Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight endLadarius Green
(89) runs for a touchdown after a reception during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Mike McCoy shared some of his thoughts from last season and he shared that he should have gotten Ladarius Green more involved in the offense earlier in the season. Here is what McCoy had to say per CBS Sports:
“What happened with him last year he made the most of his opportunities,” McCoy said. “Early in the year, they were limited. As time went along, and as an offense, you always evolve to what your players do best. Being together for the first time, there were some things we were still learning about our team. It takes time. And Ladarius made the most of his opportunities. When he was in at the right time, he was continuing to make plays. You wish you would have done that a little earlier.”
Green is a mismatch on the field with his combination of speed and size. He is too big for corners to cover and too fast for linebackers to lock down. He can give defenses fits when he is on the field.
It sounds like Mike McCoy will get him the ball more in the coming season. The Chargers could see a lot of action with two tight end sets. The running game will be a staple for the team with Ryan Mathews and Donald Brown on the roster. The team could run with Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green on the field a lot and get them opportunities down the field. We could see a play action pass somewhere in the game plan this coming season.
McCoy is barely scratching the surface with Ladarius Green. The coming season, McCoy will need to tap into the potential with his young tight end. Getting Green more reps on offense will be sweet.