Byron Leftwich Doesn’t Want To Hear Any Excuses

November 18th, 2021

Bucs OC Byron Leftwich.

Offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is pointing the finger of blame for the reasons the Bucs offense was sluggish at Washington.

It had nothing to do with who wasn’t on the field and nothing to do with what plays were run. It had everything to do with a lack of execution. The Bucs didn’t get the job done.

Nothing more complex than that, Leftwich said.

Yes, he admitted the lack of explosive plays was surprising, but the Bucs have won games this year with limited explosive plays. The Bucs, Leftwich said, just didn’t get the job done.

It is nonsense to blame the Bucs lassoed offense on Antonio Brown not being able to suit up, Leftwich said.

“I think anytime you don’t have him, you are talking about AB. He brings that much to your football team. But, it’s the game of football. Guys are going to be in and out. That’s no excuse for us. We just have to do a better job of executing.”

Nor did Leftwich want to hear excuses about Mike Evans being double-teamed. That’s the norm, Leftwich said, and still Evans balls out.

“I don’t know if he’s ever not doubled,” Leftwich said of Evans.

What Leftwich didn’t say was why he and/or his quarterback were so frightened of the No. 32 ranked pass defense that they were allergic to attempt many long passes. You know, no risk-it, no biscuit?

It’s not like WTF had Mel Blount and Night Train Lane playing in their secondary.

21 Responses to “Byron Leftwich Doesn’t Want To Hear Any Excuses”

  1. Lesco_Brandon Says:

    Bucs being the #1 passing offense against WTF 32nd passing defense, what went wrong… could it be BL is already looking ahead of the schedule… or BL is already dreaming of a HC job in High School….

  2. Robert Says:

    He’s a horrible OC. I said it.

  3. JimmyJack Says:

    Seemed to me like Brady felt some pressure up the middle and it sped up his internal clock, which led to all the checkdowns. Byron was not able to get Brady back into a rythm for the entire 1st half. Thats a big part of his job.

    But either way, AB not being there is a big deal. I think its safe to say we would rather have Brown on the recieving end of Dardens botchjob. And Tyler Johnson was a major noshow. That Perriman signing makes a lot of sense now.

  4. JimmyJack Says:

    The Buccaneers are the #1 passing offense in all the land and we are #2 at scoring. Dint make a fool of yourself.

    If I wanted to nitpick Id question our redzone offense which looks like its less effective from a year ago.

  5. PSL Bob Says:

    Brady had a bad day. Defense couldn’t stop a sick sloth from picking up 3 yards on 3rd down. Succop missed an Xtra point. Just an all-around pathetic display of football from the SB champs.

  6. zzbuc Says:

    The sky is not falling guys……Everything should be back to normal again…. IN TB12 I will ALWAYS trust!!!!

  7. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    My advice to the arm-chair OC’s/ DC’s/ HC’s, “don’t quit your day jobs”

  8. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Bucs won the Super Bowl, earlier in the year. No team does that, with a stupid coaching staff.

  9. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Well , let’s see. Better players (Gronk AB) execute better than lesser players. That’s why they are better players. I Typed. This. Real. Slow

  10. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    The Bucs lost to the WTFs, because they played like sh!t.

    How do ya scheme for playing like sh!t? The $1,000,000 question.

  11. captivajim Says:

    agree with Lesco & Robert….. 80%+ ist downs were runs … last I checked , You CAN throw on first downs—dosen’t have to be for 40 yrds.. there are slants, flats & screens usually are good way to slow down pass rushes..

    what about a hurry-up scheme against a team ranked LAST in pass defense ??

  12. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Yeah except when they struggle this chuckle head can’t seem to do a thing to help the team.

  13. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    “Don’t quit your day jobs” arm-chair experts.

  14. Eckwood Says:

    When things don’t wanna add up, sometimes there’s a reason! Question is Brady’s arm ,shoulder ,elbow bothering him !! ??

  15. Wesley Says:

    Get creative, spread the offense and stop running on every first down.

  16. JimmyJack Says:

    Captinjim……..You said we run on 80% of 1st down. You are either blatently lying or wildly misinformed. Last week was a perfect example. By my count we passed 13 times, ran 7 times(on 1st down).

    I dont like researching stats in football but Im making an exception for this 1st down nonsense. Yall are posting this same lie everyday. It actually makes the fanbase dumber, for anybody who actually believes it.

  17. JimmyJack Says:

    BUCS @ SAINTS-1st down play calling.

    16 pass vs 9 run. 80% is nonsense. Not even close to true.

    Sidenote:When looking at the Saints game I noticed that Byrons brilliant playcall on the Cyril Grayson TD was a 1st down play………..Seems pretty bizarre that fans have become so hyper focused on first down playcalling and I havenent heard a one of yall given any credit for a brilliant call like that………It comes across as a fan that has an axe to grind and not somebody trying to give fair critism(especially when your critique is nonsense like 80%)

  18. Swampbuc Says:

    Boron Leftwurst — what are you doing to improve on said “poor execution?” What was the source of it? What are you doing differently to correct it?

    For the last time — quit taking these so called “scrub teams” for granted. There aren’t any.

    Effort and heart >> roster names and resume’ .

    What a joke.

  19. gotbbucs Says:

    Players play the game, but this team also has the largest coaching staff in the NFL.

    There’s many worse teams in this league that make moving the ball down the field look so much easier than this team does with far superior talent.

    Launching the ball down field with success usually comes with play action passes and teams don’t respect our running game enough to pull their Safeties into the box. Until they dedicate more time to establishing the run they will struggle to consistently move the chains, no matter who is available to catch the ball.

    Sluggo doesn’t have a feel for the game.

  20. Swampbuc Says:


    Spot on. Bigger usually means the opposite of better.

    Most times, too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the soup. Right now coaching looks in disarray. Time for Todd’s Bowel and Boron’s Leftwurst to take command of their 11 guys each, rather than having two levels of coaching between them and the players. Call out the ones accountable for the mistakes.

    Accountability sheet. Bruce? “Either you don’t give a sh!t or you’re too dumb to play here,”

    C’mon man.

  21. Swampbuc Says:

    Oh and by the way – Boron — Bucs fans are tired of excuses too.