Last month, an unnamed member of the Chargers organization described tight end Antonio Gates as “old and fat.”
On Friday night’s NBC SportsTalk, Peter King, Russ Thaler, and I asked Gates how much motivation he obtained from that remark, along with plenty of other stuff.
Gates, by the way, needs five catches to become the all-time franchise leader in receptions. After missing this games due to a lingering foot problem, Gates has started eight in a row. During that stretch, Gates has 45 catches for 527 yards and six touchdowns.
Gates and the Chargers host the Ravens tonight on Sunday Night Football.
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