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Power Rankings: Week 2 preseason edition

Every team has played two games. Most of the starters have seen enough action to provide a sense of what a team has to offer. And the picture is becoming clearer around the league. Yes, it’s dangerous to put too much stock in preseason games. But it’s also foolish to ignore information that can be very valuable, which is what exhibitions provide to the keen observer. With that...
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National confidence level in Detroit Lions rises after preseason Week 2

Now, it’s getting interesting. Across the NFL, teams are honing in on what they have for 2014, trying to establish what they are and what they’re going to do this season. A week after seeing a lot of starters sit out around the league, almost every marquee player was on the field during the second week of the preseason. This week and next, teams will essentially have dress rehearsals...
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VIDEO: Golden Tate shows flashes of his potential against Oakland Raiders

I’m starting to believe that Golden Tate has a great chance at making the Pro Bowl as a member of the Detroit Lions. Last season with Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice missing so much time due to injury Tate became the Seahawks’ number one receiver, and as a result he saw his fair share of double teams and extra defensive focus. Despite that Tate finished the year with 898 receiving...
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'Little-man syndrome' motivates Lions receiver Golden Tate

A couple weeks ago in practice, Lions receiver Golden Tate fell on cornerback Darius Slay, and coach Jim Caldwell joked that the wide receiver can be a pain in the neck once in a while. Caldwell’s funny wordplay was an accurate way to describe Tate’s game, though, because his all-around game gives defenses a hard time. A key reason Tate has been successful early in his NFL...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions fall short to Oakland Raiders in the final six seconds

Friday night’s game went down to the wire as third-string quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, Matt McGloin, burned the Lions secondary for a come from behind 27-26 victory and the Raiders first lead of the night. Matthew Stafford and the rotating first-team offense completed three series in their second preseason game. The Lions looked great at times, mediocre minutes later, and...
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The Lions Are Golden With Tate

  Cheat Sheet Creator – Draft Analyzer – Draft Assistant – Auction Calculator  Get our DFS Cheat Sheets  free just by signing up at DraftDay!     For the first time in Golden Tate’s NFL career, he is going to play in an offense that thrives on its passing game and will play opposite an elite wide receiver for the first time. The Lions signed the former Seahawks...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions WR Golden Tate has the lowest drop rate of any receiver over the past three years

The Detroit Lions landed Golden Tate in free agency this year, to become a tandem with Calvin Johnson, and something that many probably don’t know is Tate does not drop the ball very often.  A matter of fact over the past three years Tate has the lowest dropping percentage of any receiver.  NFL Retweet    @NFLRT  #Lions […] The post Lions WR Golden Tate has the lowest...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Position battles to watch

Tate The Detroit Lions start training camp on July 28 and there are a few positions battles to keep an eye on. Detroit’s offense will largely feature the same cast as last season, with the additions of Golden Tate and Eric Ebron. The defensive side of the ball is where most of the question marks remain heading into training camp. The roster is 90-men strong right now, and that...
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Golden Tate comes to Detroit with something to prove

Golden Tate comes in to this season with a chip on his shoulder. Tate should be happy, he just won a super bowl and at 25 years old, he just signed a $31 million contract with the Detroit Lions. Apparently, after being a second round pick, a two year starter and the NFL’s top punt returner, he felt that the Seattle Seahawks insulted him with their offer. Detroit is tailor made...
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March 19, 2014  |  1 Comment

Golden Tate says offer from Seahawks was 'laughable'

Former Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate told 710 ESPN Seattle that he’s upset with how fans have treated him since he signed with the Lions as a free agent. “I’m just appalled at the attitude I’ve received on Twitter from people I thought were Golden Tate fans,” Tate said via“People are starting to show their true colors. I think the world of the 12s [Seahawks...
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March 18, 2014  |  3 Comments
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