Buccaneers have major problem with coach in over his head

Byron Leftwich, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Byron Leftwich, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports /

The Buccaneers have one of the worst offenses in the NFL. A huge part of that issue stems from the failures of Byron Leftwich.

The Buccaneers obviously care very little about winning over the course of the rest of the season. The team may try to say otherwise, but the actions that we are seeing are those of cowards and those who are unable to make the necessary steps to get better when the rubber meets the road.

This is seen perfectly through the fact that Byron Leftwich is still the offensive coordinator.

Leftwich should’ve been fired weeks ago. The fact that Tampa’s offense is one of the worst in the NFL, even with the injuries, is beyond explanation. There is no way that a group this talented should fail by such a dramatic margin. The play-calling is obviously a major fact.

Tampa has been terrible in their play sequencing all season. Everyone knows about how bad the first-down runs are, everyone expect for Todd Bowles.

Leftwich is stuck in the past in various parts of his offensive understanding, and no part of that is more clear than when he talks about play action as if it was 1990.

Everyone who pays the smallest bit of attention to the modern game knows just how wrong Leftwich is here. Teams don’t need to run the ball to run play action, and these numbers show just that.

Tampa is one of the best teams in the league at running play action passes. They are also one of the worst teams on the ground in years. These things existing at the same time shows just how little understanding Leftwich has of his job.

The Buccaneers need a new offensive coordinator. Hopefully the next one can come up with concepts that are based in the modern era.

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