Gates led the Chargers in targets and receptions in 2013, finishing with 77 receptions for 872 yards and four touchdowns. He played a full season last year for the first time since 2009. Even with the emergence of Ladarius Green, Gates will likely be San Diego’s most targeted tight end in 2014.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland examines the best position groups in NFL history, and nominates the best position groups in the league now that could compete for that title. San Diego’s tight ends group, led by Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green, makes the cut.
Matt Bowen of Bleacher Report breaks down the main running plays teams try to get to when facing a nickel defense. Philip Rivers has the ability to check at the line of scrimmage and get to these types of plays if he sees a light box (six or seven defenders up front).