Buccaneers player reveals major safety issue with the NFL

Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

During a time where teams and the NFL are under the microscope for concussions, the Buccaneers could enter the conversation with Cameron Brate.

After the Tua injury and following discourse dominated the NFL world for the better half of last week, the Buccaneers could also enter the conversation due to a similar issue with starting tight end Cameron Brate.

Teams are trying to show that they are placing a greater level of importance on player health, but the mistake with Brate is bound to cause some controversy.

For those who did not see it last night, Brate tough a tough hit to the head, came off the field, and then went back into the game and playing before officially going into concussion protocol.

How was this allowed to happen?

This was another instance where it seemed like all of the fans were able to see that a rough hit to the head occurred and that a concussion was on the table. Brate being able to go back into the game shows the same fundamental issue that put Tua back into a game despite some serious questions about health.

While the fans are certainly not the final arbiter nor are the the ones on the field and with the ability to make the decisions, but when it stands out that clearly on the T.V., it doesn’t bode well for when the team and league try to explain how this happened.

As of now, we just hope that Cameron Brate is okay and able to recover quickly, but it does seem likely that this is going to turn into a bigger story as the league sees another example of the major controversy that we saw last week.

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