Golden Tate: I think the Seahawks have a chance to be “really special”

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate was a guest on “The SiriusXM Blitz” on Thursday and stated that he’s not worried about his contract situation as he heads into the final year of his current deal.

“I’m going to show up to work, work hard (and) not worry about any contract talk,” Tate told “. “I’m just going to pray on it and hopefully it works out. Hopefully I’m in Seattle for a long time. I really enjoy this place. … I want to help this team out as much as I can right now. … I’m excited for this city and its organization.”

Tate believes the Seahawks have something good and believes they’re set up for the long run.

“I think we have a chance to be really, really special, and special for a long time,” Tate said. “If we can just stay healthy and not let (it) go to our heads … I’m sure coach (Pete) Carroll will not let that happen. … I think the last few years, teams kind of thought, ‘Seattle, we’re going to walk all over them,’ but not anymore.”

Tate has been a good player for the Seahawks since coming into the NFL a few years ago.  If he can stay healthy and consistently play at a high level, he’ll have no problem getting a nice long-term deal.

[via NFL.com]

  • Scotty Mac

    Says who? No offense, but you’re editorializing. What a “good player” is to one person might mean something else to the next person.

    A second round pick with 21, 35 and 45 catches in the last three seasons isn’t all that impressive. Those are journeyman numbers at best.

    Mind you, he’s likable and I personally think he’s a special talent who had a cruddy QB throwing to him before Russell came along and Golden’s potential upside is super exciting.

    But that’s just my opinion, right? His numbers don’t paint him as a “good player” yet and it would be nice if you either used fact or let someone else with credibility set the stage with their comments about his future – like a coach or an NFL expert.

    I imagine you’re a good writer since coming to NFL.com a few years ago. As long as you consistently practice basic journalism and keep writing at high level, you’ll have no problem getting a nice long-term deal too…