Two Big Plays From Cameron Brate

November 16th, 2020

Yeah, Joe has celebrated a lot of big plays from yesterday’s game, including from Ronald Jones and Jason Pierre-Paul on consecutive series in the second half, but Joe’s not forgetting the two gems Cameron Brate turned in.

The first-quarter equalizer touchdown was caught by Brate on a third-and-goal. He had Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate contesting the catch and Brate’s outstretched arms and glue-like mitts squeezed the ball at the goal line. Career touchdown No. 29 was a sweet one for Brate.

But the real beast of a play came later.

After a 2nd-and-6 catch for a first down in the second quarter, Brate re-emerged on 3rd-and-19 at 6:20 remaining in the third quarter with the Bucs leading 26-17 at the Panthers-42. It was a big play, and Brate delivered with 12 yards of YAC (yards after catch) following a short reception. The exclamation point was a leaping dive for the first-down marker while two Panthers drilled him at the knees.

The Bucs kicked a 21-yard field goal a few minutes later.

That was the end of Brate’s real action for the day. He caught all three targets that came his way. Yet another weapon in the Bucs arsenal.

18 Responses to “Two Big Plays From Cameron Brate”

  1. Cannon Says:

    That stretch out for the first down was money.

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    Outstanding play.

  3. Jim Says:

    That 3rd qtr. catch was exceptional, a real exclamation point. Kudos to Brate…

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    Said it before.
    Effort over potential.
    Brate is a better TE than OJ Howard.
    Thats why Brady said that he was pushing to get him on the field

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hopefully, Scotty was watching that stretch out……

    I wonder if Mike Glennon saw it….

    Brate hasn’t been used much this year but after that performance, Tom had to notice.

  6. Rob Says:

    The Joes had been down on what we’ve spent on Brate, and I get it’s a lot. But I think this guy is going to play a bigger role moving forward. Brady likes him and think he’s clutch in the red zone. Go Bucs!!!

  7. NashvilleBuc Says:

    @ Capt.Tim nailed it. When it’s game time, some guys manage to play beyond their so called “talent level” and some guys just never seem reach it. Brate is a baller.

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    3rd & 19 was a heroic effort by Brate. Knew he was gonna get hit, kept his composure and focus, and stretched for the 1st down.

    Standing O, he earned.

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    brate stepped up big time…

    big props…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  10. cmurda Says:

    Cobraboy Says:

    3rd & 19 was a heroic effort by Brate. Knew he was gonna get hit, kept his composure and focus, and stretched for the 1st down.

    Standing O, he earned.

    Absolutely. He’s a baller. Agree with Capt Tim. OJ should be the better tight end. he has the athletic prowess but Brate is the better tight end and it’s honestly not even close.

  11. Coburn Says:

    Love me some Brate… That play was amazing. Hopefully more to come

  12. HeyItsAdam Says:

    We never needed OJ Howard. We had Brate.

    Dalvin Cook was the pick.

  13. unbelievable Says:

    Lol people still crying about Cook. Dude has spent more time injured than not. OJ has speed and size that Brate will never have, plus he can block. And I say that as someone who loves Brate- but he’s not a complete tight end.

    The effort on that 3rd and 19 was a thing of beauty!

  14. bojim Says:

    Throw him the ball. He’ll probably catch it.

  15. Hoops Says:

    You can’t contribute unless you’re in the game. Brate is a very solid TE. Hope Lefty takes notice and uses him to a greater degree. 2 tight end sets didn’t do too bad up in Beantown as I recall.

  16. LJS4th Says:

    Adam I 100% agree with you!!! Brate has been wasted talent and we did not need Howard!!! We need to use him more to build up his trade value or to keep him and trade Howard!!!

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    Spread it around. Tom was doing that Sunday and not connecting at times. If he can connect its 76-23. I believe that will continue to improve to all his weapons. Get us dat PA RoJo.

  18. #1bucfan Says:

    Brate has bin doing this since day 1 undrafted too. JOE, brates name should be mr reliable