Ira Kaufman Blasts Byron Leftwich Comments, Gauges Tom Brady Responsibility In The Offense, Gives Bucs-Niners Game Predictions, And More

December 10th, 2022

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19 Responses to “Ira Kaufman Blasts Byron Leftwich Comments, Gauges Tom Brady Responsibility In The Offense, Gives Bucs-Niners Game Predictions, And More”

  1. ClwJB Says:

    I didn’t have to listen to Ira’s podcast to know whatever the OC says is complete bullspit

    The unintelligible garbage that comes from this OC’s mouth is enough to make anyone wonder how many brain cells they lost while listening.

    He, and check yo sheets were made for each other

    Maybe Lovie will take them both over at the Texans for their big turnaround next year – one can only dream!!!!

  2. Alanbucsfan Says:

    You can’t lose 3 probowlers on the OLine- Jensen , Marpet and Gronk, and replace them with subs and rookies and 2nd year players and expect no dropoff. It takes time for an OLine to gel – especially from a communication and execution standpoint.
    The offense will improve if they stay healthy because of the experience the line is getting – Brady knows this and that’s why he’s staying focused and positive.

  3. Redeemer Says:

    How did BL get so high and mighty? This is a what have you done for me lately league. The superbowl was 670 days ago. Listening to him blather, taking zero accountability, is nauseating

  4. HC Grover Says:

    I do not see how we beat the Niners and Bengals. 6-8 Then go to the Cardinals a toss up maybe 6-9. Leaving the Panters and Chickadees to try for a 8-9 season and a playoff game.

  5. Crickett Baker Says:

    I will never understand that since the Bucs have an etiquette class for the team why they don’t have a public speaking one. Leftwich doesn’t even know English. Joe Gilbert says “y’know” almost every 4 words. Some of the players are just as bad. It only takes a few minutes to get people aware of how many times they are saying that (and “um”). Leftwich sounds stupid if you didn’t even know what kinds of plays he calls (or Todd makes him call).

  6. Rich Green Says:

    During one of the podcasts this week, it was asserted that the idea of the Bucs’ offensive line being the source of the offense’s problems was a false “narrative” that fans have bought into. Consider the following:

    The Bucs currently rank 27th in Pass-Block Win Rate.
    The Bucs currently rank 29th in Run-Block Win Rate.

    Bucs’ runners on average encounter defensive contact after just 1.7 yards, worst in the NFL.

    Believing the Offensive Line isn’t the problem is functionally equivalent to believing that losing Marpet, Cappa, Gronk and Jensen hasn’t had a significant impact.

  7. Rich Green Says:

    PS A QB throwing the ball on average after 2.5/2.7 seconds doesn’t necessarily indicate that the pass protection is adequate or that the line is consistently creating a stable pocket. Particularly with a QB like Brady who can move and duck within the pocket in ways that allow him to buy a little time.

  8. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    Good chance I will be at Big Storm for the game tomorrow.

  9. Waterboy Says:

    Irv great podcast as usual but 1 question that I never thought I’d have for JBF, are you all afraid to explore the possibility or ask the question “How much influence does Brady have on the offense”?? A lot of hypothetical darts are being thrown at Bowles “coaching the coaches” and potentially tinkering with the offense and Byron calling a bunch of dink and dunk passes short of the sticks that go nowhere. Did you all not watch any of the New England offenses over the past 20 years? That’s the EXACT style offense that Tom Brady ran in New England but they had the personnel to suite that style of play whereas the Bucs don’t. Makes me also think back to rumors that Brady had no interest in coming back to Tampa with B.A. as the coach because IMO he knew that he couldn’t push BA to change his system/philosophy.

    Since Sean Sullivan has taken the time to breakdown the XO’s and observed that the WR’s aren’t running the same routes that they were in the past, I’d be curious to know his thoughts on how similar their current patterns/routes are to what was being ran in New England when Brady was there. Can you all please get his feedback on that since no one wants to ask that question to the team or players?

  10. Redeemer Says:

    Rich, I’ve cited those putrid O Line stats all year, yet some here still believe it’s Brady’s fault.

    Waterboy hit the nail on the head. Bowles wants to win like the 2018 Patriots. Not only do they lack the personnel to play that style, they don’t have the brainpower calling the plays. The New England offense was incredibly complicated, and took years of applied football knowledge. They’d have the normal call, then Brady would tag on instructions that were all sight adjustment based.

  11. steele Says:

    HCGrover, agree. But they can beat the 49ers and Bengals, if the freakishness of this season continues. Any team can face plant at any time. Bucs have been fortunate as it is. In a more “normal” season, they’d be out of contention by now.

    Good points, Redeemer and Waterboy. There is nothing wrong with the short passing game if you have a true braintrust making calls, and the right personnel to do it. Same with smashmouth. The problem with the Bucs is that they are none of the above. This is exactly why the end product you see is as muddled and messy as it is.

  12. CrackWise Says:

    Anybody she Caleb Williams won the Heisman? Compare his numbers to Kyle Trask’s numbers his last year of college.

    Now account for the fact that Kyle has been redshirted 2 years in a row to learn from to rather good veterans.

    All this talk about Brady leaving is making me excited for the KT era to begin!!!

  13. Joe Says:

    Anybody she Caleb Williams won the Heisman? Compare his numbers to Kyle Trask’s numbers his last year of college.

    “Tell me you never watched Caleb Williams without saying you have never watched Caleb Williams.”


    You just basically outed yourself that you have never seen Caleb Williams play. Trying to compare those two is an outrage to anyone who watches or studies football.

  14. CrackWise Says:

    Caleb Williams will NEVER be able to do half of what he did in college in the NFL.

    Side by side film study don’t lie buddy.

    But thats ok, we can agree to disagree.

  15. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Suggesting Trask is better than Calleb Williams because of stats is utter nonsense. College stats are rarely ever an indicator of how good a player will be in the NFL.

    You know who also had good stats in college? Jamarcus Russell, Brady Quinn, Colt McCoy and hundreds of other NFL bust

  16. CrackWise Says:

    If you want to argue that CW is better at running out of the pocket for no reason to throw the ball after the play breaks down. Sure, he is better at that play, but we all know how that translates to the NFL.

    Sure, CW is better KT in that way. However, I like the QBs that don’t need to do that and can hang in there and hit the plays as they are drawn up.

    But saying KTs numbers as a QB where better than CWs and its not really that close.

    Calling CW a better QB than KT because he runs around for no reason trying to make a play does not make CW a better QB.

  17. CrackWise Says:

    And in case you missed the point. I was just making the comparison to say, I am looking forward to seeing what a “seasoned” KT can do after two years of sitting behind two veteran QBs.

    Me thinks his playing style and opportunity to learn from the goat is a good thing. So, I am looking forward to seeing what he can do.

  18. Anonymous Says:

    Good chance I will be at Big Storm for the game tomorrow.


  19. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Anonymous Says:
    “Good chance I will be at Big Storm for the game tomorrow.”

    You are missing the game, Dude. It’s probably for the best.