The Buccaneers are struggling in a lot of areas so far this season, but quarterback Tom Brady should not be the focal point of concern.
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers just pulled off an ugly, ugly win.
Some people may argue that there is not such thing as an ugly win; the only thing that matters is the binary. We would disagree based on the ability of quality and wins and losses to shed light on what needs to change going forward.
One such area that needs to change that should surprise no one is the offensive coordinator role.
Byron Leftwich has been sabotaging this team from the start of the season. It would be fair to say that Todd Bowles deserves some blame too, especially with his desire to see the ball on the ground, but a huge part of the struggles this season stem from the team struggling to score points.
That same thing happened tonight. Tampa was held out of the end zone until the final seconds of the game, and it wasn’t Byron Leftwich or the coaching staff that helped end the drought. The Bucs have Tom Brady to thank for that as well.
Rather than Brady executing a well-drawn play by Leftwich, Brady called the play himself.
So, Tom Brady is the better offensive coordinator too, huh?
It wouldn’t surprise anyone.
Fans have been saying that Brady should get to call the plays all season. While silly, there is certainly some truth to that sentiment, especially when Brady knows what works best for him and his team more than anyone.
Leftwich is hurting the team. Tom Brady is doing everything in his power to save it. The Buccaneers need to make an easy choice on who they need to listen to going forward.
He doesn’t need the job, but perhaps Tom Brady should call more plays going forward.
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