July 26, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

"Antonio Gates is going to be the best tight end in the NFL this year"


Move over Gronk. Move over Jimmy Graham. Antonio Gates is back with a vengeance this year. He is skinnier, faster and back to his old freakish ways! Eric Weddle already expects him to be the best in the league this year:

“He’s going to be the best tight end in the NFL this year,” San Diego Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle said Thursday. “The best. You can’t guard him … I know there are a lot good tight ends coming up in the league, but Antonio is the best. He looks that good. He hasn’t looked this good since my rookie season.” – ESPN

Gates made good things happen on one foot last season. This year he had a bionic foot put in place OR his busted foot is actually healed up and ready to tear up the rest of the NFL.

Our passing game needs a little boost with Vincent Jackson gone and “skinny, fast” Antonio Gates would provide the spark. If he has his mojo back, then the offense should be lighting up the scoreboard.

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  • davacho

    yazzzzz!!!

  • bleu

    just do it……..

  • http://twitter.com/jshambrick04 The 1& Only J.T.Bear

    our time 2012!

  • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

    I believe anything Weddle says.

  • http://twitter.com/Bolts_NFL_Music MC Boltman

    Yeah Weddle will rock in the defense, Gates will do that with great catches & 10+ TDs – can’t wait for the season to start OH YEAH!!