“Spread Elements” Coming To Tampa BayJanuary 19th, 2014
Holy Tim Tebow!
New Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford is talking about spreading out the Bucs’ offense.
Don’t get too wound up. The departed Bucs regime also had us believe run-and-shoot elements might dazzle these parts.
Tedford, speaking on WHFS-FM last week, talked a bit about “schematics” that became part of his DNA during his time on the wider fields of he Canadian Football League, where Tedford played quarterback for six seasons and coached.
“Yeah, there will be some spread elements to it,” Tedford said of the new Bucs offense. “And there will be some of getting the ball out quick in space and letting your athletes make some plays.”
Like any offensive coordinator, Tedford preached diversity but still came back to more of his roots.
“Get on the perimeter in multiple ways. You know, from the run game to the extended run game, which is really those things outside [with] quarterbacks spitting out to athletes in space,” Tedford said. “Sometimes that’s as good as a run.”
Of course, it’s impossible to predict what the Bucs offense might look like, especially with the quarterback position uncertain. Tedford, thankfully, is the kind of guy who believes deeply in tailoring an offense to personnel.