Nov 17, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) hauls in a catch in from of Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (21) during the first quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Ladarius Green Finally Getting More Opportunities


The San Diego Chargers started using another weapon on offense this weekend against the Miami Dolphins, they started getting TE Ladarius Green a little more involved. They started the game with a 3 tight end look and Green was a big part of the game plan as the day went on. It was a nice sight to see by the offense. A number of fans had been asking to see Green get more involved on the offense and it was his time on Sunday.

He has made big play after big play in the weeks prior and then on Sunday he finally got his opportunity to get more involved in the action. He showed his speed and his ability to catch passes over defenders. He was running routes underneath and turning them into big gains. He is a threat that could get more opportunities down the stretch. On Sunday against the Dolphins, he finished the game with 4 catches for 81 yards and showed that he can be a threat in the future.

Green was selected by A.J. Smith in 2012 in the 4th round and had shown flashes of his potential in limited opportunities. He didn’t get many chances to play though. He saw limited action this season as well, but he finally broke loose on Sunday.

Down the stretch, hopefully  the Chargers will get more use out of him in the passing game. He still needs work with his blocking, but the team cannot deny his threat in the passing attack. Just find a way to get him the football. He is one of the biggest threats on the Chargers offense. Keenan Allen has proved to be a threat. Antonio Gates has shown to be a threat underneath. Danny Woodhead is a threat in the passing game. Ryan Mathews is a tough runner between the tackles. Now Green is stepping up to be another weapon on offense. Between all those playmakers, we should be able to find a way to score some points somewhere. Green should be one of the threats used down in the red zone.

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  • arnie

    Ernie been saying it before the season started Gates is the end zone threat underneath, what makes that work is a running game and someone on the outside, like Green. I get The Chagers were looking at DX an M80 to be that while Allen an Royal have shown up nicely, it’s still discouraging to see Tutu and Green on the sidelines after big plays.

  • Julien Bélair

    tutu should definitely start over Vincent Brown he clearly is clicking with Rivers while Brown is…. well I don’t even know what he is doing out there.

  • Gunnar Martin

    It will be so epic when everybody will be crawling over each other to get him on their fantasy team in a couple of years ;)

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  • bk

    Great observation. God knows we need Green, Keenan, and Gates. God knows we need defense period!…..The Bolts have won 4 and lost 6, and have now lost 3 in a row. In each of those loses, particularly the last two, something major has changed from the 4 wins. And that is that Danny Woodhead, the new Sproles’ factor, has been used far, far less. Philip has not only gone to Danny far fewer times, he is not even looking for him as before. River’s passing percentage has gone down as in the loss to Miami, in which he threw in-completion after in-completion, and never looking to Woody who was open again and again. Rivers in the last two loses is looking down field for the two in the bush factor, rather than looking to Danny who is the bird in the hand factor……Woody in all of the victories, and in the early defeats, was the factor that moved us into the red zone and scoring position. It has been the unbelievably dumb coaching that has caused the red zone fiascoes, along with River’s throwing worthless passes from the 1 and 5 yard lines. Everyone with half of a football brain knew that we should run Ryan the Beast in the red zone all along as we did against Miami….For crying out loud, don’t start minimizing the factor that got us into the red zone in the first place – the Woody factor. Don’t allow Rivers to go back to his old failed ways as in the past by always looking long. If the Saints stopped maximizing Sproles, they would not be 8-2, but 4 and 6 also.