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5 Positional Needs the Chargers Could Address in Round One

Runningback View image | gettyimages.com With Ryan Mathews out of the picture, this issue becomes more prominent.  It’s hard for me to imagine that the San Diego Chargers would be comfortable heading into 2015 with Danny Woodhead, Branden Oliver, and Donald Brown as the options at runningback, especially when they’ve tried to rebuild their running game. The team could...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This photo of San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates in the Sweet 16 is incredible

This Throwback Thursday of San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is sweet. #TBT – @Chargers TE and former hooper @AntonioGates85 enjoying Kent State's Sweet 16 upset win over Pitt in 2002. pic.twitter.com/kOUigVdJd0 — The MMQB (@theMMQB) March 26, 2015 Gates played two seasons at Kent State and averaged an insane 20.6 points and 7.7 rebounds his senior year. AROUND COVER32...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Chargers serious about acquiring Marcus Mariota?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers, who hold the 17th overall pick in next months NFL Draft, are considered to be interested in selecting Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. With the 33-year-old Phillip Rivers contract set to expire after the 2015 season, the Chargers could be looking for a long-term solution at the position. From Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Sign Stevie Johnson

The San Diego Chargers have found a replacement for Eddie Royal. The team signed former Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Stevie Johnson to a three-year, $10.5 million contract on Tuesday. It's official. We've agreed to terms with @steviejohnson13! READ: http://t.co/L1Y7Q2GF7l pic.twitter.com/SkBkwB4vrr — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) March 17, 2015 Johnson...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers sign Stevie Johnson to 3-year deal

Free-agent wide receiver Stevie Johnson agreed to a three-year contract with the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday. Johnson was released from the San Francisco 49ers last week.  He visited with the Chargers and Patriots. The 28-year-old Johnson will help to replace receiver Eddie Royal, who left the Chargers this offseason to sign a free-agent contract with the Bears. Johnson caught...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers a likely suitor for WR Michael Crabtree?

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers were only a couple pieces away from making the playoffs last season, and one of them was help at the wide receiver position. They weren’t terrible throughout the 2014 season, but they could have used one more player to help make a difference for Philip Rivers and the offense. According to a report from John Keim, the Chargers...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacoby Jones signs with Chargers

Former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones has agree to a two-year deal with the San Diego Chargers, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Chargers signing former Ravens WR Jacoby Jones to a two-year deal, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2015   The 30-year-old Jones was cut by the Ravens in February. Jones, 30, dropped five passes as a receiver...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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
29 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
February 27, 2015  |  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
February 23, 2015  |  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
February 18, 2015  |  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
February 17, 2015  |  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
February 14, 2015  |  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

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
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