The man who wrote a book titled “The Quarterback Whisperer” is rarely always truly the one whispering into Jameis Winston’s ear.
Since Bruce Arians took over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, loads of the dialogue surrounding Winston’s future suggests that if Arians cannot liberate the QB, no person can. It turns out Arians is rarely always truly the person doing the heavy lifting with Winston. That distinction goes to offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich.
Leftwich, who Arians known as “a rising big name on this substitute,” is taking the lead at tutoring the extinct No. 1 overall clutch.
In an unparalleled, wide-ranging feature on Leftwich, Jenna Laine of ESPN experiences that Arians is rarely always truly in the QB room, leaving that to the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen, and longtime NFL assistant Tom Moore, who works as Arians’ ears in the assembly room. Arians talked about he steers certain to preserve a long way flung from Winston “hearing too many voices.”
The principle divulge in the Winston reclamation venture will more than seemingly be Leftwich, who Arians talked about has been unbelievable so a long way in his first plump-time stint as OC.
“I feel the overall time he’s been outstanding. In fact, truly accomplished a colossal job in the assembly rooms,” Arians talked about. “I feel he initially is an glorious instructor. He knows what he’s talking about. He’s a heck of a instructor. So, he’s bought the guys correct the assign they want to be.”
After being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round (No. 7 overall) in 2003, Leftwich started 44 games over four seasons. He then grew to turn accurate into a backup for five seasons, two of which he spent with Arians in Pittsburgh, sooner than at final retiring after the 2012 season. The coach then coaxed the extinct QB to resolve a teaching internship with the Cardinals in 2016. Arizona at final employed him as QB coach in 2017 and he stayed on at that job when Arians left in 2018. Leftwich was elevated to the intervening time OC job midway thru final year’s disastrous season in the wasteland.
Final year’s struggles getting tossed into the hearth are one cause Arians believes Leftwich in general is a a success play-caller.
“What he did with the intervening time title available [in Arizona in 2018] — it wasn’t even his offense, it was Mike McCoy’s offense — and he did a heck of a job with some newcomers. He’s more than though-provoking,” Arians talked about of Leftwich.
The OC, who saw his roster decimated by injuries in Arizona, took the classes to coronary heart.
“The most attention-grabbing element that ever happened to me final year [in Arizona] was the final two months of final year, accurate being in that deliver,” Leftwich talked about. “Generally, we had seven or eight newcomers in the huddle. I agree with not think we had four draft picks. These originate of things, things that I discovered that I was by no ability in a position to abilities in my early years of teaching, I purchased that opportunity to abilities these things and I feel I grew to turn accurate into the next coach from that.”
The avid gamers respect Leftwich’s knowledge and abilities having been a starter for four years.
“One element he has over me and several coaches in the room is he’s been in that room as a player — he can portray to them on that level. He’s been available on the grass — he can portray to them on that level,” receiver Chris Goodwin talked about. “So I feel that earns him a complete lot of respect.”
Leftwich would possibly well perchance additionally portray to Winston each from his abilities on the topic, and the stress of making an strive to hang on to a starting job.
“[Him] seeing things how I look for it, [his] understanding from being in that pocket and not all from a strategic standpoint — it’s [been] glorious,” Winston talked about.
In a pivotal year for Winston, the QB whisperer assign his trust in Leftwich to remake the signal-caller and lumber a a success offense in Tampa. We’ll have the next thought about the procedure in which it’s all unfolding when coaching camp gets underway in gradual July.