Licht “Shocked” By Offensive CreativityJune 18th, 2014
So you think you can put a finger on the mysterious Jeff Tedford offense? Think again.
The Buccaneers general manager admits Tedford even has him doing doubletakes in multiple areas.
Licht weighed in this evening with Steve Duemig on WDAE-AM 620.
“Coach Tedford and actually [quarterbacks coach] Marcus Arroyo, his entire staff, they’re really creative. I’ve been really, really shocked and surprised,” Licht said. “I knew they were good football coaches, but just how detailed and how creative he is.”
The GM explained that Tedford’s style is ideal for teaching a new offensive system — quickly.
“Being a longtime college coach, he’s got a way about him that he’s able to relay the message a little bit different and a little bit easier to comprehend,” Licht said of Tedford. “Even [with] the veterans sometimes, that’s a refreshing thing. Everybody seems to be on the same page already. From an early part of OTAs, we had very few mental errors. And that was something that really shocked me.”
Joe can’t wait to be shocked, too. But will it happen in preseason? Doubtful.
Joe thinks Lovie was true to his word at the NFL Owners meetings when he said the Bucs offense largely will be kept under wraps until the Bucs kick off against the reigning NFC South champs in September.