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.
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will put 15 to 20 percent fewer plays on the call sheet for Sunday’s game.
Head coach Jim Caldwell noted Monday that there is not one particular area on offense the Lions need to shore up.
“I’m not going to lie – I thought I would be a hot commodity,” Tate said.
Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate present quite the challenge for defenses. Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie do the same for offenses.
“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.”
Questions about how defenses should handle the wide receiver duo of Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate produced more questions than answers.
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.
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.
Tate joined the Lions in free agency this season.