Leftwich Returns To Tampa Bay

January 8th, 2019

Former Bucs QB may return.

It seems a former Bucs quarterback may return to Tampa Bay to run the passing game.

And that certain someone is Byron Leftwich. The big-armed signal-caller from Marshall once quarterbacked the Bucs in 2009, basically keeping the seat warm until leaky, sleepy Bucs rookie quarterback Josh Freeman was ready.

But Leftwich was benched for Josh Johnson after the Bucs started 0-3 and that was the end of his Bucs days.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Leftwich is expected to become the passing game coordinator for the Bucs. He spent the last three years at Arizona as the Cardinals’ quarterback coach in addition to his duties last season as offensive coordinator.

Per Rapoport, as Joe also expected, Harold Goodwin is also expected to come to Tampa Bay and serve as the run game coordinator, offensive line coach.

25 Responses to “Leftwich Returns To Tampa Bay”

  1. BobbyBucs Says:


    Since you have the inside scoop, why can’t you talk to this organization about bringing back the old uniforms

  2. John5 Says:

    And the reports are now confirming Bowles as DC. I’m not sure how I feel about him. His coaching record isn’t great.

  3. AlteredEgo Says:

    He was a TOUGH SOB college QB!!

  4. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Not sure how to feel about the first jameis coaching current jameis…. like to see freddie kitchens in here. Clyde Christiansen also coming back wonder if mike shula will too

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Just read we are singing Bowles now too

  6. OneBuc55 Says:

    Leave it up to bucs fans to find something to whine about

  7. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Cue the Jameis = Leftwich trolls

  8. JimBuc2 Says:

    Wasn’t it ex-Buc WR Jacques Green who said something about ‘getting the band back together’? Hmm.. how’d that work out then?
    No more predictable, plain vanilla offense. Can’t wait to hear what JaBoo has to say.
    Go Bucs!!

  9. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Its all about BA and JW development and win now

    This is BAs last QB protege and he has 3 year window to win the superbowl with him

    Can BA teach JW the skills to win games on his shoulders or not? that is the only question”

    Kobe Faker

  10. The Buc Realist Says:

    Well if jw3 wind up is even slower this year, we will know why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. DRFEELGOOD Says:

    Bowles has a fine, proven record as a DC most notably in preventing scoring, as Joe referenced a few days ago. And you can’t judge someone based upon how they did as a HC with the Jets. They’re about as dysfunctional as the Bucs. But, I truly believe that we just hired THE perfect HC for what this talented team of poorly coached players needs!!! And Jameis must be out of his mind with joy and excitement. I’m damned certain that Sean Payton, Dan Quinn, and Riverboat Ron aren’t exactly popping the bubbly that the Bucs just signed Arians!! BELIEVE THAT and GO BUCS!!!

  12. SOEbuc Says:


    “Since you have the inside scoop, why can’t you talk to this organization about bringing back the old uniforms.”

    When we get all this new HC stuff over with, need to make MAJOR pushes to Bucs that fans want new jerseys. Original 1979’s.

  13. Tampabucfan88 Says:

    I like this hire cause Leftwich played in kotter o so the transition to Bruce offense will be easy for Jamies

  14. Iron Wombat Says:

    No Dan Quinn isn’t popping anything that guys in desperation mode. One more bad season and he’s gone. There’s a good chance koetter will be front and center for 4 HC firings (including 1 for himself) in 6 years.

  15. Ray Rice Says:

    MF’er… I shot my own self in the foot with this one. As long as he doesn’t touch footballs it’s all good. Passing Game Coordinator= Do Boy! Go do this. Go do that.

  16. James Walker Says:

    Trivia: Christenson had a higher PPG average than Gruden.

  17. The Buc Realist Says:

    Trivia: loser lovie had a higher points allowed average than Coach Mike Smith

  18. Mikey Says:

    Welcome back, Byron 👍

  19. Joe Says:

    Hopefully he can get carried around the field like the marshall days.

  20. bojim Says:

    BobbyBucs Says:
    January 8th, 2019 at 7:04 pm


    Since you have the inside scoop, why can’t you talk to this organization about bringing back the old uniforms

    Whats wrong with you uniform guys? Screw the uniforms, lets get a team.

  21. bojim Says:

    Uniforms? Idiots. We need a team.

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  24. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The Arians hats with the Buc logo will sell like crazy……

  25. Pruritus Ani Says:

    He was tough in college.. Pros not so much.. Maybe he is a better coach.