Byron Leftwich Has No Concerns About Tom Brady Developing Chemistry With Julio Jones

September 9th, 2022
Byron Leftwich

Not worried about chemistry.

As you will hear in the next “Ira Kaufman Podcast,” Joe just about had a meltdown because Joe is so tired of the chatter that Tom Brady hitting the Bahamas in August is going to Pearl Harbor the offense.


If Brady sprained an ankle and couldn’t practice for 11 days, would this subject even be talked about? So Brady wasn’t around for 11 days and therefore wasn’t at One Buc Palace to pat Robert Hainsey on the hand as they watched film. Like Brady hasn’t spent time with Hainsey the past three weeks watching film?


So now folks are trying to drum up a narrative claiming because Brady was in the Bahamas and Julio Jones didn’t practice much at all as the Bucs try to keep him healthy, that’s aborted any chance for them to develop chemistry for Sunday’s game with the Cowboys. Now playcaller Bryon Leftwich is even being asked if Brady being away for 11 days and Jones not practicing full-time will stop them from connecting.

Yes, really.

Leftwich, who usually talks a whole lot in his press conferences but doesn’t say anything, had a few common sense remarks about Brady and Julio possibly not being on the same page.

Leftwich said, in so many words, these guys will figure it out.

“These are veteran guys that have played a lot of football,” Leftwich began. “Both of those guys are going to have gold jackets. It took these guys two, three days to get acclimated when they were here. And then it’s verbal, some of it’s physical – some of it you need to be on the grass for, some of it you don’t.

“It’s really just communication back and forth about how things are really going to be operating. So, I think they’re in a good spot, I think they’re fine. I don’t think we missed anything in those 11 days.”

Brady and Julio will be fine. Both know what it takes to be ready for a season. Both know how to get in synch.

Yeah, sure, in a perfect world you’d like Brady and Julio to be on the field together more. But you know what? Brady said this spring how Russell Gage needed to do a lot of work to be on the same page as Brady. Yet in the first week of training camp, Gage and Brady looked like they had played together for five years.

Brady and Julio will be just fine.

14 Responses to “Byron Leftwich Has No Concerns About Tom Brady Developing Chemistry With Julio Jones”

  1. Pat Says:


  2. SB Says:

    Not News.
    Hence the word.

  3. Bucs Win Says:

    Julio doesn’t have any concerns either.

  4. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Thank you, Joe. The missing chemistry story is so damn overblown. They act like Brady missed the entire camp. He was here during the most important time which was the install. He had a great chemistry with Gage and Jones during that time. And it wasn’t like Brady and Julio would’ve practiced the entire 11 days. Julio and Tom both have a rest days with Julio having more than one.

    The fact is that when Brady left most of his receiving corps weren’t available. Gage, Evans, and Godwin were out, and Julio practiced like two days a week.

    Tommy boy sure missed precious time throwing to the likes of Geiger, Sterns, and Thompkins. You know, guys that are on the practice squad. Julio has a great football IQ. Tom wouldn’t have recruited him if he didn’t. Yes, AB is a nut case, but his football IQ is outstanding. As Leftwich said, chemistry also takes place in the film room, and that’s where Brady lives. The route that Julio ran was a deep curl that’s a timing throw, and Brady hit it perfectly.

    By the way, I can’t wait for the next podcast. I love you guys.

  5. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Another story that’s overblown is the so-called marital discord with Brady. The man played an entire season with his mom undergoing chemo treatments.No one knew until the end. It had zero effect on his season. He only had an MVP level season and conducted the greatest comeback in SB history. Gislele has been wanting him to quit since that SB. Brady knows how to handle a nagging wife. Gisele knows she comes second to football. She said as much in the Tom vs Time doc.

    The only thing I’m worried about is how that damn interior OL will hold up. The Rams OL had young guys playing tonight and they looked awful. Hopefully Tommy boy shows his OL that film as motivation.

  6. Joe Says:


    Thanks for the kind words. 🙂

  7. BucsFan81 Says:

    How about the Rams getting blown out tonight. The bills defense did a damn good job and you know what they didn’t do. Blitz Stafford which last year bucs fans were screaming not to blitz him yet we did and that is another reason why we have struggled against them.

  8. steele Says:

    I enjoy the Rams getting the hell kicked out of them. But one big reason: they were forced to replace two starters on the OL, which left Stafford open to sack after sack, (Cough, cough, ahem….)

  9. Scooter Says:

    Gisele Sauerkrauts guy type is probably Mad’s magazine Alfred E. Neuman( King Charles ).

  10. Buczilla Says:

    Man, hurry up and get here Sunday!

  11. Lakeland Steve Says:

    What everyone should be concerned with is how the offensive line is going to play. There will be some growing pains with these guys, so they will be a whole bunch better in a few games than they will Sunday night. Let’s just hope they play well enough to win.

  12. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Not really news until Over Reaction Monday hits on 12 Sep 22.

  13. Allen Lofton Says:

    Football has finally arrived

  14. Wild Bill Says:

    Julio is going to do what what Godwin does in the middle, get open and make clutch plays outside. Who do opposing teams double now? Mike, Godwin and Julio are a nightmare for opposing dbs. Dropping linebackers in coverage opens things for pass catching rbs and TEs. Bucks will be fine on offense. But please stop running on almost every first down!