Golden Tate calls Lions offense a ‘better fit’ for him

Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate has left the Pacific northwest to sign with the Detroit Lions. The Lions brought in Joe Lombardi of the New Orleans Saints to be their new offensive coordinator and Tate thinks this offensive scheme will be a better fit for him than Seattle’s.

“I think this offense is going to fit better for me as a player than Seattle’s did,” Tate told

He thinks he’ll play the role of Lance Moore, the former Saints receiver, in the Lions new offense.

“I watched some tape on the Saints over the last few years and just looking at that – I haven’t talked to coach Lombardi that much – I see myself being a Lance Moore type of player, but just more explosive and able to do a few more things,” Tate said.

“That’s exciting, because Lance Moore caught a lot of balls and he’s a terrific player that did a lot for the Saints. That’s kind of how I see myself having the best receiver in the league (Calvin Johnson), and one of the best to ever to play the game, opposite of me or sometimes on the same side.”