Tedford’s Belicheat Fascination EmergesMay 9th, 2014
Shortly after the Bucs hired offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, Joe delivered the scoop of how Tedford went to New England to study offense under Bill Belicheat and Josh McDaniels.
Tedford came back to his head coaching gig at “Cal” a changed man.
Former Tedford players at Super Bowl media day told Joe of how Tedford wanted to incorporate multiple tight end sets like what he saw of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Joe also talked about the Belicheat experience with new Bucs quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, Tedford’s right-hand man.
Now Tedford appears to be going all in at the NFL level with this newer wrinkle to his offense.
Brandon Myers was snagged quickly in free agency after two strong seasons. Tim Wright had a sensational rookie year, and now the Bucs just drafted Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the second round.
Charles Davis on NFL Network called Seferian-Jenkins “a terror in the red zone” with “excellent hands catching the football.”
“What amazed me about him was his catching radius. His hands are unbelievable for his size,” Mike Mayock raved. “It’s basketball on grass” in Tampa.
Davis talked about the concerns of Seferian’s weight, mentioning that he played at a too-big 6-6, 280 pounds last year.
Of course, there’s only one football — and three pass-catching tight ends. But Tedford’s got two gigantic new toys to work with in a matter of 24 hours.