From the Mind of Kyle Biggs

The Golden Lining

Posted in Uncategorized by theirishlion on March 5, 2010

If you haven’t yet checked the link to my first blog, the original “From the Mind of Kyle Biggs,” I’ll tell you now that I am an avid sports fan. The rapid momentum swings that can occur in basketball are unrivaled; the relaxed feel of America’s sport make baseball good for anyone. My true passion, however, lies with football.

Particularly college football.

Particularly Notre Dame Fighting Irish football. ( is the proof)

The Cincinnati Bengals, my hometown team and favorite NFL team (despite the questionable ownership) are in desperate need of a receiving threat. With only Chad Ochocinco and Andre Caldwell serviceably catching passes, double teams were able to shut down the Bengals’ air attack quite effectively. Adding another legitimate receiver with speed, potential, and immediate big-play ability is a must in the upcoming draft.

Enter Golden Tate.

I know, I know. I’m biased. But the hype is real.

Let’s analyze this: the Bengals need speed and a big play threat, and Tate ran in the low 4.4s at the combine. The Bengals need a receiver to step in right away, and Tate has experience running in an offense that was coached by an NFL mind.

Special teams help? Imagine Bernard Scott and Golden Tate setting up to return kicks together. Dear opponent, pick your poison. Or just pooch kick it and give us solid field position without wearing us down. Either way, it’s dangerous.

And finally, the Bengals need to draft for character. Golden Tate is mature. Golden Tate has no baggage (or luggage. Cough thatkidfromOklahomaState Cough). Golden Tate is prepared to work as if he knows he will be an NFL great one day.

I am familiar with him, and thus I admit I may (partially) be biased. But you do not need to be a Notre Dame fan to know that Tate has the skills. Watch film of the USC game last season. Tate owned Taylor Mays, and showcased the strongest hands in this draft class. On more than one occasion he made catches by snatching the ball over his head, without losing his feet.

Please, Bengals. I beg you. I’m petitioning for you to take Tate in the first round, with the 21st pick. I can see the Golden lining in the situation.

Plus, I would really just like to buy a Golden Tate Bengals jersey. I could get Ndukwe, a Notre Dame alum on the defensive side of the ball for the squad, but I want to wear the jersey of a guy who WILL make big plays for the offense.


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