What makes Tate so great? YAC baby - Yards After Catch. Coach Pete Carroll loves Golden Tate, as indicated by picking him up in the second-round. Tate is a big play threat and can turn a simple swing pass into a 70-yard touchdown in the blink of an eye. He will likely line up opposite T.J. Houshmandzadeh as the No. 2 receiver by Week 3 or 4, and though veteran Deion Branch has the inside track on Tate at this point, Branch hasn’t played a full season since 2005 and has been a big bust for Seattle. Carroll has indicated that he wants to get Tate the ball and will probably have him returning kicks from the get-go.
~ Seattle’s QB situation is in flux, as veteran Matt Hasselbeck is on his way out and fourth-year Charlie Whitehurst, who hasn’t thrown a regular season pass in his career, is knocking on the doorstep
~ Housh and Branch are low quality No. 1 and No. 2 receivers respectively, and both have been subpar since coming to Seattle, so Tate will get a chance to show what he can do in the open field