LaDainian Tomlinson: Should L.T. Make The Switch To Receiver?

Ian PhilipAnalyst IIIAugust 16, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 16:  LaDanian Tomlinson #21 of the New York Jets falls into the endzone for a touchdown that was eventually called back during their game against the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on August 16, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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LaDainian Tomlinson stayed true to form with eight carries for 17 yards tonight for the Jets against the New York Giants. His longest run was five yards. On his other seven carries, Tomlinson averaged 1.7 yards per carry.

How will the New York media react to that?

Tomlinson also had a 14 yard catch, which is also typical of the way he performed (when given the chance) last season. Hopefully the Jets get LT more involved in the passing game than the San Diego Chargers did last year, because he is still effective in that aspect of his game.

There is no way the Jets should be taking carries away from Shonn Greene and giving them to LT. One idea is for LT to switch to receiver where he can use the abilities he has.

Either way, Tomlinson will make a good third and long option at running back with his blitz pickup and receiving skills, but would Greene be the better option here as well?