San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green Needs to Take Full Advantage of Antonio Gates' Suspension

Chances are good that this could be the last season for San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates. So when the news came down that he is going to be suspended for the first four games of the season really sucks for him and the fans. However, it could actually be a good thing for the San Diego Chargers.They will get a chance to see if Ladarius Green can be the man (or not).@gifdsportsRead more »
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Antonio Gates suspension means for Ladarius Green

With the unpleasant and surprising news of Antonio Gates suspension for 4 games for violating the suspense abuse policy, Ladarius Green will now get his shot to show he is more than a backup. Antonio Gates suspension followed suit of what was a string of punishments handed down by the NFL on Thursday including the likes of New York Jets Pro Bowl defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ladarius Green finally ready for a major role on the Chargers?

Ladarius Green has felt this kind of pressure before.Every offseason, it seems, he's expected to step his game up for the Chargers. And every regular season, Antonio Gates still does the heavy lifting at tight end.It's a contract year for Green in 2015. He knows it's time to iron out the issues that held him back in previous seasons.I’ve got a lot to work on, from route-running...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers 2015 Preview: Post Draft Offseason Wrap

At the close of the 2014 NFL Season, we provided a review of each team with an eye toward the 2015 campaign. While still relevant it has become clear through free agency, and the 2015 NFL Draft that rosters are taking a different shape heading into the season. Much more will change through the summer, into training camp, and finally Week 1 but with the draft now in the rearview we...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Position Review: Tight Ends

Will time and the physical NFL grind finally catch up with perennial Chargers’ workhorse Antonio Gates this season?His track record says no, but in any case, here are the presumed top three tight ends expected to suit up for the San Diego Chargers in 2015.Antonio Gates – 13 Years ProThe motivated Gates has some serious milestones in his sights this season. He needs only one more...
Via Pro Football Spot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

An early look at the San Diego Chargers offense

Last season the San Diego Chargers ended the year at 9-7, missing the playoffs after a frustrating week 17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. While the Chargers ended the season with many of their key players on injured reserve, it was clear how one dimensional the Chargers offense really was. If it wasn’t for Philip Rivers, the Chargers would have sunk to the bottom of the AFC West...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the San Diego Chargers consider a TE during free agency?

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...
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February 21, 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

Covering Tight Ends, Pressuring the Passer Areas of Focus for Patriots' Defense

Browner was not fined for this hit on Green, perhaps lending credence to his physical and proper playGetting flagged for a personal foul against San Diego may have been the best thing that's happen to Brandon Browner this season - and what's good for Browner is certainly good for the New England Patriots.Called for helmet-to-helmet contact with Chargers' tight end Ladarius Green...
Via Foxborough Free Press
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews ruled out against 49ers

The Chargers will play Saturday’s game against the 49ers without running back Ryan Mathews. Mathews has been ruled out for the Week 16 contest leaving Branden Oliver and Donald Brown to share carries in the backfield of the Chargers. Bothered by an ankle injury Mathews has not played since Dec. 7 and is far from certain to play in Week 17. The bolts are expecting tight end Ladarius...
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 15: Broncos vs. Chargers Preview and Prediction

This Sunday, the Denver Broncos look to be the first team of the NFL season to clinch their division title. A win over Phillip Rivers and the streaky San Diego Chargers assures the Broncos of their fourth straight AFC West championship. Meanwhile the Chargers are fighting for their playoff lives as they currently hold the 5th seed in the ultra-competitive AFC playoff picture. This...
Via TopSportsReport
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner Not Fined For Crushing Hit In Patriots-Chargers Game

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner’s crushing blow on San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green drew a penalty, but there’s no money coming out of the New England Patriots cornerback’s wallet for the hit. Browner wasn’t fined for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that drew a 15-yard flag, according to an NFL spokesman. Browner hit Green when the tight end was targeted...
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL’s Blandino: Browner’s hit could be reviewed in future

  With one throw of the flag, a touchdown for the New England Patriots turned into a 15-yard penalty against them.   Brandon Browner’s hit on San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green last Sunday has been the subject of a healthy debate. Many believe Browner didn’t lead with his head and shouldn’t have been flagged. Yet those defending the call claim it’s...
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' Browner on Green hit: Officials 'took away a hard-effort play'

Sunday's matchup between the New England and San Diego took a wild turn early in the second half, when Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner was flagged for laying a devastating hit at midfield on Chargers tight end Ladarius Green. Green was running across the field when quarterback Philip Rivers led a pass that caused the tight end to bobble the ball, distracting his focus away from...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers’ LaDarius Green Gets Annihilated By Brandon Browner

San Diego Chargers TE LaDarius Green got absolutely obliterated by Brandon Browner on Sunday Night. Devin McCourty picked off the pass and took it to the house for six, but it was called back because it was ruled a helmet-to-helmet hit. Looking at the replay, it was a pretty clean shoulder-to-shoulder hit, it was just […] The post Chargers’ LaDarius Green Gets Annihilated By...
Via Diehardsport
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots find way to win ugly after slow start against Chargers

The New England Patriots made a very large statement Sunday night in San Diego, beating the Chargers by the score of 23-14, proving that you don't have to play your best to win in the NFL. If anyone had been doubting New England after last week's loss to the Green Bay Packers, you can stop it right now.  "We battled and I knew it was going to take 60 minutes," Patriots quarterback...
Via Fox Sports West
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Brandon Browner ‘Definitely’ Wants Personal Foul Flags Reviewed

SAN DIEGO — The flags for Brandon Browner’s concussion-causing third-quarter hit came with a noticeable delay. The officials didn’t react to the hit so much as they did to Ladarius Green’s motionless body on the Qualcomm Stadium turf. If they had been looking at the play closer, they would have seen the New England Patriots cornerback’s shoulder colliding with Green’s...
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner Flagged For Controversial Hit On Ladarius Green (Videos)

With their offense struggling to put points on the board, the New England Patriots appeared to get a huge spark from their defense. Instead, the yellow flags flew towards Brandon Browner on a momentum-changing penalty call. In the third quarter of New England’s game against the San Diego Chargers, tight end Ladarius Green was juggling a pass from Philip Rivers when he was rocked...
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: New England Patriots Brandon Browner Smacks the Daylights Out of Chargers WR Ladarius Green

The New England Patriots brought in defensive back Brandon Browner for one primary reason--to smack the crap out of anyone that comes in his immediate area. That is what he was known for back with the Legion of Boom, and that was what the Patriots really needed (along with decent pass coverage too of course).So when he did just that to Chargers wide receiver Ladarius Green Sunday...
Via FatManWriting
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wow, did you see that call in the Patriots-Chargers game??

Now, this is crazy. The New England Patriots were on the receiving end of a nutty call on Sunday night against the San Diego Chargers and had a touchdown taken away. Here was the situation: Chargers QB Philip Rivers found tight end Ladarius Green on a third-quarter player. Green was bobbling the ball while trying to bring it in. But before he did that, he was clobbered by Patriots...
Via Fox Sports
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the New England Patriots be afraid of the San Diego Chargers?

The New England Patriots had their seven-game winning streak snapped with a 26-21 loss last week at Green Bay against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Following the game, the Patriots flew west to San Diego, rather than return to New England, to spend the week on the West Coast preparing for a Week 14 game against the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers are 8-4 and are another tough road...
Via cover32 - Patriots
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

McCoy, Floyd discuss Bolts from Chargers Park on latest #SDLive

SAN DIEGO - FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) will debut a special San Diego Chargers edition of #SDLive tonight at 7:00 PM PST, featuring interviews with Chargers head coach, Mike McCoy and wide receiver, Malcom Floyd. In addition, U-T San Diego Columnist, Kevin Acee joins the show to share his thoughts about how the Padres have improved their game and philosophy this offseason on an...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ – Secondary Grade Sheet (Week 5)

Another week, another load of secondary film to watch and cringe. I had faith in this unit before the season, but injuries and a drastic drop-off in safety play has made this, well, not a good time. Last Sunday’s bomb dropped by the Chargers was definitely the most painful one of the season so far, and that’s saying a lot after sitting through the second half versus Green Bay...
Via Turn On The Jets
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Bills, Chargers, Colts, Jets, Ravens, Texans, & Vikings

Bears The Bears officially ruled out C Roberto Garza, LB Shea McClellin, CB Sherrick McManis, DT Jeremiah Ratliff and G Matt Slauson. WR Brandon Marshall did not practice on Friday and is questionable for Sunday’s game. Bills WR Mike Williams was fined $11,025 for repeated uniform violations. Chargers TE Ladarius Green (hamstring) did not practice on Friday. (Michael Gehlken...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Chargers, Chiefs, Jets, Rams, Ravens, & Redskins

  Chargers TE Ladarius Green has been added to the team’s injury report with a hamstring injury. (Michael Gehlken) Chiefs Chiefs place DE Mike Catapano on season-ending injured reserve. (Terez A. Paylor) Jets DC Dennis Thurman told reporters that converted S Antonio Allen is likely to remain at cornerback for the rest of the season. (Manish Mehta) Rams Rams signed WR...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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