San Diego Chargers Daily Links: June 19, 2012

San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson accompanied by his wife LaTorsha Tomlinson and son Daylen Tomlinson during his retirement press conference at Charger Park . Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Fare thee well, LaDainian Tomlinson - TCIPF Staff
Where Tomlinson ranks on the all-time rushing list is a matter of black and white: his 13,684 yards place him fifth all-time behind Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin. But where does he place on the far more subjective HMFRs – that is, the Hearts and Minds of Fans Rankings? Did a man who made so many highlights out of dumpoff passes and leaped so fearlessly for so many goal lines, but never won a Super Bowl ring win you over? How good was Tomlinson?

Ranking the AFC West linebackers - Bill Williamson
6. Jarret Johnson, San Diego: Free agent is a very solid pro. He will help this defense.
7. Melvin Ingram, San Diego: I’m very high on this versatile rookie. I expect big things right away.
8. Donald Butler, San Diego: A very talented player. He has a real future.

Raider killer LaDainian Tomlinson officially retires - Levi Damien
Tomlinson made a habit out of destroying the Raiders in his career. It didn't help the Raiders that while Tomlinson was in his prime, the Raiders were in the cellar. He spent 11 seasons in the NFL, the first nine with the Chargers where the Raiders had to face him twice a season.

Tomlinson's timing is right - Kevin Acee
Bow tied and bespectacled, LaDainian Tomlinson strode to the dais on Monday morning, his biggest motivations for retiring in tow.

Did LaDainian Tomlinson Have The Best Fantasy Football Season Ever? - Ryan Van Bibber
Tomlinson's 28 rushing touchdowns in 2006 is the current NFL record. He also added 508 receiving yards and three touchdowns that season. LT rushed for 1,815 yards that year, which was his best single-season total, but he never crossed the 2,000-yard threshold that only six other running backs have done.

Chargers' Mouton working way back - Michael Gehlken
"You've got to actually do it with some of the fastest guys walking the earth," Mouton said. "It's a lot different, but it's still football. I feel like I'm progressing every day. I'm getting better every day. I'm feeling pretty good about it.

Tomlinson's greatest gifts - Michael Gehlken
Kris Dielman, Nick Hardwick, Jeromey Clary and Mike Goff were among the several former Chargers teammates of Tomlinson to attend his retirement ceremony, held late Monday morning inside a large tent at Chargers Park.

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