Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by D-Money, Nov 22, 2010.
Did Tate play this game?M.I.A.
I don't think he was over the flu. Look for a big Tate/Taylor game next week, setting the stage for some WTF preparations by the Jetsons.
Yeah, he was the Decoy
Sad to say but it seems he isn't it. His KR's haven't been as excelllent as they were earlier this season.
Tate a good return to the 35 that he almost broke. Illness got the best of him and he had to sit.
Sometimes KR's are about being in the right place at the right time. Devin Hester when on a big drought after tearing it up in prior years. But he is still an excellent KR. Same with Tate, everytime he makes the first guy miss and turns it upfield, He has the potential to go to the house. If he wasn't that good, Cleveland wouldn't of been kicking the ball to our 20 yardline evertime. (Suprised more teams haven't done that to us, based on Clevelands success.)
Watching him, its like hes fast, but not quick. It seems to take him a ton of time to get the ball out to the 20.
That return to the 35, he had a big crease, and it looked like he was gonna chew up a ton of field, and then at the end of the play he was only at the 35.
Everytime I see Hakeem Nicks, I just think of everyone telling me that Tate was the better WR at NC.
I'm not giving up on Tate, there are lots of WR's who don't develop until their 3rd year, and his first year he was still recovering from a knee injury. So we still need to be patient, which is hard to do, when your team is a Super Bowl contender. It would be easier if we had a real outside WR that can stretch the field. (No I'm not referring to Moss)
People need to realize that this is really Tate's rookie year, and hes getting playing time.
Are you taking into consideration that it takes a second longer to get to the 20 because he has has to wait for blocks to form and for a hole to open up? He is extremely fast and quick, that's why he has returned 3 kicks for TDs this season (including preseason). I am clueless as to why you guys are unhappy/unsure with his performance on KR. He made a nice move yesterday and nearly ripped that one for major yardage yesterday but just got tripped up.
Yeah, Tate is for sure one of the reasons we lost yesterday. A disgusting, gutless performance by him. By the whole offense, really. Incomplete passes, RB's only getting 5 yards a carry. It's ineptitude at it's finest.
...wait, we WON yesterday?
Seems that Tate made some big plays against Pittsburgh and Minnesota.
Or now that Moss is gone, are we back to moaning about needing a "#1" receiver because we spent the past few years moaning about finding the open guy because we had a "#1" receiver in Moss?
Our #3, #4 and #5 and #6 wider receivers are Tate, Edelman, Price and Slater. What is their TOTAL number catches, yards and TD's? Please list ALL their signifcant plays on offense. It won't take long.
It is OK, but let's be real. We are getting little production on offense from any of these folks. I am fine with the production coming from Grankowski and Hernadez instead (and from a healthy Welker and Branch).
I am expecting more from Tate as a wr.Be more consistent.
I didn't really expect to see that much of Tate yesterday based on the matchups. Similarly I didn't really expect to see that much of Hernandez against Pittsburgh. The Colts corners cover mid to deep routes a lot better than the Steelers do. I would expect more throws Tate's way Thursday in Detroit.
Why can't Tate put up 23 TDs like Moss? I mean, he has Brady throwing to him
The only concern I have is Suh vs. our O-Line. Not sure how much time Brady will have back there, so I am not sure if we will see too many slow-developing deep pass plays. Maybe use Tate for a reverse like in the Ravens game?
Do you think after a game like yesterday BB just ignores everything that went wrong, or every player who isn't progressing like they want them too?
So if he can objectively be critical of the team they why can't fans?
It's so annoying that after every win everyone is supposed to ignore the weaknesses of this team, or a player who isn't delivering.
They are not really being targeted that much. Tate has 33 targets, with 18 receptions and then Edelman has 8 targets for 4 catches. This is out of 331 passes. This is a pretty low percentage, only 12%.
I dont think they are playing that bad. When you really look at it Tate is probably the #6 target for Brady. Welker, Branch, Gronk, Hernandez and Woodhead are all ahead of him. 18 receptions is not bad at all for your #6 pass catcher.
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