UPDATE: Here’s a picture of LT’s Jets tattoo
Mike Tannenbaum can breathe a little easier now. I’m sure the contract status of some of his key players — such as Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold — has the New York Jets GM feeling a bit uneasy. Have no fear, Mike. Your newly-acquired, aging superstar of a running back is fully committed to the team. In fact, LaDainian Tomlinson is such a proud member of his new organization that he decided to get some new ink to prove it. When he got to New York, LT got a New York Jets tattoo on his calf to go along with the lightning bolt he already has which represents his time spent in San Diego.
We already know athletes like to spend their down time getting new ink, as Shaq showed us when he came back from injury with the Cavs. Like Shane Mosley’s tattoo, I guess you can at least say Shaq’s are unique. I just don’t see why LT already did this. Rex Ryan seems to appreciate it as evidenced by his saying, “I think that shows the type of commitment he has.” But the reality of the matter is Tomlinson could very well be running on empty. He certainly looked like he was last season.
If he indeed has lost the explosiveness he once had — which I strongly believe is the case — he could end up having about as much of an impact on the Jets as Santonio Holmes will during the first four games of the season. If that ends up being the case and the Jets start losing games, we all know LT will be pouting on the sidelines and his new tattoo will be nothing more than a brand mark he shares with thousands of fat, drunken Jets fans.
Jets leave permanent mark on Tomlinson [Pro Football Talk]