Golden Tate looked like something special coming out of Notre Dame but he didn’t quite take off as quickly in the NFL as the Seattle Seahawks hoped he would. He began to make an impact in 2012, especially with the role he played in the Seattle Screw, but Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll thinks Tate needs to get the ball more in order to be successful.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times spoke with Carroll who praised Tate as being a “ready” player he thinks the arrival of Percy Harvin will only help Tate excel in 2013.
“Golden is really ready to be a terrific football player,” Carroll said, via the Seattle Times. “We love what he does, and we just have to get him the ball more and spread it around to him. It took him a couple years to get going and now he’s legit for us and we love what he brings. And he does different things than what Percy does. Percy is a very unique quality guy. I think it’s going to fit together just fine.”
It seems obvious to say a guy will be successful if he’s passed to more, but there have been plenty of players around the league who have gotten the ball passed in their direction and failed to do anything with it.
Tate no doubt has talent and Carroll getting behind him should help boost his confidence and make him a major target for Russell Wilson. Getting the ball more will help but the addition of Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings might be the best thing to happen to Tate since he was drafted into the NFL a few years ago.