Source - Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich aren’t working on the same page of the playbook.
In a week where we learned Brady was asked to leave a closed Tampa park during his workout, TMZ reports that wasn’t the Bucs quarterback’s biggest mistake this month.
On April 7, Brady was set to meet at Leftwich’s house for the first time since signing a two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs. But according to TMZ, David Kramer lives next door to Leftwich and their houses look very similar.
Brady got his signals crossed.
Kramer said he was sitting in his kitchen on the phone when Brady walked through his front door with duffel bags in hand.
“I literally was just sitting here and I watch this tall guy just walk into my house,” Kramer told TMZ. “He didn’t even look at me. He just like dropped his duffel bags down on the floor and just kind of like looked up at me and I’ll never forget the look on his face.
“He just goes, ‘Am I in the wrong house?’”
Great. Just great. Tom Brady has been in Tampa Bay barely over a month and he's already transitioned into the "Florida Man" headline phase of his career. He's gone from one of the most law abiding citizens in Massachusetts to a habitual criminal trespasser in the span of weeks. Closed public parks. Private homes. At this point, he might as well be [Warning: Deep Pop Culture Pull Ahead] working for Kidder, Downey & Heche.
Oh, so David Kramer's house and Byron Leftwich's house look "similar" you say? Of course they do. They live in a cultural wasteland. Florida is to architecture what your color printer is to art. I once played 54 holes at three different courses over a three day weekend in Ft. Myers, and you dropped me by parachute into any of the backyards along any of those fairways, I couldn't have told you where I was, because they were all exact copies of each other, from the paint job to the patio to the plastic flamingos to the fences for keeping the gators out of the pool.
It's simple math. In 20 years in New England, Brady never stumbled aimlessly into someone's house looking for his offensive coordinator. Not with Charlie Weis, Josh McDaniels, Bill O'Brien or Josh McDaniels again. He wasn't in Tompa Bay much more than 20 days and he started causing problems in other people's kitchens. Not mention violating all the social distancing guidelines.
So his should start to make the case he never should've left Brookline. Because the mistake of Brady going to the wrong place is nothing if not a metaphor.