Too Much Made Of Derek Carr-Jeff Tedford BondJanuary 21st, 2014
It’s not like new Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford is the Tampa Bay head coach and Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr played for him in college.
If that were the case, then Joe might join his media brethren in thinking Carr could be the next Bucs franchise quarterback.
Tampa Bay Times beat writer Greg Auman typed a piece today that added fuel to the Carr fire. Tedford coached Derek Carr’s brother, David, at Fresno State many years ago, and Auman reports that Tedford tutored him recently and they’re like family.
Jiminy Christmas! The PewterReport.com crew pegged Carr as the Bucs’ pick at No. 7 overall in their recent mock draft, in part because of the Tedford-Carr personal connection.
Yes, Carr posted stout numbers with 5,000+ yards and 50 touchdowns last season, but he’s not coming to the Bucs — not at No. 7.
Just because Tedford likes the kid personally and knows him should mean nothing. Frankly, Tedford’s intimate knowledge of Carr just as easily could hurt the kid’s chances of coming to the Bucs.
Fans remember Raheem Morris’ lobbying for Josh Freeman after coaching him at Kansas State. And fans remember Greg Schiano turning the Bucs into Rutgers South. But Joe sees this situation differently. Tedford isn’t the head coach, doesn’t have NFL experience, and there are better QBs in this draft.