Terrible Tom Brady play a sign that Buccaneers still need coaching change

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The Buccaneers were able to escape Germany with a win over the Seahawks, but it certainly wasn’t due to Tom Brady playing wide receiver.

Tom Brady has proven over and over again over the past few years with the Buccaneers that he is still comfortably one of the best quarterbacks in the sport.

Notice the word ‘quarterback’ there and not the words ‘offensive weapon.’

While there is a mountain that Brady does better than anyone else in the league despite his age, one area where Brady struggles is witch his athleticism. Sure, he can break off a decent scramble every once in a while to pick up a surprising first down, but any quality offensive coordinator is going to try to limit how much Brady has the ball in his hands in the open field.

We have already seen it plenty this season, but perhaps Byron Leftwich is not infallible as an offensive coordinator.

The disaster play from Sunday that went against every team convention was one of the silliest of the season for the Bucs. The play was so bad by all parties that a loss in the game should’ve ended with Byron getting left in Germany, but the end result is enough to make this a point of humor now.


Tariq Woolen is one of the most athletic players in the league. Tom Brady might be on the exact other end of that spectrum.

Even in a world where Seattle has no clue that Brady is a legitimate threat there, there is no degree of wide open for the GOAT that makes this a good idea. The decision was even more confusing when considering the Bucs ran a nearly-identical play a few minutes before this that tipped the Seahawks off to the threat.

This was a truly mind-boggling decision by Byron Leftwich in a game that didn’t need any cute play-calling in that moment. Bad choices like this hurt teams like the Buccaneers, and the team needs to eventually learn that it can get more out of Tom Brady and the offense if they aren’t running plays called by Byron Leftwich.

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