San Diego Chargers Hire Fomer Buffalo Bills TE Pete Metzelaars As Tight Ends Coach

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback

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(Adam Jones) during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers have found their new man to become the tight ends coach for the team. They have hired former Buffalo Bills TE Pete Metzelaars to coach the tight ends. Metzelaars is a former teammate of Chargers new offensive coordinator Frank Reich. They should have a good relationship with each other already.

Metzelaars also served as an offensive quality control coach with the Indianapolis Colts while Tom Telesco was a member of that front office. He joined the Buffalo Bills coaching staff in 2012 as their tight ends coach, but was let go when the whole coaching staff was let go at the end of the season.

Metzelaars will get his opportunity to coach the Chargers and he has some talent to work with. Antonio Gates is a Hall of Fame level tight end and Ladarius Green has shown a ton of potential. His job will be to get Green to reach his potential and become a big weapon on the Chargers offense.

We are still looking to add a quarterback coach onto the coaching staff.