POWAY — LaDainian Tomlinson did not ask for explanations. Nor did the Chargers provide one.
When the time came to say goodbye Monday afternoon, all those things better left unsaid were, indeed, left unsaid. LT was able to achieve closure without demanding that management detail the reasons behind his release. Most of them were obvious, and understood. None of them really needed to be enunciated.
Where he lands next is pure conjecture at this point. Tomlinson’s buddy, Drew Brees, is lobbying for the two players to be reunited in New Orleans. Bill Belichick, proprietor of a halfway house for ex-Chargers in New England, has taken much bigger risks than a player who once openly questioned his class. Philadelphia would seem a good fit with the release of Brian Westbrook.