WR Brandon Tate, Cincinnati Bengals
HT: 5-10, WT: 183, Born: 10-5-1987, College: North Carolina, Drafted: Round 3
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|1||at Chicago Bears|
|3||Green Bay Packers|
|4||at Cleveland Browns|
|5||New England Patriots|
|6||at Buffalo Bills|
|7||at Detroit Lions|
|8||New York Jets|
|9||at Miami Dolphins|
|10||at Baltimore Ravens|
|13||at San Diego Chargers|
|15||at Pittsburgh Steelers|
2012 Game Summaries
Week 2 - Tate’s 44 yard touchdown was probably the easiest of the three catches he made on the day. He simply outran the Browns defensive back and then caught a perfectly thrown ball from Dalton. What was more impressive was earlier in the quarter when he caught a short hitch and then juked the defender to get up the field for an additional 15 yards.
Week 6 - Tate's only reception on the day was a well caught pass down the left sideline. Tate was covered well by the defender but he turned his head and adjusted to the football before the defender could break the play up. Tate was beaten to his spot by Sheldon Brown on a slant route that was intercepted and returned to for a touchdown. Tate didn't fight for the ball.
Week 9 - Tate mainly squandered his opportunities in the passing game against Denver. His other targets were inaccurate deliveries by Dalton. Tate threw in a 43-yard kickoff return, but his offensive contribution was limited. Three of Tate’s targets were nearly intercepted, two of which were late throws by Dalton. Tate and Dalton finally connected on a deep comeback route later in the game. Unfortunately, that catch setup a missed field goal shortly thereafter.
Week 11 - Tate only had one catch but it was an outstanding grab. He caught the 24 yard pass diving out of bounds between two defenders. It took excellent concentration to not only make the catch but get two feet in amidst those bodies.
Week 12 - Tate’s lone offensive involvement was a short hitch route. He made the clean catch with no yards after the catch.
Week 16 - Tate caught a shovel pass on second and 15 for 23 yards as he broke down the field using his blocking. He initially broke a tackle attempt from Ryan Clark in the hole.
Week 17 - Tate was thrown to on deep routes three different times by Gradkowski, but the only one he was able to catch was the last. Tate beat his man off the line of scrimmage and used his top-end speed to get far downfield. Gradkowski threw as far as he could and the ball arrived a little short, forcing Tate to slow down and catch the ball for a 44 yard gain. Had Gradkowski been able to hit Tate in stride, the receiver had enough speed and space to run for a touchdown. Tate also caught a quick hook for a short gain, as well as a wide receiver screen for a minimal gain.