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Weddle on Gates: "The best... You can’t guard him"

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Teammate on Gates: 'The best'
    August, 2, 2012
    By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

    SAN DIEGO -- One of the most promising images of the San Diego Chargers' camp this season has been the play of tight end Antonio Gates.

    He looks like Antonio Gates.

    The man who faces him every day in practice is so sold that the potential hall of fame tight end is completely back to form after dealing with several foot-related injuries for the past four years, that he has a message for the rest of the NFL.

    “He’s going to be the best tight end in the NFL this year,” San Diego Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle said Thursday. “The best. You can’t guard him … I know there are a lot good tight ends coming up in the league, but Antonio is the best. He looks that good. He hasn’t looked this good since my rookie season.”

    Weddle was a rookie in 2007. That was Gates’ last truly healthy season. The amazing thing about Gates, 32, is that he has put solid numbers up during his injury battles, which often kept him out of practice. Now that he is fully healthy, the Chargers expect big things out of Gates, who has also slimmed down some to go along with his improved health.

    Weddle said he knew early in the offseason that Gates would be primed for a big 2012 season. The two regularly played basketball together this offseason. Gates was a star hoopster at Kent State before joining the Chargers as an undrafted free agent nine years ago.

    “Just the moves that he made playing basketball were things I didn’t see him be able to do because of the injuries,’ Weddle said. “He is now moving that way on the football field. He’s going to be great.”
     
  2. _Oz

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    Jesus! Bad enough he cockblocks every TD celebration but does he have to patronize his betters? SD fan loves this Bullschit but I guarantee it isn't seen that way in the locker room. KUNT
     
  3. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    The lady doth protest too much, methinks. ;)
     
  4. _Oz

    _Oz Banned Banned

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    You can keep hoping your quotes pass as original thought but my advice would be to lose the wink
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

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

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    So what about this is 'bad' or deserves such sarcasm?
     
  6. ETicket

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    We need a little icon to click that says "harsh".
     
  7. Blue Bolt

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    It's cute that you think someone would follow your advice. :laugh:
     
  8. boltfanatik

    boltfanatik Toxic Minority Member

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    No matter whatever Weddle does as a Bolt Oz will always be a hater:p
     
  9. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Oz... Man with all due respect, its great yo joined this site. But please stop circumventing the language filter. This is a site for people of all ages.

    Thanks.
     
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