Former Seahawks' receiver Golden Tate made comments critical of the Detroit offense Tuesday as he prepares for something of a homecoming against the Seahawks next Monday.

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Monday night’s Seattle-Detroit game also serves as something of a homecoming for Lions’ receiver Golden Tate, who played four years with the Seahawks before moving on as a free agent following the 2013 season.

And as Tate prepares to face some of his former teammates, he finds himself in a little bit of controversy for comments he made Tuesday seemingly critical of the Detroit offense

Specifically, as detailed here, Tate said opponents have told him they can easily decipher Detroit’s plays and know what is coming. has more here, each story also noting the struggles so far of the offense for a Detroit team that last year went 10-6 but is 0-3 to begin this season and ranking as one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL.

Tate has not played against the Seahawks since leaving as a free agent following the Super Bowl-winning season of 2013.

He has 15 catches for 161 yards this season after setting career highs with 99 for 1,331 yards in 2014.