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Golden Tate scores touchdown, taunts Rams in process

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Golden Tate seems to find a way to get himself noticed during Monday night games.

Last year, it was Tate’s last second touchdown on a Hail Mary that lifted the Seattle Seahawks to a victory over the Green Bay Packers that drew attention. Against the St. Louis Rams Monday night, Tate delivered the biggest play of an offensively challenged game for both teams.

With Seattle holding a 7-6 lead, Tate hauled in an 80-yard touchdown pass over cornerback Janoris Jenkins to give the Seahawks a 14-6 lead.

Tate leaped over Jenkins to haul in the pass close to 50 yards downfield. Tate then immediately began to wave at safety Rodney McLeod for the final 30 yards of his run to the end zone. Tate was called for taunting on the play and got a talking to on the sidelines by head coach Pete Carroll. The penalty was enforced on the ensuing kickoff.

Through three quarters the Rams and Seahawks have combined for just 328 yards of total offense. Despite the 80-yard touchdown to Tate, Seattle has just 82 passing yards in the game. Wilson has thrown for 123 yards but Seattle has lost over 40 yards due to six sacks from the Rams’ defense.

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88 Responses to “Golden Tate scores touchdown, taunts Rams in process”
  1. 40zntallcanz says: Oct 28, 2013 11:07 PM

    Clemens is horrible. They should sign Kyle Boller

  2. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 28, 2013 11:07 PM

    Anyone notices how these things don’t happen in Pittsburgh? All class.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 28, 2013 11:07 PM

    He’s the anti-Barry. That’s never a good thing label to be attached to. Taunting to give the other team yardage is pretty darn stupid. So you Golden Tate are a stupid man. I’m not impressed with how well you brag. Try again.

  4. dukeearl says: Oct 28, 2013 11:08 PM

    Very ugly game on both sides.
    Hope it sinks in to Golden Tate, but I somehow think he won’t change.

  5. rhabdodontidae says: Oct 28, 2013 11:10 PM

    2nd time Jenkins has been burned for an 80 yard TD this year.

    Shut up and play kid.

  6. gameover78 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:10 PM

    Seahawks better get Percy Harvin in that offense soon, dude is sick when healthy

  7. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 28, 2013 11:13 PM

    We are proud of six rings. What do you have to be proud of?

  8. dcredz says: Oct 28, 2013 11:14 PM

    I don’t quite understand the outcry against this. Sure, it’s poor sportsmanship, and it definitely isn’t something I would teach my kid to do, but really?

    He got his flag, let it go. He didn’t Meriweather anyone. He was just a jerk… Am I misreading the situation?

  9. Ferdinand says: Oct 28, 2013 11:15 PM

    Well, no one has ever accused Tate of having class. At least Carroll had the stones to get on him about it. Many coaches wouldn’t and some would give him an ‘attaboy’ (yes, I am looking your way Schwartz).

  10. stevenkramer619 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:16 PM

    Is it me or did Tate step out of bounds at the 2-3 yardline as well? Wish they would’ve zoomed in on that but doubt anyone noticed outside of the taunting.

  11. skittlesareyum says: Oct 28, 2013 11:18 PM

    Dumb play, mostly because he almost ran out of bounds and slowed down so much he had to start running again. If you have to taunt at least score the TD first.

  12. ahs2 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:18 PM

    Seahawks are playing like a bunch of punks tonight…they’re up to what 4 personal foul penalties or more tonight?

  13. drunkwino says: Oct 28, 2013 11:20 PM

    Way to put a bullseye on your knees dude.

  14. arrogantnation says: Oct 28, 2013 11:23 PM

    Act like you’ve been there before

  15. db105 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:25 PM

    Another self centered wide receiver.

  16. arctantheta says: Oct 28, 2013 11:25 PM

    i’m a hawks fan and i thought that was totally classless. grow up 81

  17. dannyreneau says: Oct 28, 2013 11:26 PM

    I’m a big Hawks fan and that was just classless. Hope Pete chews his ass this week. Tate, you’re getting your ass handed to you. Shut up.

  18. dfinpds says: Oct 28, 2013 11:27 PM

    Didn’t catch the ball against green bay………Total tool when he scored against the rams……. Seattle needs home field to win in the playoffs………Suddenly looking vulnerable……

  19. pickledgringo says: Oct 28, 2013 11:28 PM

    Why even waste the ink writing about the biggest tool in the league ?

    And why did I waste the time reading about it?

    Serenity now!

  20. hmmm71 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:28 PM

    I bet the Rams were hoping he would run a crossing route after that.

  21. rikker12 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:29 PM

    Stay classy Tate. You mirror your coach.

  22. scoops1 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:29 PM

    Pete Carroll is the last person to be giving lectures about Taunting…..

  23. redbullenergydrink says: Oct 28, 2013 11:30 PM

    Tate, you’re really not that good a of WR. (no sarcasm here)

  24. hayespanther31 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:33 PM

    Rams might lose this game but they are out playing the Seahawks

  25. jdubb84 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:44 PM

    I don’t know why this is such a big deal, he.got his penalty. get. over. it.

  26. studio26seattle says: Oct 28, 2013 11:44 PM

    No room for that stuff. Especially during live play. He’d have looked twice as foolish had the Hawks lost.

  27. akabobbo says: Oct 28, 2013 11:50 PM

    Ugly, but a win is a win….Go Hawks!!!!

  28. shayeezy says: Oct 28, 2013 11:50 PM

    this guy makes suh seem
    likable. arrogant and overrated.

  29. seahawkgoat says: Oct 28, 2013 11:50 PM

    Seahawks have the best record in the NFC, against a sub-par schedule…..

    Has there ever been more potent troll bait set out? Grab your popcorn, get comfortable in your recliner and just wait for 9ers and packers fans…

    Just wait…

  30. charleslouis99 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:51 PM

    lol @ seachicken fans. Enjoy this win while you still can. Won’t last against green bay or the chiefs if you get that far

  31. assuredmutualdestruction says: Oct 28, 2013 11:53 PM

    John Schneider, please make Tackle your top priority this off-season.

  32. turbolove says: Oct 28, 2013 11:54 PM

    I still hate you.
    -A Seahawks fan

  33. gohawks89 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:54 PM

    HORRIBLE GAME WE PLAYED LIKE SH…
    I WILL TAKE THE WIN ..BUT BOY WE NEED TO PLAY…WAY BETTER

  34. pewitttyler says: Oct 28, 2013 11:56 PM

    Like Jay Glazer said, someone punch this guy in the face

  35. brownsfandrinkingmakersmark says: Oct 28, 2013 11:57 PM

    15 yards added to the kick off is nothing. If the NFL wants to remove taunting on plays like this – take away the score and penalize 15 yards from the point of the taunt. Coaches (and teammates) won’t put up with that…

  36. lsuzilla says: Oct 28, 2013 11:57 PM

    If the penalty was before the TD then why allow the TD?

  37. sickliq says: Oct 28, 2013 11:58 PM

    Props to Carroll on visibly catching him on the way off the field, then having a more personal talk about it on the bench.

    Tate looked far from responsive in the brief shot of it. But it looked like a reasonable attempt to correct his player’s behavior. He looks like he’d be a cool coach.

  38. seslimmie says: Oct 28, 2013 11:59 PM

    He is a Bamma ,Seattle struggled against that D and he taunting

  39. dirtysouthniner says: Oct 29, 2013 12:03 AM

    Luckily for him they won. If not his golden tates would be roasting. .

  40. fittedorganix says: Oct 29, 2013 12:06 AM

    Golden Fake has to be the most overrated WR in the game. If he would stop running his mouth he might be to hide how fake he really is. And for all the sea rats hyped over this year good luck! Panthers, lambs and Houston have all shown how overrated and over hyped your team is..call back when you get to the SB…until then shut up and stay out the rain!

  41. sgl24pack says: Oct 29, 2013 12:07 AM

    It’s so hard to like this guy even a little bit. Ever since that fail mary

  42. luckyarmpit says: Oct 29, 2013 12:10 AM

    I understand trash talking is part of the game but there’s absolutely no need for that kind of crap. There should be stiffer penalties for players acting like jerks. The only one that looked stupid was you, Tate… not the guy you taunted.

  43. chawk12thman says: Oct 29, 2013 12:11 AM

    They had 139 yards passing. The Sacks were losses and if you want to deduct from the total yards and call it “net”, that is fine. But the yards passing are the yards passing………

    Defenses are both tough and the hats off to the Rams for playing well. Hats off to the Hawks for finding a way to win and specifically the Defense for the final stand.

    Go Hawks.

  44. ddjesus says: Oct 29, 2013 12:11 AM

    Classless. He’s asking to get knocked out with that lowbrow kids stuff.

  45. peopletrains says: Oct 29, 2013 12:13 AM

    What goes around comes around, clown.

  46. dodohead418 says: Oct 29, 2013 12:13 AM

    Thanks for taking the fun out of the NFL, Roger Goodell because a fine is probably about to come!

  47. PacificNWMark says: Oct 29, 2013 12:16 AM

    Don’t hate Golden Tate.

  48. djbleedthestar says: Oct 29, 2013 12:32 AM

    I wish someone would drop this clown. He makes one or two plays and thinks he’s Megatron

  49. rap49er says: Oct 29, 2013 12:39 AM

    Tate is the biggest jerk in the NFL.

  50. overdrawnagain says: Oct 29, 2013 12:49 AM

    The Rams will finish 3-13. That will out their 8-yr winning percentage at 22%. Easily the worst ever. Yet with no chance to win, the Overrated QB done for the season and a World Series game being played 6 blocks away they still had 35k show up. LA on their best would never match that.

  51. hawktawker says: Oct 29, 2013 12:51 AM

    Come on Golden, show some class out there!!

  52. handsomehawk says: Oct 29, 2013 12:54 AM

    Classless..

  53. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:11 AM

    I loved it. Tirico has some nerve moralizing, with all of his past antics at ESPN studios.

    But I’m sure Deion Sanders loved it.

  54. lionhunter909 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:14 AM

    Golden Tate=classless and clueless…..

  55. duklover says: Oct 29, 2013 1:15 AM

    Golden must have cut the sportsmanship class at ND.

  56. open1337 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:17 AM

    We understand why he did it. Im sure he was being verbally trashed talked up to that point by Janoris or that DB in particular. The length of sign language was to long. Oh how we watch in awe. Nice D at the end. An ugly W is a W….

  57. 50brady23moss says: Oct 29, 2013 1:30 AM

    Dont like it? stop him! it’s a man’s game, a little taunting ain’t never hurt nobody (neither did all those bad ass end-zone celebrations, just saying.)

  58. discosucs2005 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:39 AM

    Really surprised at how awful both these teams looked. Well, really surprised that one of these teams looked awful.

  59. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:58 AM

    Stay classy Tate.

  60. thisdamnbox says: Oct 29, 2013 2:10 AM

    Pathetic performance by the Hawks’ O-Line…Embarrassing…

  61. jtylert says: Oct 29, 2013 2:17 AM

    Looked like he did a “talk, talk, talk” hand after the wave. I’m assuming there was done talk-talk-talkin on the part of the rams’ corners.

    Not an excuse. Just context.

    Too bad it was flagged. That was hilarious taunting.

  62. bert1913 says: Oct 29, 2013 2:36 AM

    he did the same thing to that security guard from top pot donuts, but the security guard caught him ( i can’t beleive that security guard isn’t playing in the nfl)

  63. mythaimyke says: Oct 29, 2013 3:37 AM

    Tate is just a dirt-ball! Wouldn’t want him on my team!!!! or any of the rest of the PRIMA DONNA’S on the TEAM! It’s a T-E-A-M game, not look at me!!!!! They will never win a Super Bowl with all those egos and that QB, NEVER! Get ready girls, after everyone watches tapes from the Rams game, you are in trouble!!!!

  64. chicagotomahawk says: Oct 29, 2013 4:46 AM

    Wasn’t Jenkins the guy who googled Steve Smith’s family for trash talking material? Hard to sympathize with a dude like that. I think that’d piss me off way more than a wave.

  65. pushier says: Oct 29, 2013 5:23 AM

    He’s always been a ”look at me” receiver.Very arrogant and major under-achiever.Hopefully DB’S will remember that and you know maybe lay him out next time.

  66. iluvbears says: Oct 29, 2013 6:10 AM

    “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

  67. squapity says: Oct 29, 2013 6:29 AM

    From what I’ve read in the police report, Tate also tauntingly waved back at the donut shop as he was fleeing the scene of the Great Seattle Bakery Caper of 2010.

  68. ken49ers says: Oct 29, 2013 6:58 AM

    Boy, talk about an ordinary team when they’re away from their noise box.

  69. xmgmx says: Oct 29, 2013 7:05 AM

    Watched it… tate is such a loser!!

  70. FinFan68 says: Oct 29, 2013 7:12 AM

    He is very lucky. That flag was thrown before he scored (about 20 yard line). I guess the taunting rule is written as if it occurs after the play. That is the first time I have ever seen an offense commit a penalty during a play and kept the TD. Could have been a spot foul or at worst 15 yards from previous spot. Probably should have been because there is no need for that in pro ball.

  71. indywilson40 says: Oct 29, 2013 7:48 AM

    Just play football. Tate embarrassed himself on a national stage.

  72. damnsureis says: Oct 29, 2013 8:18 AM

    That was stupid. If the NFL wants to get rid of taunting they need to assess the penalty from the original line of scrimmage and replay the down.

  73. golforepar says: Oct 29, 2013 8:26 AM

    It should be a spot foul, they should not give Tate a TD on that play! A rule change is needed for classless players like Tate!

  74. skippynj says: Oct 29, 2013 8:26 AM

    Taint is not nearly as good as he thinks he is. I’m sick of his antics. Where’s Meriweather when you need him?

  75. getyourownname says: Oct 29, 2013 8:29 AM

    He might be a talented player, but he’s a classless dude. You would never see Megatron pull such a self-centered stunt.

  76. 2qswing says: Oct 29, 2013 8:37 AM

    As a fellow Golden Domer, I was embarrassed by that classless move.

  77. 63deuceman says: Oct 29, 2013 8:42 AM

    “Through three quarters the Rams and Seahawks have combined for just 328 yards of total offense.”
    _______________

    Holy cow, Megatron had 329 yards receiving last week…

  78. burrito12 says: Oct 29, 2013 8:47 AM

    First of all, Tate did not score a touchdown last year against the Packers, he was awarded one by reject lingerie football refs. And second of all, Carroll the clown probably just congratulated Tate for his actions and told him to flip the bird instead of waving next time.

  79. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Oct 29, 2013 9:06 AM

    That 80 Yd TD grab singlehandedly cost me my my fantasy game this week, leaving my playoff hopes in question. I feel like he was taunting me in that play. Golden Tate, I officially hate you.

  80. richcranium2112 says: Oct 29, 2013 9:11 AM

    Just the same old POS!!

    At times when players like Tate continue to display their immaturity you’d love smack them. Professionals they are NOT.

    Would be nice to see enforcement of the rule nullify the play as it took place during the play and not post-play.

  81. r502 says: Oct 29, 2013 9:14 AM

    Carroll enables this type of behavior. His squad is quickly becoming one that gets high penalty yardage against as well as personal fouls and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. At some point this stuff will cost them when it counts. Undisciplined.

  82. ma5terbla5t3r says: Oct 29, 2013 9:18 AM

    Tate rulez the WRs in the NFC. Just because he’s great doesn’t mean that he’s a lesser person because he taunted. He’s every reason the Seahawks should open up the passing game more. I bet the loser Packers wish they had him. Bank on it!

  83. rufio1984 says: Oct 29, 2013 9:43 AM

    Ferdinand says: Oct 28, 2013 11:15 PM

    Well, no one has ever accused Tate of having class. At least Carroll had the stones to get on him about it. Many coaches wouldn’t and some would give him an ‘attaboy’ (yes, I am looking your way Schwartz).

    ———————————————————-

    Schwartz actually benched W. Young for taunting Tom Brady… but I guess you are one of those people that only see what the media wants you too.

  84. 2difshoe says: Oct 29, 2013 10:07 AM

    Golden Tate needs a ‘ golden shower ‘ form a defensive back.

    Has he never caught a pass or scored a TD before ?

  85. orcahawk says: Oct 29, 2013 11:31 AM

    Golden Tate is a really fun reciever to watch. He has amazing body control and balance, great hands, and excellent YAC.

    The taunting was immature, but coach was on it right away and I liked Tates comments afterwards so I’m willing to chalk it up to emotions and move on (are you?)

    The Hawks were pretty lucky to pull this one out. I think Russell was coached to play very conservatively this game. No fumbles (unlike last week) and no picks and not much in the way of scrambling.

  86. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 29, 2013 11:59 AM

    Packer fans still bitter hahaha.

    Enough talking about “class” on here. Naturally, those with nothing more than a bunch of stiff bones and no verve will think that tired drivel, “shut up, play football, act like you’ve been there before, just hand the ball to the official”, but the main people who always complain about these things are those with an inherent bias against certain teams (Packers fans, for instance) or players, or the types who like to dish it out, but can’t take it.

  87. ydousuk says: Oct 29, 2013 12:27 PM

    burrito12 says: Oct 29, 2013 8:47 AM

    First of all, Tate did not score a touchdown last year against the Packers, he was awarded one by reject lingerie football refs. And second of all, Carroll the clown probably just congratulated Tate for his actions and told him to flip the bird instead of waving next time.
    —————————————————————
    Look at the final score of that game……

    You STILL mad bro?

  88. stevedurbano says: Oct 29, 2013 5:27 PM

    Tate should take a few pointers from Wilson- how frustrated must he have been with the turnstile O-line? Never showed it, never blamed anyone (that I could see), just kept getting back up to get knocked down again. Made me a fan. As for the rest of the Seahawks- no class whatsoever.

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