Today, I need your help. You, you, you, and yes, you.
Everybody and anybody with an opinion, help me. I can't do this on my own. I thought I could Thursday morning, but I awoke Friday morning unable to.
I've lost sleep (not really) and asked everybody from loved ones to hated ones to ones who don't speak human (does rolling over on your back and squirting out a little pee mean "do it"?) what to do.
Here's the situation: I own LaDainian Tomlinson, and Thursday morning I was convinced I needed to get him off my team, ASAP. I was throwing so many trades around, I swear Trung Candidate was on the table at one point. I was reckless, at best. But one trade offer I proposed came back with a counter offer that has me hung up.
Those are the facts. Here's the background. I came into the year convinced this was the beginning of the end for L.T. but got "stuck" with the top overall pick of the draft. I took him.
His first game was promising, as you know, but then came the toe injury. That has me thinking "sell LT futures, sell now!"
But then the day went on, and I developed a fantasy-football induced split personality. This other version of me whispered to me, "Eric, it's just a toe injury and remember last year's slow start. It will all come together, just be patient, the worst is behind you."
But the other side then tells me: "Eric, this is the beginning of the end. You're ahead of the curve here. He's 29, banged up, has a sprightly backup making noise. Plus, the Chargers are evolving into a pass-first team. The guy's being phased out, bail now, look like a genius and get something in return."
Then I tell myself, "Eric, if there's one thing Norv Turner teams do well, it's run the ball."
Then I tell myself, "Yes, that's true, but a hurt LT is a hurt LT."
Other self: "It's just his toe! He says he'll be around 100 percent Monday night and heck, I'll be happy with a 75 percent LT."
Other me, "Yes, but if he's compensating for the toe, he'll risk hurting something more serious, like a knee, or hammy."
Other me, "yes, but IF HE IS HEALTHY, his schedule is tasty from here on out."
Other me, "yes, but he's the lone pitchman for Campbell's Chunky Soup this year."
Other me, "dear lord."
Other me, "make the trade."
Other me, "don't make the trade."
And so it goes. As of 2:50 PM ET Friday, I'm leaning toward not making the trade. I'm all in on LT, despite being a big Willie Parker and DeSean Jackson fan.
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