Loss On Leftwich

October 27th, 2019

Awful game.

Now Joe isn’t fully sure if Bucco Bruce Arians behind the scenes is telling Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich who exactly to play and what plays to call, but Arians has said in the past it is Leftwich who is putting together gameplans.

So as long as Leftwich has the power to run the offense, then this goes on him.

Byron Leftwich lost this game today.

Oh, sure America’s Quarterback had turnovers. Oh, sure the Bucs kept shooting themselves in the foot. But it was Leftwich’s mindless play calls and illogical player personnel assignments that left Joe absolutely dumbfounded.

Who the hell designed that play for Breshad Perriman to tackle Dare-you-to-play Ohgodheblows. Perriman, in Joe’s eyes, played just crappy enough to be cut. Ohgodheblows should never have been on the roster to begin with (not Leftwich’s fault).

Leftwich’s constant first down call of Peyton Barber up the middle is ridiculous. Having Ohgodheblows on the field at all is asinine. Perriman can run and that’s it.

On the final play of the game, Joe isn’t so sure that Perriman didn’t run a bad or wrong route. Everything he does is bad. Even when he catches a damn pass in the end zone, he can’t get his feet down.

Leftwich didn’t wake up until late in the first half that he had studs to play and to target, including Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Cam Brate. But no! Keep running freaking Barber up the middle. Keep throwing passes to Ohgodheblows. Keep targeting sorry Perriman.

The only time this team moved the ball was when Perriman and Ohgodheblows were off the field. And when they quit handing the ball off to Barber on first down — up the middle!

On fourth-and-one with not just the game, but the season on the line coming out of a timeout you call Barber’s number??? Up the middle!

Joe points right at Leftwich for wasting this game.

And people get mad at Joe when he points out how Leftwich never developed Josh Rosen in Arizona. Joe has a pretty good idea now why Rosen couldn’t hack it.

98 Responses to “Loss On Leftwich”

  1. ElioT Says:

    Everyone is for sale!

    F*** THIS!!!!

    Even Evans and David, let them go to a real team, they deserve it.

    Horrific, new formulas to lose every freakin week!

    Luckily, thanks to the worst GM in sports, half the players that contribute are FAs in 2020 anyway, so they have minimal trade value.

    Bruce Arians and his massive staff needs to go too.

    Can’t believe how bad the play calling and game management was.

    It takes a Village to be this horrible.

    I’d rather see Raheem with a band of cheap misfits than this crap.

  2. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    Leftwich doesn’t trust his QB to throw the ball.

    Can you blame him?

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    Loss is on glazers for years of neglect and hiring a washed up has been

  4. Bird Says:


  5. H8JWLveBucs Says:

    Good coaches dont get fired

  6. EA Says:

    This dude was bad as a QB and worse as an OC last year, I’m not sure what BA saw in him and I’m not sure BA is not interfering with his calls.

  7. Nano107 Says:

    Leftwich an ass bag
    Needs to go no way arians can justify this
    Joe you’re spot on
    If the Glazers and Litch have balls they fire him

  8. Slugglife Says:

    IfHargreaves or perriman are on this team come next week, I won’t even watch the game.

    And Leftwich- yeah, Jameis has sucked, but lefty ain’t no coordinator.

    So much blame to go around. But VH and BP are useless.

  9. Waterboy Says:

    Shotgun on 4th and 1?? Lots of blame to pass around.

  10. H8JWLveBucs Says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOO I get it now Bruce let letwitch call plays so he can say later its not on me OOOOOOOOOO ok

  11. spicoli Says:

    Sorry Joe I’m not buying the loss is on Leftwich. How do you overcome a 4 TO game by your QB?

  12. Bird Says:

    I blame joez for continuously blaming the other guy
    (And you know which one – the Pitt game one )

    Shame shame shame

  13. Pete I Says:


    Loss was on Winston

  14. Slugglife Says:

    Great call on 4th and 1 with the game on the line. Out of the 2 minute warning too. What a total F show.

  15. NPRSageBoy Says:

    It’s looking more and more like the game has passed BA and his puppet Leftwich by.

    There’s a reason BA retired and Leftwich got canned in AZ.

  16. 813bucboi Says:

    Cant blame BL…

    JW lost to another backup QB….

    19 games with multiple INTs….



  17. Buddy Says:

    Grandpa Bruce needs to worry about coaching instead of blaming. He is too worried about wearing a dumb hat and trying to look cool on the sideline. He needs to worry about his coaching staff

  18. Wesley Says:

    We need a coaching staff! And a competent g.m..

  19. Plex Says:

    @joe, right on man. Also if arians isnt gonna go for it on 4th and one up by 4 in the 4th quarter on ten side of the field, then let the coaching search start over. I know bobby gameday would agree.

  20. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    Fire everybody. Including the security guards and janitors. If you work in that cursed building you don’t anymore! Once everyone is gone get a freaking Catholic Priest to perform an exorcism. Kill a goat if you have to.

  21. Bucnjim Says:

    Didn’t even read it…..Why because I watched the game! Winston and the turnover gang are to blame not coaching, fans, weather, CB’s, wives, air travel, offensive line, female defensive coaches, uniforms, Oh and RB’s, Nassib, popcorn, strip clubs, field conditions, punters, kickers, special teams, Voo Doo dolls, or even the Gruden Curse!

  22. rrsrq Says:


  23. MadMax Says:

    the leftwich experiment is over….the jameis experiment is over

    If BA doesnt see that, the BA experiment is over!!!!!!!!!

  24. 813bucboi Says:


    So VHG had 2 PIs and gave up a TD today?…

    Because I’m sure that was Carlton Davis…lol…


  25. BUCLUV55 Says:

    Wong again Joe. Without the two 10 yard td drive the Titans got courtesy of WINSTON, this game isn’t close.

  26. Slugglife Says:

    I won’t even get into the officiating. That’s a whole other story to be written.

  27. Richard Dickson Says:

    It sure looked like Perriman gave up on that route to me.

  28. 813bucboi Says:


    I agree


  29. Plex Says:

    The refs blew that fake punt fumble call. That would’ve been a TD. also they gave Ten. 2 PIs in a row that were both interceptions. Jameis played bad, yeah but the play calls and perriman didnt help. If on we had tennehill who protects the ball but threw for almost no yards. I’d trade the savior devin white for DECENT CB rn.

  30. Slugglife Says:

    No 813- he bailed on ever chance to make a FN tackle. Just like he did with CMac. That was no slip- he’s just a pssy.

    Watch the game again- he just throws himself on the ground. He’s no NFL CB.

    At least perriman can tackle I guess- he put a good one on Date.

  31. james west Says:

    fire sale were in a competition for the number one pick, except tampa has been trying to win, miami been loosing on purpose, i’m sick of watching this show and as usual were done before halloween, blow it up glazers u can afford to pay these guys, they played ya’ll anyways arians don’t do nothing but cuss and call timeouts too many coaches and what not end this bs and start from scratch

  32. Kord Says:

    Leftwich has to shutter every play call he makes on a pass, see the way Tom Moore and Jameis interact, Moore knows Winston is garbage

  33. Slugglife Says:

    Best believe when the film is reviewed he’s gonna get punked by JPP, Suh, and David.

  34. TampaTown Says:

    This reminds me of that line in the movie Mean Girls. To paraphrase: Stop trying to make Leftwich happen! It’s never going to happen!

  35. Kord Says:


  36. Bosch Says:

    U R right Joe. Leftwich is not OC material.

  37. Slugglife Says:

    At least Davis actually made a FN tackle and played physical. The only stains on BH3 came from when he bailed on tackling Henry and tried to be a human bowling ball. Oh, and he missed the tackle and Henry continued down the field.

    When the titans needed yards they threw at VH. No hiding that.

  38. JameisHas2Go Says:

    I would like to point out, the BUCS are score 28 points a game. Jameis leads the league in interceptions and fumbles.

    This is Leftwich’s first year as a offensive coordinator. Last year he was promoted to coordinator during the season. With a rookie QB that so far has not panned out in two stops yet.

    We have lots of problems. Not the least of which is quarterback, offensive line, and our secondary.

    Sure, 4 and short run was a bad call, but if you think Bruce didn’t have a hand in that you are smoking something.

  39. Bucnjim Says:

    Here is the simplest of FACTS: Minus 3 turnover ratio there is a 19% chance of winning! Stop nit picking about BS play calling seriously! YOU CAN NOT WIN IF YOU TURN THE BALL OVER!!!!

  40. Nick2 Says:

    Leftwhich and Jamie’s both Joe this was a “bounce back game” fir our starting QB who keeps turning over the ball making it impossible for us to win. I could argue easily Jamie’s hax cost us 4 games. I’m tired of hearing about yardage when turnovers are more important. Plain and simple our D played good enough to win. What’s the worst is now it’s Jamie’s time to shine since we are all but out of the playoffs. Thanks James great game.

  41. Aubpierce Says:

    Lefty is a Moron. Run a naked reverse, run an option with 27 in the game. Earlier in the game you should have run some toss sweeps. Always running up the middle is just stupid.

  42. Rob Tanner Says:

    Perriman, in Joe’s eyes, played just crappy enough to be cut. Ohgodheblows should never have been on the roster to begin with.

    Leftwich’s constant first down call of Peyton Barber up the middle is ridiculous. Having Ohgodheblows on the field at all is asinine. Perriman can run and that’s it.

    On the final play of the game, Joe isn’t so sure that Perriman didn’t run a bad or wrong route. Everything he does is bad. Even when he catches a damn pass in the end zone, he can’t get his feet down.

    Truer words have NEVER been written. Fire his ass. I blame this game on him. The GAME.

  43. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Leftwich has his share of the losing but there were multiple culprits….

    Arians challenge on the Davis PI was futile….wasted a TO….should fire the coach upstairs who evaluated that call….& Bucs had to call another TO when gameclock ran down after Jameis’ run out of bounds..

    No risk it no biscuit punted on 4th & 1 in Tenn territory…

    Multiple penalties on Carlton Davis

    False starts, holding, offsides…..team lacked discipline.

    And then there is Jameis…..continually not getting it done…..

  44. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Honestly turnovers killed this team. Stop blaming this entirely on play calling.

  45. rrsrq Says:

    can we find a receiver that gets separation. Why o why does ROJO not get 20 touches

  46. Pelbuc61 Says:

    Just another incompetent coaching staff in the long list since Gruden was fired. Sadly, Glazer stooges get paid handsomely by NFL not for success but just for being a franchise. Nothing will ever change until owners sell or get someone in here that knows what they’re doing. BA conned the Bucs with all these assistant coaches and Licht love.

  47. Rayjay1122 Says:

    They are all losers. From the owners all the way down to the water boy.

  48. Bucs_Fan_Orlando Says:

    “Byron Leftwich lost this game today”

    I know he is a QB, but did he throw two picks today giving the ball to the Titans in the red zone on one pick and close the game on the other?

    Coaches coach, players play.

    Byron didn’t call interceptions over the headset, Americans Pro Bowl, lol, Jamie’s threw them anyways.

    Coaches coach, players play.

    The bucs clearly have a losers mentality from the GM to the coaching to the players. But the players, maybe especially JW, just can’t win. The picks, even those called back by flags are horid. Who is he throwing too? Is he seeing ghost?

    JW isn’t speicla. JW isn’t someone to put it on his shoulders when you have none other. JW is who we thought he was.

    Jamies America’s QB and Pro Bowler….. Yeah sure. Man do I have an investment opportunity for you….

  49. Slugglife Says:

    Now we can have fun watching games knowing we have no reason to cheer for a win. Of course, now it’s time to just tape them and watch them later in the day.

    Tired of wasting mid day Sunday for this BS.

  50. Nptbuc Says:

    Gotta agree on Lefty. High school coach at best. Barber up the middle hasn’t worked all game so THATS what you call with the game/ season on the line? I’d rather see a Refrigerator Perry play with Vita Vea for Gods sake! Bellicheat would have gone with a Qi sneak with Brady. ANYTHING but Barber up the middle. Throwing to Perriman? On what planet would a coach think that is the key to success when the man has shown zero potential for catching aching other than the flu? How many db’s did you you see him blazing past this year? It’s to the point where I can’t watch this crap any longer this year. Fire sale starting tomorrow. W are going to lose some good people but they deserve to play on real football teams. Time to blow it up.

  51. passthebuc Says:

    –Joe ie delusional, the loss is on JW. The losses have always been on JW and will continue to be on JW.

  52. ElioT Says:


    Look at the state of this roster, the salary cap and the the shear amount of needs they have.

    This is absurd.

    They’ve got to tear this whole thing down and #lichtmyb**ls cannot be included.

  53. Wesley Says:

    11 years of losing now, I hate football.

  54. Danny Says:

    Ohgodheblows? Real classy, Joe. The loss was a team effort.

  55. Chris Says:

    Honestly joe it sucked but for once Blake jameis. End of the day turnovers win ball games and he turns it over all the time. Some may not are his fault but it is getting ridiculous. Blow the team up

  56. NYbucsfan Says:

    Winston sucks, joe!!! Get on board

  57. Tattoodonny Says:

    At 2-5 let’s finally see what RG4 has as a QB. Can’t be much worse & if it is then we’ll fight Miami for the top pick. Jameis, 90 turnovers in 4yrs 7 games is bizarre. We’ve watched rookies come in and not turn the ball over as bad as him. It’s f’n sickening! I gave up on Jameis finally in the UK, I’m finally over it. He sucks, running on 1st down on nearly every 1st down (lead the league) means no imagination to predictablep. In the Lambs game they ran that 3 WRs on 1 side, it killed them, but I’ve only seen it once since & that was today?

  58. BA Redzone Says:

    Joe – that is my most favorite ever nickname – Ogodheblows. I close my eyes every time he is on the field, which is too often…..Has RJ done something wrong, to not being put on the field more?

  59. Sharthappens Says:

    Jameis Winston now has 6 career games with 4+ giveaways (most such games by any QB since 2015).

  60. ElioT Says:

    The ownership is lucky they have such a bunch of addicts for fans.

    We know this team is killing us, game after game, year after year, but we can’t stop.

    DON’T give the Glaziers another penny! No hats, jerseys, flags, decals, koozies, etc…

    Buy a satellite and watch the games for free, don’t even give them the ratings.

    God damn this franchise!!!

  61. Slugglife Says:

    Ryan Griffin needs to get his first NFL pass next Sunday.

    Let’s see what we’ve got in him. Anybody think it can be worse? If so, who cares?

  62. Ricky Says:

    This week the defense played good so I guess can’t blame them anymore.
    They won the game because of the turnovers. We gave it away. As usua. Bucs life sucks

  63. BucsLyfe79 Says:

    Every October equals season’s over

  64. Nick2 Says:

    Joe I’m shocked you throw this on Leftwich when it’s obvious Jameis was killing us all day long. Jameis except for the rams game has been playing LOSING football all year long. Fumble, interception, fumble, interception and it’s on the o- coordinator?????????? No sorry can’t agree you can’t win with the terrble lperfornances Winston has been puking onto the field. Wake up Joe Janeis has played his way out of Tampa and the Bucs our of the postseason!!!!!!!!

  65. Dapostman Says:

    Winston is always going to get the blame rightly so or not.
    1) Center snaps before he should> Winston’s fault
    2) Winston overthrown ball > Winston’s fault
    3) Donnie gives up the booty > Winston’s fault
    4) Hail Mary Int > Winston’s fault

    Once again the Bucs had a second half lead and the defense gave it up. 2 long drives produced 10 pts.

    RoJo received 12 touches. He’s 21 freaking years old with no NFL mileage coming off a BYE and he gets 12 touches. Leftwich needs to go.

  66. Don Phillips Says:

    Do you all forget we took a lead in this game??? This is a team sport year in and year out the team sucks!! Guess who built this team, Jason Licht!! If he doesn’t go this team will continue to suck!! Drafted a bunch of DB’s that can’t cover, spent 30 million on a online that can’t block, brought in a coach that he knew would give him job security. Which by the way, in case you forgot, has the biggest coaching staff in the NFL!! Our organization is a mess and that darts with the Glazer boys!! They are clueless

  67. ElioT Says:

    BA just got all fired up and claimed the WRs let Jameis down.

    That might be the case but BA was caught on camera slapping Perriman’s a** after he gave up on that route.

    So what is it Bruce???

    Someone needs to search this dude for a flask of grain alcohol.

    What the hell is going on here?

  68. Nick2 Says:

    I second the call for Ryan Griffin to start I don’t see a terrible team I see a terrible QB.

  69. Mike Johnson Says:

    Please ..Stop it. This loss is not on Leftwich. Its on 2 very key turnovers by Mr Heisman..Jameis Winston and..I personally counted 6 balls our receivers dropped that were in their hands.

  70. YuccoBruce Says:

    This guy is a HS play caller and on 4-1 we run with Barber ? Did White play today because didn’t see him and can’t believe we drafted that midget at 5, but everyone should be up for sale except Godwin !! 11 years in a Row of Losing !!!

  71. Dapostman Says:

    22 RB carries vs 43 passes in a game that was competitive the whole way. That’s not even counting 8 QB rushes that were meant as passes.

    22 to 51. You’re damn right this sh*t show was all Leftwich.

    Leftwich needs to go!

  72. PhillyBuc Says:

    Blow it up and fire Jason tomorrow!
    Trade as many players as we can and hoard draft picks for a new GM

  73. Season Is Over Says:

    Bruce ‘We were done before Columbus Day’ Arians really showed this city. The city never deserved this. No one is going to be fooled again.

  74. sincethebeginning Says:

    Yes the playcalling and personnel choices sucked. No doubt. Perriman and Oguwhatever have no business on the field and RoJo needs 20+ touches no matter what.

    But Jameis reeks, Joes. Stop pretending not to see it. He is not a pro calibre QB. This ride with him needs to end. Immediately.

    But because of BA’s ego we’re going to have to suffer through the whole rest of the season with this clown and his stupid roller coaster routine.

    I feel for the few good players we do have. This has got to seem like an absolute nightmare to them.

  75. Jigstickjeff Says:

    Nice try,
    JW has to take the blame for this.

  76. unbelievable Says:

    His play calling is abysmal.

    Simple as that.

  77. Joe Says:

    Sorry Joe I’m not buying the loss is on Leftwich. How do you overcome a 4 TO game by your QB?

    If the defense didn’t collapse in the fourth quarter, the Bucs would have done just that.

  78. IE Buc Says:

    I have wanted to see Ryan Griffin play a regular season game for 2 years now. If only Monken had been elavated to HC with Griffin as his QB for half a season last year. Things could have been different by now.

  79. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “Joe points right at Leftwich for wasting this game.” FINALLY!!!!!!!

  80. orlbucfan Says:

    Loss on BA/BS, not BL. Figures.

  81. Bucodan01 Says:

    Leftwich sucked as qb when in nfl. How in the world is he a qb coach?

  82. Slugglife Says:

    I guess the sheep are finally seeing what the real fans already knew.

  83. Bucodan01 Says:

    Can someone answer tgat question?

  84. Slugglife Says:

    PUT RYAN GRIFFIN IN AS THE STARTER. THERE IS NOTHING TO LOSE NOW. I guess if we were making a playoff run. wINTston got injured, he’d still yet to have thrown an “NFL pass.”

    But what in the flying F do I know? I’m just a custimer and there are a bunch of people who know more than I do making six figures.

    Am I right!!!!!??????

  85. Slugglife Says:


    I’d answer your question, but I think you already know, that’s why you asked the question.

    I have been calling for EVANS corner fades snice game 2 but apparently BL is a retard. He loves him some run up the middle-

  86. Bucodan01 Says:

    Maybe Arians should make the calls for now on. That’s if he’s as good as a coach as he makes himself out to be. Or is he just in it for his extra retirement check?

  87. Slugglife Says:

    I’m now on board with trading our true ballers to a place they can win. I’m not selfish. No reason for them to waste their careers on career losers.

    Might as well get blown out from here on in and rebuild this F dumpster.

  88. 813bucboi Says:


    You talking about a missed tackle but Carlton Davis had several missed tackles, 2 PIs and gave up a td….

    Stop hating chump


  89. Nick2 Says:

    Even though Licht has whiffed on a zillion draft this team could win with better QB play. Sure we need a few different players but whoever is suggesting we blow it up like the Dolphins is not thinking clearly. I see a team needing to replace 5 starters and we make the freakin playoffs. If the Jags can win with Minchew there’s no way you can’t give Griffin a shot. I like BA but if he’s hitched to the hip of Jameis then sorry Bruce you made the wrong choice. QB is killing this team that has promise.

  90. unbelievable Says:

    Garbage owners

    Garbage coaches

    (Mostly) Garbage players

  91. Joe Says:

    Ohgodheblows? Real classy, Joe. The loss was a team effort.

    No less classy than his garbage play and virtually zero production.

  92. Vico Says:


  93. VICO Says:

    I’m with Danny on that one. If you’re going to make fun of someone’s name that is playing for a victory, you should sign that with your own last name at least. That’s not only not classy it’s cowardly.

  94. Jmarkbuc Says:


    ”If the defense didn’t collapse in the fourth quarter, the Bucs would have done just that.”

    I thought this article was about the loss being on Leftfoot…now you say it was a defensive collapse.

    Your Bi-polar is showing again… or did you not read this article that the other Joe wrote?

  95. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Is having Vern’s baby 🍼

  96. Jeffbuc Says:

    Jamie’s is not in good graces with me but this is not on him. He had the one who was that to pick but the two fumbles no one could have did differently the center snapped it when he wasn’t even looking. The other he got hit while throwing it. The last interception you can tell was on perriman he looked so lost he took a step in then just kind of stopped line he forgot what route he was suppose to be running. And you could tell by Jameis reaction perriman messed up because if he had slanted inside the ball would have hit him in the chest. Today was on play call I g run run run up the middle we are not a running offense but in critical times you try to run it. I am done I can’t watch this crap anymore. It is October and we are done again. And we can’t even look forward to the draft because we have the worst drafting team in the league. We get gifted all pro caliber players and we pass to take mlb and small school projects. Fire licht please or you will lose all of the fans

  97. LoveMeSomeBucs Says:

    Leftwich was an ineffective QB who always appeared lost on the field….his play calling relects his play on the field..

  98. Slugglife Says:

    None of the DBs are very good. But VH is the only one who refuses to tackle any body. He’s soft man. He didn’t slip against the panthers. He was scared CMac was gonna truck him.

    And he did the same all day today. I give credit to Davis for at least putting in the effort. Yeah he missed tackles. But I’d say you should watch the game again and focus on VH. Not sure where your loyalty lies with him, but he should be gone by now.