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 But that’s a notion that is quickly changing, becoming more and more outdated with each passing season.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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Start 'em Sit 'em week 4

It's the week we've all been waiting for... the week that starts the byes. With that being said, here's a few key players, that, if you're lucky enough to have on your team, should be great. And also, some players that you may want to stay away from...Start ‘EmQB – Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins vs New York Giants            If you’re a Redskin fan, you’ve...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Takeaways from Week 2

This weekend was my Waterloo. Following a two-year reign atop the NFL prediction world, my empire came crumbling down. Heading into tonight’s Philadelphia-Indianapolis match-up, I own a Week 2 record of…sigh…5-10. I know there's really nobody to blame for this but myself, well, I don't know, maybe the Bills, the Niners, or Mr. T or, or the Jets... Forgive me, then, if this...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Rash Of Injuries Highlights Week 2 Studs And Duds

If you play fantasy football — which we’re guessing you do — there’s about a 75 percent chance one of your star players got hurt this weekend. Week 2 featured an unprecedented rash of injuries to marquee players — A.J. Green, Jamaal Charles, Knowshon Moreno and Robert Griffin III were just a few of the casualties. And that was after arguably the best player in all of fantasy...
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: San Diego Chargers surprising Power Rankings spot, hot cheerleaders, more

Here’s everything you need to get you ready for Week 2 of the NFL season. National Columns - Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 1 (READ) - QB Ratings: Ranking every starting NFL quarterback heading into Week 2 (READ) - Fab Five: The best games on the NFL slate in Week 2 (READ) - Ten candidates to replace Roger Goodell as NFL commissioner (READ...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Chargers can beat Seattle: Get the ball to Ladarius Green

It’s entirely too early to say so, but Sunday’s game for San Diego is just about as close to a must-win as you can get in the second week of the season. The Bolts will host the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks in their home opener, and are in dire need of a victory. Since 1990, teams that start 0-2 only make the playoffs about 12 percent of the time. Seattle’s “Legion...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Can the Chargers pull off a must-win miracle vs. Seahawks?

On Sunday the Seattle Seahawks will line up against the San Diego Chargers. The last time these two hooked up in the preseason Seattle blew them out of the water 41-14 in a game that I was far, far, too drunk to remember, so I went and found an expert to talk to about how the game might go this time around. I spoke with Alex Cusick of cover32′s Chargers site and asked a few questions...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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