Golden Tate doesn’t sound as inclined to take a discount

Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate already stated that he’s willing to give Seattle a discount.

While Tate would love to re-sign with the Seahawks, he did say he has a specific number in mind when it comes to a new contract.

“To an extent,” Tate said Thursday, via quotes distributed by the team.  “I still have to take care of myself and my family.  I kind of have a number in mind, I haven’t talked to my agent yet I kind of been trying to enjoy the Super Bowl for now, and then take that next step hopefully within the next week or two once things settle down.”

Tate doesn’t plan on signing with any team just for a big pay day.

“In my eyes I’d rather stay and play in a great organization, in a great city around great people, around great teammates for a little less than going to a crappy city and win a ball game every now and then and be miserable for six months and have a fan base that doesn’t care about the sport,” Tate said.  “You have to give a little or take a little.  We’ll see how it works out, hopefully it works out.  Like I said I think I’ve done everything in my power to earn the respect and the trust of this organization.  They know what they’re going to get from me; they know I’m going to work hard.  The last two seasons that I’ve started I think I’ve missed a total of one game so I think I’m reliable.  I know the system.  I know what Coach Carroll wants so we’ll see.  Hopefully things work out.”

If Tate does leave Seattle, it doesn’t sound like he would want to stay in the NFC West.

“I definitely do not want to play against Seattle, I’ll tell you that,” Tate said.  “I don’t want to play against Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor for sure, but we’ll see.”