Brate On Jameis, Offense

August 5th, 2016

Offense much cleaner.

For whatever reason, it seems Harvard man Cameron Brate and America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, have great chemistry on the field, certainly in the red zone.

Perhaps it is because of this that Brate went from a backup that bounced between the Bucs and the Saints last year, to Tampa Bay’s No. 1 tight end and a favorite target of Jameis.

Brate wasn’t ready to go there. He told Joe after practice this morning all the tight ends bring something special to the table for Jameis and Dirk Koetter’s offense.

“I’m not sure,” Brate said. “All of us are different. Me, Brandon, Luke, Austin, we all bring something different to the table,” Brate said. “I just try to go out there and do what I am told. Coach says, ‘Hey, be in this spot 12 yards down field,’ I’m going to be there. Coaches have taken notice and I am happy where I am at right now.”

Just talking to Brate, it seems the offense is much more well-oiled. Yes, part of that is the second year under the direction of Koetter. But another reason the offense is humming better, Brate said, is the growth of Jameis.

“He is so much more confident in everything that he is doing and I think that comes with time,” Brate said of Jameis. “Last year we were turning the ball over quite a bit in training camp, not just Jameis but the offense as a while This year we have done a much better job with that, especially Jameis.

“The way he commands the huddle. The way he inspires us to keep getting better, keep competing every day. I think there is a huge difference between this year and last year at this point.”

The turnovers element referenced by Brate intrigued Joe. It seems the offense was sloppy early last year but Koetter and the Bucs have cleaned that up.

We shall see if that really is the case Sept. 11 at Atlanta.

9 Responses to “Brate On Jameis, Offense”

  1. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I’m happy for him being named the starter. I’ll never forget Terrel Suggs on his team’s sideline stating “theirs nothing more dependable than the white tightend”. I agree wit’em.

  2. WINdycitybuc Says:

    I’m so excited…and I just can’t hide it.

  3. Jeff Says:

    Barring any serious injuries, I think the Bucs can donkey stomp the Falcons with ease. The Falcons just don’t impress me. Sieve of a defense and the offense is overrated.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Brate is right…..different TEs bring different things with their game….if you want two receiving TEs at the same time….we’ve got that….if you want primarily a blocker, we’ve got that.
    I am disappointed in ASJ thus far…..but he is a long way from being cut…..we need at least 3 TEs……perhaps 4……he makes that team.
    At this point we have Brate & ASJ for the cost of one second round pick….

  5. Brent bull/buc Says:

    They both sound smart jw and brate so maybe that the chemistry angle?

  6. Kevin Schmidt Says:

    I am so glad we have a head coach that doesn’t start guys because of they’re salary, or they’re draft position, or they’re friendship status. Best guy start period!!!

    That is a coach and he is sailing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into better waters!!!!!


  7. Buccaneers Says:

    I like Brate. You can win with guys like Cam Brate.

  8. James Walker Says:

    From week 11 on last year it was obvious who are starting TE was.

  9. James Walker Says:

    Oh…remember he only started 4 games.