Another Bash Of Leftwich’s Mechanics

September 2nd, 2009

Joe is growing weary of hearing every former quarterback and seemingly every sound football man trash Byron Leftwich’s footwork, throwing motion and decision-making.

Essentially, aren’t those the three things quarterbacks need to have down pat?

Former Bucs quarterback Trent Dilfer is the latest to critique Leftwich as part of a huge QB breakdown he wrote for 

4. Byron Leftwich, Tampa Bay

Analysis: Can still pump the ball down the field … solid production … needs to play quicker with his feet and arm.

Mechanics aside, Joe just wants Leftwich to play well on opening day, which will keep massive pressure off Raheem The Dream and, hopefully, net a victory.

7 Responses to “Another Bash Of Leftwich’s Mechanics”

  1. Johnny Says:

    Bwahahahahaha! Dilfer is criticizing someone else’s mechanics? That’s rich! This from the guy that couldn’t hit a running back in the flat or figure out where the safeties were going to be. I’ve been referring to Leftwich as “a Black Trent Dilfer” for weeks…

  2. Rob Says:

    This’ll be interesting. Leftwich has a tough task ahead of him with the NFC East’s pass rush coming at him 4 out of the first 5 weeks. The best thing that can happen for the Bucs is to get the running game going strong each afternoon.

    If & when opposing defenses load the box and completely shut down the run, we’ll see how well Lefty can throw the deep ball to Winslow and Bryant. After all, that’s one of the reasons they went with him; His ability to throw the deep ball.

  3. Pete Says:

    Well, he is painful to watch playing QB IMO. But the results are what should count. And on those he has 60 something turnovers in 56 games, is a 24-22 starter, and is on his 4th team in 2 years.

    Here is hoping he has a transformation and the results will be better for Tampa.

  4. Pete Says:

    And to get to 24-22 he had to have the World Champion Steelers Defense and Running Game and pass recievers and winning attitude and tradition around him or he would not even be a winning QB. (he also needed Charlie Batch to be injured in pre-season to even be on the roster)

    But, I would not hire a QB for how he looks doing it, (Jim Plunkett was hard to watch at QB too but he did win 2 SB’s in his later career) it is results that matter. And for Tampa those are still TBD.

  5. oar Says:

    Pete, His 24-22 record does not include his playing with the steelers. That stat is for starting games only. Don’t get me wrong Im not a fan of ole sluggo, but let’s get some facts straight before we bash!

  6. Pete Says:

    You are correct, so his fantastic starting record is minus the Steelers. I guess that makes the 24-22 a better record, somewhat. I stand corrected. So he has not won an actual start since October 8, 2006? Also in my fact finding I see he has never started a full 16 game schedule and he has 38 Int’s and 32 Fumbles in 54 games .

    I apologize to Mr. Leftwich as I was incorrect on where you got your wins.

  7. oar Says:

    Pete, No it doesn’t make it better, but just that it didn’t come with the Steelers(he did have Fred Taylor and Jimmy Smith though to help those with wins).
    BTW I should have mentioned not to look up any of his other stats, cause it will NOT make your day, hell for that fact your year! Ugh!