San Diego Chargers fans still remember the greatness on display every time LaDainian Tomlinson touched the ball. LT's value has been even more apparent in the days since he left the franchise -- attempted heirs to his role as an offensive juggernaut have failed to fill his large shoes.

But without putting too much pressure on the unproven rookie-to-be, Tomlinson is optimistic that Melvin Gordon may be the backfield answer the Chargers have been looking for.

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