FantasySP / NFL / Golden Tate FantasySP / NFL / Golden Tate Copyright 2018 5359841 <![CDATA[Doug Pederson blames Golden Tate's lack of snaps against Cowboys on not wanting to put him in an 'uncomfortable situation']]> Golden Tate played his first game for the Eagles on Sunday night, and to say he was underutilized would be an understatement. Tate, who destroyed the Cowboys earlier in the season, only logged 18 offensive snaps and five special teams plays in the 27-20 loss to Dallas. The usage rate was definitely not what fans expected when the Eagles sent a third-round pick to Detroit for Tate. At his Monday press conference, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said low usage rate was the plan.

“We had a nice, little plan for him going into this game,” Pederson said. “And it was all huddle calls. And, in fairness to Golden, the third series of the game I went straight up-tempo to try to generate some spark. It’s all code words and different things, and moving guys around a little bit. So in fairness, I didn’t want to put him in a situation where he felt uncomfortable. Going forward, as we go, that will increase for him. You’ll see him in there a little bit more.]]> 5359841 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:09:02 EDT Eagles Wire
<![CDATA[Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh: No simple, quick fix for team's slow starts]]> Golden Tate.]]> 5359720 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:00:02 EDT <![CDATA[Doug Pederson didn’t want Golden Tate in an uncomfortable situation]]> Golden Tate played his first game for the Eagles on Sunday night, but he didn’t spend much time on the field. Tate played 18 offensive snaps and five special teams snaps in the 27-20 loss to the Cowboys, which probably isn’t quite what most people had in mind after the Eagles sent a [more]]]> 5358727 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:24:01 EDT <![CDATA[Lions Week 10 snap counts: No Slay leads to shake-up in the secondary]]>
Despite being on the field for 78 offensive snaps the Lions offense struggled for much of the day and only generated 22 points, with half of them coming in the final quarter.

Even with an ankle injury, Johnson still played a full complement of snaps and with Riddick’s snap count increasing due to Golden Tate’s absence, the Lions featured a lot of two running back sets. This pattern is likely to carry over into future weeks]]> 5358492 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:15:01 EDT Lions Wire
<![CDATA[Twenty-nine percent? Eagles can't afford to ease Golden Tate in]]> Golden Tate at the trade deadline yet only used him on 18 plays from scrimmage in his Philadelphia debut Sunday night.]]> 5358442 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:21:01 EDT espnnflblog <![CDATA[Plays just 18 snaps in Philly debut]]> Tate played just 18 of 62 snaps (29 percent) on offense in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Dallas, catching two of four targets for 19 yards, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Tate was expected to handle a prominent role after joining the Eagles at the beginning of a bye week, but he ultimately got far less playing time than Alshon Jeffery (60 snaps), Nelson Agholor (55) and Jordan Matthews (37). Speaking on SportsRadio 94 WIP after the game, coach Doug Pederson said he wasn't comfortable using Tate once the team went to its uptempo offense. The 30-year-old wide receiver should be more comfortable with the playbook for Week 11 at New Orleans, but there's no guarantee he'll be deemed ready for starter-level snaps.

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<![CDATA[Grading the Eagles: Run defense gets an 'F' as Ezekiel Elliott runs all over Birds | Paul Domowitch]]> Golden Tate was nowhere to be found, nor was much of the running back corps.]]> 5358252 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 2:15:02 EDT <![CDATA[Instant Analysis: Cowboys stun Eagles 27-20, keep NFC East hopes alive]]>
. . . the Cowboys defense held strong on the game’s final play. With 11 seconds left and needing a touchdown to tie, Philadelphia QB Carson Wentz completed a deep pass to TE Zach Ertz to the Cowboys’ nine-yard line. Ertz desperately flipped a lateral to new Philly addition Golden Tate, but DB Jeff Heath and the Cowboys secondary converged on him to stop him short of the end-zone. Time expired, with Dallas ahead in front of a hostile Eagles crowd]]> 5358244 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 1:09:01 EDT Cowboys Wire
<![CDATA[Eagles | Golden Tate does little in debut]]> Golden Tate posted two grabs for 19 yards on four targets in the Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys in his team debut.]]> 5358217 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 0:21:01 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[Golden Tate was held to two catches for 19 yards in Week 10]]> Golden Tate was held to two catches for 19 yards in Week 10 against the Cowboys. Tate didn't have much of a role despite having the bye week to learn the Eagles' playbook. [...]]]> 5358204 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 0:06:18 EDT <![CDATA[Cowboys CB Chidobe Awuzie: Eagles 'know we don't like' Golden Tate]]>
Sunday’s NFC East matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles will see the Dallas Cowboys get another shot at Golden Tate. Tate tortured Dallas while with the Detroit Lions’ in September, and the Cowboys want a do-over. The team isn’t worried about bulletin board material, as one Cowboys corner made it clear that the teams truly dislikes the mercurial Tate]]> 5357497 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:03:01 EDT Eagles Wire
<![CDATA[Eagles to “get creative” and use Golden Tate in a variety of ways against Cowboys]]> Golden Tate has it his way, he’ll put on a repeat performance of his eight catch, 132 yards and two touchdowns performance against the Dallas Cowboys.

Tate will definitely have a role on third down, but according to Ian Rapoport of, the Eagles are expected to “get creative” with how they utilize the talented wide receiver. According to the report, Tate could be used in a variety of ways.

From @NFLGameDay: #Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette is fully back, while the #Eagles are poised to get creative with Golden Tate who is well-versed enough to move around the field.]]> 5357250 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 11:51:02 EDT Eagles Wire
<![CDATA[NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles plan to line up]]> Golden Tate in multiple spots. Tate was mostly limited to the slot in Detroit, but the Eagles plan to use him all over the field. [...]]]> 5357124 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 9:24:28 EDT <![CDATA[Eagles-Cowboys: Stats that matter|Domowitch]]> Golden Tate (124) is Steelers All Pro Antonio Brown (136). Tate also has the second best catch percentage among all wideouts during that period.]]> 5357123 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 9:24:01 EDT <![CDATA[Golden Tate's been chased since he was a baby. Now, he's a key part of the Eagles' playoff chase]]> Golden Tate at the trade deadline to help bolster their offense for the playoff race. The Pro Bowl wide receiver will make his Eagles debut on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, and the Eagles won't take baby steps introducing Tate.]]> 5356214 Sat, 10 Nov 2018 5:18:02 EDT