A Perfect Example Of Terrible Coaching

October 23rd, 2022

Stubborn to the bitter end.

Good coaches roll with the punches. They don’t wait until halftime. They don’t wait until there is a dead-ball foul or a timeout. They adjust at worst on the next series or the very next play.

Byron Leftwich demonstrated today that not only is he a bad offensive coordinator, a bad-playcaller, but he’s incapable of recognizing the situation at hand and adjusting.

And that, boys and girls, is the very essence of coaching.

First, Leftwich did a great big “F’ You” to all Bucs fans to start the game when he called his favorite play, a play that time after time after time after time had failed this season: a run up the middle.

Leftwich was getting roasted last week, deservedly, for running too much and running up the middle in particular. So how did Leftwich demonstrate that he is a changed man? He ran up the middle on his first play!

But here is where Joe threw in the towel on Leftwich: When the Bucs did make changes, bringing in Nick Leverett at left guard midway through the first quarter and beginning to hand off to Rachaad White, the Bucs were actually getting good yardage up the middle.

Hey, maybe Leftwich woke up? Maybe he’s adjusting, trying new things and finding something that works? Progress!


On a critical third-and-one in the third quarter, with Luke Goedeke back in at left guard, what does Leftwich do? He calls for Playoff Lenny up the middle. No gain.

You would think, with the Bucs into their seventh game of the season and never showing any ability to run up the middle with Goedeke at left guard and Playoff Lenny plunging into the line, that Leftwich might rub his chin and say to himself, “Maybe running Lenny up the middle is really a wasted play?”

Nope. Leftwich doesn’t learn. He doesn’t adjust. Meanwhile, the Bucs’ offense isn’t just burning, it is a five-alarm blaze.

Joe has no idea how much longer Leftwich will hold onto his job. But Joe isn’t naive, either. Unless there is a major infusion of talent before the trade deadline, or unless foot-rubbing Rob Gronkowski has a change of heart, this offense will not improve much as long as Leftwich is in charge.

After today, Joe’s done with Leftwich. Enough is enough.

90 Responses to “A Perfect Example Of Terrible Coaching”

  1. beano Says:

    We suck. Trade Brady, play Trask, and start developing for the future.

  2. HC Grover Says:

    OUT get them Out now. Total collapso. Fire them today.

  3. Letsbuccingo Says:


  4. Casual Observer Says:

    Not adjusting is a major criticism. I think your assessment is correct.

  5. I’m not tired anymore we just won the Super Bowl!! Says:

    Off with their head!!! Somebody gets fired after this. Simple as that. Please bring Bruce back! Go Bucs!

  6. Jerseybuc Says:

    Wow just wow!!! Been a long time since I turned off a game I turned this trash off after we couldn’t gain a yard on 2 try’s. This team is bad n starts with Bowles

  7. Vegasbuccaneer Says:

    Put trash can see what we have for next year this team sucks over rated

  8. IrishTony Says:

    No I don’t want Trask as our QB I want a young, innovative offensive coordinator and a qb that can pass and run. F the Arians philosophy it worked for two seasons but it’s quickly becoming obsolete.

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    The sad part is that Leftwich actually did try a bunch of new stuff today, at least in terms of the order of his playcalling. He’s just not any good, and has no feel.

    Next week the Bucs need to let Brady run a hurry up offense, and completely cut Leftwich out of the game.

  10. BucsBro Says:

    He has to go. If Bowles sticks around, Byron must go.

    Honestly, I’d fire them both and hire Sean Payton.

    If you want Brady to stay in Tampa beyond this year, get Payton. That might be the only way it happens.

    Recall, Payton and Brady seemed like they were heading to Miami before the Brian Flores incident took place.

  11. BucU Says:

    Well I’m sure Julio and Hicks will be back soon to save the day.

  12. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Joe, Sadly, Gronk, Jensen and AB could come back and Leftwich would still call terrible games.

  13. Orlando Kevin Says:

    Embarrassing loss…. Against a team that fired their coach, played a 4th string QB and traded 2 top players so clearly they are in a rebuild. It’s like we pooped our pants and then the poop threw up.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    beano – Trask can’t even beat out Gabbert for the backup job. He’s not the future, he’s a bust.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s hard for me to believe that Trask couldn’t get more than 3….

  16. MadMax Says:

    Im over it….let the rebuild begin…fire the coaches, trade brady for whatever you can get, and get that kid bo nix next draft….all good, maybe we’ll have some luck with a heck of a new coaching staff..


  17. Sue Brooks Says:

    very unfair to fans who’ve spent THOUSANDS on tickets to this circus.

  18. beano Says:

    IrishTony, teams have running backs for running. Few pass well. Look at all the Super Bowl winners.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    What about Bowles? If he can’t motivate his team he has no business coaching it!

  20. Fairminded Says:

    Yep. Wasted season. Just terrible by Leftwich, but honestly Bowles must take the brunt of this. Just embarrassing.

  21. BucsBro Says:

    Brady doesn’t need to be traded.

    As long as things are like this, he’s gone after this year.

    I mean, you could try to get something for him but any team that wants him can just wait until he becomes a free agent. Also, how much would you give up for a 45 year old player?

  22. ClwJB Says:

    He is just a complete tool

    Obviously the red pen has been saving his ass for years

  23. LOL Says:

    By-run and toilet Bowles got outclassed by an interim coaching staff during a firesale

  24. Jack Sparrow Says:

    They should fire Bowles and Leftwich. But we all know it’s not going to happen since they will sue the Bucs for the R word.

  25. Architek Says:

    Hot Dammm Mess LOLOL

  26. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Well, looks like the guys at the Sports Bar were right about how we will suck with Todd “Toilet Bowls” Bowles as head coach.
    They predicted this, and a total team implosion to come.
    That was the Carolina Panthers, a terrible team. WE have just made two of the worst teams in the NFL look like Super Bowl Teams these last two weeks!
    Imagine what the Ravens are going to do to us on Thursday ?

  27. Darin Says:

    I was done last week but now I’m close to not watching this mess anymore. Like you said he gave us a big eff you. And he’s too stubborn to adjust. Bad coaching and ego hopefully equals a kick out the door tonight. We’re not that lucky tho

  28. Beano is a troll Says:

    Beano, STFU.
    You’re a troll. A Brady hater putting himself on this blog just to try to pursuade further Brady hate amongst the population.
    Yes, let’s play Kyle Trask over the GOAT. Evans will surely catch that game changing, statement making catch from Trask.

    Clearly the problem is Leftwich and Bowlers. They’re prideful to a fault. Stubborn and not terribly smart. Unfortunately because I would have loved to see both of them succeed.

  29. ViSyl Says:

    Fire BL, he is totally incompetent.

  30. Orlando Kevin Says:

    It’s like we pooped our pants and then the poop threw up.

  31. beano Says:

    Rod, you’re just a hater of Gators. You said so yourself. Trask looked good in the preseason and until he takes regular season NFL snaps you have zero facts to support your constant slandering of Trask. You are one bitter person.

  32. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Brady is at the end of his great career and he will no longrr propping people up who does notvdeserve to be on their job right now. He’ll execute whatever Leftwich calls whther it works or not. He will not red pen BL anymore.

  33. Bucanero Says:

    Leftwich should be fired before the showers. What are you talking about Joe. One of the best scoring offenses in the league for years with Arians can’t score against the stinkig panthers? You are kidding yourself with this thing about firing Leftwich costing us a chance to win against Baltimore. WE HAVE NO CHANCE WITH BL

  34. Bucs Orlando Says:


  35. Bucobill99 Says:

    3-5 by end of week

  36. BigMacAttack Says:

    I said last week to give Trask a chance and now it’s time, but they won’t. Brady is sucking because he’s scared playing behind a garbage O line that has given up. In the second half the defense gave up too. This is arguably the worst offense I’ve seen in forever. Every Buc offense in the last 20 years has been better than this. Time for TB12 to hang it up. It’s getting worse, not better and Gage totally sucks. This is sad and embarrassing.

  37. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Leftstunned is clueless. He’s the Lovie of OCs.

  38. Greg Says:

    It’s pretty bad when the announcer (Vilma) is calling out EVERY play on offense before it’s played. Pathetic IMO

  39. Sumosam Says:

    This team lost all desire. Coaching problem.

  40. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    October 23rd, 2022 at 3:51 pm
    beano – Trask can’t even beat out Gabbert for the backup job. He’s not the future, he’s a bust.

    That is LITERALLY a retarded statement.

    Who determines who’s better?
    It’s the coaches you idiot.

    FYI……. they suck.

  41. Anonymous Says:

    “Beano is a troll Says: Beano, STFU.”

    F U

  42. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Arians cosigned for Bowles. Maybe Glazers never should have accepted that and get a better coach out there.

  43. Back2Sucking Says:

    But we have diversity hires! 6-11 is fine.

  44. Mike Johnson Says:

    Nahhh, this was not the coaching. This was all on the players guys. Missed blocking assignments, dropped balls , brady off on many passes, and defense that could not stop toilet paper. Go ahead and blame the coaches. If it makes you feel better. But Carolina balled. They beat us badly, and that bout sums it up. This game, losing the Panthers says it all…Not this year. No superbowl. Maybe not even playoffs.

  45. Anonymous Says:

    “Beano is a troll Says: Beano, STFU.”


  46. SufferingSince76 Says:

    It’s going to be just like the old days when Bucs players were afraid to go out in public. Or at least it should be.

  47. Bojim Says:

    It looks like it will take more Gronk.

  48. Rod Munch Says:

    Doodoooussh – You think Trask would fix the offense and Leftwich’s playcalling? LOL! That’s a stupid comment even by your standards. But it’s the kind of hot take you’d expect from an moron that thinks Chris Meyers is the best play by play guy in football.

  49. beano Says:

    Rod Munch is terrified that Trask will play and look good. That explains Rod’s vitriolic tantrums very time someone suggest putting Trask in. After all, if Rod really was convinced that Trask sucks – despite looking good in the preseason – Rod would WANT Trask in there stinking it up and proving Rod right.

  50. Roc Says:

    Only the BUCS can have the GREATEST OF ALL TIME playing QB and lose to a team who just FIRED THEIR coach 6 days ago, play a 4th string QB, Lost their best offensive player 2 days ago AND NOT ONLY LOSE BUT GET BEAT 21-3

  51. beano Says:

    Rod Munchkin is in meltdown mode because all his predictions have been wrong and he looks like an idiot.

  52. Oneilbuc Says:

    I told y’all that BL and Bowles will be the scapegoats this year. Some of yall still refuse to hold Brady accountable as well. I don’t want Brady back next year either a rookie or Trask no more old players. They should have traded Brady this year.

  53. Ash Says:

    It’s delusional to think adding gronk would fix this, this looks like a team that has given up.

  54. Oneilbuc Says:

    Brady is 45 and he’s done I told y’all Brady needs a all star team around him now days. In 2020 y’all told me that Brady took the same team Jameis had to the super bowl. Now he’s playing with the same team Jameis had and he looks worse than Jamies because Brady ain’t going to try and make something happen like Jameis did and that’s what I hated about Jameis but what’s the difference now in not trying because you get the same results a lost . No excuses and where is youngcookie who say he call it like he see it ?? Lol 🤣🤣

  55. Beano is a troll Says:

    ONeilbuc, why do you come on here and pretend to be a BUCS fan? You must really hate your life. Sucks when a white guy like Brady accomplishes as much as he does, eh? You’ve been badmouthing Brady since BEFORE the Superbowl 55 win. Go f yourself troll.

  56. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Arians stuck the Bucs with this garbage. A pure case of forcing diversity down a teams throat and NOT hiring the best person for the job no matter what race, gender or preference. BA should NOT be in your Ring of Honor, he caused this collapse.

  57. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Beano is Oneilsuckyall

  58. D Says:

    Beano has stolen the show in the comment section. Congrats bro, and continue to put Rod Muncher in his place!

  59. stpetebucfan Says:

    Beano…ONeill is not a true troll…IMHO he loves the Bucs but can never get rid of his mancrush on Fameis Jameis. Perhaps he went to FSU? But his angst is mostly delivered based on that.

    Meanwhile…I get all the Leftwich hate but do we REALLY believe HE is totally responsible for the schemes and playcalling? Really? Tom Brady all of the sudden has no input? Cmon man!

    Brady seems detached this year and he’s still grasping at his throwing hand on occasion. Perhaps the 11 day vacation and then the in season trip to see Robert Kraft’s wedding are having an effect.

    Honest question. Does anybody here really believe Brady has NOTHING to do with schemes, play designs and play calling? I’ve got some stock in the Sunshine Skyway!

  60. Anonymous Says:

    Listn. If he is he must’ve learned to use spellcheck

  61. Oneilbuc Says:

    Beano I’ve been a bucs fan for 27 years but I’m not a blind fan. Brady is Listnfrmafart daddy so he will never tell the truth about how Brady is playing regardless how bad it is. But as for my life I’m blessed that’s why I can call it like I see it . I don’t lose 1 second of sleep if the bucs win or lose like a lot people on here. Brady has been exempt from criticism for most of the people on here because of his accomplishments in the pass. I don’t care about that why because we won a superbowl in 2002 so how much longer should we keep talking about that ?? And don’t come with the race talk with me I like Kyle Trask the last I checked he was a white guy. I think you are the one with the race problem you and listnfrmafart must be still mad about the civil rights movement or the civil war . Lol 🤣🤣

  62. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Can we just admit it? He’s dumb. He’s f’n dumb. And there’s no fixing that.

  63. Listnfrmafar Says:

    So Oneilsuckyall Brady let up close to 200 yds rushing and 21 points? It looked to me like Brady though unsuccessful was trying to get the ball in the end zone. Smith offsides twice on crucial drives, WTF???

  64. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Bowels got torched by a division 3 offense today. Shameful!

  65. DrunkinYbor Says:

    I am a very measured, calculating, thoughtful person. I don’t just say blah blah cuz my booty nurts. This This team is a injustice! How? HOW do you lose a game against a team THATIS trying TO freaking TANK,/,LOSE… COME ON!@!!!! CO M E ON@ Glazers just cut ties darn it bring back my no risk it no biscuit guy who had the testicular fortitude to freaking FIGHT. This this team is a embarrassment The mom just pitiful disgraceful diagravdwul display of poop Suxh a amazing AMAZING waste of young men’s careers and livelihoods. They could SHINE darning I’m again very measures but someone has HAS to take accountability. Think think think. I’m done bring back Greg Schiano Toes on the line. Tou this!! Greg Shiano WOULD WIN WIN WIN with our talent. This leadership has a void

  66. UKBuccaneer Says:

    Yeah, the offense is trash, thanks to the terrible O-Line, but what about this astounding defense that we’re meant to have? Tackling is non-existent, Devin White can’t cover or read anything. The secondary is still abysmal.

  67. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Welcome aboard the fire leftwich train Joe. Last week was it for me. How long before Brady blows up in leftwich’s face on the sideline?

  68. nwbucsfan Says:

    Joe, I don’t disagree with you about Leftwich, but Fournette and this line should be able to gain 1 yard on an obvious running play. Way too many times this season they’ve shown they can’t.

  69. R.O. Says:

    TE isnt the problem. How we use our tools in the toolbox is.

  70. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    I have criticized TB12 in the past, especially his atrocious first 3 quarters against the Rams in the NFC playoff game.

    The Bucs losing is not solely dependent on TB12’s performance, but TB12 is not playing at the same level that he was the past two seasons, and that is one of the reasons why the Bucs are losing.

    The Bucs are losing because Goedeke and Hainsey are a burning pile of elephant manure who’s horrendous OLINE play has effected the Bucs ability to run and pass the ball.

    The Bucs are losing because the OC is not calling a successful game.

    The Bucs are losing because the defensive line is getting dominated at the point of attack.

    The Bucs are losing because their defense can’t get off of the field and stop teams from scoring, and their offense can’t sustain drives and score.

    The Bucs are losing because Todd Bowles is the head coach and is ultimately responsible for everything.

  71. Nater Says:

    Brady got Arians fired. Leftwich can’t call a game without Arians. That was proven in AZ and it’s obvious now. Bowels proved he’s a DC not a head coach. F*** Brady, bring back BA. Brady doesn’t like it, show him the door.

  72. Jack Mac Says:

    Y’all overreacting on Byron.

    Just how many passes did the receivers drop today — 15?

    Inexcuseable — evans, godwin in particular — just stunk it up — TB deserves better!

    Rally time!

  73. Marine Buc Says:


    Two words…

    Dumpster fire.

    This team will suck until we change coaches. Which might take another 2-3 years of sucking until the Glazer NERDS have the minerals to fire these goons…

  74. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    To anybody who says that BA was a bad coach, all I know is that he wouldn’t be Eeyore on the sideline like Todd Bowles does as his team lost to a team who has waved the white flag on the season by trading McCaffery and Anderson and starting a rookie QB stomped a mud hole into the Bucs, whopping them 21-3.

    Coaching matters.

  75. Ed Says:

    That throw that Evans dropped looked like Brady threw a pretty good ball. When they went no huddle Brady looked pretty good.

    If “Playoff” Lenny can get a yard on 3rd and 1 and 4th and 1 do you blame Brady?

    Maybe if Chris Godwin had the speed he did when he came out of Penn State he’d wouldn’t have had to dive could have gotten past the corner and ran into the end zone.

    Brady threw a high ball to Evans but it looked like Evans timed it wrong and didn’t jump at the right time. Ball went off his fingertips.

    I agree that Brady is bailing out and checking down more than he has but the top weapons he has, Evans, Godwin and Fournette are not making big plays like in past seasons.

  76. Buczilla Says:

    I’m done with Leftwich too Joe. I’m also done with Bowles and Arians to boot, if he doesn’t think that they should be fired. It all starts at the top and while the glazers aren’t the worst owners in the league, they aren’t good either. Since it’s wishful thinking to expect them to sell our team that’s lining their pockets and sucking so much out of our community with their ridiculously one sided stadium deal, I’ll settle for a clean sweep of the coaching staff after the year.

  77. DaPostman Says:

    Right now President Pudding Cup is looking better than Byron Leftwich as a play caller and that is saying something.

  78. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I just spit out my Twisted Tea, pudding cup, good one.

  79. HC Grover Says:

    How bout those trick plays? We really fooled em. I took a nice nap and now in retrospect, well….fire the whole coach staff. It is totaled. The frame is bent and all the tires are flat and the block is cracked.

  80. Jared Says:

    No idea how Leftwitch was ever a candidate for a head coaching gig. I’ve been saying he was garbage for the last 2 years.

  81. Tampajoe Says:

    Guys guys Relax…. We are still in 1st place. And we are the number 3 seed. And all the teams we don’t want to play in the playoffs are behind us. We have a home okay off game. Then the giants, eagles or Vikings. We will be fine me, just fine. 😂😂😂 my TV is broke and Our coaches are TERRIBLE

  82. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Greg Says:
    “It’s pretty bad when the announcer (Vilma) is calling out EVERY play on offense before it’s played. Pathetic IMO.”

    He did that all night long, too. Often, He called the receiver and the route.

  83. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Jack Sparrow Says:
    “Arians cosigned for Bowles. Maybe Glazers never should have accepted that and get a better coach out there.”

    Arians’ real legacy. It’s not me saying it, Arians has made it clear that he wanted to elevate his successor. Mr Savior Complex, Bruce Arrogance.

  84. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Back2Sucking Says:
    “But we have diversity hires!”

    I get enough forced diversity from the Glazers’ babylonian cheerleader squad.

  85. DungyDance Says:

    “Stubborn and dumb.”

  86. CalBucsFan Says:

    Why hasn’t TB just taken over the offense in the huddle and, if he can see what’s coming in from the coach is not going to work, calling a frigging audible if he’s as smart as the NFL world says he is?

    I mean, really now, I’ve been watching QBs calling audibles since Bart Starr beat the Cowgirls in the Ice Bowl game a few moments ago! So what’s up Tom, why aren’t you?!?!

  87. Mackey Says:

    Well, it has become obvious that an offensive genius like Arians was the reason this team did so well. Leftwich is out of his league. And has Leonard Fournette become Doug Martin 2.0?

  88. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Mackey Says:
    “… has Leonard Fournette become Doug Martin 2.0?”

    2.9 yards per carry. That is the standard. 🤮

  89. SaltyBucsFan Says:

    Byron deserves a lot of the blame. I get it, in fact I was one of the first to say he was a quack. But quite a bit also falls on Jason Licht. How tf do you replace Ali Marpet and Ryan Jensen with o linemen from our practice squad and expect Brady to put up MVP numbers??? Also, doesn’t the GM make coaching decisions? He elevated Bowles to HC and was totally fine with Byron replacing Bruce as the play caller. Seriously, is this guy on cocaine???!!!

  90. AthleticAnalysis Says:

    Brady only came back for the money. He is too old and distracted to play well.
    He is no Joe Montana, not even close.
    Bucs management is incompetent and the media doesn’t hold them accountable.
    Being beaten by the two worst teams in the league proves it’s time for a purge and rebuild.