Byron Leftwich Says He Wants To See Cole Beasley On The Grass

September 20th, 2022

Playcaller Byron Leftwich.

It’s been a trademark of the Tom Brady era: adding accomplished veteran receivers.

Antonio Brown comes to mind, as does Julio Jones. The difference this time is those guys had injury histories (and in Brown’s case mental problems) but newcomer Cole Beasley does not.

Signed today, Beasley brings to the Bucs 550 career catches and a 10-year history of durability.

On the Buccaneers Radio Network tonight, offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich seemed to be tickled about the addition.

“Obviously you got to bring somebody in, right (laughs)?” Leftwich said when asked about the challenge of bringing Beasley up to speed.

Joe’s not sure why Leftwich was laughing, but it seemed like a laugh of confidence because Beasley is so accomplished.

“He’s a veteran guy who had 80-something catches last year,” Leftwich continued. “He’s caught a lot of footballs in this league. He understands what it takes to go out there, a true veteran, really. A true veteran, that’s the only way you can do what he’s done and put on tape what he’s put on tape since he’s been in this league. So it’s a veteran guy where we need help in that room right now because we’re pretty banged up. We’ll see where it goes. We’ll get him in here and we’ll see. It’s tough to say what type of role or anything [Beasley will have] until I actually get an opportunity to get on the grass with him and see what’s there. But we’re happy to have someone like that, a veteran guy who understands this league and knows how to play.”

Leftwich noted that sometimes adversity due to injuries early in a season can be fantastic for an offense, and he thinks the Bucs are likely in that boat right now.

Joe sure hopes Leftwich is correct. If the Bucs can somehow have Mike Evans, Chris Godwin (bad hamstring), Julio Jones (knee), Russell Gage (hamstring) and Beasley in peak condition by Halloween, that would be one ridiculously impressive receiving corps with Scotty Miller and Breshad Perriman backing them up.

57 Responses to “Byron Leftwich Says He Wants To See Cole Beasley On The Grass”

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    And the DardOn learning to ice skate in Toronto.

  2. Jerseybuc Says:

    I want to see Julio on the grass!

  3. MadMax Says:

    Great signing! Good job Brady and Mr Licht! Wasnt even on my radar 🙂

  4. Maniac Buc Says:

    Joe has blown his rockers if he thinks Miller will be here and Darden won’t. I’m not convinced Joe is that coo coo, just a smart business man. Miller is as good as gone, and I will cry tears of joy!

  5. Beej Says:

    I’d have preferred Beasley over Jones in the first place. Dude played a with a BROKEN FIBULA.

  6. Goatfarmer Says:

    Maniac – so far this year how many targets has the DardOn gotten?

    How many holding penalties?

    You don’t think if DardOn were all what you fantasize he is that Brady would be demanding that he and not Miller get the playing time and throw to him? If the coaches are that Gaga about DardOn, same deal. Scotty had two near misses that are considered drops. The DardOn wouldn’t have even gotten a hand on either of those passes because Brady won’t throw to him.

    Check yo sheets.

  7. Kentucky Buc Says:

    It’s a long season boys. These teams that r running wide open offensive throttle will drop off like they always do. If we are going to have injuries it’s best to have them now as opposed to what happened last year.

  8. westernbuc Says:

    Good to see Beasley has a job again. It’d be nice if Florio, King, and all the other coronabros apologized to him. I wouldn’t hold my breath

  9. MonkeyMan Says:

    Agree with what Kentucky said. Much better to have injuries now then late season/playoffs.

    This is all playing out beautifully.

    And after everything, we’re still 2-0.

    Nuff said

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I hope he gets in Sunday. Another player GB has to worry about. 1 fing game and Jones went down. Talk about letting the air out of the balloon.

  11. Ko Kiefer Says:

    The obvious pro-Beasley bias by Joe in this article is nauseating. His Twitter antics have been a distraction in the past, including publicly arguing with fans. wouldn’t doubt if one of the conditions on him signing was to disable his Twitter account.. which he did earlier today.

  12. Maniac Buc Says:

    @ Goat, how many drops does Miller have?

  13. Mybucsdontbucaround813 Says:

    What’s has Scotty done for you lately Goatfarmer

  14. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I’m sure the coaches and Licht were totally in favor of the move after what they witnessed on Sunday. Tommy ordered the code red on Scotty. Leftwich kept emphasizing veteran. I have no idea why some fans are clamoring for Thompkins like he would a difference maker. He’s on the practice squad for a reason. Brady is demands a high level of detail from his guy, and you’re not gonna get that from the kid. Beasley knows about leverages and how to get open against defenses, and he’s tough as nails. This is an all in season. We don’t have time to hold guys hands.

  15. Biff Barker Says:

    Once all the receivers get healthy will never be an eventuality.

  16. George Says:

    Cole will be a key component of the Bucs offense once he gets up to speed.

  17. Redeemer Says:

    To be precise, Beasley had 82 catches for 693 yards in 16 games. If Brady can’t utilize that, I’m out of answers. He is exactly what this team needs. A chain mover, who knows how to manipulate linebackers and corners. Thought Gage would be that guy, but something is off with him. Not sure if he’s still nursing an injury or what. I’m sure Brady put in a call to Jules, and was shot down. Edelman’s knee is bone on bone. Beasley isn’t the answer, but he’s a damn good cheat sheet for Brady. Wonder why the Bills didn’t want him back. He doesn’t have a ring, and the Bills should roll to the superbowl barring major injury problems.

  18. Buc king Says:

    I’m all for this signing…like to see us pursue suh to fix the run stuff…
    Gronk in few weeks..
    Edelman at the end of the year if he’s game ready and we ain’t at full staff.
    Gmc deserves a tire kick in my mind I do it just to see how he looks lvd loves him

  19. PewterStiffArm Says:

    Beasley is an Edleman type. We don’t have anyone like him. Scotty Miller only has a vertical launch, he doesn’t cross in and face the quarterback. If anything I thought they would have promoted Devin Thompkins. Not only does he criss-cross but he also runs curls and is very illusive. This team needs a scat back hybrid that can out run everyone, we need more speed. Our recievers don’t get any separation, the tight ends look like the are running on quick sand. You can tell Brady is getting frustrated. With Beasley maybe this might open up other opportunities, it better because the defense can carry the offense for only so long.

  20. CrackWise Says:

    AHHHH YES, weed is finally acceptable in the NFL….

    Wait, I need to read the article first. HEADLINES can be SO Deceiving THES DAYS!!!

  21. CrackWise Says:

    AHHHH YES, weed is finally acceptable in the NFL….

    Wait, I need to read the article first. HEADLINES can be SO Deceiving THES DAYS!!!

  22. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Just remember MASTERMIND, you better dare not use him on first or even second down…….. we know what those downs are to be used for…… gaining 3-4 yards.

    Nothing like the challenge of third and long…. right?

  23. Bucsfan13 Says:

    LMAO DoooshLaRue. The problem isn’t just personnel. It’s the predictable play calling.

  24. Beej Says:

    Scooter had 8 targets (led the team) 3 catches for 34 yards. Clearly, on at least 1 of the 5 he was interfered with

  25. CrackWise Says:


    Worst case scenario in your point of view is 3rd and 4. Just saying. I will take that all day every day!!!

  26. D-Rok Says:

    I’m wondering aloud how much BL was channeling his inner Brady, and just repeating the sales pitch he heard about Cole, and how much were his actual words/thoughts?

    Either way, BL is on point: it makes sense to bring in a vet with lots on tape vs an unproven player at WR.

    We shall see. I know Beasley is like a little squirrel and quick. Might be the missing link to this offense, in the mold of an Edelman.

  27. Howard Cosell Says:

    Goatfarmer Says:
    September 20th, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Maniac – so far this year how many targets has the DardOn gotten?

    How many holding penalties?

    You don’t think if DardOn were all what you fantasize he is that Brady would be demanding that he and not Miller get the playing time and throw to him? If the coaches are that Gaga about DardOn, same deal. Scotty had two near misses that are considered drops. The DardOn wouldn’t have even gotten a hand on either of those passes because Brady won’t throw to him.

    Check yo sheets.

    Uh…huhhuhhuh…you said DardOn

  28. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard agrees:
    Right now Scotty is better than Darden.
    The only reason they’d keep Darden over Scotty is that they think Darden is younger and he’ll get better eventually whereas Scotty has peaked

  29. D-Rok Says:

    On an unrelated note, I was always wanted to see Marilyn Monroe relaxing on a grassy knoll, nobody around so I could say Hey Girl. Is that the same?

  30. DoooshLaRue Says:


    I meant 3-4 combined on both downs.
    We’re frequently in 3rd and long because of BS play calls.


    Exactly. It’s BL’s predictable play calling and throw away downs that eff us.
    Hey MASTERMIND, how about some slant passes on 1st and 2nd down?

  31. Goatfarmer Says:

    Maniac is a fan of DardOn, so not even stats, not even the fact that Brady won’t throw to him, not even the fact that he negated a nice run because of a holding penalty (his only offensive stat) are going to change his mind.

    Scotty had two ”drops” that would have been spectacular catches. He caught 3 for 34 yards and three first downs. He gets open. The DardOn can’t even do that.

    One penalty on the stat sheet. Zero targets. Why? Not open and Tom doesn’t trust him. Check yo sheet.

  32. D-Rok Says:

    Slants or screens on early downs, if you please, Mr. LaRue. I been saying it.

  33. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Holy HeII. Buncha nutjobs on here. Have to include myself in that .

  34. CrackWise Says:


    Fair enough, when I see that become a problem every series, I will agree with ya 🙂

  35. CrackWise Says:


    I will agree with you on this Darden point of view BUT only because I destroyed your GMC take in the other article.

    Game 3 Darden, 1 nice return last week byes you 1 more week of my undying love and support for ya.

    Darden is being GIFTED a GOLDEN opportunity to step up.

    I am betting on the young man to splash this week!!!! Despite @Goatfarmer

  36. Nate Says:

    If he’s so great why was he on the street?

  37. Nate Says:

    If he’s so great why was he on the street?!

  38. CrackWise Says:


    I will say this about Scotty vs #1

    Scotty TOTTALY blew his chance to make a statement after he got ran out of bounds against Marcussss Latapoor..

    If anyone should have blown up the Saints DB for getting in Brady’s face. It should have been Miller!!!

    Instead, Miller was having a beer on the sidelines while ME was taking care of business and #1 was in there doing what he could to SHOW his SUPPORT.

    Granted, Brady went back to Miller time 3 more times after that. TWICE for DROPS.

    Brady has a knack for giving guys a second chance. IN THIS CASE. 3 more times chances



  39. CrackWise Says:

    My bad, control v control c did not work right,

    But I got the both of ya BOOOOOOOYS.

    WHo wants to buy me a Big Storm

  40. CrackWise Says:

    Maybe it did work IDC, time to have my BUTT WIPED!!!

  41. CrackWise Says:

    And to be honest, ALL the guys have my love and SUPPORT, no matter how sorry they are while on OUR? ….. OUR TEAM

    So, there is that!!!

  42. Dave in Winter Park, Fla Says:

    Beasley is another past his prime, shot football player that the Bucs signed. Just like Jones, Hicks, Rudolph, Gage, Bernard and Tom Brady. Lenny playing on 1 Leg, ZERO TE Production, OL Injury Riddled, Hicks another Past his Prime Injury Riddled SHOT Player, Only lasted 1 game, Just like Julio Jones. Packers 27-Bucs 10 💰❗️

  43. CrackWise Says:

    Ok, I finally read the article. I am super excited that we have guys on grass now!!!

    The real encouraging news is, I am supposed to get my VHS set of BUMS FIGHTING in the mail within the next 3-5 business days.

    Thanks, WHOEVER recommended it….. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm?????

  44. Chant Says:

    If he was sooo great the bills would not have cut him. Beg gronk to come back.

  45. adam from ny Says:

    meanwhile, they’re leaving the tight end room “as is” from a receiving aspect…

    that says a lot…

    so one must think they are banking on gronk getting in the mix at some point

  46. adam from ny Says:

    beasley, if he works out here, can easily turn into a brady favorite here…

    i think after the way they attempted to use gage this past week, as if he was godwin on a few plays, and he sorta didn’t become godwin-like, brady said to said staffers to get beasley off his couch rn

  47. Bucschamp Says:

    Sign OBJ

  48. teacherman777 Says:

    Who was right about the absurdity of the vaccine mandate?

    Cole Beasley!

    Who is a great rapper?

    Cole Beasley!

    Who is Brave and Free?

    Cole Beasley!

    Go Bucs!

  49. Beeej Says:

    Bills saved $4 mil in cap room cutting him

  50. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Dave Did you forget that the old geezer Brady led us to a championship from our long lost decade? The guy that you’re arrogantly dismissed. He made this team relevant and ushered in a new standard of greatness. BA took a chance on Brady in 2020 because he did his research and saw on film that Brady was not washed as fans and pundits alike thought, but he saw that Brady suffered from a lack of quality skill players. He saw a guy who could still make about every throw on the field. The arrogance of some fans to just summarily dismiss Brady’s importance to this franchise is astounding. I remember the brown paper bag days and the empty stands. Let’s not dismiss him like he’s Vinny Testerverde

    When our defense struggled last year and dealt with a rash of injuries, especially in the secondary, they were afforded patience. Our offense had to lead the way while we worked to get healthy on defense. Now, our offense is ravaged by injuries and we have new faces, people want to overreact and bury Brady and this offense after two games.

  51. Todd Says:


    Every time you write “DardOn” I want you to auto-think that everyone who’s reading it is thinking, “Oh no, here’s one of this people who ‘think’ they are being super-clever, yet do not realize they are not.”

    I mean, what does “DardOn” imply, anyway? Are you trying to draw a parallel to “HadOn”? If so, hashtag FAIL.

    Keep doing it. Just know the attention drawn to yourself is quite negative. Insert facepalm here.



  52. Maniac Buc Says:

    @Todd, any grown man who gets online and plays with another man’s name is immature. I think Scotty Miller is one of the worse professional football players I’ve ever seen. The fact he’s very terrible at football doesn’t change the fact his name is Scotty Miller. Unlike my dad, some fathers don’t teach the boys respect. Never play with another man’s name.

  53. Cobraboy Says:

    Will someone please explain to me hos Brady will get a connection with Beasley if Brady won’t practice on Wednesday, the most important practice day of the week?

  54. Sauron's eye Says:

    Beasley is a big time possession receiver, Great at getting first downs 10 yards or less. That is something we need right now based on 2 games of third down failure. Looking forward to seeing him on the grass.

  55. Buczilla Says:

    I’m always in favor of signng solid vets who are not injury prone. Now please go get Suh Mr. Licht. I am hitching a ride on #8’s bandwagon.

  56. Alvafan Says:

    He had good stats last year. Why wasn’t he signed this year?

  57. Alvafan Says:

    Sidebar to Maniac and Todd. If you think DardOn is bad you should have been here a month ago. He was calling him Dardung. I called him on it and he insinuated I was gay and that real men can make fun of people that way cause it’s all in fun. What’s really sick was others on this site backed him up. I told him he was a bully every time he used that name. He finally stopped and switched to his current nickname which I didn’t even get, so I figured let it go. He’s never going to change. He thinks calling people names is cool. When he does, call him Bully goat. I think that shuts him up or at least maybe makes him think there’s something wrong using people’s names and attaching synonyms for sh__ on it. I I’ll warn you now get ready to have your manhood challenged by his like minded compadres.