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 is making an impact. He had that huge touchdown run for the Chargers against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. He also had another big play in the game taken off of the stat sheet because of a penalty for an ineligible player down field. He is going to be a huge impact for the team down the stretch and into next season. The combination of Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green can be deadly for teams on 3rd down and in the red zone.
Teams try to focus in on Antonio Gates on third down, but they cannot afford to let Ladarius Green run free in the secondary. He has a ton of speed and makes big plays.
“He’s the fastest guy on the team,” a smiling Rivers said in the locker room afterwards. “That might make some of the receivers mad, but it’s true in my opinion.” (ESPN)
The Chargers are learning a lot about their team as the season goes on. Ladarius Green is getting the reps in the game now. He needs to be a big part of the game plan.
I wondered why he was on the sideline during the final 2-minute drill. I almost would rather have Green in the game during that time over Antonio Gates. Gates doesn’t have that big time playmaker ability like Green does. Let’s hope he gets more reps in the red zone and hope he makes more game changing plays. Dude is a beast! The Green Monster.