Towson tight end James Oboh is one of the top smaller school prospects to pay close attention to for this upcoming NFL Draft. My coaches told me many times I'm probably the best run blocker on the team, said Oboh. Pretty impressive considering he is a vertical threat who excels in the passing game. I have good speed and I'm able to create mismatches with linebackers and safeties...
Shannon Sharpe is a specimen.
Of course, we all remember Sharpe as the toned tight end that would run his mouth and then back up the trash talking with touchdown catches and flexes. When he retired, Sharpe held all the numbers — most receptions, yards and touchdowns — for any tight end to ever play the game.
Since, he’s been passed by in this pass-heavy NFL, but players like...
In today’s mailbag we look at ways the Chargers could free up some cap space and allow Telesco to go to work once again in free agency.
@cover32_SD what will the Chargers do with there lack of cap cash?
— Rashad J Pouncey (@lightnbolt619) February 26, 2014
Obviously, the easiest way for any NFL team to resolve their cap issues is to start cutting players that may not be living...
He may still be realizing his potential, but there is no doubt in my mind that Jimmy Graham is the best all time Saints’ draft pick at tight end.
The numbers speak for themselves; in four years with the Saints Graham has been over 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons. Remember, this is all coming from a guy who had never played football before his final year at the University...
The New England Patriots offense revolutionized the NFL when in 2010 they unleashed the duel tight end offense with rookies Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez bringing two distinct but effective styles together on the field. The duo immediately created headaches for opposing defensive coordinators as both had a plethora of skills to be put to use by the creative offensive brain...
Fortunately for San Diego, one position the Chargers do not need any help at is tight end. Not only is America’s Finest City home to one of the all-time greats in Antonio Gates, but heir apparent, Ladarius Green, looks like the next big thing at the position. Built in a similar fashion to the likes of Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas, the 6’6” 240 pound Louisiana-Lafayette product...
As the NFL season officially comes to an end, many fans and teams will begin to focus on the offseason. Usually for fans, this means wondering who each team is going to add in free agency or the draft. While there will be mock drafts and free agent predictions for weeks, some of the most important moves of the offseason could involve subtractions rather than additions. With the season...
For years, I've said that college basketball is full of potential NFL tight ends, guys athletic enough to play football, but not big enough to play down low in the NBA.
Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates made the transition, and so did Jimmy Graham.
Now we have Denver's Julius Thomas, the latest to make the move from the college hardwood to the NFL field with star power.
Last week, Chargers tight end coach, Jason Michael, was hired by the Tennessee Titans and new head coach Ken Whisenhunt to become their offensive coordinator. It’s pretty clear that Whisenhunt thought a lot about Michael to give him such a drastic promotion. The emergence of Ladarius Green, as well as the continued solid play from Antonio Gates in the twilight of his career, is...
The Tennessee Titans on Friday hired a new offensive coordinator, Jason Michael. Michael is a familiar face for head coach and offensive playcaller Ken Whisenhunt, serving under him last year in San Diego as the tight ends coach.
Michael was a holdover in San Diego from the previous regime, having previously been hired by Norv Turner before the 2011 season. While in San Diego...
Here is this week’s Chargers mailbag. Feel free to tweet questions to @cover32_SD or use the hashtag #BoltUp32 if you have something you want to ask.
@cover32_SD Will the Chargers target Eric Decker in free agency and reunite him with McCoy?
— John Tomczak (@Coach_JMT) January 15, 2014
That is a good question, John. With Keenan Allen breaking out, it would appear like adding...
The Chargers 2013-2014 campaign has come to an end. It was an outstanding season that exceeded all expectations. The Chargers 24-17 loss to the Denver Broncos was a tough, gritty performance that embodied the culture instilled by new head coach, Mike McCoy. The Chargers were making a late surge and if the game was just a few minutes longer, I think they would have been able to complete...
A lot has changed for the San Diego Chargers since they last made the postseason.
Make that almost everything.
There's a rookie coach and general manager, a new offense and 37 players on the 53-man active roster who've never been in a postseason game going into Sunday's wild-card matchup at Cincinnati, the last team to beat the Bolts.
Only seven players remain from...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014
This coming Sunday, December 22nd, my beloved Oakland Raiders have a chance to play spoiler and crush what microfilament thin hopes the San Diego Chargers have of making the play offs. Not that it matters much, because we all know they’d be one and done even if they did make it. But why prolong the agony of Chargers fans? Let’s end it this weekend for them, shall...
PPR TE Rankings – Week 15
published on December 11th
1. Jimmy Graham (NO)
2. Julius Thomas (DEN)
3. Jason Witten (DAL)
4. Jordan Cameron (CLE)
5. Vernon Davis (SF)
6. Delanie Walker (TEN)
7. Greg Olsen (CAR)
8. Dennis Pitta (BAL)
9. Charles Clay (MIA)
10. Tony Gonzalez (ATL)
11. Coby Fleener (IND)
12. Antonio Gates (SD)
13. Jordan Reed (WAS)
Antonio Gates committed two turnovers in Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. His heir apparent, Ladarius Green, is on an unreal tear. Is it time to consider making Green the featured pass catcher and moving on without the 33-year-old Gates? Not so fast.
TE Rankings – Week 14
published on December 4th
1. Rob Gronkowski (NE)
2. Jimmy Graham (NO)
3. Vernon Davis (SF)
4. Jared Cook (STL)
5. Julius Thomas (DEN)
6. Greg Olsen (CAR)
7. Tony Gonzalez (ATL)
8. Jason Witten (DAL)
9. Jordan Reed (WAS)
10. Coby Fleener (IND)
11. Martellus Bennett (CHI)
12. Ladarius Green (SD)
13. Antonio Gates (SD)
Here we are going to take a closer look at the target breakdown for the tight ends in week 13. Sure, if you get 10+ targets in a game it’s a great thing, but what you do with those targets matters the most to us fantasy owners. Below I have a list of the TE’s who got 6+ targets this week . I gathered each players number of receptions and then divided it by the number of targets...
The Chargers lose a “must-win” against Cincinnati 17-10 and fall a game behind in the wild-card race.
San Diego possessed the ball over thirty minutes but were only able to put up 10 points.
Antonio Gates, a sure-fire hall of famer, cost the team today. He lost a fumble in the red zone and cost Rivers an interception after he allowed the ball...
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.Fantasy Spin:ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning that Gates is unsure of how much he'll be able to play through the injury. Ladarius Green has posted two straight 80-yard games and is a solid TE2 this week even with Gates active. Gates owners likely don't have better...
Quarterbacks appear to be healthy for the most part entering today’s Week 13 action. The same can’t be said as it relates to the tight...
Antonio Gates missed five of 72 offensive snaps Sunday.
The way his hamstring felt, it could have been more.
The Chargers tight end was back on the field Friday, present at an all-important practice after missing the previous two days. He was a full participant and is listed as probable to face the Bengals on Sunday, but the hamstring ailment is not a small, sweep-under-the-rug...
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) missed Thursday's practice, but returned to the field on Friday and is expected to play against Cincinnati on Sunday.Fantasy Spin:Coach Mike McCoy recently said that Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates can complete passes "with a blindfold," meaning Gates can play without practicing at all. The tight end has already surpassed...
Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 13, citing Points Per Reception leagues.
This countdown, for the most part, projects the greatest combination of catches, yards, touchdowns and targets, among tight ends, for the NFL's 13th weekend.
Top 30 Tight Ends
1. Jimmy Graham @ Seattle
2. Jason Witten vs. Oakland
3. Rob Gronkowski @ Houston
4. Martellus Bennett @ Minnesota
Chargers stun the Chiefs 41-38, move into a six-way tie for the final Wild Card spot On a day when Antonio Gates became the quickest tight end to reach 9,000 receiving yards, the Chargers moved back into playoff relevancy thanks to a perfectly placed pass to the less-heralded Seyi Ajirotutu with 26 seconds remaining in more »