“Makes You Want To Be 100 Percent Perfect”

August 15th, 2020

So what’s been happening inside the walls of One Buc Palace?

Among other things, Joe learned that players were watching Byron Leftwich highlights from the offensive coordinator’s playing days yesterday.

Joe learned that from a long shot roster candidate back for his second Bucs season, versatile John Franklin, III.

For a bubble player, Franklin is a big-time celebrity after the nation got know him as the quarterback featured in Last Chance U, the Netflix series chronicling the junior college football program at East Mississippi Community College.

Franklin found his way to the Bears as an undrafted free agent defensive back in 2018 and 2019, but landed on Tampa Bay’s practice squad as a wide receiver in November before he was promoted to the active roster for the final game.

The 25-year-old has unique perspective on the game after playing for four college programs and taking on three very different positions.

He talked about his unique story yesterday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, but Joe was much more interested in Franklin’s take on Tom Brady.

Being around Brady, Franklin said, “makes you want to be 100 percent perfect.”

He added that the team Leftwich commands great respect and Bruce Arians has blessed him with a tremendous opportunity, and he talked about how their is a real “Super Bowl expectation” pulsating through the team.

As for his role, Franklin was cryptic, implying the Bucs have many uses for him — assuming he makes the team — and he could be the Bucs’ emergency quarterback. He did have one rush last season for 11 yards.

23 Responses to ““Makes You Want To Be 100 Percent Perfect””

  1. Clean House Says:

    Arians insistence on inserting Byron Leftwhich, half the qb JW is, is going to drag down the team-

    Tom Brady watching Leftwhich film? Really? The horror

    What’s next? BS’s Rutgers film or wherever the heck it was he played low level QB at?

  2. Bojim Says:

    Byron used to have quite the wind up.

  3. Stanglassman Says:

    Jonathan Franklin is going to one of those guys who bounces on and off the active roster & practice quad all year. Not only does he give them a RPO Qb option he is also a great scout Qb to prep for mobile Qb opponents.

    Clean house. BA has the most rushing TDs in U of Virginia history. More than Michael Vick. Hard to believe but true.

  4. Cobraboy Says:

    You mean, everyone is not checkin’ their sheets and ballin’?

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Stan. BA’s record was broken last year, at Va Tech.

  6. Alan Collingwood Says:

    Naysayers, have your time, enjoy. I’m a fan, and haven’t been this excited in a long time. Looking forwrd to September 13th. and GO BUCS!!!

  7. Clean House Says:

    I’m sorry, I got it confused with his 22-44 coaching at Temple

  8. Youngbucs Says:

    Clean House you’re boring you try to hard🤷🏽‍♂️

  9. Clean House Says:

    Yeah I’m getting bored myself w these *holes. I’m about over it

  10. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Looks like bucs are about to sign former Panther’s 33 year old, 6’1″ 315 DT Kyle Love.

  11. geno711 Says:

    @Alabama. Looks like Kyle Love a clear run stopper type guy. 350 to 450 snaps a year. Over 300lbs. 1st downs some 3rd and short or 4th and short.

    Interesting to me. I am guessing he replaces the snaps played by Beau Allen for us.

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    Alabama thank you for the update. This is really good news because we were thin on DL. Feel much better about that position adding an experienced player.

  13. SB Says:

    Clean House Says:
    August 15th, 2020 at 6:27 pm
    Yeah I’m getting bored myself w these *holes. I’m about over it


    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go join Ndog in New Orleans.

  14. D1 Says:


    Leftwich played at Marshall, not UVA. Vick played at Virginia Tech, not UVA.

  15. NDog is an idiot Says:

    Damn it’s nice to start a brand new fresh season without a turnover machine as our QB!! It’s a great time to be a Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan!! The nasty stench of JayMiss has left the building and now resides in the beds of NDog and Clean House!! Oh what a feeling!!!!!!

  16. Clean House Says:

    That’s a funny one. Who’s stench is in your bed? Ol stale Biscuit?? Haha

  17. Stanglassman Says:

    BS is BA not BL in CH speak.

  18. D1 Says:


    Thanks for the tip….

  19. SmoothBayRider Says:

    Why are there still Winston nuthuggers who have to bring him up in every post ? Grown men dangling from the hairs on his scrotum . The danglers are actually more FSU fan than Bucs fans . If they weren’t , they’d have checked their sheets and waved goodbye long ago . One of these days I’m gonna run into NDog , Clean House, or Dapostman , and I’m gonna live every second of it .

  20. NDog is an idiot Says:

    Not meant to be Funny Clean House! You know it’s true!! And BTW I’m married to an Ex Model that contracted modeling jobs across the World! And she is 6 years younger than me!! Enjoy your JayMiss LOVE affair!! What a pathetic life you live!!

  21. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    Clean House, settle down. They’re not watching Leftwich footage for his playing prowess, it’s as a kind of bonding exercise, because how many times is the OC a recent player?

  22. David Says:

    Clean house is pretty ignorant when it comes to football.
    He’s trashing Byron L as OC. LoL.
    He was fantastic as OSI and if you don’t think Brady and Arians are going to be a part of the game planning and that it’s not a team effort, you’re an idiot.

    This is why I barely come to your site anymore Joe, unfortunately. There are so many horribly negative pseudo-Buc fans who comment and have very limited football knowledge.

  23. Reach87 Says:

    David, nice post. I concur. I bet others do as well. Go Bucs!