Found May 09, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:
Every year, there's at least one NFLer who feels slighted over his placement on NFL Network's annual "Top 100" list. (Last year, if you recall, the Giants' Justin Tuck took issue with Eli Manning's ranking.) Antonio Gates has filled the quota for 2013. The Chargers' veteran tight end, who came in at No. 73 on the countdown, expressed his displeasure during the "Top 100" aftershow. "Apparently they don't watch football," Gates said, via "I understand everybody's opinion. Some people are stats guy, some people are into who catches the touchdowns and passes, who has 100-something catches. A lot of people are not really interested in what the gameplan is about." "It's funny to me because it's a joke in a sense, it's kind of funny." Despite the perceived dis, Gates claims he's more motivated to become a better player. "It's always frustrating to see you getting p...

Antonio Gates feels disrespected by his spot on the Top 100 list

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is feeling pretty disrespected.  The reason for his discontent is his number 73 ranking on the NFL’s annual Top 100 players list. The list is compiled  from votes by the players, so every year there are always feelings that get hurt after someone  feels dissed by their peers. Please click here to read this story/watch this video...

Lennay Kekua, Manti Te’o's fake girlfriend, cracks Maxim’s ‘Hot 100′ list (photo)

The interwebs, myself included, have had a lot of fun at the expense of the Manti Te’o Fake Girlfriend hoax saga. But Maxim may have topped everyone’s best efforts at mockery and ridicule with the magazine including Lennay Kekua, Te’o's fake girlfriend, in its annual “Hot 100″ list, something I am sure makes the former Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker who was drafted...

Merriman to appear on game show

Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman announced via his Twitter account that he will be appearing on Season 5 of "American Ninja Warrior."

Te'o practices with Chargers veterans

Manti Te'o has gone through his first practice with San Diego Chargers veterans, and by all accounts he didn't embarrass himself. He was matched up against tight end Antonio Gates a few times, which quarterback Philip Rivers calls ''a quick welcome, Day 1.'' Te'o and other Chargers went through the first day of organized team activities, which are practices...

Report: Max Starks Left San Diego Without Deal, Still In Mix For Chargers

Free agent tackle Max Starks visited with the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday, but according to Michael Gehlken of The San Diego Union-Tribune, he left town without a contract and remains unsigned as of Friday. Gehlken goes on to state in his reports that just because Starks left without a contract, doesn't necessarily mean that the Chargers won't have interest in signing...

Chargers reach deal with Te'o, three others

The San Diego Chargers got a few signings out the way early this offseason, reaching deals with linebacker Manti Te'o, QB Brad Sorensen, WR Keenan Allen and LB Tourek Williams. Things looked uncertain for Te'o in the NFL Draft, as some teams shied away from him due to the so-called scandal and the many scouts that weren't completely sold on him as a pro player. San...

Max Starks reportedly visited the Chargers

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, free agent offensive lineman Max Starks visited with the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday. Veteran OT Max Starks is visiting the #Chargers today, I’m told. Still looking for a tackle after Bryant McKinnie went back to Baltimore — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 8, 2013 Even though the Chargers drafted D.J. Fluker in the first round,...

Chargers sign Manti Te’o, Keenan Allen and a few other picks

According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers signed linebacker Manti Te’o, wide receiver Keenan Allen, defensive end Tourek Williams and quarterback Brad Sorensen. Even though Steve Williams and D.J. Fluker aren’t signed, they will participate in this weekend’s rookie mini camp.   Need NFL Tickets?

Manti Te'o signs with Chargers

Manti Te'o is one of four draft picks who've signed contracts with the San Diego Chargers. Te'o, the linebacker from Notre Dame, was picked by the Chargers in the second round. Also signing four-year deals Thursday were third-round pick Keenan Allen, a wide receiver from California; sixth-rounder Tourek Williams, an outside linebacker from Florida International; and...

San Diego Chargers Select Manti Te’o In Second Round Of 2013 NFL Draft

2.06 San Diego Chargers Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame (6-1¼, 241) With the sixth selection (38th overall) in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select inside linebacker Manti Te’o from Notre Dame.  Te’o was a projected first round draft pick by mostly every draft pundit that slipped down the draft boards for a myriad of reasons.  The first reason...

San Diego Chargers Among Teams That Will Bounce Back in 2013

Last year, NFL fans were stunned by the play of the Washington Redskins and the Indianapolis Colts. The two teams who literally went from the worst, to (almost) first, in only a year's time.The Colts and Redskins had the No. 1 & 2 pick in the 2012 Draft, and essentially bought themselves a ticket to the playoffs.Some of the teams on this list may come as a shock, but if you...

Chargers rumors: Max Starks visits San Diego

Pittsburgh Steelers free agent tackle Max Starks visited with the San Diego Chargers yesterday, according to Ian Rapoport of Veteran OT Max Starks is visiting the #Chargers today, I'm told. Still looking for a tackle after Bryant McKinnie went back to Baltimore — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 8, 2013 The Chargers are in need of a tackle, and they’ve already hosted...

Former college basketball player turned Chiefs tight end admits: 'I ain't there'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. You know Jimmy Graham? Antonio Gates? Tony Gonzalez? Demetrius Harris isnt well, he isnt, um, there yet. Ive never studied them, but Ive seen (people) compare me to them, Harris, the former collegiate basketball player at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, said Saturday, where hes learning the NFL tight end ropes on the fly at the Kansas City Chiefs rookie minicamp. But...
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