need to run the ball better. We're not very good at running the ball. I'm just going to be honest with you; I'm always honest, that's the only way I know how to be. We gotta get better at running the ball.
Why aren't you very good at running the ball?
I don't know. That's something that we have to find out. And it starts with me as being one of the leaders on this team to figure out what we need to do to run the ball better.
Combine the quotes from Tomlinson with the recent word that the Chargers almost traded for Oakland Raiders' running back Michael Bush, and you begin to see that the team and fans alike are concerned about the Chargers running game.
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