Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 9/24/12

San Diego Chargers Antonio Gates was one of the greatest tight ends in the franchise’s history and definitely in the NFL, but that is the biggest problem with Gates. Gates use to be the greatest tight end in the NFL and now as the Chargers enter the 10’s Gates’ production is beginning to drop.


The main issue for Gates entering the 10’s is injuries with Gates missing 9 games over the past 2 seasons in 2010-11. Gates also was inactive for Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans with a ribs injury and unfortunately, Dante Rosario took full potential of that opportunity to catch 3 touchdown passes from Philip Rivers.


That type of production out of Rosario, spells out, the Chargers have options and Gates will have to prove that he still has the gift of grab.… Read more

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