Green finished his second year with 17 catches for 376 yards and three touchdowns, but the majority of that production came during the final seven games of the year.
"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."
McCoy said he plans to use Green in tandem with Antonio Gates again in 2014.
"They are both two big parts of our offense," Telesco said. "Ladarius does give us some of that big play ability. With that long stride, it's deceiving how fast he really is. He can run away from defensive backs and has made some big plays for us this year. ... He definitely has a role moving forward and obviously, we know what Antonio brings to us. We need both those guys."
Green finished with 17 catches for 376 yards and three touchdowns. Fifteen of his 17 catches were good for either a first down or a touchdown.
Fellow tight end
Gates, 33, is scheduled to return in 2014 at a $5 million base salary, while Green is slated to earn $570,000.
Green had just three catches for 34 yards. He also caught a 4 yard touchdown in the third quarter. The Chargers did not rely on the passing game much, so all of their receivers were limited. Green will take on the Broncos next week.
Gates caught four of five targets for 31 yards while making his 60th touchdown reception from Philip Rivers. That's the most by any quarterback-tight end combo in NFL history. Gates ends the season with 77 catches for 872 yards and four touchdowns, but the 33-year-old seemed to fade down the stretch.
Green is a rising 23-year-old talent who made 17 grabs for 376 yards and three touchdowns.
|P2||8/15/14||@ SEA||10:00 pm|
|P3||8/24/14||@ SF||4:00 pm|
|1||9/8/14||@ ARI||10:20 pm|
|3||9/21/14||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|6||10/12/14||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|8||10/23/14||@ DEN||8:25 pm|
|9||11/2/14||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||11/30/14||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||4||1||4||56||14.0||31||0||1||0||1|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||10||17||376||22.1||60||3||9||1||15|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||4||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||10||10.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
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