Deep Posts: Tomlinson's limited role and limited production


LaDainian Tomlinson(notes) told XX Sports Radio in San Diego that he "wasn't happy" with his role with the Chargers this past season. That's strange, because I heard that the Chargers weren't happy with his 3.3 yards per carry.

• Curious about what The Who will be playing at halftime of Super Bowl XLIV? Be curious no more. It's a mash-up of "Baba O'Riley," "Pinball Wizard," "Tommy," "Who Are You," and "Won't Get Fooled Again" (via PFT).

• In the wake of the tragic death of Gaines Adams(notes), the NFL is considering making echocardiograms a standard part of physical evaluations. Currently, they're administered only when it's determined that there's a need.

• President Barack Obama says he's rooting for the Saints.

Garrett Hartley(notes), the Saints kicker who buried the game-winner against the Vikings, dreamed about that exact scenario the night before it happened. Garrett, if you have any dreams about what's going to happen in the Super Bowl, please let me know ahead of time so I can notify my bookie.

• The title of this article: "Vinny Testaverde was better than you think." Rather convincing stuff. The gist is that when Vinny played with a higher-caliber supporting cast, his numbers were awesome. When he didn't, they weren't.

Hue Jackson has agreed to be the offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders. What this means for Tom Cable ... no one has any idea.