“That Relationship Is Crucial”May 28th, 2014
Lord X-factor of the Bucs 2014 season, offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, has a tall order.
He’s new to the NFL and he sort of has to become the next Marc Trestman in a hurry.
Yesterday, Bucs starting quarterback Josh McCown talked all things Tedford and how McCown must be at one with his new playmaster.
“When [your rhythm with an offensive coordinator] gets that way, you look around the league, you talk about high performing offenses; you know in recent years, in years past, and, you know, from playing with Kurt Warner when they were the Greatest Show on Turf, talking with him and playing for Coach Martz. So understanding that relationship, and how Kurt knew, felt what was coming, you know, knew the intent. To watching Drew [Brees] and Sean [Payton] in New Orleans. You see guys that play at a high level, you can see the relationship with the play calling at quarterback. You can feel like they’re on the same page,” McCown said.
“I felt that way last year with Marc [Trestman], you know, felt like we were on the same page. It is certainly key and crucial for us to get there.”
McCown says it’s urgent, and he and the Bucs are working with extreme urgency now.
Yes, McCown knows the reality of his job and the NFL. There’s a Bucs bye week looming after Week 7. If the offense is sputtering, then the Mike Glennon Mob might take arms and buy every available pitchfork at Home Depot and Lowe’s. Patience doesn’t exist in 2014, not for a 35-year-old journeyman quarterback.
Joe recommends you listen to the full McCown interview below, via Joe’s friends at WDAE-AM 620.