Pressure On Jeff TedfordApril 21st, 2014
The greatest mystery hanging over the Bucs, short of what the team is going to do with the seventh pick in the draft, is the Jeff Tedford offense. Bucs players and coaches all but say you won’t see the Tedford offense until September.
Whatever the offense is, how Tedford can develop quarterbacks will be key. Was Josh McCown’s success with a quarterback guru in Chicago just a fluke? Can Tedford mold Mike Glennon? Can Tedford develop a rookie QB Joe is certain will become a Buccaneer next month during the three-day draft soap opera?
To hear “The Professor,” John Clayton of BSPN, Tedford better be ready to develop a rookie. Over the weekend, Clayton appeared with Pat Donovan and Aaron Jacobson on WDAE-AM 620 to discuss the Bucs and the NFL in general. When Clayton began rambling about new quarterbacks with new teams, he dropped this item about McCown:
“You look at the Josh McCown move. It’s not like a Josh McCown can take this team to 10 or 12 wins but I think he can take you to eight wins because I think he is a very good backup.”
If McCown is just a “very good backup,” then Clayton much not have any faith in Glennon. So to take Clayton’s premise, it leads to two things:
It either means Tedford better live up to his reputation of developing quarterbacks, or certainly the Bucs are still shopping for a quarterback. Remember McCown, 34, was only signed to a two-year pact.
Joe will have more of the Clayton interview later today. Stay tuned.