Tom Brady’s Tirade Didn’t Phase Byron Leftwich One Bit

October 21st, 2022

OC unfazed.

More than one person was uncomfortable with the way Tom Brady dog-cussed his offensive line Sunday, caught by FOX cameras last week in Pittsburgh.

(Joe’s source told him that was not the first time Brady unloaded on his teammates in that game.)

Mostly, the people that didn’t like it thought Brady was out of line, not for his anger and disgust but for the optics — Brady bailed on a team meeting and a walkthrough on Saturday after attending the wedding of another team’s owner.

The guys he was chewing out at least stayed with the team and practiced and attended meetings, Brady’s detractors said.

Joe thinks that’s a fair opinion.

Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich had no problem with Brady’s outburst at all. It wasn’t the first time Leftwich said he saw Brady go berserk. Probably will happen again.

“Those moments can happen,” Leftwich said. “Sometimes they happen on TV where everybody sees them, sometimes they happen out here on a Friday, a Wednesday, where no one sees it.

“It may not just be Tom, it may be anyone.”

So why weren’t players upset with Brady? Maybe they were and kept it to themselves. But the main reason is the obvious reason: It’s Tom Brady. He has massive, massive street cred and if he unloaded like that, it was probably for a good reason.

23 Responses to “Tom Brady’s Tirade Didn’t Phase Byron Leftwich One Bit”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Personally doubt that Tom Brady gives a hoot whether players are upset with him or not. He’s driven by his overwhelming desire to win. He’s driving the wagon, and his teammates are the horses pulling that wagon. TB’s not afraid to ‘crack the whip’ to get them to go where he wants them to go & do what he wants them to do.

    Unfortunately for Brady, he’s got a number of young, inexperienced horses in there right now (C, LG, TEs & sometimes RB) plus a number of new ones. That’s certainly not what he expected in coming back to Tampa Bay for 1 more year. I think he’s having trouble adapting to this new reality & he’s frustrated by it. The games are ticking by, and HIS offense isn’t improving.

    FIXING this offense in the remaining 11 regular season games will be a monumental task, even for Tom Brady. Oh there’ll be rays of sunshine against some lesser quality opponents, but against the big dogs this offense will struggle. BL won’t be much help IMO, and neither will Todd Bowles (I’m convinced he’ll pretty much stay hands-off the offense). Nah, the rest of this year will be a good test of just how all-in Tom Brady is with our 2022 Bucs.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    As an aside Joe, Panthers just traded Christian McCaffrey to the 49ers. Good move on their part, but sounds like they’ve already given up on 2022.

  3. FrontFour Says:

    Such a non-story. This is football.

  4. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Who cares if he made someone mad. At least it would have gotten some kind of emotion out of them as they were playing pretty emotionless football.

  5. JA Says:

    Always been a firm believer in leading by example.

    “You guys suck! By the way, I’ll be going to the beach for eleven days and slipping off to NYC to attend the wedding of my former boss. Everybody that’s anybody will be there, with the exception of you losers. You’ll be here, learning to block while I’ll be rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.
    “Now get to work! Gotta keep me clean next Sunday. I’ll be yachting with royalty after the game.”

    I think this year’s version of Brady has been appalling. Leading by example, which he’s done in the past, is grabbing a shovel and jumping into the trenches with your mates. This year, however, Brady can be found atop the trench barking orders while wearing a tuxedo.
    I no longer believe his heart is fully in the game. He’s 45, his wife has left him and he seems to be everywhere, except with his team.
    Nothing wrong with wanting more from life than just football. But football is a full time commitment. Brady should retire now or devote himself to the team.
    You cannot have it both ways.

  6. Bucobill99 Says:

    Jeff just give mommy back her phone and go play outside

  7. Bucsfan13 Says:

    “Defense Rules. You’re right. Brady doesn’t give a damn. From his conference, it seems like he won’t stop. This fake outrage by media and fans alike is hilarious. He’s done this in his time in NE. Heck, he even went at it with his OCs. How many people were bothered, Joe? I don’t see it as being a locker room issue. The funny this is that Brady was yelling encouraging words!

  8. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @JA. Show me where Brady hurt you?

  9. ModHairKen Says:

    “Feelings. Nothing more than feelings. Trying to forget.”

    I’m so sick of these soft pansies. This generation is weak with people who have been told they are entitled to something by being born. If these players can’t take an a$$ chewing, then cut them.

    As for these loser commentators, they all suck.

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Nothing effects BL, definitely not a bad game plan.


  11. Bucfan Says:

    Isn’t the COACHES job to ‘light a fire”?

  12. sasquatch Says:

    I don’t know why this is even an issue. It was normal sideline behavior. People vent and leaders sometimes raise their voices. BFD. Next topic.

  13. Browsing from DC Says:

    As others have said, he said “You guys are better than this, so start f@@@ing playing like it”. That’s encouragement not belittlement.

    Also, screw “optics” and how it “looked”. What’s he supposed to do? Call them in one at a time into the blue medical tent, away from the prying eyes of cameras and have a heart to heart chat with them?

    Lastly, (as BucFan said) where tf was the offensive line coach? Where was BL? Where was Bowles? Those ppl should have been the ones all over the players for playing poorly. Answer…nowhere to be found so if Brady doesn’t do it, who will?

    You see other coaches who are fully involved during the game. Animated, barking at the refs, kicking players in the arse (figuratively not literally) and also patting them on the back after a good series or play. Our coaches look like they just took a shot of Nyquil.

  14. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    IMO the players weren’t upset with Brady because they knew he was right.

  15. Goatfarmer Says:

    The brain dead boob probably didn’t even understand what Tom was saying. He’s in a coma.

  16. orlbucfan Says:

    Well, since $400M Gisele is divorcing dimwit, semi-senile what’s-his-face, hopefully the Bucs captains can get the rest of the team under control. Brady better win this game. If not, I hope he gets his stupid neck broken. Go ahead and delete this comment Joes cos they are sure raising hell on the other blogs.

  17. Howard Cosell Says:

    Stay classy

  18. captivajim Says:

    Browsing –is spot on . Bowles and lefty act like invited guests by the Glazers..

  19. Juggernaut -727 Says:

    He better win the next game…. That’s all I’m saying.

  20. TJ Says:

    Why is this even news? Like 18 billion articles about Brady yelling at players this week. Tom breaking IPads etc. NOONE Cares but the people that like to stir up drama, create an imaginary fictional narrative, and likely lean a certain way politically. I cannot believe the news outlets don’t have any other “Tom Brady” dirt. I’m waiting for the Huffington Post to dog pile on this Brady “Gold”.

    Since like practically before the Earth was formed players and coaches get heated during game time and yell. If this is a subtle “movement” I wish the Bucs, Brady, whoever just start kicking out the media members that continue to ask questions that are irrelevant. Or maybe just have Belichek show people how it’s done during press conferences.

  21. Tim Conroy Says:

    A few years ago I made the comment that without the talent he had to work with he was just an average QB. My youngest son who is an avid Brady fan went ballistic. So what do I base that on. With the Patriots he had the best coach ever in the NFL. The best play book created by the coaching staff. And just about the best talent in football. He Eben donated some of his salary to get the talent. That doesn’t make him the best QB. It makes him a good investor.
    How would you think some of the other great QBs would have done with that talent.

  22. Joe Says:

    NOONE Cares but the people that like to stir up drama,

    Drama sells.

  23. JVZ Says:

    They should take 1 game and give the offense over to Tom Brady 100% and let him run the game. He can see more things in an opposing defense than all of their offensive coaching staff combined….
    What’s the worst that can happen, lose another game? There seems to be no normal coaching going on during the games.

    Todd Bowles just stands there watching and doing nothing. Turn it over to Brady and let him run the offense. That will let all of the coaches figure out how defense works.