Matt Conner of Arrowhead Pride is covering the Combine and it looks like he caught up with former Notre Dame receiver and Patrick Allen favorite, Golden Tate.
“It’s always a dream to play for the coach who taught you and made you into the receiver that you are,” says Tate. “But I’m excited to play for any team and help them get to the Super Bowl.” Of course, several GMs and Coaches have noted that agents are teaching their pupils better than ever how to handle the press and it certainly shows in PC answers like that one.
Tate, however, did lend insight into Charlie Weis’ input on the coming out process, giving him advice both before and after this recent 2009 season. “I spoke with Coach Weis before the season and he said that unless you have 1,500 yards receiving and 16 to 17 touchdowns, I would not come out early. Well, I ended up with 1,500 and, I think, 15 touchdowns, so that’s right around there.” Later on, he added that Coach Weis was one of the persons helping him weigh the decision carefully. “Before making the decision to come out, we weighed the pros and cons and the pros were better, so I came out early.”
If the Chiefs could snag Tate in the 2nd round I would be really excited. Unfortunately, I am convinced that unless they can trade back, KC is going to draft a NT with their first pick round 2 and by the time they pick again, Tate is sure to be gone. Who knows? Maybe they will take Dez Bryant at #5. Stranger things have happened.