Cameron Brate Talks “Brutal Timing” & Brady Screaming

October 17th, 2020

Seven-year veteran tight end Cameron Brate opened up on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week.

Of course, Joe was taking notes.

Among other things, Brate was asked about Tom Brady screaming at players on the sidelines and his impact on the team.

Joe found it interesting that Brate shared Brady explaining to teammates that he’s yelling to make them Super Bowl champs.

“It’s obviously benefitted us greatly having a leader like him,” Brate said of Brady. “His resumé speaks for itself. … He’s our unquestioned leader and he holds all of us to a high standard because, he’s kind of talked about it with us; the reason he’s still playing football is he wants all of us to kind of get to that level with him to be champions. And if we’re not performing at the level necessary to get there, he’s going to call us out on it. Last week we had two really frustrating drives where we kind of just shot ourselves in the book with penalties; we couldn’t get a rhythm. It was kind of that frustration [in Brady] boiling over. It’s definitely a work in progress with penalties and something that we’ve addressed. Hopefully this week we can improve on it, so Tom isn’t yelling at us on the sidelines about penalties.”

Brate went on to say Brady does a great job balancing when to get on players and when to praise them.

Joe has listened to Brate speak for years, so Joe was very intrigued to hear Brate talk about how excited Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are to be feeling better.

He emphasized that the Bears game was “brutal timing” for the Bucs’ receiving corps and their injuries, and he said the extra time off has made a huge difference. Brate isn’t one embellish that kind of thing, so Joe is extra hopeful today about Godwin.

As for his game, Brate said he’s learned since O.J. Howard was drafted that his role would be more “game-plan dependent” versus playing regularly. So coming off the bench this season wasn’t a problem, but Brate acknowledged that he was so buried in September that it wasn’t easy taking a full quarter off and then coming in for a couple of snaps.

Adding humor to Brate’s radio interview was a guy screaming in the background and giving Brate a hard time.

Asked who was harassing him, Brate replied, “That’s Gronk.”

15 Responses to “Cameron Brate Talks “Brutal Timing” & Brady Screaming”

  1. orlbucfan Says:

    Hey Joe: wasn’t Brate one of Licht’s UFA signings? It has been a welcomed relief to read no constant Licht hate on here. 🙂 Go Bucs Sunday!

  2. gofortheface30 Says:

    Whats encouraging is that Godwin was full speed at practice Friday. As far as i’m concerned, if you’re a full participant then you’re 100% healthy. Will be more competitive then some people believe, and Vegas agrees as GB is only getting a point. Hard to say who wins but I do think it’ll be a track meet, and the offense will show up with the extra rest. Pewter Pants with the white jerseys like a lot of people on here were begging for. Go time

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    LOL, Brate really could care less what his role is, as long as he gets his Millions.
    His HUGE Contract was not one of Jason Licht’s better moments. Not only is he costing us a ton of money, but that huge contract makes him almost impossible to Trade, as we found out.
    Hopefully, him and all our receivers have a huge day tomorrow.
    The loss of Chris Godwin really hurt us, more then many realize.

  4. Swampbuc Says:

    Gronkowski was heckling Brate on the interview? That is hilarious, priceless! What a fun guy to have on the team. Hope he’s shaken off his knee issue.

  5. Ericb Says:

    I have the uptmost confidence we will hanfle buissness tom and beat greenbay…GB D is not that good and our D will be able to stop them some series with our offense giving greenbay a hard time especially now with goodwin and evans back to form. We need to play MAN COVERAGE on defense !! Take away adams and we can stop the run game ….exploit thier weakness with our run game and brady will eat them up with our passing attack. Brady owns rogers!!! We will win and shut the haters up!!! 38-31 Bucs win!! Go bucs!!!!

  6. james west Says:

    from what i been seeing over the coarse of the last 5 weeks, maybe the gronk could start getting focused on his damn rout running and receiving skills, get into his playbook and cool it with his stinking comedy routine, overpaid blocker from what he has delivered so far imho

  7. Bird Says:

    Chris apple roof cleaning

    He has 16 ranked highest salary in nfl for qbs
    Dereck carr and curt cousins and matt ryan and carson wentz and matt stafford and other average qbs making more
    Some how jacoby brissett making more

    Brady is winnest / best qb if all time . 6 super bowls

    His contract was a good bargain when you see who is in front.


    Stop smoking paint chips when you are on those high roofs. Worried about you

  8. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I love this.

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think it is premature to judge any player on this team harshly. We just don’t know how having a leader like Brady will raise their game. He could turn them into hall of famers.

  10. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    No one is going to interject with: What is he suppose to say? Brate is a Cantab. It is impossible that the thought did not run through his brain: This from the goat that cannot count to four! Brady had all day to make the right play. Only if he could count to four. It is embarrassing. The excuses are even more embarrassing?

  11. Cajun 69 Says:

    James west shut up about Gronk you will eat them words they are keeping him for the big stuff I bet he breaks bad soon this guy is no push over hold on to your pecker cause it will hurt when Gronk busts out lol

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    I agree about the no Licht hate. He finally did his job. If the Bucs don’t win this year it’s on BA. Licht gave him everything he possibly could with a salary cap.

  13. #1bucfan Says:

    I remember everyone on here saying our GM is the worse in the league. He finds big time players at small time schools and has this team so hyped people saying we should be going to the champ. The salary will be a issue this year but I bet our GM finds a way to work it. Always believed in JL. LETS GO BUCS

  14. Brady_is_a_Bitch Says:

    It’s funny that TB12 is so critical of others when he doesn’t know the difference between 3rd and 4th down. Tampa isn’t going anywhere but home for the postseason. 😂

  15. Hoops Says:

    I can understand why you might be jealous of Cam Brate being some kind of roof cleaner or whatever it is you do. Afterall, he went to Harvard and is making millions of dollars. It’s funny when you say he’s costing US millions of dollars.
    He’s gotten 28 touchdowns and is one away from being 3rd most receiving touchdowns in bucs history. What you say makes no sense