Leftwich Probably Visited The Weight RoomMay 19th, 2010
Joe quickly cried foul when The Mad Twitterer took to the WDAE-AM 620 airwaves in February to announce that Byron Leftwich wouldn’t go hit the gym with Josh Freeman, therefore Leftwich wasn’t wanted as a Buccaneer.
It was especially curious to Joe since The Mad Twitterer, aka St. Pete Times Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud, didn’t write about this tidbit for his employer.
“The one thing I’ll say about Freeman, He’s willing to work,” Rick Stroud said. “And that’s the biggest thing in this league at that position. He’ll come in there at 6 o’clock in the morning. Now they’ve got to find him a veteran quarterback who will go with him. That’s why Leftwich probably won’t be back, because he’s not that guy. What’s funny is, the guy that would do it is [Luke] McCown and they traded him. He’s the kind of guy that will be in the weight room, be in the meeting rooms, take his role. …Bryon was great. He’d could talk to you like Dr. Phil, but you were never going to get him in the weight room.”
The above photo makes it seem pretty obvious that Leftwich has been in the weight room and on the treadmill since allegedly injuring his elbow last year.
Was the Mad Twitterer just hurling BS around? Were the Bucs coaches just unable to motivate Leftwich from Day 1?
Joe’s not sure. And Joe’s not sure it matters. Joe only brings this up to shine some light on the media, which should always be held accountable.