Cam Lynch Talks Protest Platforms, Stick Carriers, Milly Rock & More

October 1st, 2017

Opens up

Linebacker Cameron Lynch jumps into the spotlight this afternoon, as the Bucs are expected to be without stud linebackers Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander.

But before Lynch takes the field, he grabbed a microphone for an intelligent conversation.

Lynch pops in periodically on 102.5 FM with the Drew Garabo Live, and this week’s discussion is below in full.


65 Responses to “Cam Lynch Talks Protest Platforms, Stick Carriers, Milly Rock & More”

  1. Roy T. Buford Says:

    It’s simple: Follow the law, NFL policy, and common decency as a American during the national anthem. And protest on your own time. You can’t run up and down the field screaming racial epithets and then say, “Hey, I didn’t mean any disrespect, it’s just my way of showing something isn’t right” and expect anyone to believe you. Because it would be wrong, and bogus.

  2. MadMax Says:

    Stop taking a knee during the anthem, (evan/djacka$$) and its a simple fix. Take all of the time outside of the sport to protest all you want about any issue. But take a knee during the anthem while you’re on the clock….that kind of disrespect will NEVER bring us together. Not for me anyway.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I fail to see how this can be described as “institutionalized racism”….when the institution involved is the NFL and the NFL is permitting the activity….

    I think the announcer is way off base….is he saying that all those who think kneeling is disrespectful to the flag are racists?…..

    For me, this is quite simple…..I don’t buy tickets to go see any sort of protest especially during the anthem….I buy tickets to watch football.

    These guys wear the uniform….player in the people’s/owners stadium and for a team that pays them….they are unquestionably on the clock…..

    Do the right thing for your fans/customers/owners.

  4. The Buc Realist Says:

    Its so sad to hear them keep saying that this is the only platform to bring up their message is to disrespect the flag!!!! keep saying it is not about the military and not disrespecting the flag, and then we watch Video of them disrespecting the flag!!!!!!!!!

    Can we put Jerry Jones in the Hall of Fame next year!!!!! Because he should the NFL how to use a platform and how to stand up as an american without insulting this great nations symbols and not show disrespect!!!!!!!

  5. 1sparkybuc Says:

    If you object to a peaceful protest that has absolutely NO effect on the game that follows, you might be a racist.

  6. The Buc Realist Says:


    Did you ever find out if that late night team meeting for the Bucs last Saturday lasted 2 hrs or even 2.5 hrs on what to do during the Anthem??????

  7. MadMax Says:

    ^ and theres all they have left….call us racists LMFAO!

  8. Pa Privateer Says:

    How many people at home watching the game sit on their butt when the Anthem is played?

    You know the gigantic flag covering the field before the game?

    ………….US Flag Code 176 (c)….the flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but aloft and free

    There are numerous other Flag Code violations that are committed each and every day that is disrespectful to the flag, yet no one cares or knows. Using the flag for profit is a no-no as well. If we are going to complain, then let’s learn all of the US Flag Code and practice it.

    Ironically, only the President is allowed to make changes tot he Flag Code. He could do exactly that. I do not see Trump doing that, I just see him complaining.

    I am a US Marine. I stand for the National Anthem, and hope others do as well, but a peaceful and silent protest is acceptable to me. I do not like it, but it is a right for all.

  9. unbelievable Says:

    Not racists, maybe just closed minded.

    There is no law being broken.

    There is no NFL rule being broken.

    Kneeling pays respect to fallen soldiers.

    Your job =/= their job, sorry fans.

  10. Trey Says:

    This is plain and simple to me. If members from either team sit, kneel, etc as a sign of protest, I am turning the game off and stopping the DVR. As a disabled veteran I will not support the NFL so long as they are disrespectful to the flag .

  11. BIG IRISH Says:


  12. LakeLandBuc Says:

    The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.

    LakeLandBuc (kneeling)

  13. Mort Says:

    Or, stop playing the national anthem before a football game. There really is no reason.

    Also @Burford, it’s not the law, Or NFL Policy to participate in the Anthem. A gesture of respect – sure. But not required. Get over your feelings. Wars were fought to protect the freedom to give zero f*cks about the Anthem and regardless of wether or not you’re offended, they can do as they please. That’s the whole basis of our country’s founding. Freedom. Cuts both ways.

  14. MadMax Says:

    “pays respect to fallen soldiers” yeah, thats why they’re doing it (said nobody), thats not idiotic LMAO!!!

  15. MadMax Says:

    Those who practice and teach others to not respect our country will not defend it either.

    Keep kneeling and disrespecting! Would never want you in a convoy with me or as a brother in arms.

  16. LakeLandBuc Says:

    The ambiguity with regard to flag-burning statutes was eliminated in Texas v. Johnson (1989).[115] In that case, Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag at a demonstration during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas. Charged with violating a Texas law prohibiting the vandalizing of venerated objects, Johnson was convicted, sentenced to one year in prison, and fined $2,000. The Supreme Court reversed his conviction in a 5–4 vote. Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. wrote in the decision that “if there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea offensive or disagreeable.”[116] Congress then passed a federal law barring flag burning, but the Supreme Court struck it down as well in United States v. Eichman (1990).[117][118] A Flag Desecration Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has been proposed repeatedly in Congress since 1989, and in 2006 failed to pass the Senate by a single vote.[119]

  17. MadMax Says:

    “Your job =/= their job, sorry fans.”

    They have a job because of the many who died protecting what that flag stands for, as well as the anthem. Refuse to see it all you want. And without us, the fans, their ratings go down. Or maybe theres enough who dont care what that flag represents and the disrespecting of it that will keep them afloat. If so, so be it. We’ll see. Its funny though how the NBA has come out and said there is to be no kneeling by its players though. They get it.

  18. Wesley Says:

    I’m not in favor of kneeling but is it really THAT disrespectful? People need to stop being so sensitive. If you don’t like it then don’t be one that kneels, who cares what others do.

  19. The Buc Realist Says:


    NFL had an emergency meeting With Owners and team player rep’s last Tuesday of how to get a message out without disrespecting a great part of their customers because they want to disrespect the flag because a good number of players did not like what a politician said!!!!!!!!!! How do you get a sob to stand up???? tell him his salary and cba are connected with tv ratings!!!!!!!

    Once again, How did this Hall of Famer Jerry Jones find another way to find a platform for the message with out disrespecting so many????????

  20. MadMax Says:

    Yes it is Wesley (in my opinion). Many men and women fought and died under that flag protecting our country and bringing it to where we are today. But some dont care that much I guess.

  21. MadMax Says:

    Im all for what Jones did…..not a problem at all with it. Every player stood for the anthem. And no I didnt like Trump calling them sob’s. He shouldve said jack@sses.

  22. unbelievable Says:

    Max I know you live in a fact free bubble and all… but no one fought or died for the anthem. Also, players didn’t even come out for the anthem until 2009 or so.

    And yes, going back to kaep- the whole reason he kneeled is because a green beret told him that was the correct thing to do, as it pays respect to fallen soldiers. If you paid attention you saw their hands on the hearts while kneeling too.

    Do you know the actual rules as they relate to our flag? Because there are thousands of people and businesses that violate them everyday as pa privateer mentioned earlier (including your orange messiah). But the players are not. No laws being broken, no nfl rules being broken. Sorry bud.

  23. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @unbelievable: True, there is no NFL rule being broken, but the NFL policy book states the protocol, that includes standing. The law, U.S. Code Title 36, Section 301, says all “should” stand, hand over hearts. Odd that the NFL doesn’t suggest players follow it’s own policy or U.S. law…

    You say “Kneeling pays respect to fallen soldiers.” No, you must not dare twist that. Same on you. It is lazy disrespect to all that is emodied by the national anthem. Peaceful does not make protest respectul. Protest during the national nathem is anti-American, and no one can make a case otherwise.

    It is legal? Sure. So are a lot of things that are hateful.

  24. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    MadMax thinks he’s a greater patriot than peaceful protesters just because he is a simple follower of norms and tradition. He has zero grounds to argue anything otherwise because America has the 1st amendment and he’s a snowflake of political correctness.

  25. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Roy T. Buford can’t get no respect. Especially as he sees his respect be fit. Nevermind that the anthem has nothing to do with sports. Roy can’t keep his eyes on the flag while the anthem plays breaking his own code. Looking about for disrespectful kneelers makes him less patriotic.

  26. ClodHopper Says:

    It just blows my mind that in America right now you are demonized and called racist to not like the kneeling. I get if you disagree with us but is it really a surprise that people hate that. Do you even know America? It’s not like it’s not like it’s an over patriotic opinion. We don’t get out the books and act like being hyper literal with the rules is demanded. We’re just asking to not purposely sht on the flag. If that is overly patriotic to you, that says more about you than us!

    BTW if pro life is anti woman and pro freedom of religion is anti gay, this is anti military and anti america. Can’t have both ways.

  27. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    The anthem should not be played before sporting events. It’s not law. Grow a pair anthem crybabies.

  28. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Sorry Big Irish, but locking arms is still a protest. Still counters the law, still counters NFL policy book for gameday operations, and still means there is angry dude out there trying to make a political statement where one should not be made. And no, playing the national anthem isn’t political. Protesting during its play is.

    I can diss guys like Mike Evans as immature, misguided, ignorant athletes. But I cannot support a Bucs organization or entire league that has until now, sought to imbue Americanism…and wants it both ways.

    My paltry little departure from support won’t hurt the NFL, but when many who feel the same do the same, it sends the right message. All that aside, my actions may not harm millionaires, but I can sleep better knowing at least I did the right thing.

  29. MadMax Says:

    Cant be a pimp and a prostitute too…..get em Clod!!!

  30. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Crying about anthem kneelers doesn’t making you racist, it just makes you ignorant of freedom of thought and the Constitution. Plus a PC snowflake

  31. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Max and Roy won’t watch a NFL game now, but still find themselves on a website supporting of the NFL. #keyboardstrong

  32. MadMax Says:

    ^ rondemispeller, calling me anti freedom of thought… gosh how the stupid shines so bright HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

  33. MadMax Says:

    “but still find themselves on a website supporting of the NFL.” dammmn straight! I still support the Joes…..always will! 🙂

  34. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    @ MadMax

    Sorry, not freedom of thought, but freedom of kneeling or squatting. MadMax stands while number 2ing.

  35. MadMax Says:

    Thanks for correcting me unbelievable (in your mind)

    Um, yeah, its nothing to do with other than kneeling for fallen soldiers… 😉 gotcha

  36. MadMax Says:

    btw unbe, who is brietbart?

  37. orlbucfan Says:

    Roy T. Buford is a troll. Haven’t seen him on here until this season. At least tampax is a senile boob, but no troll. The word is ‘insult.’ ‘Disrespect’ sounds like a lily-livered crybaby. I sit whether I hear the National Anthem or not. Amen to both @unbelievable and @Pa Privateer! Now back to football. Show up DK and Bucs Offense today!!

  38. unbelievable Says:

    Who said it had nothing to do with anything besides that?

    No one.

    Making stuff up now cuz you can’t argue against my points? Whatever man, enjoy your Sunday. This conversation is pointless. Try opening your mind and actually listening to other people once in a while, you might learn something.

  39. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    MadMax said he was taking the day off from the NFL. Yet here he is melting in front of us all with lesser things to do.

  40. LakeLandBuc Says:

    The NFL Players has not broken any laws. They are exercising their Constitutional Rights as American Citizens. They are staging non-violent, peaceful protests.

    God Bless America

    LakeLandBuc (kneeling)

  41. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    MadMax should spend his Sunday doing yard work. Rosie O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow need a snowflake to trim their bushes. #approprietethingsforMaxonSundays.

  42. MadMax Says:

    melting and standing for a #2, i know your tactics jithead howto

    unbe, its nothing to do with kneeling for fallen soldiers and you know that! Like Roy said (see above).

  43. MadMax Says:

    well then howto, get your wife and mom off of my dk long enough to do something else

  44. MadMax Says:

    @Lakeland, and I dont have to see it.

  45. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    HowtospellRhonde’s mom and girlfriend prefer to stand, won’t kneel for small things.

  46. MadMax Says:

    So they stand! Awesome!

  47. gp Says:

    perhaps, if the entire stadium full of fans stood up and sang the anthem in full voice, the protesting players might stand up and notice?

  48. threadkiller Says:

    Cameron always comes off as a thoughtful and intelligent man. Was pleased he made the 53, he was deserving of that imo. Only made it through a few minutes of that interview. Players focusing on how to make protesting the anthem more palatable shows a complete disconnect. It’s disappointing to hear. Have police join in protesting police? Is that what this is still about? Reading many player quotes that indicate last week was a purely anti Trump demonstration. Pure political protest. It’s a garbled and now partisan message being delivered in a very controversial (for many) way, but let’s keep charging forward down

  49. threadkiller Says:

    Cameron always comes off as a thoughtful and intelligent man. Was pleased he made the 53, he was deserving of that imo. Only made it through a few minutes of that interview. Players focusing on how to make protesting the anthem more palatable shows a complete disconnect. It’s disappointing to hear. Have police join in protesting police? Is that what this is still about? Reading many player quotes that indicate last week was a purely anti Trump demonstration. Pure political protest. It’s a garbled and now partisan message being delivered in a very controversial (for many) way, but let’s keep charging forward down that same path until our customers accept it. Bad business is bad business, and I think the NFL will realize quickly this is very bad business.

  50. MadMax Says:

  51. The Buc Realist Says:


    You mean, like this!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

  53. MadMax Says:

    ^ good one

  54. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @SpellRhonde…are you really as ignorant and you seem? You are good about putting words and thoughts into what others say so you can then attack it, but you don’t pay attention very well.

    I stated why I’m not at the game today, and I have been clear what I need to see before I go back. Learn to read as well as spell. Since you need to be told numerous times, they don’t deserve to win (no teams do) until they act like respectable Americans and behave IAW the law (USC Title 36 Section 301) and not NFL rule, but NFL policy for gameday management that the players WILL stand during the national anthem, helmet over left shoulder. So try to concentrate…I also said the Bucs historically don’t well in situations like today…and I’ve said I hope I’m wrong. I will be happy with a victory (even though they don’t deserve) and hope they give me a reason to go back to the RayJay….I know that’s more than you have every had to comprehend…so breath it in.

  55. LakeLandBuc Says:

    It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace– but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

    Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

    Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

    One Of The Founding Fathers

  56. Buc1987 Says:

    unbelievable Says:
    October 1st, 2017 at 11:41 am

    “There is no NFL rule being broken.”

    Correct but they are breaking an NFL policy…

    “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. During the playing of the National Anthem, players on the field should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. Players in the bench areas should do the same, and should line themselves up evenly along the sidelines. The home team should insure that the American Flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”

  57. MadMax Says:

    Taking a knee Lakeland, but then you want to quote and stand behind Patrick Henry who would stand for the flag?

    So I guess you want to change the pledge to our flag and anthem as taking a knee instead of standing? Am I right? Just trying to understand.

    Country first…entertainment later….MUCH later these days!

  58. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Dale Hansen Unplugged: Anthem protests not about disrespecting the flag

  59. Mort Says:

    “Should” is legally quite different than “Must”. As in, they recommend but in no way require standing. As it should be.

  60. Cobraboy Says:

    I don’t care what the reason for the “protests” are.

    I don’t want politics infecting football at ANY level.

    There are plenty of other public venues to protest anything players want.

    I boycott the NFL for allowing politics to be injected into the game. And I will stay gone until it changes.

    Already there are stories of advertisers bailing, slowing ticket sales and angry people calling NFL and team headquarters.

    There is a reason for the emergency meetings with players, the NFLPA and owners this last week: panic.

  61. DislocatedBucsFan Says:


    What war did you fight in? How many tours to Iraq or Afghanistan have you done?

    take a look and see who is out there as color guard. It’s not the police force it’s servicemen and women. By players kneeling it directly disrespects them and all service members. It may not be the protestors targeted audience but it occurs as collateral damage. I almost wish there was another draft so you idiots can learn what service means.

    US ARMY 8 years and still rolling

    FT BRAGG, NC 18th Airborne Corps

  62. gp Says:

    brings chills don’t it?
    Almost as much as the Flag ceremony for the two Kissimmee Police officers killed over the summer. That was a moving experience

  63. MadMax Says:

    Luv, I love you man, but it is disrespectful.

  64. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Madmax, I’m saying that the Founding Fathers was rebellious, they participated in a rebellion against the British.

  65. MadMax Says:

    I Salute you DislocatedBucsFan! Stay safe!