Byron Leftwich reveals Bucs’ offensive scheme with Tom Brady
Tom Brady has brought a new aura to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the team wants to do its best to put him in positions to succeed.
Byron Leftwich, Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator, revealed how the Buccaneers plan on calling the offense in 2020:
“My philosophy — and which I believe B.A.’s philosophy is also — is that every quarterback I’ve ever been around has a role in the offense. I don’t just call plays; I don’t just come up with plays – I come with plays always with the quarterback in mind,” Leftwich said, via ESPN’s Jenna Laine. “So there’ll be some things that’s different here and there; obviously we want to know everything that Tom knows. Any time you’ve got a guy like this leading your team at the quarterback position, you want to know and put him in the best position possible all the time.”
Seeing that Brady is who he is, he’ll likely play a large role in collaborating with Leftwich. As a result, Tampa Bay could run a lot more of their offense out of 12 or even 13-personnel next season. Leftwich pointed out Brady’s experience as a plus for the Buccaneers:
“There’s not a play that he hasn’t heard of; there’s not a play that he hasn’t ran,” Leftwich said. “Now we just gotta figure out what he does well, and make sure we run a lot more of those plays on Sunday than not.”
Upon Brady’s arrival, the Buccaneers are viewed as Super Bowl contenders in the NFC. With an arsenal that includes Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate, and O.J. Howard, it’s hard to envision Brady not thriving in Tampa Bay.
Still, Leftwich wants to make sure the Buccaneers don’t botch the signing of Brady by using him incorrectly.