Reporter mistakes Byron Leftwich for Todd Bowles after Super Bowl 2021

A reporter mistook Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich for defensive coordinator Todd Bowles – who are both black – in a postgame press meeting pursuing Super Bowl 2021.

Moments just after Tampa Bay concluded their 31-9 demolition of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Leftwich approached the virtual podium and was asked a problem by a journalist determined as “Michael Donaldson.”

“Going into the video game, what was your No. 1 target on the defensive aspect to shut Mahomes down, to shut that superior-driven offense down?” he asked.

Leftwich, who functions fully on the offensive aspect of the ball, was puzzled.

“Shut Mahomes down?” he asked. “I feel you got the completely wrong dude. I got practically nothing to do with that. That was Todd [Bowles].”

Leftwich laughed it off, but the problem lifted eyebrows owing to the two coaches’ race. The Bucs have one particular of the most varied coaching staffs in the NFL, with a black offensive, defensive and particular groups coordinator (Keith Armstrong), but one particular has to ponder why a reporter couldn’t convey to the change.

Bowles undoubtedly did a good position of shutting Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs down. He held Kansas Metropolis to one-digit factors for the initial time in a Mahomes get started, forcing the superstar QB into throwing two interceptions and sacking him a few periods.