Ladarius Green’s Potential Just Waiting For That Opportunity

By Ernie Padaon

Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) is tackled by Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) and linebacker Sio Moore (55) after recovering a blocked field goal at Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green has been a nice weapon on offense in spurts. They still have not gotten him out there a ton, but when he has had his opportunity he has shined. He is so fast at the tight end position and is a tough matchup for other teams. He isn’t the strongest blocker at tight end, but neither is Antonio Gates. His threat as a pass catcher is what will make him a weapon on this team.

When he finally starts to get some regular playing time, he is going to be another big time weapon for the Chargers. He can stretch the field and open up a ton of things over the middle.

He is going to be part of this team’s future on offense. With Green, Keenan Allen and Vincent Brown as pass catchers on offense, the team has a lot of potential in the future. At 27 years old, Eddie Royal will be a big part of this team’s future on offense as well. He is a perfect fit at the slot position for the team.

When Antonio Gates finally decides to hang up the cleats, the Chargers have a guy waiting in the wings ready to take hold of the position. The team should work him in more often now and take advantage of having both talents on the roster at the same time.