What Has Happened To LaDainian Tomlinson This Year?

Daniel Dopson@daniel_dopsonContributor INovember 29, 2008

LaDainian Tomlinson hasn't been the same this year.  What happened to the LaDainian Tomlinson who scored 28 times in 2006?



Tomlinson scored 28 times, breaking an NFL record for the most touchdowns in a single season. He had 1,815 rushing yards on 348 attempts.  He led the league in both categories. That is a phenomenal season, the best of his career.



His stats went slightly down when he scored 15 times, still leading the league though. Leading the league in rushing yards also, he rushed for 1,474 yards on 315 attempts. That is still a great season, even though it's not as good as 2006.



LaDainian has definitely not been himself this season, scoring only five times.  That is not very good considering that Michael Turner and LenDale White have 13 touchdowns, leading the league. 

He has 770 yards on 203 carries, which isn't too bad. I say it isn't too bad because he is ranked 13th in the league.

The 2008 stats don't even compare to what he did in 2006 and 2007.  He is only projected to have to2 more touchdowns. 

Tomlinson hasn't been injured this year so that can't be an excuse. So what has happened?  Leave me a comment a tell me what you think.

I've pretty much been saying that he's been doing horribly, but he's still the best back in the league, and still my favorite RB.