Ladarius Green Finally Getting More Opportunities

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 17, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) hauls in a catch in from of Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (21) during the first quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers started using another weapon on offense this weekend against the Miami Dolphins, they started getting TE Ladarius Green a little more involved. They started the game with a 3 tight end look and Green was a big part of the game plan as the day went on. It was a nice sight to see by the offense. A number of fans had been asking to see Green get more involved on the offense and it was his time on Sunday.

He has made big play after big play in the weeks prior and then on Sunday he finally got his opportunity to get more involved in the action. He showed his speed and his ability to catch passes over defenders. He was running routes underneath and turning them into big gains. He is a threat that could get more opportunities down the stretch. On Sunday against the Dolphins, he finished the game with 4 catches for 81 yards and showed that he can be a threat in the future.

Green was selected by A.J. Smith in 2012 in the 4th round and had shown flashes of his potential in limited opportunities. He didn’t get many chances to play though. He saw limited action this season as well, but he finally broke loose on Sunday.

Down the stretch, hopefully  the Chargers will get more use out of him in the passing game. He still needs work with his blocking, but the team cannot deny his threat in the passing attack. Just find a way to get him the football. He is one of the biggest threats on the Chargers offense. Keenan Allen has proved to be a threat. Antonio Gates has shown to be a threat underneath. Danny Woodhead is a threat in the passing game. Ryan Mathews is a tough runner between the tackles. Now Green is stepping up to be another weapon on offense. Between all those playmakers, we should be able to find a way to score some points somewhere. Green should be one of the threats used down in the red zone.