NFL: Chargers not bringing back Antonio Gates, wants to continue playing

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  1. mymerlincat

    mymerlincat Moderator

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  2. What the Faulk

    What the Faulk You'll know when you go

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    He's a shell of himself and will just take meaningful snaps from other, better players. Or go to New England and score 10 TDs. No in between
     
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    He's pretty much done. Can't create any separation. Can't block. Hands are still there but all he was doing at this point was taking snaps away from Henry.

    Still a legend and I wish him the best.
     
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    Belichik is happy.
     
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    he's done

    he'll probably go to NE
     
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    Troy McClure BPA is a lie

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    You know, he was a basketball player...
     
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    Gene Parmesan B.Y.O.G.

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    And do what? Take up a roster spot? He can't move anymore.
     
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    If he's done he had a heck of a career.
     
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    He's not "pretty much done", he is completely done. Can barely move anymore and will be a liability on any team that signs him. I doubt he finds a spot - a backup TE that can't block or play special will have trouble finding a team.

    What a career though.
     
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    His career is over, still what a great career. Among the top 5 tight ends ever IMO.
     
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    Welcome back to the Chargers.
     
  12. Kel Varnson

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    He may be brought back now that Hunter is out but even if he is I think the team will roll with Virgil Green and Sean Culkin (UDFA out of Mizzou last season) to try and fill the roll. Green will be used primarily as a blocker and Culkin as the teams main pass catching threat.
     
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    What the Faulk You'll know when you go

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    Jesus, brutal loss for the Chargers
     
  14. Bozle

    Bozle Pedro 2.0

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    that franchise is sooooo ****ing cursed man
     
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    six sigma Awesome.

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    I kinda like the Chargers despite their ownership. Often overlooked in that division but man, they always have some ballers on that team and on the right day can beat anyone.
    But like Bozle said, cursed.
     
  16. TNT87

    TNT87 What a ride it was!

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    A season ending injury for the Chargers already. Not surprising with the luck they've had over the years with injuries.
     
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    Another option would be to try out 6th round pick Dylan Cantrell at TE (drafted as a WR). He'd have to add some weight but has the frame and ability to work there, excellent blocker, good hands etc.
     
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    chargers gonna charger

    any one of their TE's is an upgrade over gates though
     

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