His legacy in New York may be tainted, as he fell short in his chance in the 2010 title game. He was held to 16 yards on 9 carries, and had his chance on a big play. When the Jets were trying to come back from 14 down against the Steelers, LDT got the ball on a fourth and one.
He saw daylight to the endzone, and went for his familiar leap over the pile. Unfortunately he never got up in the air, was stuffed and the Jets lost.
And following the 2011 season, he may have tainted his legacy even further, by being candid.
He sat down for “Inside the NFL”, and told the host team that the Jets locker room problems were “as bad as I’ve ever been around”. This resonated with the Jets because it wasn’t coming from just anyone.
He continued to say Mark Sanchez was a bit “pampered”, and that Rex Ryan’s boldness hurt the team. The team heard it, and felt it, but they never said anything about him. That’s how beloved his voice is by the team and the NFL community in general.
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