Buccaneers need to fire coach after proving incompetence again
By Rob Leeds
Byron Leftwich is proving himself to be a bad offensive coordinator for the Buccaneers. His defense of himself is not good enough to keep his job.
Regardless of what the reason why is, Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is proving himself to be a bad fit with this team (or any team, if we are being honest).
Could it be Todd Bowles pushing for a safer, defensive-friendly approach? Could it be that Leftwich is scared after just missing out on a great job as the HC of the Jaguars? Has Leftwich just lost his shine after Bruce Arians stepped down?
Whatever the reason, Leftwich has regressed in a major way, refuses to acknowledge that it might be a bad thing that one of the most productive offenses in the league during his tenure has now become one of the worst, and the Bucs need to make a change.
The worst thing about all of this is that Leftwich is showing just how hard-headed the fans think he is in his press conferences (much like his head coach).
Rather than taking the blame that the play-calling has been terrible, a fact that anyone watching the game can tell you, Leftwich is actually minimizing the opinion of the public at large despite being comically-wrong.
Leftwich falling back on this silly quote only makes him look more incompetent than his performances in games have this season, and that is saying something.
No one thinks this is fantasy football. All the fans want is to see an offense that has Tom Brady, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Julio Jones, Russell Gage, a fringe-top-ten pass-blocking offense, a pair of quality running backs, and a coordinator that was with the team when it won the Super Bowl score more than 20 points per game.
Leftwich makes himself look foolish by saying winning games is all that matters to quiet the discontent when the team looks terrible and sits at .500 in one of the worst divisions in league history.
It’s just hilarious that a coach in this day an age would be so dismissive of genuine questions and critiques when he is performing so bad that no team in the league would take him at his current role if he hit the market today.
Leftwich needs to be fired, and the Buccaneers waiting to do this is only hurting one of the best offenses in the league even more than the injuries and current departures.
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