The Lions Used Secret Snow Weapon To Sign Golden Tate

03.13.14 4 years ago 21 Comments


Considering Detroit lost a blizzard game to the Eagles last season, it’s about time that snow starts working in the Lions’ favor, even if they are a dome team. It may not be a victory, but at least the elements helped the Lions lock down the no. 2 receiver the team has been looking for.

The rare mid-March snowstorm that dumped 6.5 inches on metro Detroit helped the Lions land one of their top targets in free agency.

Golden Tate spent the morning meeting with Lions coaches and going through medical tests, and when his early afternoon flight to Los Angeles was canceled because of inclement weather, he stayed around the Lions’ Allen Park facility and took a nap in the upstairs sleeping room.

By the time Tate woke up, the Lions and his agent were deep in negotiations on a five-year contract to keep him in Detroit.

There you have it. Some people have snow babies. Golden Tate got a snow contract with more than $13 million guaranteed. The Lions may have very well landed Tate anyway, but this certainly cut down on the wait time.

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