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 O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
What happened the last time we played the Raiders? How can we look so good against the Broncos and Chiefs and so bad against the Raiders? Hopefully these are not the same questions I’ll be asking myself after tomorrow’s game. I do not believe that we lose this game but, to ensure the victory, here are just some of the players who need to show up:
When we talk about players showing up, the first name that comes to mind is Green’s. He dominated for two games in a row and then disappeared for two games in a row. In fact, my colleague is still mad at me for suggesting he pick up Green and start him against the Giants…oops. Green is a deceptively fast, big bodied target and I’d love to see him get a little more involved in the offense. He needs to work on his run blocking but he’s shown what he can do in the passing game when he’s in there.