His heart wishes the Seattle Seahawks had two extra weeks to vie for the postseason.
The rest of Golden Tate's body knows better.
If the NFL had its way, the regular season would grow from 16 to 18 games. Under such a scenario, the 2011 Seahawks (7-8) would still be in contention for a wild-card berth with three contests left to play. Instead, the playoffs are now a pipe dream after last Sunday's 19-17 loss to San Francisco.
Tate is saddened that his season will come to an end Sunday. But the second-year wide receiver also believes the ancillary effects inherent in a two-game expansion aren't worth it.
"You're adding two more games, you're adding two more weeks of practice also," Tate said. "For guys getting hit constantly, that will do nothing but shorten careers. I like the schedule the way it is right now - 16 games and you've got the playoffs. I don't see any problem with it."
Neither does the NFL Players Association. The unio...