Golden Tate - WR - LionsNews has it , Detroit is shopping him around.. that would be huge for Golladay and Jones owners..
He's exactly what they need and want. Tate has been a plus player for my Lions but this is a very Patriot thing to do which is to cut bate 2 minutes before the clock strikes 12 on a player's career. The minute Tate loses a quarter of a step, I think he's in big trouble and fades quick. Accept a third or better otherwise ride it out and keep fighting this year.I hate the Pats...but damn this guy has Pat written all over him. Short, small, quick guy. Lot of fire in his belly. Be the first to get up after a big hit and get right in his tacklers grill. Exactly like Edelman and Amendola. Except in NE he won't get flagged for it.
For the record, the previous thread title was something like “Lions are trading Golden Tate.” It’s since been changed and IMO is fine now.Agree with SayWhat? that the thread title is misleading. Teams are inquiring in on Tate's availability. The Lions aren't actively trying to trade or dump him off.
Definitely possible. Although the lions D isn't exactly great and there will still be a lot of negative game scripts for them. Good thing for KJ is that he can contribute in the pass game as well. No matter how you slice it the deal is probably an upgrade for Kerryon.Thinking about this trade more, I think a sneaky winner could be Kerryon Johnson. Lions have shown signs of wanting to be a more run first team, dealing Tate certainly seems like another step toward that.
They got a 3rd round pick for a guy who wasn't getting re-signed at season's end. They were maybe looking at a 4th or 5th rounder in 2020 in a compensatory pick if they just let him go.As a Lions fan, I don't get this trade at all.
I get they get a better draft pick, but they have a legit shot to win the division this year. Now that task seems harder. Is that change in draft pick worth that?They got a 3rd round pick for a guy who wasn't getting re-signed at season's end. They were maybe looking at a 4th or 5th rounder in 2020 in a compensatory pick if they just let him go.
Its also possible they felt Tate was making it harder to run the offense they(Patricia anyway) want to run, which is run to set up deep shots. Jones and Golladay fit that perfectly, Tate not so much. Maybe the coaches were annoyed that Tate was typically Stafford's 1st look.
Those are my theories anyway.
There's a distinct possibility that 9-7 wins the North this year and the Lions have been dominant in the division lately.You have to go 7-2 to make playoffs with a brutal upcoming schedule. You won't do that with Tate or not. Get a 3rd instead of nothing at seasons end. Develop your stud young WR. Great trade.
Division splits are what are most likely. Would be shocked if they beat any of those 3 teams twice. If anything losing both is more likely.There's a distinct possibility that 9-7 wins the North this year and the Lions have been dominant in the division lately.
They have 5 division games left, plus the Bills, Cards, Panthers at home. This division is there for the taking.
Fellow Golladay owner here, and liking this news as well. Tate was definitely the guy getting more of the looks, so good bump in targets and opportunity (and value in PPR) for Golladay.Hellz yea! (Golladay owner)
As a Golladay owner what would it take to pry him away from you if you needed a Rb, I'm in a keep three 1/2 point Dynasty league and was just about to offer a trade for him. I have Kamara, Zeke, J. White and Carson. I only need to start one Rb. Curious as to where this moves Golladay on the rankings?Fellow Golladay owner here, and liking this news as well. Tate was definitely the guy getting more of the looks, so good bump in targets and opportunity (and value in PPR) for Golladay.
I will temper this by saying that Jones also sees the similar bump, and the Lions were looking like they wanted to get their TE as well as Kerryon involved more in the passing game as well.
As for Tate, he's been a super solid possession receiver on a few teams, now, and should, IMHO, compliment Jeffrey nicely in that role. Jeffrey, Ertz, and the rest of the receivers will share targets, but can't divine who will be the biggest winner/loser on Philly. I would have said Ertz as those intermediate and over the middle routes are Tate's bread and butter, but both Ertz and Tate are great targets there, and in the RZ.