Antonio Gates wasn’t bothered by the “old and fat” remark

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.

Do I need to mention it’s on NBC?

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