“I Still Love Him”

July 7th, 2018

Strong defense of America.

Some would suggest Cam Brate has gone above and beyond anyone’s wildest expectations coming from the Alabama-like football factory of the north, Harvard, and putting up numbers that are Pro Bowl worthy.

Well earlier this week, Brate appeared on “The Blitz,” co-hosted by Brady Quinn and Brian Custer (not George) heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Of course, Brate was asked about the three-game suspension handed down to America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, by NFL strongman Roger Goodell last week.

Brate came out swinging with a passionate defense of Jameis. Brate left no doubt, at least in his eyes, and he claimed for a lot of other Bucs players, Jameis is their quarterback.

Custer bluntly asked Brate if Jameis is “a good guy.” Brate quickly launched into a stump speech for Jameis.

“Yeah, I would say 100 percent he is,” Brate said. “There are things in the past I can’t speak of and obviously don’t know what happened, really, [like] in Arizona with this Uber incident.

“For me, all of my interactions with Jameis have been awesome. I am pretty close with him. We hang out outside of football. I truly do enjoy spending time with him. He is caring, compassionate. Kind of a guy you want to associate yourself with as far as my experiences with him.

“I can’t really speak too much to what is going on with everything else, with what else is going on with him. But that is not the Jameis I know. For me, I still love him. I think he is a great teammate. And I think I speak for a lot of guys in that locker room with that sentiment.”

Well, that is quite a statement. And given the fact it comes from a widely-respected guy like Brate adds weight.

This stuff about Jameis being cut this year is silly AF.

59 Responses to ““I Still Love Him””

  1. Atrain4047 Says:

    Unless Jameis follows his coaching from monken and Koetter he will be toast gone next year. He needs to have an awesome 13 game season with lots of tds and very few ints and fumbles otherwise he’s gone

  2. BrianBucs Says:

    We are now starting to see some of the PR spin and strategy the Bucs will take with Winston. Try to keep the on- field things and off-field things separated and refuse to talk about the off-field things.
    Good Luck with that, lol

  3. stpetebucsfan Says:



    Have none of you had acquaintances or friends and family who were super in some areas but jerks in others?

    Jameis would have been far better served if he had decided to party at 3AM with Brate or Mike Evans or another Buc with a good reputation.

    So going forward are all of you Jameis supporters OK if he decided to go out next week drinking with Banks and Darby and getting blackout drunk in public?

    Is that OK? You guys have been so focused on the “sex” you miss the real problem. Horrible judgement and lack of trustworthiness.

    Do you really want a PR DISASTER as the face of the franchise? Yeah I know if he wins….he could probably shoot somebody on Dale Mabry and his folks would still love him. Some people can do no wrong. We have some prime examples in our current society starting with the most important position.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I still predict there will be no “spin” campaign from the Bucs….Licht, Koetter or Jameis….Of course, when pressed, players will comment….but the comments will all be similar…..Jameis is our QB…..Good guy, we are moving on.

    As far as Brate is concerned because of the Harvard connection with Fitz, he should share some chemistry…..and algebra, economics and physics.

  5. Lamarcus Says:

    Of course he still loves him. I bet everyone in the organization still do. Because JW didn’t do it.

  6. Buc4L Says:

    Go home haters!!!! GOBUCS!!!

  7. Pryda... sec147 Says:

    I love Brate wow this guy is just growing in front of our eyes

  8. K_Bassuka Says:

    Lol at the haters. Always trying to spin things all the time. The really smart dreams of a 16 game season with Fitzpatrick at the helm are vanishing quickly. Lmaol

  9. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I’d not expect any teammate to say anything differently, and pretty much the silence from One Buc Place is deafening–it’s a good time for them to be closed (til Monday, with many taking a week of vacation next week). And they shouldn’t be commenting, especially since there is nothing good to say about Winston right now. So, that is not for Brate or anyone else to tell the media–and Brate certainly distanced himself from anything other than the minimum for which he has to be associated with Winston. Go ask folks like “Kate’s” dad, Marshon Lattimore, Matt Ryan, Archie Manning, et al what they think of Winston. It’s too bad there is such a divide among fans right now right before season start, but that’s not the fault of those with opposing views…it’s squarely on the back of Winston, who caused it all. Not a leader, not who is needed as the face of the franchise.

  10. Bobby M. Says:

    Rarely does a teammate throw another under the bus publicly…..Also, what is Brate going to say, if he says anything that creates more controversy, Brate could be the one sent packing. Its business and these guys have millions on the line….they will walk the company line and not risk making themselves a part of the controversy.

    OR….it could be they all view what he did as not a big deal, meaning they dont really see touching another females privates as all that bad. I say the same thing every time, if it was his sister, gf, etc…..He would be Billy Bad A$$ trying to get pay backs for his loved one.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The media will be forced to go to players for comment…..they will be pounding players constantly…..partly because they will get nothing from anyone else.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    Nice to see that it’s still ‘All About Jameis’. In other news, Bucs are considering forfeiting the first 3 games of the season because Jameis has been suspended. Oh wait, my bad, that’s tomorrow’s ‘Bucs Go All In on Damage Control’ headline.

    (BTW, for those JBFers who seemingly love to categorize others (^^^), creating TWO groups vis-a-vis Jameis … HATERS and non-HATERS … is really quite silly. It’s akin IMO to what seems to be becoming more prevalent in our country in recent years of categorizing those who don’t see politics our way into either extremist progressive or extremist conservative camps. In the now-famous words of Dr Phil … “How’s that working out for ya?”). It really is possible to like the person without liking certain instances of their behavior.

  13. BrianBucs Says:

    What is going on publically at One Buc and what is going on privately are two different things. SPIN SPIN SPIN

  14. Lunchbox Says:

    His statements about Jameis aside, of course Brate loves Jameis, their connection on the field is largely responsible for Brate’s big contract. If I were Brate, I wouldn’t want Jameis going anywhere. Oh BTW Joe, the millennials think your “silly AF” comment is edgy AF.

  15. AlteredEgo Says:

    Jameis needs REAL competition for the starting roll…hopefully Licht can work a deal for Foles….let the best QB win the starting job…too much offensive talent waiting to be used properly by a accurate QB….

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    Too bad so many Bucs “fans” don’t have Winston’s back like his teammates obviously do.

    This Ubergate incident from 2 1/2 years ago – whether Jameis did what was alleged or not – does NOT define Jameis Winston as a person. Those who choose to see Jameis as a POS because of this are simply and plainly being holier-than-thou hypocrites.

    Every one of you who have been slamming and slandering Jameis the last 2 weeks from behind the safety of your anonymous keyboards has done things that were just as bad or worse at some point during your life.

    Winston has made mistakes. He has had a few fairly serious errors in decision making between the ages of 18 and 22. As have we ALL.

    Don’t even try to act like every single one of you hasn’t done a few stupid things in your life that would make your life very uncomfortable if the whole world knew all about it.

    STOP being hypocrites and START supporting your Quarterback!

  17. 1sparkybuc Says:

    There is still no PROOF that he did anything at all, only that he was there. People here are convicting him without any evidence. He was never charged with anything, never arrested, much less convicted in any court except here. He should not have been drunk, and should never have been alone with her. At worst it was just hands, no penis, no penetration of any kind. Nothing about it was prolonged or forceful, or there WOULD have been an arrest. Drunk and stupid happens. It’s wrong, but it’s not always a jailable offense. Speculating that he’s guilty is wrong. He might not be. It’s that simple. He might not be. There also is the fact that, in the last two years and four months, no other incidents have been reported. That’s most of his adult life and a very small portion of mine. He made some mistakes. We all have. We live and learn. I hope he has a great life and a great career….as a Buccaneer.

  18. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Pickgrin…Winston has yet to support his team….why support him after what he’s done to them, to his owners, to his fans, to his family? How many chances does he get? That said, I think the NFL as well as his team has Winston’s back. Given his character has been a question mark forever, and that’s all on him, out of their goodness, the NFL and Bucs are goingto sit him down, levy some punishment, get him some therapy (apparently), and hopefully turn him into the guy he’s pretended to be, and player and leader he himself says he wants to be. My only issue he’s used up chances for me to be willing to spend money to watch him play, and the Bucs are wasting my livlihood by keeping a lying loser like Winston as the face of our local team. Having Winston’s back doesn’t mean helping him sweep his transgressions under the rug and letting him go on as he has. I am hoping they remove his as team captain and take his image off the side of my stadium. That will really get to him and hopefully also get him to change…

  19. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Amen Pickgrin! At the end of the day judging others is exactly what we should not do for one day that could be frowned upon. Instead focus on the good in people and praying for the best. I have seen time and time again the greater good come of people. Forgiveness is a valuable skill and something we all should do more of. It will make us all better people in the end. Go Bucs!

  20. Roy T. Buford Says:

    ^^^”forever” is a figure of speech, before the word police come out and say I’m making stuff up, thought I’d clarify that. Since Winston’s college days, his character has been a question mark.

  21. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @I’m tired…
    Yeah, tell that to the victims and their families for all the dirtbags out there that take liberties with womens’ private regions…”it was just one day.”

  22. ben Says:

    Winston is the face of the team which is a shame for the season tkt holders and fans. Nationally Winston is considered a thug and while being the 1st pick in the draft has not shown that skill set yet. ..Bucs need to move on with a better man and qb for the team .

  23. AlteredEgo Says:

    Can anyone describe Jameis without making excuses…

  24. Ga. Buc fan 42years Says:

    For all the haters, were you there? Do you know exactly what did happen? All you really know is hearsay by a media group that very possibly have its own agenda. [ratings, sensationalism, hate ??] who knows if Jameis was slipped something in his drink that night. from what I hear [and read between the lines] It sounds very possible! To late for a drug test now. we will never know the TRUTH ! Just like in collage, we now can only trust what his close friends have to say.Cam Brates words spoke volumes to me I STILL LOVE THE GUY!!!

  25. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Roy your missing the point. If he did do something he will pay for his sins in one way or another but not let it be by you who has no idea what happened that day. No your place in life. Go Bucs!

  26. Im tired and 87 is right Says:


  27. Pete I Says:

    Brate is a great player. A rare find for the Bucs. We need more like Brate.

  28. Pete I Says:

    Brate is to good for America’s Choir Boy, but we must all play the hand we are dealt.

  29. Buchead5588 Says:

    Stand behind MyQB#3

  30. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Pilgrim I am just going to agree with you wholeHEARTedly, and refrain from trying to reason with this MOB…
    “This Ubergate incident from 2 1/2 years ago – whether Jameis did what was alleged or not – does NOT define Jameis Winston as a person. Those who choose to see Jameis as a POS because of this are simply and plainly being holier-than-thou hypocrites.”

    It doesn’t really matter to some wheTher he didn’t do it, they fail to say whether he ‘did or didn’t’ they automatically ASSume he did it!

  31. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @I’m tired…you are missing the point. Lying to fans is a fact, and seems like done to team, owners as well…and hurt his chances for his team to compete. He is not a leader–he’s a schemer and liar. I’m a season ticket holder and have been a sponsor in the past. I have every right to not want to spend money endorsing his team, or watching him with on this team, and to speak about it.

  32. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Nole…First, you are the one calling Winston a POS. I see Winston as a poor leader, unfit to be face fo the franchise, and liar (and given what the NFL found) probably someone who did what is alleged….not just because of the Uber thing…but based on all he has done (and not done)–and the negative more than oveshadows the positive…on and off the field. Good people don’t grab women in they don’t know by their privates and try to cover it up when confronted by an employer who ALREADY has given him a second chance AND benefit of the doubt.

  33. Anonymous Says:

    Jimmy Carter’s mother once did an interview with a reporter that came to her home. She greeted her at the door and invited her in. During the interview the reporter had asked the former presidents mother if it was true that her son never told a lie. Well maybe a little white lie on occasion she replied. Aha! pounced the reporter what is the difference? isn’t a white lie a LIE? Well darling, I really don’t know but I can give you an example. Remember at the front door when I told you how glad I was to see you…

  34. ATrain Says:

    Excuse Me there is only ONE ATrain

  35. Lamarcus Says:

    Az gm got a DUI

    Hmmmm. I wonder why

  36. DB55 Says:

    I saw Roy T last night at the mons with a fist full of counterfeit bills. Apparently he likes big girls with no teeth.

  37. Eric Says:

    I have never once in my 42 years of existence grabbed a girl’s crotch that I didnt already know intimately. Just because you are a dirtbag like him doesn’t mean the rest of us men have done such an act. And no it doesnt make us holier than thou, it just means we were raised properly and you weren’t.
    Get rid of the dirt bag and draft a quality QB next year. I’d rather lose another year and get a guy we ALL can trust than stay the course with a mediocre player who will likely let us down again on and off the field.

    Only people still defending him are the local FSU fans who proposed this guy since before he was drafted just to save face. I really dont understand that logic since he made you all look so foolish and more importantly WRONG about not only his play on the field (18-27) and leading all Qb’s in turnovers since being in the league but now being
    only QB in the league with these type of off field issues. But no it can’t be that its gotta be because we are haters. Simple minded, biased as hell fools is what is really the problem. Sorry I dont support people accused of sexual misconduct and of course the issues at FSU. I dont care if they are the President or our quarterback. Trash is trash no matter what their title is.

  38. Lamarcus Says:


    Grow the hell up. U r on here about 5-6 times a day per post attacking JW calling him names. Then attacking ppl who choose to defend him.

    Okay we get it.

  39. DB55 Says:

    How many of those loses fall squarely on GMC? I can name at least 4 from just last year.

    In the last 5 games the Bucs had the lead going into the 4th qrt in 2 games and in 2 other games (gb and car) Bucs had the lead with 2 mins left. In the last game against the Saints he came from behind to win and likely ignored Koetter in order to do so.

    Can’t win games when you have the stay puff marshmallow man manning the middle.

  40. Buc 1948 Says:

    For all you half wits out there Philly is not going to give up Foles for nothing very pricey at best ,Jw is our QB end of story as long as he keeps his nose clean.
    this thing happened 2 years ago and nothing since.
    GO BUCS!!!

  41. DB55 Says:


    First 45 Career @NFL Games:

    Jameis Winston 11,636 yds, 69TD, 44INT, 87.2 Rating

    Favre 9,184 yds, 59TD, 48INT, 80.3 Rating

    Brady 9,663 yds, 61TD, 38INT, 84.3 Rating

    Brees 9,156 yds, 58TD, 41 INT, 82.5 Rating

    Manning 11,666 yds, 80TD, 57INT, 84.5 Rating

    Pump the breaks folks
    Jameis is in the company of greatness. At least 3 of these 5 QBs have been accused of sexual harassment

  42. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @DB55…so why do you have so much time to think about me? Do you have that much free time hanging off the back of that garbage truck?

  43. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @DB…I can explain it, but I can’t make you understand. Do you know the difference between harassment and assault? How many of those on your list had been rapped for it TWICE and tried to deceive their team? AND…how many got suspended for it? I think you know the answer…then again…you do seem that stupid.

  44. DB55 Says:

    Roy T Buford is the illegitimate son of Roscoe P Coltrane. And Flash is his mama.

  45. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @DB55….good one. Have a great Saturday night.

  46. winepeddler Says:

    I think what needs to be kept in mind is that the Uber incident took place several years ago and I believe that Jameis has matured proportionately with his age since. I believe the biggest problem he has is that his judgement back then was much more immature than his age and stature and the most difficult of his decisions to forgive and forget is that he failed to accept responsibility for sexually assaulting an innocent Uber driver and then compounded his immature decision by failing to inform the organization and his coaches of his drunken, immature decision making. I give him credit, so far, with how he has handled this, but he has to understand that he has disappointed an awful lot of people who took a chance on him despite his history of bad decisions. If he can demonstrate that his decision making has matured on the football field, that may serve to help his redemption for some people. Some of us are still pulling for him to accept the responsibilities of fatherhood and be an outstanding citizen.

  47. tval Says:

    And flash is his momma… LOL
    How bout that mediocre qb company, huh Pete?? Hehehe

  48. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Forget Kate!!! Am I the only one here who considers that 3AM misadventure with Darby and a convicted rapist to be a breach of trust?

    Are we all cool if Jameis thinks he still has the right to party with two low lifes…and two low lifes that recall his FSU challenges because one was involved and the other was convicted of the same charge?

    We know he absolutely has the legal right but should the Bucs tolerate it?

  49. Joe Says:

    Am I the only one here who considers that 3AM misadventure with Darby and a convicted rapist to be a breach of trust?

    What about lying to the team and to his employers like a child hoping mom and dad don’t notice the passenger front door caved in on the SUV?

  50. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Some people here keep calling Jameis a liar. It’s possible that he simply does not remember what he did or didn’t do. Nobody knows for sure. It’s possible that he really believes he’s innocent. For the record, 55 years ago, one night I was blind drunk. I literally could not see anything beyond maybe 30 feet. It was a long time before I took another drink, and then only in moderation. It’s possible that something more than alcohol was involved with Jameis. Alcohol effects different people in different ways. The bottom line is, the only one who can say for certain what he remembers is Jameis himself. The woman might be the only person who clearly knows what happened. It’s also possible that SHE is lying. I know what that’s like. The truth doesn’t always come out, and speculation is not truth. Speculation is a guess. An accusation without proof is just wrong. Not a fan of FSU. Not a fan of speculation. Just a fan of the truth and the Bucs.

  51. JameisNOT Says:

    I highly doubt an Ivy League player is hanging out with Winecheo and the other imprisoned convicted Vandy player. Yet another lie to better his image. Get rid of the clown now.

  52. JameisNOT Says:

    @1sparky: use your brain, don’t you think the multi billion dollar NFL has their bases covered before he finally admitted the truth to them. Wake up princess.

  53. gp Says:

    Has nobody here ever been falsely accused of something?

    If Goodell had ANYTHING solid there would have been no negotiation and the suspension would have been 6 games or more!
    SMFH at some of you “fan” (im)posters

  54. BrianBucs Says:

    Winston LIED, even just a few months ago, to his teammates, coaches and management. To think All of these guys now trust him and want him as their leader is just ludicrous. If you believe that………

  55. gp Says:

    If he was falsely accused , did he lie?
    Give me your proof!

  56. gp Says:

    Capt.Tim Says:
    July 7th, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Guess its official


  57. gp Says:

    If you don’t know
    A dingleberry is a little piece of 5h1t hanging from the hairs of your A55

  58. 1sparkybuc Says:

    If you don’t understand the definition of “speculation “, ask around.

  59. Capt.Tim Says:

    I hate it, when my scathing retort to some name calling dumbass, disappears