Cameron Brate: Locker Room Was “A Little Tense”

December 31st, 2017

Watch the Jameis Winston video below on the home page and you’ll see The Franchise admit that the head coach was showing some cracks after last week’s game.

Cameron Brate said today it was more than just the head coach.

The rumors of the end of the Dirk Koetter era had a widespread effect on the football team.

“It’s hard to block out all the stuff, you know, social media, the news cycle, ESPN, it’s 24/7. We were hearing some of those whispers,” Brate said. “It was a little tense, I’d say, through the locker room. You know, guys were nervous about what was going to happen. Because if there’s a coaching change, there’s so much change throughout the building. Just to have that peace of mind going into that last game, I think that definitely helped our players.”

As as candid Koetter said over the last couple of weeks, coaches and players are human. And he added on SiriusXM NFL Radio, “speculation is all fun and games until they’re talking about you.”

Cerebral Brate said the rough season really wasn’t a bad-coaching problem.

“It kind of seemed just like the players were kind of letting Coach down through the year,” Brate said. “One bonehead play here, one bonehead play there. You know, it was definitely on the players, a lot of those losses.”

12 Responses to “Cameron Brate: Locker Room Was “A Little Tense””

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    the locker room should be pissed not tense. they puked all over themselves all year long.

  2. AlteredEgo Says:


  3. Buccaneer Bill Says:

    Listen to Brate, “…it was definitely on the players…”

    Happy they kept Koetter.

  4. JimmyJack Says:

    Nice excuse……What was the excuse back in Oct when we choked for over a month straight?

  5. Joe west Says:

    And now they lost Gruden !! The glazers need to sell and get out of football .

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    Joe west

    gruden never considered this crapshow franchise and roster. glazers get played once again.

  7. Architek Says:

    I’m so sick of the quotes that show there’s no accountability. Not until week 16 then people want to start threaten to fight losers and repeated offenders???

    We will be here in the same threads in another calendar year…

  8. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    There are moments in history that send franchises in good and bad trajectories.This is one of those times for the Bucs. My fear is they have missed an opportunity for a special coach (Gruden). It will be difficult to watch Gruden guide the Raiders to a championship. As a lifelong Bucs fan I hope I’m dead wrong and Koetter is the next Belichick.

  9. not there yet Says:

    Status quo basically we don’t expect to make the playoffs so let’s see if we can have a winning record first and by the time we’re ready for playoffs Drew Brees will have retired and Matt Ryan will be over the hill too then we’ll make our move lol

  10. Bird Says:

    Gruden did.

    Only job was 100

  11. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Win. Win. Win.
    Beat saints
    Kept Koetter
    Dodged Gruden curse 2.0

  12. Clw JB Says:

    Don’t think I saw fat Baker the entire game? Of course we won!!