Byron Leftwich Plays Fantasy Football

January 5th, 2023

Fresh ridiculousness from Byron Leftwich.

Joe needed a Big Storm beer after this one from offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. An ice cold Bromosa was poured.

Leftwich, who has scoffed openly at media this season when confronted with stats and replied that he’s not playing “fantasy football” and all that matters is the scoreboard, played the stats card today.

And damn, did he play it to the extreme.

Despite not being hit with a direct question about the effectiveness of his offense — it was about Brady’s statistical history in three Bucs seasons — Leftwich said, “…I know [the offense] looks bad to everybody, but I think we’re the 12th-best offense in the league. Ain’t that something. Still got a long way to go, right (laughs)? Long way to go. …”

Let Joe get this straight, the same guy who talks about points and winning being what matters is grading his offense by total yards? The Bucs rank 24th in the NFL in total points; 11th in total yards.

Leftwich went on to say media has overblown the failures of the Tampa Bay offense. The Bucs have gone from averaging 30 points per game to 18 but, you know, the media.

“I think it’s been moments where we haven’t really been that bad. I think you guys overexaggerate because we look different,” Leftwich said.

“The numbers say we’re not that far off. We’re off on third down and red zone. It’s disappointing those two things for us as a team with who we have. But when you really listen to people talk about us, that’s emotions talking. That’s not really people that’s watching us, watching us get better every week. For some reason, everybody want to throw dirt on the Bucs. But we’re not ready for people to throw dirt on us.”

Planet Leftwich is a truly fascinating place.

Joe can’t figure out what Leftwich is talking about or the “overexaggerating” blame he’s throwing around. He acknowledges the Bucs are bad in third down and red zone. Well, that’s like a third of the offense.

Regardless, scoring points is the goal and the Bucs haven’t been good at that. So Joe doesn’t think anything has been overexaggerated.

Before Sunday, the Bucs were on track to become the team with the biggest year-over-year points dropoff since 1976 — without a QB change and elite receivers in place.

Joe sure hopes the Bucs put points on the board Sunday against Atlanta. If they don’t, maybe they can rack up big yardage so Leftwich can have another top-10 offense on his résumé.

38 Responses to “Byron Leftwich Plays Fantasy Football”

  1. DoooshLaRue Says:

    The Nuthugger Brigade will certainly agree with BL’s take.

    It’s about yards, not points or wins…….

    Check yo sheetz.

  2. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    “Planet Leftwich” Hilarious. It does seem real though.

  3. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    It is only about points and deserve ain’t got nothing to do with it. Until the team with the most yards wins a game instead of the most points, I don’t really care.

  4. BucsFanSince1996 Says:

    @Joe who said “Joe needed a Big Storm beer after this one from offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. An ice cold Bromosa was poured.”

    I pretty much stopped drinking some years ago but might have to start again after those comments from the OC. 😉

    The BUCs offense did look good last week and I hope with the help of divine intervention they can make a deep playoff run and help us forget about all that happened this season!

  5. ocala Says:

    Is this Baghdad Bob or Joe Biden speaking?

  6. Chuckstutz Says:

    Wow. When you know you don’t know,you don’t know.


  7. Jack Clark Says:

    Byron Leftwich is leading the #2 passing offense in the NFL, unfortunately he’s also leading the #32 running offense in the NFL. That averages out to a middle of that pack #12 offense in the NFL. Since Tom Brady likes getting rid of the football fast Byron Leftwich should incorporate more horizontal route combinations, pre-snap motions, and exotic formations to confuse defenses and help receivers get more separation. Horizontal routes schemes get receivers open quicker than vertical route schemes (e.g. Dirk Koetter’s offense).

    TEAM no risk it no biscuit!

  8. ElioT Says:

    How many games have they failed to score a TD in the first quarter?

    How many games have they failed to score a TD in the first half?

    Byron is truly and R-word!

    Can’t wait for this tosser to get tossed out on his a**!

  9. robert Says:

    this cat will get lots of interviews

  10. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Offensive genius/guru are tittles that are a bit overused…but not here. He looks brilliant ( see pic above ).

    There’s a John McKay joke in there somewhere “other than 3rd downs & red zone”…ya mean keeping possession and scoring?! Nothing to worry about.

  11. gotbbucs Says:

    Scored roughly half the touchdowns as last year, but other than that….

  12. catcard202 Says:

    If total yards or passing yards won games, Byron might have a argument. But yards don’t mean so much if you aren’t backing them up with Points!! Scoring matters more than any other offense stat. Which has been the issue with the Bucs this season.

  13. HC Grover Says:

    Well we are stuck with Bowzo and Lefty next year now. Oh well.

  14. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    “because we look different”

    lol thats one way to put it.

  15. Infomeplease Says:

    Only off in red zone(points) and 3rd downs!!! Maybe that’s why this team doesn’t have a winning season to date!!

  16. OBVIOUS Says:

    Big yardage? There hasn’t been ANYTHING big concerning this offense EXCEPT the lack of converting third downs and barely any touch downs IN A BIG WAY! Blames the media? He’s definitely delusional on his own planet Idaho. Weak minded and pathetic attempt at relevancy. The only one he’s fooling is himself and he’s doing a lousy job of that too. Don’t know who’s idea it was to try to make this team into something it’s incapable of being but he’s done a great job of running it up the middle. I’m guessing that if that Stat is around, he’d also find that not only does he exceed all other teams on that front but also he fails more than 31 other teams in his useless and futile attempts. However, he probably is ranked number 1 in waisted opportunities concerning available downs. In fact, maybe he won’t need a stat sheet on that one considering how many 3rd and long failures that run hand in hand with his personal grand running attack. That Stat calls him the WORST ON THE PLANET! Well that’s everyone else’s planet. Not planet Idaho or Planet Leftwithoutaclue. I don’t like him at all. His attitude sucks. So does his game plans. He’s the real deal in pompous preck.

  17. Infomeplease Says:

    Yes Byron scoring 18 ppg does look different than scoring 30 ppg!!!!! Unfortunately it’s your fans Byron, that are looking!!

  18. BucsfanFred Says:

    Where does lefty buy his drugs? Or should I call him coach laughtwich?

  19. Tyler904 Says:

    Man this is so embarrassing for the glazer family. I hope no matter what happens this season they can this clown, even if we win the superbowl.

  20. D-Rok Says:

    He do what he do, but what he be doing be different lately cuz he gots him a scription to Fantasy Football Anonymous.

    People on this site earlier this year scolded me for scolding him for his diction, grammar, enunciation, and prolly comprehension, but I aint fazed, nor am I faded. He do what he do, and I do what I do, which is be a discerning fan who cares about this team.

  21. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Go reelz.

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  23. PSL Bob Says:

    D-Rok, have to agree with you on this one. That interview leaves a lot to be desired.

  24. unbelievable Says:

    Ranking offensive leaders by total yards is one of the biggest crocks of ch!t to ever come from the NFL.



  25. Goatfarmer Says:

    Obviously none of want the fantasies that Leftboob has.

  26. Fitz Says:

    The guy is clueless!

  27. Doctor_Berto Says:

    Must start the opposing teams defense every week

  28. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    continuance of the Bowles leftwich circle jerk shet show.
    Go Bucs in spite of our clueless coaches.

  29. Will Says:

    I find it funny that Joe is in there asking questions gets absurd answers and just lets it go then comes and writes an article about the ridiculous answer that was given. How about some follow up to the question and trying to get some real answers. It’s gotta be better than the multiple of questions that Jenna ask.

  30. Cchead Says:

    This guy is delusional.

  31. ClwJB Says:

    The only thing over exaggerated is his title and place of employment

    Should be “graduate assistant coordinator” at a NAIA school in Kansas or NDakota

  32. Irishmist Says:

    His nickname should be Cleopatra from this day forward.

  33. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Will Says:
    January 5th, 2023 at 5:03 pm
    I find it funny that Joe is in there asking questions gets absurd answers and just lets it go then comes and writes an article about the ridiculous answer that was given. How about some follow up to the question and trying to get some real answers. It’s gotta be better than the multiple of questions that Jenna ask.

    I’m sure Joe ain’t be wantin to be cancelled.
    Know what I’m sayin?

  34. Brandon Says:

    If he can’t admit there’s a problem, then there’s no way to fix it. I prayed last season that he would get the Jaguars job, just like I prayed that Mike Smith would get the 49ers job a few years back. I know a terrible coordinator when i see one and I don’t care the reason to get rid of one.

  35. tampabuscsbro Says:

    You know Maybe Todd has a point about not being able to pick his assistants.

    Giving ol Clyde a second stint at OC after he failed the first may have been an infinitely better alternative.

  36. Mrsandman Says:

    How can someone with IQ below 90 got in his position?

  37. Max Says:

    He’s always been like this ever since his Jacksonsville days, he’s stubborn and thinks he’s a bigger star than he has any right to be. He was a below average QB with god awful technical skills that he never bothered fixing.

    I think there’s an old PFT article about him showing up to the Kentucky derby and people being like “who the hell is that”

  38. Tap-Out Says:

    Seems like there’s an Agenda Movement Growing to run the Coaching Staff of the NFC SOUTH DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONS under the bus! One thing a new season brings is it will be different from the previous season, hell all BUCS fans should know that! We are not a playoff caliber team, we are Division CHAMPS, we are SUPER-BOWL contenders! ……and one other little small thing, these BUC players continue to play hard for these coaches so that tells me that they still believe in the direction things are going and that us all that matters when the PLAYOFFS begin! Stop Whining …. We’s Divisional CHAMPS