Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) is tackled by Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) and linebacker Sio Moore (55) after recovering a blocked field goal at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ladarius Green's Potential Just Waiting For That Opportunity

San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green has been a nice weapon on offense in spurts. They still have not gotten him out there a ton, but when he has had his opportunity he has shined. He is so fast at the tight end position and is a tough matchup for other teams. He isn’t the strongest blocker at tight end, but neither is Antonio Gates. His threat as a pass catcher is what will make him a weapon on this team.

When he finally starts to get some regular playing time, he is going to be another big time weapon for the Chargers. He can stretch the field and open up a ton of things over the middle.

He is going to be part of this team’s future on offense. With Green, Keenan Allen and Vincent Brown as pass catchers on offense, the team has a lot of potential in the future. At 27 years old, Eddie Royal will be a big part of this team’s future on offense as well. He is a perfect fit at the slot position for the team.

When Antonio Gates finally decides to hang up the cleats, the Chargers have a guy waiting in the wings ready to take hold of the position. The team should work him in more often now and take advantage of having both talents on the roster at the same time.


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  • 619chargers4life

    And he has seemed to stay healthy . It’s going to be awesome when it’s his time to shine . Can’t wait !

  • Daryl Peek

    AJ didn’t leave us completely screwed.

    • tubbs45

      HAHAHAHA, well thats 1 out of ….

    • JoseSD

      its in free agency and retaining the team’s talent where AJ smith fucked us over. he was regaining his draft mojo 07-09 were terrible but 10-12 brought us Mathews, Butler, Stuckey, Liuget, Wright, Vincent Brown, Ladarius green, Melvin Ingram, Reyes and theres a few where their career could go bad or on an upswing like Gilchrist, Brandon Taylor, Troutman. its failing to keep Sproles, and Vjax, and missing on guys like buster davis, English and cason as well as failing to get any o line depth that sent the team on a downward spiral. and lets not forget Gaither and Meachem’s fat contracts

      • Daryl Peek

        No GM is perfect. You can’t name a team that doesn’t miss on some picks. You also can’t name a GM that keeps all of their drafted talent. Manning is in Denver, Welker also. Woodhead is a BOLT, Hernandez is in jail?

        The Steelers O-line is a mess, so are the Giants and Ravens, teams known for having great GM’s.

        • JoseSD

          Yeah but they all have at least one super bowl victory within the last 5 seasons so they have some room for error whereas AJ and Norv took a 14-2 team and led them into mediocrity

          • Daryl Peek

            I’m not defending AJ. I’m glad he’s gone but the Superbowl argument does not apply here when your talking about the best ten years (2003-2012) of Charger football in team history.

          • arnie

            I disagree. The Superbowl argument does apply. It is the only reason for playing at all. There are no trophies for “good effort”.

          • Daryl Peek

            Superbowl is the ultimate goal, I’m not claiming moral victory for AJ, just saying his tenure was not total failure. We can evaluate & dissect it after the fact all day and place blame. This is the same thing I do when looking at Rivers in the post season. He hasn’t got it done either, and he had stacked teams. I know that comment will set most off but that’s the practical application in comparison of the Superbowl argument.

            Again I’m glad AJ is gone. His ego seems to be asset and problem at the same time. Many of the FA that walked weren’t that bad of a deal at the time of the separation knowing the total history of why? V-Jax was mishandled but I can clearly remember many BOLT fans calling him overrated and being mad at his holdout coupled with taking the same issue with his DUI ISH as AJ did. Sproles was coming off a bad season when he bounced. BOLT fans would have lost it if LT was let go for Michael Turner at said time. As bad as the end result of the last two seasons were, how is letting SP95, Cason, Barnes, and Vasquez walk any different? SP95 looks really good in Denver. Cason, not so much in AZ but the missing continuity factor is likely a big part of how bad the secondary is this season. We still have plenty of AJ’s draft picks currently producing for us.

            Hind sight is always 20/20. Sticking with Norv and the Marty beef is the main problem I had with AJ.

          • arnie

            Yeah i know what you’re saying. This isn’t about placing blame, i still look at the entire problem in “context”. It takes an entire organization on the same page, with everything going right to win a Superbowl. It takes the same total effort from the entire organization, to go from 14-2 to 7-9. It was a collective effort.
            I never saw aj as THE problem. He was always able to find talent anywhere, and like everyone else, he missed on a few. However, he missed on more that just players but a HC as well. The timing of the misses, only magnified the situation.
            At the end of the day McCoy is proving aj found talent, but norv was not developing them. i’m sure it may seem like i despise aj, the truth is, i showed him the same support i’m showing Telesco, and through it all i’ve questioned aj, just as much as do Telesco. the difference? we are at the beginning of TT tenure, and could very well be right back here discussing his departure in 10 years.
            aj was good talent scout, just a poor GM.

      • CALiFORNiAkiD

        Troutman has a chance to be very good

  • Gunnar Martin

    They really need to give him more playing time. What a beast.

  • Dave

    He’s a stud on special teams too, but deserves more playing time. Gates seems to drop one pass a game on average to negate a first down and has been fumbling more too. Nit picking I know, because I’m a huge fan.

  • joerockt

    Its time for the 3 TE sets. All 3 of our TE’s are well capable. Make it happen Wiz!