“Backup Tight End”

October 3rd, 2017

“I’m not that bad.”

Joe always finds it hysterical the way rags from New York and Chicago just tear apart the teams they cover when the locals lose.

And as one can imagine, the Giants are getting no love in Gotham from the fourth estate after losing to the Bucs Sunday.

Take Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. In blasting the Giants defense giving the unit an “F” grade, there was one play the Bucs made in the final quarter that particularly galled Schwartz so much he had to go all fiction writer to slam his point home.

Second week in a row this unit was handed a fourth-quarter lead and coughed it up, again. Big plays galore. Complete busted coverage on 58-yard O.J. Howard TD. Landon Collins beaten by backup tight end on key late play. Eli Apple can’t get his head turned around, again, on TD against him. Jameis Winston (22-of-38, 332, 3 TDs) had time of his life. Brutal performance, again.

Grade: F

The “backup tight end” Schwartz is referring to? That would be Cam Brate, you know, the guy who led NFL tight ends in touchdowns in 2016?

But if you want to try to destroy a quality safety like Collins, you write how he got burned by a scrub, to hell with the facts.

25 Responses to ““Backup Tight End””

  1. Baz Says:

    Ha! Sounds like Schwartz researched as well as the Giants played.

  2. Aristotle Says:

    We need good Doug to win this week

  3. webster Says:

    Buc fans…..to the national media, brate is a back up tight end due to the drafting of oj and the bucs futility over the yeats. H311 to our very own joe, he wrote an article stating that brate was possibly trade bait the day after howard was drafted. I and many others on this site stated that that was a crazy notion or thought process. How can we be suprised if outsiders view brate in such a manner when our very own writers question brate’s value? It is what it is but brate and oj will continue to show the value of having two dynamic tight ends. Im assuming the joes finally see it too.

  4. Mark Says:

    Sick burn…

  5. Buc4lyfe79 Says:

    For the record, “Gotham” was based on Chicago.

  6. Oahubuc Says:

    Miserable place. Bad weather, people on top of people, living in filth and grime. Cut them some slack.

  7. Joe Says:


    You keep bringing up Gotham is Chicago. Joe once worked there for seven years and was born and raised in Illinois. Never before, during or since Joe worked in Chicago, nor in Joe’s upbringing in Illinois has Joe ever heard Chicago referenced as “Gotham.” Ever.

    New York? Too many times to count, before during and after Joe’s time served in Chicago.

  8. Joe Says:

    Here you go Buc4lyfe, first published reference to New York City as “Gotham” traces back to 1807. That’s 30 years before Chicago was incorporated as a city.

  9. cover deuce Says:

    Sigh, it’s like he didn’t even try. Oh wait….

  10. grafikdetail Says:

    Oahubuc you watch too much TV… my perception of NYC was the same until i actually lived there… isn’t that bad at all

  11. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Ha! That grade is an “F” because they don’t give out “Gs.” 25% of the field was wide open on that play.

  12. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    A right-wing conservative newspaper like the NY Post usually struggles with facts, especially with an editorial that runs like a government-state run media. For a sports writer to state incorrect info about his team’s opponent means it’s simply FAKE NEWS. God, we should all be hysterical over this.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Back up tight end…..hilarious….typical NY Media Fake News….

    Let’s hope other teams view Brate that way…..

    Isn’t it entirely possible to have two starting TEs?

  14. James Walker Says:

    I did not know Tom Jones wrote for the NY press as well?

  15. The Buc Realist Says:

    To be fair, I have seen our “local media” degrade other teams starters when the Bucs had a loss!!!!! Throw in the fact that national Brate is not known!!!! And Joe telling other markets that he “let TD’s for TE” and will always get a response of “who”!!!!!!! If someone told me that their teams FB or RB led the nfl in receiving TD’s My reply would be “Who”???????

    Throw in the fact that the Bucs just drafted OJ with their first round draft pick and is getting more snaps then Brate ( OJ played in 66% of offensive snaps and Brate 55% of snaps)

    Both TE ‘s were more than 50% of snaps, meaning that we are running 12 personal formation ( which we tried to tell everyone in the offseason) meaning both are technically starters in their base formations!!!!!!

    I do not care if other markets know our roster as, we do not know their rosters!!!!!! They are mad and imploding, because the Bucs won the day!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Rrsrq Says:

    At the end of Thursday night game, let’s hope they are to Brate instead Gronk, Jameis instead Brady, DJax & ME instead of Cooks and ???

  17. Easy Denman Says:

    Cam Brate trucking Landon Collins on that big gain over the middle was sweet too.

  18. LargoBuc Says:

    Time to correct that blowhard New Yorker…i’ll be back!

  19. Kevin Says:

    Landon Collins is probably the best player on the Giants D. But even the best players get beat sometimes. Reminds me a bit people harping on GMC when the Bucs lose.

  20. Bucamania Says:

    That was a sick throw and catch. Collins was right there. Agree he seemed like the best player on the Giants D. Cam don’t care. He just catches TDs.

  21. orlbucfan Says:

    Hey, the Tampa Bay Bucs. Tampa Bay? Say what? That tourist trap we winter in has a NFL team? Naaaa, fake news strikes again. Fine with me if the city slickers don’t know our krewe. Giants? Who’s that? Isn’t that the lousy team who couldn’t win after having 7-9 points gifted to them? They call THAT an NFL team? Go figure. And, BTW, Go Bucs!! 🙂

  22. mike10 Says:

    I’m going to say something, and someone call me out if it’s hyperbole, but Cam Brate is the most underrated player in the NFL.

  23. BigMacAttack Says:

    Brate has made a lot of guys look like scrubs.

  24. Joe Says:

    Cam Brate is the most underrated player in the NFL.

    Might be right.

  25. Yossarian Says:

    Brate also gets no respect because he is a Harvard graduate.