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Morning links: Tate readies for boos from Packers’ fans

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 23, 2013 at 6:57 am with 25 Comments »
August 23, 2013 7:48 am
Lance Easley, the officials on the left signaling touchdown, after Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate pulled in a last-second pass for a score from quarterback Russell Wilson to defeat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 in an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Seattle. The touchdown call stood after review. (AP Photo/, Joshua Trujillo)
Lance Easley, the officials on the left signaling touchdown, after Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate pulled in a last-second pass for a score from quarterback Russell Wilson to defeat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 in an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Seattle. The touchdown call stood after review. (AP Photo/, Joshua Trujillo)

Dave Boling of The News Tribune takes us back to last year’s Monday Night Football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, when Golden Tate created some magic with the game-winning catch in the final seconds.

Although Tate got away with a blatant push on the play, Boling says the Notre Dame product’s athletic catch was the first big play that served as momentum for Seattle’s eventual playoff run.

Now, Tate returns to Green Bay to face the Packers today for the first time since the infamous play.

Boling: “Yes, it’s old news, but psychologically it might have been a turning point of the 2012 season. Remember the context. The Packers had been 15-1 the previous season, when quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the league MVP.

But the Seattle defense, behind Chris Clemons, sacked Rodgers eight times in the first half, and the Seahawks took a 7-0 lead on a 41-yard touchdown pass to Tate — one that fans probably have forgotten in the stormy aftermath.

Debatable as it might be, Tate’s catch on the final play to secure the 14-12 win was the first bit of big-play magic that helped the Seahawks power into the playoffs.”

More Boling: Pete Carroll takes these exhibition games seriously, so Seattle’s seven-game winning streak means something.

Clare Farnsworth of writes about Will Blackmon’s return to Green Bay.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle tells us what to watch for in tonight’s game.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times previews the game.

ESPN’s Terry Blount offers five things to watch for in today’s game.

Russell Wilson talks with Curt Menefee and Brian Urlacher of Fox Sports in the video below.

Pete Dougherty of The Green Bay Press-Gazette offers three things to watch for in tonight’s game.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel previews the game here.

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Inquirer writes that Seattle native Taylor Mays is no lock to make the Bengals’ roster.

Chris Brown of Grantland has an interesting read on what young quarterbacks like Russell Wilson must do to become the next Peyton Manning or Tom Brady – learn what the defense is doing to them.

Morning links
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  1. bbnate420 says:

    There were some horrible calls both ways, even before the last play. I still think it’s too close to call if you ignore the push by Tate. Pushes are ignored all the time on Hail Mary plays. There was NO evidence to overturn. Hawks fans know, 98 vs Jets. 06 SB vs Stealers. Enough said.

  2. yankinta says:

    I will be watching for our D-Line Play. Let’s hope we can shut down Eddie Lacy and Affect Aaron Rodgers consistently….

    I was worried about our first game against Panthers and Cam Newton, so I watched last night’s game closely. Man, Cam Newton is sooooo inaccurate as a passer. How could JAWS and his cult/followers think this dude was going to be the future of NFL at one point?? I disagreed with them from day one,,, I always thought Cam was a bust….

  3. I saw Newton play in person last week and he has definitely regressed as a passer. His OC needs to spend more time being a QB coach.

  4. bbnate420 says:

    I’m glad we play a QB like Cam early. He can run. Didn’t help him much versus the Hawks in 2012. They face that option early from someone that’s not that good of a passer.

  5. WiscCory says:

    “Morning links: Tate readies for boos from Packers’ fans”

    Morning links: WiscCory readies for booze with the Packers’ fans.

  6. yankinta says:

    bbnate420, my worry meter is down to about 5 or 6 (on a scale of 10),, only because it’s a 10AM start…. Let’s hope we won’t play like Zombies in the first half,,, like in DC or ATL last playoff,,

    pabuwal,, do you really think you can teach a QB to be accurate? I think that it’s almost impossible to improve accuracy significantly…..even with good coaching… maybe I’m wrong..

  7. Dukeshire says:

    bbnate420 – Yes. That game was horribly officiated from whistle to gun.

    WiscCory -Nice!

  8. montanamike2 says:

    WiscCory i’ve been there with whiners fans before, Dallas too. Stay strong my friend and no matter how many taunts you get just laugh it off. Cam better not run too much or he’ll meet Kam.

  9. bbnate420 says:

    Duke, thanks. I’m sure there’s others here that agree. It doesn’t matter. Neither does this PS game really. Most important is what happens in 2013. Even Cheeseheads would agree I would guess.

  10. Carlsonkid says:

    Off to the Gorge this morning to go see Sabbath tomorrow ; hoping to catch the game tonight if it’s on in eastern Washington ? McDaniel or someone needs to step up and grab that open spot next to Mebane , I was hoping Jesse Williams could’ve been that guy but I guess the knee is as big an issue as the rest of the league suspected .

    GO HAWKS !!

  11. bbnate420 says:

    Good luck, Wisc. You 8-9 hours, right?

  12. bbnate420 says:

    *Another 8-9 hours?

  13. Cheers, WisCory!

  14. Nice article by Claire F about Will Blackmon. I’m still rooting for him to make the team. Seems he’s battling Lane and Maxwell for the 6th CB spot, unless they decide to keep 7 CBs (which I hope they do since some of their best KR/PR are in this group.)

    I hope to see Blackmon returning kicks tonight. The dude has got something special. So many good CBs, so little roster space.

  15. Okay Eric… where is it? Five Things To Watch For tonight. We’re waiting. ;-)

  16. Carlsonkid…game is on CBS.

  17. Nationwide.

  18. Carlsonkid says:

    Thanks PHXHawk , that’s right – I forgot it was national broadcast ..

  19. WiscCory says:

    Thanks, Insiders.

    Leaving for GB right now, about a 4 hour drive. Group of 6 family members, including my 7 and 9 year old. Look for us on CBS tonight, we’re right behind the Hawks bench and I’ll have my “HAWKFAN” Wisconsin license plate in front of any camera that points at us.

    I can’t wait to see former badgers Wilson, Maragos, and Schofield in action.

  20. It’s beating a dead horse at this point – but remember all the cries of betrayal when Carroll passed on Taylor Mays to take Earl? How’s that choice looking these days?

  21. bbnate420 says:

    Looks effing great, pdway. Be careful Wisc.. Represent but don’t be a hero.

  22. bbnate420 says:

    I remember being at a Yankees home game in 2002, Cleveland was playing them. I didn’t really care, but some Yankee bitches were crying. They won. Fuck them.

  23. Can’t win the NFC Championship in August WiscCory.

    After the game is over, back your “we killed your beloved Packers” with a “but that Eddie Lacy, while fat, is tough to bring down” or “but your o-line looks much improved” or “but hey, at least you don’t have to play us in 2013 (note, potential playoff matchups would happen in 2014)”.

    Cheer responsibly… it’s preseason!

  24. Not only the Jets in 98 and the SteAlers game in 06… but the refs not winding down all that time at Baltimore.

    NFLN had a top 10 worst calls of all time and all three above (and SB XL was the only GAME to make the list of individual calls) made the top 10. This was before the Tate “catch” though so it’s possible they could vote that to the list.

    If the Packers want to whine about calls – they should find a different team to say they get calls. We’re out a freakin’ Super Bowl, not a regular season game.

  25. bbnate420 says:

    That’s right. Bobby. I’d trade any of those games for a fair chance 2 win the 2005 SB. I don’t know that the Hawks would’ve won for sure, but they would’ve had a great shot.

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