Ben Tate has the perfect attitude.
Asked recently about being the quality back-up to Arian Foster, Tate summed things up succinctly: "It's not easy. It's not easy at all. But as you mature you understand the business end. He got a 43 million contract so obviously he's the guy. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out but in my situation you have to be patient, you have to keep learning and working on your craft."
You can't express things any better. Tate was honest in evaluating the situation in which he finds himself and, at the same time, positive with the outlook.
Let's face it, guys that rack up 942 rushing yards with a 5.4 yard-per-carry average are usually starters making a lot of money, or at least more than Tate's scheduled 490,000 for 2012.
Sure, Tate has only done it for one year since he was injured in his rookie season of 2010. And he'll have to do it again to cement himself as the unquestionable best second-string running back in the league. Tate started for a...