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Jim Bob Cooter: Golden Tate will have a “huge week”

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 25:  Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions looks to make a move on Micah Hyde #33 of the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter at Lambeau Field on September 25, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Getty Images

Lions wide receiver Golden Tate saw a sharp drop in his playing time last week when he played on 57 percent of the offensive snaps in a loss to the Bears after playing at least 84 percent of the time in the first three weeks of the season.

Tate’s playing time was curtailed after a miscommunication with quarterback Matthew Stafford that led to an interception. After the game, however, coach Jim Caldwell said that the cut in playing time was something discussed during the week so that the team could give more time to Andre Roberts.

Offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter indicated that won’t be the game plan for this week.

“Golden’s going to step up and have a huge week this week,” Cooter said, via MLive.com. “I think Golden’s going to step up, and have a big rest of the year. I’m excited about where he’s going from here.”

Tate had one catch for one yard last Sunday, marking the first time since 2013 that he’d been held to one catch in a game. The Eagles defense has yet to give up a huge game to any opponent this season, so a rebound for Tate will likely mean good things for the Lions’ chances of snapping a three-game losing streak.

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15 Responses to “Jim Bob Cooter: Golden Tate will have a “huge week””
  1. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Oct 6, 2016 5:16 PM

    When Tate was in Seattle, his yards-after-catch and physical toughness always impressed me. Detroit would be wise to ride the wheels off him. He’s very talented. But, beware, when he starts getting TD after TD his ego will continue to get in his way and you’ll start seeing more and more personal fouls for taunting.

  2. v2787 says: Oct 6, 2016 5:24 PM

    Jim Bob, you have the best name in all of sports–but you’re wrong about this. The Eagles will beat the Lions because…well, they’re the Lions.

  3. bert1913 says: Oct 6, 2016 5:25 PM

    after stealing a donut, tate was chased down by a security guard. i don’t think nfl db’s will have any problem with him

  4. talkingproud says: Oct 6, 2016 5:28 PM

    No. He really won’t.

    What Offensive Coordinator in their right minds dictates his game plan to the media mid-week.

    Get a clue

  5. whooligun says: Oct 6, 2016 5:39 PM

    Tate could score 5 TDs and the Lions D would give up 6.

    Who cares about personal stats when your team is facing YET ANOTHER losing season?

  6. Teddy2Tready says: Oct 6, 2016 5:53 PM

    Well, who the hell am I to argue with Jim Bob Football?

  7. vikingsdefineaverage says: Oct 6, 2016 6:38 PM

    Sounds like Golden Tate showed his frustration and Cooter had to simmer him down. He’s not going to have a big game this week vs. the defense he’s facing.

  8. codiablo says: Oct 6, 2016 6:44 PM

    Golden Tain’t

  9. Anicra says: Oct 6, 2016 7:06 PM

    Wouldnt it be awesome if the lions got a D coordinator named Rosco Robert Coltrane or Enos Boss Johnson

  10. thetruthcampaign says: Oct 6, 2016 8:02 PM

    He was making drops too. Was wondering if he bet against the Lions that day. Anyway, that’s not typical Tate. Tate’s usually trustworthy. Stafford’s having major issues too though.

  11. sportsmediasameasnewsmedia says: Oct 6, 2016 8:41 PM

    By “huge week”, Jim Bob means 4 catches 35 yards….

  12. lnfinite says: Oct 6, 2016 10:20 PM

    Injured in 1st qtr!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. ocdn says: Oct 6, 2016 10:38 PM

    As a Lions fan I say, prove it.

  14. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 7, 2016 4:06 PM

    me thinks Malcolm, Jalen and Nolan Carrol are gonna have big days, JIM BOBBY!

  15. franktown8 says: Oct 9, 2016 3:21 PM

    This the reason the coach is bad for coaching!!! The offense of the lions and to lose games that’s winnable.. The lions should call Jim Harbaugh and give him whatever his agent asks.

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