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LT Thinks Being a Jet will Set Him up for Success

LaDainian Tomlinson certainly isn't scared to get his feet wet.

Since the veteran arrived in New York, he has been involved with the media and actively engaging in voluntary workouts. Manish Mehta even reported last week that the Jets had to stack eight men in the box on defense to bottle up LT, so no one can doubt his intensity or say he isn't trying hard in his new home.

Today, Dennis Waszak Jr. wrote a great piece on how LT is excited to be a Jet, and that San Diego no longer had a system in place which would allow him to be effective:

"To be honest with you, I felt like last year was going to be my last year in San Diego," he [LT] said. "After the problems we had the previous year with the organization, I knew it was time to leave. The transition wasn’t as hard because I kind of prepared myself for it and I was ready to kind of move on to something else."

He also seemed to be looking forward to the rivalry with New England, which is reflected by his quote here:

"It’s going to be fun," he said. "The Patriots have always been one of them teams that, it’s hard for me to swallow that pill of losing to them, so it’s going to fun to play them twice a year. And, it’s going to be one of my main goals to beat them twice."

Good to hear. LT seems committed to fitting in here and is already getting acclimated to Jets' traditions. He seems to be well-liked in the locker room as well, and the veteran obviously garners some respect off the break.

The article by Waszak can be viewed (here)