San Diego Chargers Hire Fomer Buffalo Bills TE Pete Metzelaars As Tight Ends Coach

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones (Adam Jones) during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers have found their new man to become the tight ends coach for the team. They have hired former Buffalo Bills TE Pete Metzelaars to coach the tight ends. Metzelaars is a former teammate of Chargers new offensive coordinator Frank Reich. They should have a good relationship with each other already.

Metzelaars also served as an offensive quality control coach with the Indianapolis Colts while Tom Telesco was a member of that front office. He joined the Buffalo Bills coaching staff in 2012 as their tight ends coach, but was let go when the whole coaching staff was let go at the end of the season.

Metzelaars will get his opportunity to coach the Chargers and he has some talent to work with. Antonio Gates is a Hall of Fame level tight end and Ladarius Green has shown a ton of potential. His job will be to get Green to reach his potential and become a big weapon on the Chargers offense.

We are still looking to add a quarterback coach onto the coaching staff.

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • Gunnar Martin

    What’s with all the weird names we always seem to end up with? Haha hope he does well with Gates, Green, and Reich.

  • Derek

    Again glad we have gates there, this guy looks like reich’s yes man. Don’t recall any great TE in buffalo and not sure what he did in Indy. If green doesn’t improve to something like Hernandez I’m blaming him

  • arnie

    This is a great hire. Also Ernie, did you know Pete was also an Offensive Line coach. YeAh this going to be great.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      yup.. did fail to mention that. he should do fine

  • FitzWilly

    Watching Pete Metz takes me back
    love this signing :)

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Love his name. The Charger world needs more Petes in it. I’m nicknamiing him “The Metzel Pretzel”.

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