I have no worries whatsoever about Tate's leadership ability. When he took over for Burris against Toronto last year and nearly lead the team to huge come from behind victory, you could see his ability to fire up his teammates. They were excited. The only question is can he sustain that over the long haul of an 18 game season. My biggest worry is that with the learning curve he may get frustrated at times with his own play and become a little less vocal with his encouragement. I think he'll do pretty well for himself this year though. If he can limit turnovers the way he did as a backup he'll give this team a great chance to win every time they suit up. There is enough talent around him that he doesn't have to do it himself. He shouldn't have to try to reach beyond his limitations. I don't expect elite play just yet, but he should be a good solid starter.