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Tomlinson making huge impact on Jets

The veteran running back is starring on the field, and has become a team leader off of it

Updated: September 25, 2010, 1:20 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets believe their eyes. They've seen what LaDainian Tomlinson can do, how this future Hall of Famer -- pronounced D.O.A. by critics on both coasts -- has made himself young again.

They also believe their ears. They've heard him at his best and that, teammates and coaches say, is just as impressive as Tomlinson turning the corner on a "60 Zone" running play.

In a recent team meeting, Tomlinson asked to speak to the group. It surprised ...

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