Looks Like Jeff Tedford’s ComingJanuary 1st, 2014
So one questions many Bucs fans had about a potential hire of Lovie Smith as new head coach was what he’ll do about the offense? Smith is about as much of a Father Dungy clone as you will find, meaning offense is an annoyance to him, hence why Smith hired such noted offensive wizards in the likes of Ron Turner and Mike Tice as offensive coordinators.
The results were painfully predictable.
In the current NFL, if you don’t have an offense, if you don’t have a quarterback, you are SOL. And no, with apologies to former Bucs commander Greg Schiano, Mike Glennon was not and is not the answer.
Last week, CBS Sports threw out the notion that if the Bucs did hire Smith, then he would also bring former college quarterback guru Jeff Tedford along for the ride as a package deal. Per Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports, that is apparently happening.
@BFeldmanCBS: As CBS reported this wk, Jeff Tedford is expected to be Lovie Smith’s OC (w #Bucs) but the details just starting to be worked out per source
Joe will have more about Tedford in the morning. To be honest, Joe is torn about Tedford. It is nice that Smith is recognizing his mistakes of the past and is aware he must have an offense that resembles something utilized in the post-World War II era.
Tedford on the other hand, well, is an open book of sorts on the NFL level.