GOLDEN TATE BLOG

Golden Tate Blog: I'm rooting for everybody

Posted Aug 26, 2014

WR Golden Tate blogs about depth at wide receiver, the roster trim down and gearing up for the start of the regular season.

I never take the mindset that I’ve made the team. I never get content. Right now, for me, I’m able to focus down the road a little more. I’m able to still dial in and try to get the timing down with Matt and figure out the offense a little more, work on the details a little more, versus having to game plan so much this week.
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I’m in a very fortunate position where I guess my job for this year is solidified, for the most part. But other guys have to take the mindset of this could be their last game, hopefully not, but they have to go out there and put it on film and hopefully they make this team or another team.

I think our position is going to be one of the hardest to cut down because we have so many guys who bring so many elements to the offense and special teams. It depends on the coaching staff and how they want us to gel together, how they see people lining up in this offense and on special teams.

But from top to bottom, we have a bunch of good players who have grown a lot I hear from last year and made a bunch of plays this preseason and throughout the entire camp and have been consistent. So I’m rooting for everybody, but the truth of the matter is, everyone is not going to make this team. I’m interested to see who makes the cut and will be moving forward.

With preseason coming to a close, I’m extremely excited for the regular season to begin for a lot of reasons. It’s a new start for me — new team, new coaching staff, new stadium, new fan base and a new city.

I’m anxious to see what the atmosphere is going to be like at Ford Field for Monday night. We are very fortunate to start the season off with a primetime game. I don’t really know what to expect from that Monday night … other than a win.