Byron Leftwich shared funny plan for coaching Tom Brady
Byron Leftwich was drafted a few years after Tom Brady, but now he will end up coaching the legend. Brady is older and more accomplished than Leftwich, making for an interesting situation in Tampa Bay, where Leftwich is the offensive coordinator.
So what is his plan for Brady? It’s a humorous but wise one.
Leftwich, who was Ben Roethlisberger’s backup in Pittsburgh for three seasons, had a text exchange with his former teammate about Brady joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“I asked him what he’s going to do now that he’s coaching the GOAT,” Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ron Cook. “He texted right back, ‘Just stay out of his way.’”
Leftwich probably will do more coaching of Brady than that, but that gives you an idea of his mindset. He understands who he’s working with and is not out to prove something to Brady, which could help them work together easier. And when you look at Brady’s approach, everyone seems to be focused on success.