It’s been a few hours since news broke that the Detroit Lions traded Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Manh Lions’ fans and players alike are still trying to come to terms with the news:
🤦🏾♂️ The Yac King!!!!!
— Darius Slay (@_bigplayslay23) October 30, 2018
— Nino (@qdiggs6) October 30, 2018
— Nevin Lawson (@nevin_lawson) October 30, 2018
Somebody turn trade override off in the settings please, thanks.
— Mal (@jamalagnew) October 30, 2018
Well team celebrations just went down dramatically…
— Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) October 30, 2018
While some players are clearly not happy to see Tate leave, others took to Twitter to appreciate what their former teammate brought to the team:
Great player, teammate and friend @ShowtimeTate hope you and fam kill it in Philly!
— DK (@DevonKennard) October 30, 2018
Eagles just got a real one! Gonna miss my guy @ShowtimeTate !!! 😪
— Sam (@SamMartin_6) October 30, 2018
Lions’ fans are also to be reacting with a mix of appreciation and overwhelming sadness:
Wow…… I still can't believe it! You were one of my favorite players. You will be missed by all the #onepride family
— RobScholz (@IroniousLion77) October 30, 2018
I'll always be a golden Tate fan
— Ninja (@Ninja) October 30, 2018
— Vicki (@vickihoney) October 30, 2018
You're a great guy. Thanks for all of your efforts while part of the Lions organization; you've been a pleasure to root for. Best of luck in Philly!
— Brian Lions Influencer (@brianslionsblog) October 30, 2018
Detroit Lions DL Ricky Jean Francois calls out teammates following loss to Seahawks
The Detroit Lions should be embarrassed after their abysmal performance during Sunday’s 28-14 loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks. After all, the Lions were dominated in all three phases of the game as the Seahawks were clearly the more prepared team and the team that wanted the win the most.
Following the game, Lions defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois spoke to the media and he was clearly not thrilled as he called out his teammates.
“We didn’t focus on nothing, we couldn’t stop the run, and we let the Seattle offense control the game. We killed ourselves in penalties, we didn’t connect with their plays and we didn’t focus at all. We were just out there playing.”
“I just want everybody to lock back in. Lock in for these next 10 weeks, just lock in. Leave everything else alone outside of this building. I know you love your family, but tell them you will see them in February. Just lock in and do your job.”