Tate finds humility his companion on Seahawks sidelines

Published on September 18, 2010 by     Seahawks.Com News (Feed)

Consider wide receiver Golden Tate a humbled man.

A first-team All-American and Fred Biletnikoff Award winner, signifying the best college receiver in the country, during his final season at Notre Dame, Tate landed on the inactive list and watched in street clothes from the sideline for his first NFL game last week.

With only five receivers on the active roster, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll chose to go with Ben Obomanu over Tate because of the Auburn player’s impact on special teams.

Tate had been a daily highlight reel during training camp, making a series of head-turning plays during drills. But once training camp ended and weekly game preparation began, Tate struggled to pick up the nuances and precise routes offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates wants in his West Coast offense. Tate has played noticeably slower because he appears to be thinking.

“I kind of sensed it earlier in the week when I wasn’t getting very many reps,” Tate said about being inactive on Sunday. “But that just made me work that much harder when I did get my reps. For me, it was kind of a lesson learned. Don’t ever relax. As far as I’m concerned, my spot was only guaranteed in theory for this year. I’m going to have to earn my way onto the (53-man roster) next year, and so on.”

Carroll said Tate is part of the team’s game plan for Denver, but whether he will suit up on Sunday remains a game-time decision.

“I love what he’s done to show us that he can make plays,” Carroll said. “The consistency is what you’re looking for. And sometimes in the young guys you just don’t see the fine point or the details enough where you can count on them to get lined up right and run those exact depths and get everything crisply run.”

During practice Wednesday, Tate followed his own advice, making several impressive catches during the two-hour workout.

“The biggest thing for me is it’s a long season,” Tate said.

“So I’ve just got to keep my head up and learn from that, learn from the fact that this is what happens when you don’t take care of your business. So I’ve got to come out and work really hard.”

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

505963447TW00040_Seattle_Se

Percy Harvin gave Golden Tate black eye before Super Bowl

The Seahawks stunned the NFL world on Friday night by trading Percy Harvin to the Jets, less than ...
o-MARSHAWN-LYNCH-facebook

Darrell Bevell: I must get Marshawn Lynch the ball

Darrell Bevell has heard you, Seattle Seahawks fans. The offensive coordinator heard the rampant consternation and deep-throated queries wondering ...
goywh.AuSt.5

Seahawks trade WR Percy Harvin to Jets for draft choice

Well, that’s the end of that problem of getting Percy Harvin the ball down field more, or too ...
131230bennett6vgdfgdgdfg60

Less dancing, more tackling from Seahawks, please

As the Dallas Cowboys were giving them a beating last Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks defense provided a CenturyLink ...
17YsDE.AuSt.5

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: “Whenever we’re running the ball, we’re fine”

Marshawn Lynch sprinted down the right sideline untouched, into and out of the end zone. But he wasn’t carrying ...
Seahawks Broncos Football

Hawks waive DB Steven Terrell, bring back DE Greg Scruggs

The Seahawks today essentially reversed the move they made on Saturday, waiving defensive back Steven Terrell and bringing ...
141013hawkville660

Marshawn Lynch’s limited carries glaring in Seahawks’ two losses

Marshawn Lynch was limited to 10 carries in Sunday’s loss to Cowboys at CenturyLink Field, prompting coach Pete ...
141013injuries660

Seahawks’ depth being tested by rash of injuries

Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner left Sunday’s game, but returned. Cornerback Byron Maxwell did not. And their status for ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com
 

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz