“Been Living In That World”August 18th, 2014
The man who first leaked that the Bucs would be running an “up tempo” offense was back at home Saturday night when Tampa Bay’s first-team offense rolled out a taste of it for the home crowd.
Center Evan Dietrich-Smith reminded media today at One Buc Palace that he had “been living in that world” while playing for the Packers, where rhythm and tempo are commonplace for Aaron Rodgers, Jeff Tedford’s’ former student.
Dietrich-Smith said he thought his linemates responded well to the touch of tempo the Bucs’ first-teamers rolled out but said the offense has a ways to go in all aspects.
A week ago Dietrich-Smith said the Bucs only showed about 5 percent of their offense in Jacksonville, but today he bumped up that number to “20 to 25” percent, representing what was shown against Miami. Don’t look for too much more in Buffalo on Saturday, he said, as that runs counter to Lovie Smith’s preseason philosophy.