Reading Between The LinesJanuary 4th, 2014
Well, this morning, the Bucs made the Jeff Tedford news official; he is Lovie Smith’s offensive coordinator. Joe already weighed in on Tedford, a curious but bold hire. Who knows if his quarterback magic will work on the NFL level? It will be a fun puzzle to see put together.
Usually, the quotes included in such new releases are boring, predictable and rarely worthy of repeating. If the coach didn’t like his assistant, he wouldn’t have hired him in the first place, right?
So here is a team-approved quote from Lovie on Tedford:
“I have a great deal of respect for the job Jeff did at Cal for more than a decade and I believe he will be a great fit for what we are attempting to do in Tampa. Jeff has a successful and proven track record as a teacher and developer of young talent.”
Props to Lovie for not mincing words there. It sure doesn’t seem as if the Bucs are going to bring in a veteran quarterback, does it? To Joe, that statement seems pretty straight forward. The Bucs are either banking on Mike Glennon to lead them to the playoffs or are going to draft a quarterback.
There’s not a whole lot of young, veteran quarterbacks teams are wanting to unload.