Getting Rookie TE Ladarius Green In The Chargers Offense

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 26, 2011; Tucson, AZ, USA; Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin

AJ Smith has this affinity about adding tall targets on offense for Philip Rivers. We had Malcom Floyd, Vincent Jackson and Antonio Gates catching passes from Philip for a number of years. Now we have added  rookie TE Ladarius “Pee Wee” Green. Green stands at 6-foot-6 and 238 pounds.

He will probably be referred to as “Pee Wee” from now on by me. If/when he starts killing it, then I may mention Pee Wee’s Playhouse here and there… just a warning!

The Patriots’ model of success on offense used a two tight end attack and Norval will now be tasked to create an offense that can use the skills of Gates and Pee Wee at the same time.  With those two tight ends and long-necked Malcom Floyd around the red zone, Philip will be able to toss the ball up high to whoever has the littlest man covering them to get the seven points.

Green still has a long way to develop in order to make an impact on offense, but he has the right people here to help him get to that point. His route running skills need work and he still has to work on his blocking, but he has a lot of potential. Gates will be a great mentor for him and Norval will be able to draw up some plays in the sand that will make use of the kids’ size and speed.

I am hoping for some great things out of Pee Wee! Just hope he stays away from those adult theaters.