Golden Tate

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Wide receiver Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions makes a reception in the second quarter against cornerback Antonio Cromartie #31 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tate On His Two Catches Against Arizona: ‘I Just Kind Of Wish I Had More Opportunities’

Tate did not come right out Thursday and say he should have gotten the ball more, but he would have liked more chances to help.

CBS Detroit–11/20/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions calls plays in a huddle in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Lions Simplifying Offense In Preparation For Patriots Game

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will put 15 to 20 percent fewer plays on the call sheet for Sunday’s game.

CBS Detroit–11/20/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions watches the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals from the sidelines at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Offense Fixable, Explains Why Stafford Only Threw To Tate Twice

Head coach Jim Caldwell noted Monday that there is not one particular area on offense the Lions need to shore up.

CBS Detroit–11/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions plays the drum after the win over the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Dolphins 20-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tate Details Surprising Free Agency: ‘I Didn’t Get Very Many Looks’

“I’m not going to lie – I thought I would be a hot commodity,” Tate said.

CBS Detroit–11/14/2014

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions catches a touchdown pass in front of cornerback Patrick Peterson #21 of the Arizona Cardinals in the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Matchup Between Lions WRs, Cardinals CBs Features Some Of NFL’s Best

Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate present quite the challenge for defenses. Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie do the same for offenses.

CBS Detroit–11/12/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes during the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Dolphins 20-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Stafford, Lions Explain How They Continue To Thrive Under Pressure

“We’d love to be running four-minute offense and taking knees at the end,” Stafford said, “but we’ll take them how we can get them.”

CBS Detroit–11/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with Golden Tate #15 after a 35-14 win over the New York Giants at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

One-Two Punch Of Johnson, Tate Poised To Be Even More Potent Than Anticipated

Questions about how defenses should handle the wide receiver duo of Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate produced more questions than answers.

CBS Detroit–11/05/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19: Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions tries to avoid the tackle by Curtis Lofton #50 and Parys Haralson #98 of the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 24-23. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

Tate: “I Didn’t Get Punched In The Face, That’s All A Lie”

Unfortunately for the receiver, he was also asked about multiple stories that surfaced that he was punched in the face by former teammate Percy Harvin who was traded to the Jets over the weekend.

97.1 The Ticket–10/20/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  Matthew Stafford #9 and Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions celebrate a fourth-quarter touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions win 24-23. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

In Absence Of Johnson, Tate Stepping Up

Detroit’s stout defense deserves much of the credit for the Lions being 2-0 without Calvin Johnson, and so does wide receiver Golden Tate.

CBS Detroit–10/19/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 12: Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions misses a reception during the third quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 17-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Reports: Friction Between Percy Harvin, Teammates – Including Tate – Led To Trade

Tate joined the Lions in free agency this season.

CBS Detroit–10/19/2014

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