Lovie Still Coy About OffenseMay 29th, 2014
While a prominent member of the Tampa Bay pen and mic club, Chapter 813, is on record saying the current weight of the Bucs franchise is on the shoulders of offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, no one short of someone already on the payroll of the Bucs knows what exactly will the Bucs offense be like?
Could it be a punishing run game? Could it be the “Dunkaneers?” Could it be a combination of the three? Bucs fans want to know.
Lovie, ever the poker player, isn’t yet showing his hand, dodging the question Tuesday of what the Bucs offense might be like.
“Let’s establish a few things,” the leader of the Bucs said. “It’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense and yeah I’m excited to see it, like I’m excited to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers special teams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers edition of our defense too, all of those things. But they’re coming into place. Again, you’ll see a little bit of what we’re going to do, but we can go a lot of different ways, I’ll just say that, with our offense.
“Offensively what we talk about is just ball security. The plays that we have, not turning the football over, you guys know the biggest reason why teams win or lose each week is the turnover ratio, so offensively ball security. I’m talking about from the quarterback position and the plays that we run, of course to the guys that are actually carrying the ball, it’s that as much as anything and just being smart with the plays that we run, ball control and everyone is a part of that.”
If Lovie is hinting that the offense will be versatile, thus, being unpredictable, Joe applauds. The best offense is an offense that offers no clue what might happen when the huddle breaks.
If we go just by what morsels players have offered and the moves that the Bucs have made, just in the draft alone, then it sure smells like the Bucs will be a pass-happy team.
Most teams that go out and sign a free agent quarterback to start (?), a wide receiver in the first round, a tight end in the second round and a pass-catching running back in the third round are not going to play ground-and-pound football.