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Training Camp Preview: The Bolts may have the best tight end duo in the NFL

When it comes to the tight end position, the San Diego Chargers have had little worries in the past decade. Antonio Gates has brought stability to the position in America’s Finest City since 2003 during an impressive run that includes eight Pro Bowls. Gates should pass Lance Alworth as the Chargers’ franchise career receiving leader sometime in 2014, and last year, showed he...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

March Madness Memories: Antonio Gates rare basketball footage (MUST WATCH)

Most of us know Antonio Gates went from college basketball star to (arguably) the best tight end in NFL history, but his path to San Diego was far from straight and narrow. Gates committed to Michigan State to play football under a coach you may have heard of, Nick Saban. Under the impression he would get to play basketball for the Spartans, Gates went to East Lansing on a football...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football 2013: Don’t Sleep on Chargers Tight End Antonio Gates

It’s kind of hard to call someone a sleeper when every fantasy football owner knows his name but this year it’s true, Antonio Gates is a 2013 fantasy football sleeper. Over the past few years the decline in the once great tight end’s skills has been obvious. The problem has stemmed mainly from nagging injury after nagging injury and it seems that the once reliable Gates has...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: The future of Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates Antonio Gates was perhaps the greatest steal in San Diego Charger history.  An undrafted free agent from Kent State, he has played 10 seasons in the NFL, all with the Chargers.  The tight end has been selected to 8 Pro Bowls and leads the Chargers in all time receptions with 642.  Gates ranks second all-time with touchdowns by a tight end, only behind Tony Gonzalez...
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Breaking down the 2013-14 schedule

In order to make the NFL playoffs, a team generally needs at least 9 wins. Sometimes you can make it with less, but it is usually as a wildcard and tough to predict. The San Diego Chargers finished last season with a 7-9 record and did not make the playoffs.  This season the Bolts will be looking to improve on last year and make it to the playoffs as they had done in the 2009-2010...
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates frustrated over ranking in NFL Top 100

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was ranked No. 73 by his peers. After seeing the tight ends that were ranked ahead of him, Gates calls the ranking “frustrating“. It was frustrating to me because I felt like numbers-wise, you can always compare and say statistics mean everything,” Gates told The Times at Chargers minicamp this week. “But once you play, and you understand...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Is it time for the Chargers to move on from Antonio Gates?

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...
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September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates on the way out in San Diego?

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates could end up looking for a new job, since he’s scheduled to receive a $6.4 million option bonus this offseason and a $4 million salary for the 2012 season. The 31 year-old Gates is obviously on the back end of his career and might be given the option of taking a pay cut or being released by the Chargers. One of the most alarming things...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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