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Chargers Tight Ends: A Tale of Two Legends

More than just a blocker who occasionally catches a pass, the San Diego Chargers have a legacy of turning a tight end into a primary offensive weapon. It all began in 1979 when the Chargers drafted the six-foot-five, 250 pound Kellen Winslow out of Missouri 13th overall. What they got was a large, agile player with good hands who fit perfectly into the Chargers "Air Coryell" offense...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Small School Talent, Big Potential

Every year a player or two emerges from the draft without much fanfare or notoriety.  Players like WR-Victor Cruz (undrafted) QB-Kurt Warner (undrafted), QB-Warren Moon (undrafted) TE-Antonio Gates (undrafted) DT-John Randle (undrafted) RB-Terrell Davis (6th round), TE-Shannon Sharpe (7th round), QB-Tom Brady (6th round). I can go on and on, you get the point.With this in mind,...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the San Diego Chargers consider a TE in the NFL draft?

It may not seem like a glamourous position, as tight end is still viewed by many as a job that is as much about being an offensive lineman as it is a wide receiver. But that’s a notion that is quickly changing, becoming more and more outdated with each passing season. Across the NFL, tight ends are a major part of passing attacks. And their role isn’t just as a possession receiver...
Via cover32 - Chargers
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rollins An Intriguing Prospect For The Steelers

The NFL landscape is littered with former hoopsters who successfully doubled at both sports, or made the transition from the hardwood to the gridiron. Many are tight ends, featuring household names like retired Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Julius Thomas and Jimmy Graham. On the defensive side, sack artist Julius Peppers once was a force in […] Rollins An Intriguing Prospect For...
Via Steelers Depot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: Top 10 Fantasy Tight Ends

View image | gettyimages.com The Super Bowl is now behind us and it’s never too soon to start looking forward to next fantasy season. This is the last of a four part series in our pre-draft, pre-free agency top 10 list. In this article we’ll be going over the tight ends (PPR). They are considered the least important of the skill positions, but if you get an elite guy they...
Via The Fantasy Fix
16 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Current NFL Stars Who Never Attended the Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine starts next Wednesday in Indianapolis. It’s an event that enables coaches, scouts and general managers to evaluate a huge crop of incoming NFL rookies set to be drafted into the league in April. While the NFL has seen some incredible players through the years who were invited to participate at the prestigious event, it’s worth noting that there are some...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

It Don’t Really Happen That Way At All

Remember when we were 5-1 and playing at home against Kansas City?  Antonio Gates claimed after the season that this was the loss that hurt the most.  Brandon Flowers made sure that he played this game against his former team and it was on this hit on Charles that he knocked himself out for the Denver game that followed.  It’s been a almost a month since the Chargers crapped...
Via Justice is Coming
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Could 2015 Be Ladarius Green's Last Year with Bolts?

After going into the 2014 season with high expectations following a promising sophomore campaign, tight end Ladarius Green fell off the radar.How could this have happened? Wasn't Green supposed to be the heir apparent to future Hall-of-Famer Antonio Gates and all?Six words: Gates is still really, really good.Well that's actually five words, but you get the point. Gates caught 69...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Review: Ravens Have No Easy Solution To Cover Gronk

It is impossible to prepare for a fully-healthy Rob Gronkowski. It also is impossible to try to figure out how a team might cover the New England Patriots tight end. Gronkowski truly is one of a kind, and the Ravens weren’t forced to cover him in 2013’s regular-season matchup or in the 2012 playoffs. He’s stronger and more physical than New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham...
Via NESN.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

'Dirty Hippies' Win Liberty Bowl, OIL Championship

Philip RiversAntonio BrownAnquan BoldinDoug BaldwinChris JohnsonMatt AsiataAntonio GatesSteve Smith, Sr.Brandon LaFellNick NovakDenver        8.75  QB   16.25      36.00  WR   36.50 16.10  WR   16.40   8.10  WR     8.10    2.70  RB   16.00  14.35  RB   19.40   10.70   TE     0.0     17.00 W/T 13.9512.30 W/R 15...
Via OklahomIraqis League
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers - Keys to a Win & the Post-season

Going into the final regular season game against Kansas City, the San Diego Chargers control their destiny. At Arrowhead, a win will land Sand Diego in the 6th AFC playoff position.Channel Passing game through GatesAntonio Gates has had resurgence this season. December started slow but has been building the last two weeks in which Gates has scored 3 touchdowns. In the first meeting...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers has bulging disk, leads Chargers to comeback win over 49ers

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers staged a wild rally in the fourth quarter and overtime for a thrilling 38-35 comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. The Chargers rallied from a 21-point deficit, tying the largest comeback victory in franchise history. “Give them a lot of credit for the challenge,” head coach Mike...
Via Sports-Glory
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the San Diego Chargers Week 16 tilt one of the top-5 NFL games to watch?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached mid-December, with only two weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. As the final two weeks of the season get underway, there are a slew of big games involving teams...
Via cover32 - Chargers
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The state of Chargers Fans, Move to LA & Antonio Gates Autograph Giveaway

Today’s Lightning Round Podcast features @GarrettSisti and @HoyleSports talking about the state of the franchise and its fans. Where are the Chargers heading the rest of the year and moving forward? And could the team be moving to LA? The guys will also hold an Antonio Gates autograph giveaway.  Feel free to comment and download using the player below. You can also listen to...
Via cover32 - Chargers
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronkowski respects Charger's Gates

Benny Sieu/USA Today SportsAs the Patriots prepare for the Chargers this week Rob Gronkowski will be using this opportunity to talk to future hall of fame tight end Antonio Gates. What does Gronk want to talk to Gates about? How to have a long career at their respective positions. Gronkowski earlier this week commented on Gates saying:Whenever you see a tight end at that caliber...
Via Patriots Life
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk still trying to learn from veteran TE Gates

BY NICK ST. DENISRob Gronkowski tried to mimic Antonio Gates' game back when Gronk was playing varsity football. Some things never change."Ever since high school I’ve looked up to him," the New England Patriots tight end said Thursday of the veteran San Diego Charger, via ESPN Boston. "I love the way he runs routes and how he gets open and how he makes it stick at the top of...
Via AFC East Daily
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams look to claim back-to-back wins for first time this season

Antonio Gates gave some indication of what may be hurting Philip Rivers and slowing the San Diego Chargers offense last weekend before backing away from his comments. Although questions remain about Rivers' health, coach Mike McCoy insists he'll be ready to go Sunday when the Chargers look to build on their first win in more than a month as they host the sack-happy St. Louis Rams...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams look to claim back-to-back wins for first time this season

Antonio Gates gave some indication of what may be hurting Philip Rivers and slowing the San Diego Chargers offense last weekend before backing away from his comments. Although questions remain about Rivers' health, coach Mike McCoy insists he'll be ready to go Sunday when the Chargers look to build on their first win in more than a month as they host the sack-happy St. Louis Rams...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Antonio Gates of the San Diego Chargers still an elite NFL tight end?

The NFL is becoming a passing league more and more every year and nowhere is that more apparent than at the tight end position. Some teams still go the traditional route and use their tight ends primarily as blockers, but a growing number of contenders have tight ends that are better than even the best wide receivers at caching the ball. Former basketball stars like Jimmy Graham...
Via cover32 - Chargers
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers-Rams Preview

Antonio Gates gave some indication of what may be hurting Philip Rivers and slowing the San Diego Chargers offense last weekend before backing away from his comments. Although questions remain about Rivers' health, coach Mike McCoy insists he'll be ready to go Sunday when the Chargers look to build on their first win in more than a month as they host the sack-happy St. Louis Rams...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers-Rams Preview

Antonio Gates gave some indication of what may be hurting Philip Rivers and slowing the San Diego Chargers offense last weekend before backing away from his comments. Although questions remain about Rivers' health, coach Mike McCoy insists he'll be ready to go Sunday when the Chargers look to build on their first win in more than a month as they host the sack-happy St. Louis Rams...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams-Chargers Preview

Antonio Gates gave some indication of what may be hurting Philip Rivers and slowing the San Diego Chargers offense last weekend before backing away from his comments. Although questions remain about Rivers' health, coach Mike McCoy insists he'll be ready to go Sunday when the Chargers look to build on their first win in more than a month as they host the sack-happy St. Louis Rams...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Injury Update: Philip Rivers will play Week 12

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caused a stir after Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders, suggesting that quarterback Philip Rivers has been playing through a significant rib injury in recent weeks. Chargers head coach Mike McCoy denied that Rivers has a rib issue when speaking to the media on Monday, while further confirming that his quarterback will play in Week 12...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gates backpedals on saying Rivers has rib injury

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers star tight end Antonio Gates backpedaled faster than a cornerback on Monday, saying the comments he made about quarterback Philip Rivers having a "severe rib injury" had been taken out of context. Rivers took two hard hits in Sunday's victory against winless Oakland. Afterward, Gates praised the quarterback's toughness and said he didn't think for a minute...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gates backpedals on saying Rivers has rib injury

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers star tight end Antonio Gates backpedaled faster than a cornerback on Monday, saying the comments he made about quarterback Philip Rivers having a "severe rib injury" had been taken out of context. Rivers took two hard hits in Sunday's victory against winless Oakland. Afterward, Gates praised the quarterback's toughness and said he didn't think for a minute...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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