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Byron Leftwich

According to ESPN, head coach Raheem Morris has decided to promote 2nd year QB Josh Johnson as the starter in Week 4 vs. Washington. Former starter Byron Leftwich has actually been moved all the way down to 3rd string, as rookie Josh Freeman will be backing up Johnson. Johnson came in midway through the 4th… Read More

It’s ugly. There’s no argument and there’s no way around it. And since a tough schedule suggests it’s only going to get uglier, there’s only one way to absolve the catastrophe that is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under center. You guessed it: Human sacrifice. It's time for change. It's time for the future of the franchise… Read More

The stats on NFL.com for Byron “Slugo” Leftwich show eerie declines in completion percentage. In the first half of games, Leftwich has a 68% completion percentage, 279 yards and a QBR (Quarterback Rating) of 90.7 on 31 pass attempts. In the second half of games he begins to unravel, with a 50% completion percentage, 293-yards… Read More

Not many gave the Bucs a fighting chance against the Cowboys, but they hung around long enough to make the game interesting till the fourth quarter. Dropped passes, blown coverage and miscues on special teams ultimately did the team in. Byron Leftwich - For as awful as Byron looked in the pre-season. He showed remarkable… Read More

Often embattled and misunderstood Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Bryant, spoke with the Dallas media on a conference call Wednesday. In one surgical, yet lethal slice Bryant cut right to the difference between the quarterback who helped him have the best statistical season of his career Jeff Garcia and the teams current starter Byron Leftwich… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head coach Raheem Morris revealed this afternoon, who this coming seasons team captains will be. On offense center Jeff Faine and quarterback Byron Leftwich, on defense, defensive tackle Chris Hovan and cornerback Ronde Barber were named, and safety Will Allen gets the nod for special teams. With the team expecting some of… Read More

The benevolence of Raheem Morris naming Byron Leftwich as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers current placeholder until the future of the franchise Josh Freeman is prepared to assume the role has more to do with his ability to teach the young Jedi warrior the pitfalls that come with being hailed as the savior of a franchise… Read More

After delibrating with his staff head coach Raheem Morris, has made it official as he announced in a  team meeting that Byron Leftwich will be the teams starting quarterback. “I'm reporting that Bucs head coach Raheem Morris informed his players this a.m. that he has selected Byron Leftwich as their starting QB” Joel Glazer, of… Read More

HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (On the Bucs defense) "To see that happen, to see those guys kick in gear, to see that start to formulate around our team was positive. That was great. Another positive was that first team defense. They really got out there. They flew around. We had the lightning delay. We had… Read More

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009 Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. ET Site: Raymond James Stadium (65,890) 2009 Preseason Records: Tampa Bay 1-1, Miami 2-0 2008 Records: Tampa Bay 9-7, Miami 11-5 National Television: FOX Play-By-Play: Joe Buck, Color: Troy Aikman, Sideline: Pam Oliver Bucs Radio: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM) Play-by-Play: Gene Deckerhoff, Color… Read More

With reports swirling that the Buccaneers are actively shopping one of their three Quarterbacks on the open market, I thought we would take an in depth look at possible trade scenarios. Now, I feel that it is necessary to clearly state that this is all conjecture, and I don't have any more insight into the… Read More

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2009 Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET Site: Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (67,164) 2009 Preseason Records: Tampa Bay 0-1, Jacksonville 0-0 *(Plays on Monday night) 2008 Records: Tampa Bay 9-7, Jacksonville 5-11 Buccaneers Television: WFLA-TV Play-By-Play: Chris Myers, Color: John Lynch, Sideline: Dan Lucas Bucs Radio: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)… Read More