After a couple weeks of practice in shorts, Rex Ryan is ready to declare LaDainian Tomlinson still has it.
"We had this little fold play and he just started boom, boom, boom, like this," Ryan said Thursday, zigzagging his hand. "Two or three different cuts. Clearly he would have made about 20 yards. I was like, 'Yeah, this is our guy.'"
Sure, he can run well in shorts but the question is what can he do in pads? The Chargers have one of the most prolific offenses and LT averaged over four yards per carry in just two games last season.
Why would things change in New York?
"His last game, as everybody is quick to point out, he never had a big game against us, but that was our day, I think," Ryan said, referring to the Jets' 17-14 win. "I believe he's got a lot more left. When you watch him out here bouncing around doing a great job with protections, running the football, he's still got that wiggle."
That game against New York Ryan is talking about? LT touched the ball 15 times and racked up 24 yards.
Before you start moving LT up your fantasy draft boards, remember Ryan also told reporters to "just watch" Vernon Gholston because he was going to have a good year. He did so well the Jets switched his position.