In an exclusive interview with ESPN, the tight end acknowledged the influence throughout the Tampa Bay organization of the greatest quarterback of all time.
In Week 4, the NFL left for Sunday night the great game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots, with Tom brady and Bill bellichick giving everything to show who is the best of the two, and to whom he owes New england the dominance he had in the league for the past 20 years. In the end, Tampa bay he took the game 19-17 in the final minutes.
Cameron brate, tight end of the Buccaneers, spoke exclusively with ESPN about what it meant to play in that game, probably the most anticipated by fans of the NFL this season, as well as the impact that the best quarterback in history has had since arriving in Florida.
As for the match in Foxborough, Brace yourself He said it was a game full of emotions, for everyone, even for those who, like him, have no relationship or previous history with New england, so much so that they returned home energy charger after the victory.
“It was a wild game, I can only imagine how it felt. Tom during all that. Even for us, without any affiliation or relationship to all of that, it was quite an emotional match and you could feel the passion, “he explained.
He also said that the main difference of that encounter with the victory of Super bowl, Is that in Foxborough They were playing in front of a full stadium, so there was a better atmosphere and that is felt not only by the fans, but also by all the players.
“The atmosphere was probably the most emotional that I have experienced as a player. It was a very special match that I was able to take part in … There was just so much emotion and tension built up throughout the week, and in the end we came out with a victory, it was amazing, ”he recalled.
Regarding the impact it has had Brady in the Buccaneers, Brace yourself accepted that having the best player in the history of the NFL He influenced the entire organization and improved how the plays are executed. However, he stressed that he cannot be given full credit for what the team has achieved.
“From the moment we hired Tom everything changed. Tom He gets a lot of the credit, but it’s not just him, there are a lot of good players on the team, the coaches put in a lot of time and effort last year. A lot of sacrifices were made in the organization, with the COVID and dealing with all the restrictions and that environment for the entire season. Not everything was for TomHe gets a lot of the credit, but, as an organization, we did an incredible job. “
Finally, about the game that awaits them this week against Philadelphia, Brace yourself said that the work of the offensive of the Buccaneers is to find a balance between the passes and the plays on the ground, and improve on what they did against the Miami dolphins, to those who beat 45-17 in Week 5.
“[El coordinador ofensivo] Byron [Leftwich] he has a tough job calling the plays. We have Tom As a quarterback, we have a great offensive line and incredible receivers. It’s hard not wanting to throw the ball at every opportunity and make explosive plays all the time, but we really need to have a balance and last week was a good first step in shaping the team that we want to be on offense, “he said.
Although Eagles They will be a tough opponent, with a head coach in their first year and a quarterback like Jalen hurts – with plenty of talent to shoot the ball and run when necessary – in the end the only thing that matters is trying to impose his game to add one more victory in the season.
“It’s going to be a great game, all the games of the NFL they are. As long as we can do what we want to do, and we can play our game, we will have a good chance of winning, “he concluded.