Getting Rookie TE Ladarius Green In The Chargers Offense

Nov 26, 2011; Tucson, AZ, USA; Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin

AJ Smith has this affinity about adding tall targets on offense for Philip Rivers. We had Malcom Floyd, Vincent Jackson and Antonio Gates catching passes from Philip for a number of years. Now we have added  rookie TE Ladarius “Pee Wee” Green. Green stands at 6-foot-6 and 238 pounds.

He will probably be referred to as “Pee Wee” from now on by me. If/when he starts killing it, then I may mention Pee Wee’s Playhouse here and there… just a warning!

The Patriots’ model of success on offense used a two tight end attack and Norval will now be tasked to create an offense that can use the skills of Gates and Pee Wee at the same time.  With those two tight ends and long-necked Malcom Floyd around the red zone, Philip will be able to toss the ball up high to whoever has the littlest man covering them to get the seven points.

Green still has a long way to develop in order to make an impact on offense, but he has the right people here to help him get to that point. His route running skills need work and he still has to work on his blocking, but he has a lot of potential. Gates will be a great mentor for him and Norval will be able to draw up some plays in the sand that will make use of the kids’ size and speed.

I am hoping for some great things out of Pee Wee! Just hope he stays away from those adult theaters.

Topics: Ladarius Green, NFL Draft

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  • RussellGrant

    Green = The west coast Grontkowski?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @RussellGrant maybe? :) 
       
      if this kid works hard, we can make him a player! but Gronk is a lot to ask for.. that dude is a monster

      • RMainwaring

         @epadaon  @RussellGrant I think he’ll be better if he’s used right.

  • RMainwaring

    I don’t know if many people realize how good Green was in College. He still got in the open despite being double covered 90% of the time. I think he’ll be special in the NFL if Norv uses him correctly. Offenses are definitely starting to copy New Englands double tight end set thanks to Bill Belichick. Now defenses are gonna have to adapt.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @RMainwaring i think Norv will use him right also.. i never question norval’s downfield passing attack.. i question his play calling for 3rd and short with the littlest running back on the team! i think we will find a way to get this kid the ball

      • RMainwaring

         @epadaon A lot of people don’t realize that Norv has always had the Chargers offense in the top 5 of the league. It’s just his head coaching abilities that are in question. I believe he will get him involved and maybe even start if Gates can’t stay healthy.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

           @RMainwaring im excited.. the latest UT article was mentioning how “healthy” Gates is right now. Everyone get healthy and let’s’ take this thing over!!! we want to get back to the playoffs and make some noise!

        • RMainwaring

           @epadaon In that UT article it looks like Gates shed a few lbs.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

           @RMainwaring i am excited to see Gates get after it this year!

    • Bleu

      @RMainwaring what u just said clarified everything on green and no a lot of people don’t understand how big of a steal he was for us

  • Sam123123

    Green is my favourite pick. Sub 4.5 speed 6 foot frame learning behind Gates he will be a monster sooner than later

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @Sam123123 this is one of my favorite picks also!!! i love offense!

    • Bleu

      @Sam123123 we now have 3 good te gates Wilson now green…..

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

         @Bleu  @Sam123123 kris wilson? he isn’t on the team right now. 

        • Bleu

          @epadaon @Sam123123 i swear I rent mean to type Wilson my bad. Meant to say mcmicheal

  • Bleu

    I believe thatvalot of players we have drafted primarily pre wee n Taylor had Ben treated unfairly its crazy how critics try to minimize your skillset. Man ledarius green sent have the stats he had for nthn. N Taylor wasn’t the leader of key secondary for brunch either.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @Bleu that is what happens when they all get into the draft… every player is picked apart. 

      • Bleu

        @epadaon u r rite about that I just be like damn give these dudes some respect….. N srry for all this bad typing I’m doing….tLOL

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

           @Bleu  hahah… just assumed you are on your phone

        • Bleu

          @epadaon its the lush my bad bro

  • zeus619

    Gonna be a crazy tandem with Gates and Green. Good selection by chargers, can’t wait to see what Green does for the chargers this year.
     

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