Chargers TE Ladarius Green Needs More Offensive Snaps

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) prior to the game against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Ladarius Green gets limited opportunities on the field, but every time he gets out there he seems to make a long reception down the field. He is a mismatch for defenses. He has the speed like Julius Thomas of the Denver Broncos. He may not be able to block that well for a tight end, but he can stretch the field and make  tough catches. Did you see that catch he made over the corner on Sunday?

I can’t understand why he is not in the game more on offense. With Vincent Brown struggling to get open, why not keep a two tight end look on offense? If defenses want to keep an extra linebacker in the game to counter the look, then we can beat them with the pass the whole game. If they try to keep an extra man for the secondary in the game, then we can run it down their throats. He forces mismatches on the field.

Get Ladarius on the field.