“I Was Floored. I Was Thrilled.”

May 20th, 2020

Cameron Brate goes inside the Brady huddle

Tom Brady ecstasy isn’t limited to fans, national media and the private life of the Bucs’ new quarterback.

Tight end Cameron Brate said, “I was floored. You know, I was thrilled when we were able to lure him to Tampa,” when asked on SiriusXM NFL Radio today for his thoughts when he first heard Brady became a Buccaneer.

“I have looked up to Tom my whole career,” Brate explained, noting as a Harvard man he watched loads of Patriots games and admired Brady’s work ethic.

As for recent workouts in Tampa with Brady, Brate said the language of those sessions is that of the Tampa Bay playbook, with Brady getting assistance from teammates. And that’s been great for Brate, he said, and other Bucs still mastering Bucco Bruce Arians’ offense.

“So we’ve pretty much been using the Bucs terminology,” Brate said. “But as a player, I’m sure [host] Brady [Quinn] knows you kind of always you revert back to different offenses you’ve run in your career and it’s kind of just working through that with all of us.

“I mean we’ve only been under [Bruce Arians] for a year, you know most of us were under Dirk Koetter for four years. So it’s still kind of a little bit new for us, too, going into our second year. It’s been really good just having a chance to work with [Brady] and kind of refresh us as well as far as teaching him our verbiage.”

Joe was intrigued to hear Brate talk about still getting used to Arians’ offense. Man, the Bucs rolled up a ton of points and yards last season for a team still acclimating to a system.

No, Joe isn’t going to drop a one-liner here about 30 interceptions and 5,100 yards.

15 Responses to ““I Was Floored. I Was Thrilled.””

  1. DaBux Says:

    30 INTS?

    I don’t think we see that ever again. Unless our Defense puts Brees out for the season. Then, hell, it’s a given.

  2. Jerk04 Says:

    Interesting article on Profootballtalk. It will be heart breaking to the Winston N*t huggers like Ndog and crew but Jay glazer said it’s basically a lock that Hill is the heir apparent in New Orleans. Of course it’s just one guys opinion but I had heard that Bucs are doomed cause Winston will be dominating us with the saints for the next decade. One of my favorite lines from Npup aka Winston ball handler

  3. 541BucsFan Says:

    DaBux, JW nor anyone else will ever hit that number again for the same reason no one has ever hit it before … they get fired way before.

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    HEY! And we’ve finally put together a great coaching staff. That true excuse was so sad for so long. Good team last year and it’s all these guys returning for year two except it’s plus Brady minus Jameis.

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “No, Joe isn’t going to drop a one-liner here about 30 interceptions and 5,100 yards.”

    Congrats on avoiding the temptation Joe. Oh wait …

  6. Bojim Says:

    Brate will get his touchdowns!

  7. Clean House Says:

    JW is one of the best raw talents in the NFL
    The herd mentality is that he’s no good.

    Well I’m todays sick world of everything being backwards, this makes sense.

    Lead the league in passing and sit the bench for barely any money.

    What a joke. I will forever remember JW lighting it up and by far giving Tampa the best, most explosive offense we’ve ever had or seen.

    Only morons could argue with that.

    So come on morons, tell me I’m wrong.
    I wish Brady the best, and Ws are ultimately most important, but my bet is that TB12 won’t even sniff JW3 yardage and TD numbers.

    I think BA and Licht are full of it.

  8. Clean House Says:

    And why am I being moderated?

  9. SOEbuc Says:


  10. SOEbuc Says:

    Brate is the red zone TE. Him and Tom might come together and kill it.

  11. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    Tom Brady Ecstasy… Sounds like a good name for condition the goofballs in the local media have.

  12. Architek Says:

    Go Bucs and Go Brady!

    All the little snide comments about the legend of Winston will soon be forgotten if/when Bucs clinch a playoff spot.

  13. stpetebucsfan Says:


    While I agree with gist of your post I think it’ll happen long before we clinch a playoff spot. It might build to a crescendo leading up to that opening game because of the opponent.

    But after that Saints game I believe we’ll all be focused on Carolina and hopefully cheering for a second division win. JW will then be forgotten.

  14. Joeypoppems Says:

    @Clean House

    “I wish Brady the best, and Ws are ultimately most important, but my bet is that TB12 won’t even sniff JW3 yardage and TD numbers.”

    If the Bucs make the playoffs, nobody will care what Brady’s numbers look like.

    4000 yards and 25 TDs with 11 wins is better than 5000 and 30 TDs with 7 wins.

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “No, Joe isn’t going to drop a one-liner here about”

    exactly what he dropped a one-liner about, lol.