Notre Dame WR Golden Tate Selected by Seattle Seahawks

By: Nick Shepkowski
Chicagonow.com and 670 The Score


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Golden Tate scores his first career touchdown in the state of Washington in 2008...he will continue his football career as a Seattle Seahawk after being taken by them in the NFL Draft's second round.

Here's a twist, Golden Tate to play for Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks.  Like many of Carroll's players at USC, Tate will follow their lead and also get paid well to play football.

All joking aside Golden Tate will require just about no time whatsoever to get on the field for the Seattle Seahawks after he was selected 28th in the second round, 60th overall.  The Seahawks are an organization that need a lot of things to change before they are able to turn the corner.

TJ Houshmanzadeh led the Seahawks with 79 receptions a season ago, going for a total of 911 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Former Notre Dame tight end John Carlson was also a target of choice for Seattle, pulling in 51 receptions and a team leading 7 touchdown receptions.  Much of the need for a reciever for Seattle came from Nate Burleson signing a free agent deal with the Detroit Lions this off-season.

I expect Tate to be on the field from day one for the Seattle Seahawks, even if he is seen as their 3rd or 4th target.  There are major questions in the quarterback situation for Seattle as Matt Hasselbeck seems to be nearing the end of his NFL career and no real replacement yet to be found.

The Seahawks finished 5-11 last season and don't have too high of expectations enterning 2010 but did hire Pete Carroll away from USC in an effort to try and turn around a team that hasn't been quite the same since Mike Holmgren left.

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