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Golden Tate the perfect fit for Seattle

Posted on: April 23, 2010 8:47 pm
The Seahawks drastically needed to add a playmaker on offense, which is why they considered making the trade for Brandon Marshall and had been linked to CJ Spiller.

Instead, the team added Golden Tate in the second round; a player who will fill two needs for a team with plenty of them.

Tate won the Biletnikof Award as the nation's best receiver in 2009 and was equally effective as a return specialist.

Seattle lost Nate Burleson, their most explosive wideout and starting returner, to the Detroit Lions in free agency makes Tate a potential starter -- the third likely starter Seattle will have added through the draft. 

Playing opposite one of the game's better possession receivers in TJ Houshmanzadeh and a talented receiving specialist at tight end in John Carlson, Tate should see one on one coverage. With his ability to elude and straight-line speed to pull away, he could make an immediate impact for Seattle. in fact, I believe he could prove to be more productive as a rookie than any of the receivers drafted ahead of him -- including first rounders Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant. 

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2010 10:36 pm

Golden Tate is too small for WR

The one negative I read by the so-called critics about Golden Tate is that he is too small to be a WR. I always find this funny as this was the same knock on Tatupu when he was picked a few years ago by Seattle and since then he has gone to a few Pro Bowls and is still a very good signal caller on the defense. I'm not comparing Tate to anyone so please don't get that impression. I just wish the critics would stop talking about how small a player is for his position. I guess when you go to the Pro Bowl several times then the critics stop thinking you are too small for your position. 

Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: April 23, 2010 9:33 pm

Golden Tate the perfect fit for Seattle

I hope you are right!  He is obviously a great college player....but can he adjust to the next level.  As a Seahawk fan (albiet a transfered-Packer fan) I am sOOOOOOO tired of not having a go to  BIG man receiver (can you say Brandon Marsall?)

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