Reportedly, the Pirates fire OC Byron Leftwich after losing to the Cowboys


the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich was reportedly fired after four seasons with the team, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.


The news comes just three days after the pirates 31-14 loss to me Dallas Cowboys In the NFC wild card round.

Leftwich joined the squad alongside then-coach Bruce Arrian in 2019 after a bit of training with Arizona Cardinals. Tampa Bay enjoyed a top 10 offense during the first three years of Leftwich’s tenure – despite Leftwich He reportedly did not handle theatrical liaison duties Until 2021.

However, the lackluster 2022 campaign is riddled with aging Tom BradyAn injured offensive line and poor play calling led to an overall decline that ultimately ended up averaging just 18.4 points per game and winning just eight contests. Tampa Bay reportedly considered shooting Leftwich during the Week 11 Buccaneers, but decided to keep him. Things didn’t get any better after the bye as the team went just 3-4 in their last seven games and scored more than 20 points just twice before barely winning the NFC South.

It’s quite the downfall of Leftwich, who have been strong candidates for training grounds in recent times like this last off-season. he She reportedly withdrew from looking at Jacksonville Jaguars a year ago, which eventually passed on to Doug Pederson, and was also approved for an interview with New Orleans Saints The main role, which went to the then temporary Dennis Allen.

Prior to taking over as offensive coordinator for the Buccaneers, Leftwich was the trainee coach and then quarterbacks coach for the Cardinals under the Arians from 2016-2018 after a nine-year career at quarterback for the Jaguars, Buccaneers, and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was named interim offensive coordinator midway through the 2018 season under first year head coach Steve Wilkes after the Cardinals fired Mike McCoy after Week 8.

Pirates in a whirlpool

The shooting of Leftwich leaves the Buccaneers in a precarious position as it could signal the disintegration of the core of a Super Bowl winning team. The Tampa Bay Arians lost a year earlier to retirement and were promoted to head coach by defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, who went on to win the NFC South with four fewer wins than the previous year.

Brady’s future With the Pirates is a major question as he heads into free agency. Brady hasn’t looked like his Hall of-Fame self all season and will be 46 years old by the 2023 season. While Brady looks like he will play next seasonIt may not be with the Buccaneers – either because he wants a better team or because Tampa Bay wants to move on.

And if Brady and Bowles stay with the Buccaneers, who will run the offense?

Quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen has plenty of experience, but Tampa Bay could look elsewhere in an effort to convince Brady to stay. Another bold idea: former New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton. He and Brady were engaged during the Miami DolphinManipulate the investigation and can revive persecuted hackers. Tampa Bay will need to release the Bowles to tour Payton, as well as send compensation to the Saints and Compete with a large number of other teams Demanding to hire the Super Bowl winning coach.

It’s going to be an interesting season for the Pirates.

Byron Leftwich coached the Buccaneers.  offense for four seasons.  (Mark J. Rebellas - USA Today Sports)

Byron Leftwich coached the Buccaneers offense for four seasons. (Mark J. Rebellas – USA Today Sports)

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