July 23, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) looks down the line during a scrimmage in training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Ladarius Green was more involved on offense on Sunday. With Malcom Floyd sidelined, the team needed contributions from all different directions. Green was one of the guys that stepped up to make plays for Philip Rivers. He made a couple of catches for 48 yards and also drew a pass interference penalty on another deep pass.
He is a mismatch for defenses when he is on the field and Ken Whisenhunt has to find ways to utilize him. The team needs to rely on the passing attack and Philip Rivers with the running game stuck in neutral. That is even more reason to have Ladarius on the field. He is a huge threat in the passing attack.
Green looked like Antonio Gates on the field a few times on Sunday. If we can get both Gates and Green at tight end and out wide in the game, it would give Philip a few solid options to get that ball to.
The difference from Green and Gates? Green has awesome speed for his size and can be a threat down the field for Philip.
Get him out on the field more and it will mean good things for the passing game.