Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) runs for a touchdown after a reception during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Ladarius Green Will Help Take Attention Away From Keenan Allen

Ladarius Green saw a ton of action this weekend along side of Antonio Gates. He saw that playing time because Eddie Royal was sitting on the sideline with a toe injury, but Green was productive in his time on the field. He scored the team’s only touchdown in the game and showed the flashes that the fans have been raving about. He will be the tight end for this team’s future.

His ability to stretch the field and make big plays is something that the offense lacks right now. Keenan Allen is the team’s best option in the passing game and he is seeing more and more double teams in his direction. Someone else on the roster has to step up and make a play. Green looks like he can take some of the pressure off of Allen. It would be huge for the team’s offense.

Green has a bright future for this team. He is already contributing on the field now. I like the future with him and Allen catching passes.

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  • Carlos J Manzano

    Any double teams on either Allen, Gates or Green should be a win win for the offense. One gets double teamed, and that opens options for the others. I want to credit one of the guys from BFTB: Imagine if they were to put in Allen, Gates, Green, Mathews and Woodhead in there at the same time in some sort of package, that would be a killer drive!

    • joerockt

      Never understood why dual back sets with Mathews and Woodhead arent used. Snap the ball on 1st and 10, fake the hand off to Mathews, toss to Woodhead in the flat and watch him run. Is it just me? It seems so simple. We give single back look way too much.

      • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

        it makes too much sense that’s why… never fails to do what makes sense, but hey, I’ve seen them do stranger things…

    • Ernie Padaon

      I would love that!

  • arnie

    Now comes the Learning curve, when Green takes a double can he still make plays? Being the future means making plays when the odds are stacked against you, Gates is getting all the attention and it’s affecting their ability to get the ball to him.
    At some point the Chargers will have to stop being stubborn, use Tutu on the other side of Allen, to stretch the field and create more plays underneath for Green, Gates, even the the RB and Royal. I’ve said it a thousand times, Gates is most effective in the redzone, a when they can get the safeties to pay high. The only way they have been able to do the latter, is when Floyd and Jackson were the WR. Green can be even more effective, when they “establish” two WR that beat the D down the field.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Jersey Priorities for the Future:

    1. Keenan Allen
    2. Ladarius Green
    3. Super Melvin
    4. Manti Te’o (if he starts getting good production consistently)

    • joerockt

      I wonder if KA will change his jersey number next year.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Is there a reason he would? 13 seems to work pretty well for him

        • joerockt

          Yea I guess since his Cal number was 21, he probably won’t.