Bruce Arians Says Byron Leftwich Should Have Been Assistant Coach Of The Year

March 31st, 2021

It’s become obvious to Joe who Bucco Bruce Arians would choose to succeed the throne as Tampa Bay head coach when he retires.

More evidence flowed yesterday, when Arians visited with The Collinsworth Podcast.

Arians was talking about how he sold Tom Brady on learning the Tampa Bay offense versus the Bucs adjusting to him a year ago. And of course, that put a lot of stress on his offensive coordinator to get Brady playing great in his new world.

“I’m going to stop right here and say Byron Leftwich, he should have been Assistant Coach of the Year, because what he did with Tom was just amazing with no preseason,” Arians said. “I stepped back and let it just happen. Great job.”

Host Cris Collinsworth told Arians that he didn’t believe he just watched it all evolve, and Arians cut off Collinsworth and blurted out, “Oh, I did.”

Combine that with Arians saying yesterday in a news conference that it was a “farce” that Leftwich didn’t get head coaching interviews in January; and throw in what Arians confidant Tom Moore told SiriusXM NFL Radio about Leftwich, and it sure seems like 41-year-old Leftwich is the shiniest apple in the coaching tree.

12 Responses to “Bruce Arians Says Byron Leftwich Should Have Been Assistant Coach Of The Year”

  1. Mitch Says:

    Seems Byron will is being positioned as the first of the Arians coaching tree. Similiar to Arian’s being from the Bear Bryant tree and Todd Bowles from the Pettiglew tree at Temple.

  2. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Tom Brady should be assistant coach of the year. Serious. He is the best coach we have.

  3. Chris Thomas from Heaven Says:

    Nah Brady was b/c that offense wasn’t changing until Tom put his foot down. That’s why they won the Chip

  4. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Leftwich does have some great concepts in the playbook but needs more situational awareness and will be better in a few years but Brady is the Asst coach of the year; but I do think that being around Arians, Moore, Clyde(ish) and of course Brady is going to do wonders for Byron in his career moving forward.

  5. fish Says:

    i really hope Arians is grooming replacements for Leftwich and Bowles. we need to keep the same systems on both sides of the ball for long term success. When we win the ship again both coordinators will be gone…Arians already said he wants to coach if brady is still here and they can win it all.

  6. 813bucboi Says:

    been saying that all year!!!!!…lol…


    glad i share the same views as BA, Moore and Brady….lol…

    BL will be our next HC….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Rayjay1122 Says:
    March 31st, 2021 at 11:27 am
    Tom Brady should be assistant coach of the year. Serious. He is the best coach we have.

    You beat me to it….

  8. DoooshLaRue Says:

    BL is a good listener apparently.
    I’ll give him that much.

    He listened to Tommy.

    See me
    Feel me
    Touch me
    Listening to you, I have the power!

  9. Iamabuc Says:

    With Coach Arians, Tom Moore, Tod Bowless and Tom Brady as mentors; the sky is the limit for this young coach.

  10. Jason Says:

    Tom yelling To the sideline “no!!! Stick with the play!!!” Comes to mind for some reason.

  11. BucEmUp Says:

    I woukd take bowles over byron, hell I would even take that female dline coach over byron.Have you watched his press conference’s? The guy struggles explaining the offense like biden struggles to explain his economic plan.

    Sorry but byron has never been the reason this offense humms and every the league sees it.

  12. geno711 Says:

    It’s amazing how many posters think that the Buc’s could have won the Super bowl without good coaching.

    Pro football needs good coaching more than any other sport.