Ladainian Tomlinson is still the Chargers’ primary ball carrier for the first half and at least into the third quarter. But Darren Sproles comes in on almost every third down, and fullbacks Jacob Hester and Mike Tolbert have handled the bulk of the duties running out the clock in games the Chargers have led.
“LT is capable of doing it,” Turner said. “I just don’t know if it would be in his or our best interest to have that wear and tear over a period of time.”
Said Tomlinson: “I think it helps when it’s a long season.”