A Tip Of The Hat: The Chargers Youth Movement of 2013

By Peter Thompson
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Ladarius Green:

Early in the regular season, Mike McCoy & Ken Whisenhunt were hesitant to put Ladarius Green on the field. He was third on the depth chart behind Antonio Gates, and John Phillips. As the season went on, he gradually earned enough respect from his coaches, that they started putting him in the lineup. You could immediately tell that he was going to be something special. The fans became restless, and were demanding that he be put in regularly. Although they didn’t put him in as much as we would have liked, they put him out there enough for him to showcase his talents. He showed that he is a major mismatch, and can be used very effectively in the red zone. My favorite play was his 60 yard touchdown scamper at Arrowhead. He has proven that he deserves to be on the field more, and I expect the Chargers to give him more snaps in 2014. Even if it means taking a few snaps away from Gates, or preferably, putting them both on the field in some two tight end sets.