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Ladarius Green had a breakout game -- all thanks to Antonio Gates

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/...antonio-gates-ladarius-green-touchdown-091415

    Ladarius Green had to thank his career mentor after a career day.

    After all, Antonio Gates has been prepping his understudy for a bigger role ever since his suspension was announced in July.

    “I did it for Gates,” Green told Ricky Henne of Chargers.com. “(Gates’) been coaching me up ever since he found out what happened, telling me to be myself and go out there and just play my game -- so that’s what I went out there and did."

    This version of Green looks an awful lot like old No. 85. He even ran Gates' signature seam route on a fourth-quarter touchdown that sealed a Chargers' comeback.

    It might not've happened without Gates' tutelage. Green told reporters that Gates grilled him on the finer points of route-running this summer -- and the Lions saw the end result. His five receptions were a career-high.

    "He (Gates) told me, just slow the game down," Green said after the game. "Don’t go out there and rush anything, don’t go out there and get frustrated if I mess up, just be myself. I think I showed it today.”
     
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  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    If only he'd learn to block, period
     
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  3. Dublin Bolt

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    I dunno Ant, it's not something Gates ever mastered either. I'd be happy with David Johnson throwing a block now and again (even he does not block as he should).
     
  4. Lance19

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    If Deion Sanders can go to The Hall without hitting anyone,
    Gates can go to The Hall without a lot of good blocks... :p
     
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  5. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Speaking of not hitting anyone...

    How did Cromartie hurt his knee? Jumping out of the way of an opposing player?
     
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    All the jokes on Cro, but until this year, yall know we haven't had anything close to a great secondary since he left and was holding down the edge with Jammer on the next side.
     
  7. AnteaterCharger

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    I'm not suggesting he master it like a Manumaleuna but even Gates showed consistency and willingness to mix it up. Green shows none of it.
     
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  8. Slam

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    I've been waiting for green. Anyone have a vid of cro jumpin out if the way
     

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