Jeff Tedford’s Offense? “Movement.”

May 16th, 2014

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Bucs players are under strict orders not to remove the tarp that shrouds the Jeff Tedford offense. Don’t reveal state secrets, lest the NKVD will visit you.

This didn’t stop Joe from prying.

In college, Bucs rookie running back Charles Sims played for a high-octane, in some ways revolutionary offense under West Virginia wizard Dan Holgorsen. The Bucs, as center Evan Dietrich-Smith stated on SiriusXM NFL Radio, will play “up-tempo.” Starting quarterback Josh McCown even evoked comparisons to Chip Kelly.

When Joe had a chance to ask Sims his impressions of the Bucs’ offense versus the Mountaineers’, Sims said it has similarities.

“There is a lot of movement,” Sims said.

Sims, who seems to be incredibly soft-spoken, wouldn’t offer anything more, other than to smile, which he could rarely wipe off his face.

And why not? It was his first NFL practice under the glare of the Tampa Bay pen and mic club.

17 Responses to “Jeff Tedford’s Offense? “Movement.””

  1. Architek Says:

    Joe, do you percieve asking players about Tedford’s offense as a competitive disadvantage?

    I mean it’s not like the opponents aren’t looking for any tips or leads as well…

    Your thoughts.

    You might be misinterpreting Joe’s sense of humor. –Joe

  2. clafollett Says:

    I can’t wait to see what this offense does! With the stud pass catchers and excellent runners we have, opposing DCs will have many sleepless nights planning for us. That “movement” will give them heartburn. Hope they keep their antacids handy!

    GO BUCS!

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Bring on the Panthers. I can’t friggin wait. What a statement that would send to us fans with a victory over Carolina. I want redemption. If that happens we’re not chanting Tampa and Bay while we file out of RJS. We’re chanting Lovie Lovie Lovie as LOUD as we can my fellow fans. Let’s do it. Let Lovie hear it.

  4. Kevin Says:

    My biggest fear is not that this offense does not perform. My biggest fear is this offensive dominates and the bucs don’t lock tedford up long term soon enough. Then someone gets a new OC head coach and our offense goes back to suck mode. I hope if Tedford proves he can do it in his first year that they lock the man up and throw away the keys.

  5. Hawk Says:

    @ Kevin
    Can’t “lock the man up”. The way I understand the new ‘coach-tampering’ rules, if another team wants him for their HC, they can take him, but only for the HC position.
    On another note. It doesn’t matter what Tedfords’ offense looks like. He will have to give glimpses during the preseason and after the Carolina game, every team will have an idea of the severity of their future headaches. The preseason opponents are the only ones who will be caught completely off guard. After that, there will just be some ‘surprises’ each week.

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    This mysterious offense is building a lot of expectations. Tedford better look very good when it is finally unveiled.

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Kevin Says
    “My biggest fear is this offensive dominates and the bucs don’t lock tedford up long term soon enough.”

    Contracts don’t mean squat for coordinators leaving to become head coaches.

    However…hoping he does bad so we can keep him isn’t the right route (not that I’m saying you are). A fear of success brings failure.

  8. Dougy balls Says:

    Fire the cannons

  9. Kevin Says:

    @ Bonzai didn’t mean it that way at all. I’m optimistic this will be the best our offense has ever looked and hope that’s what happens. It would just suck if we were to lose a guy that makes one of Lovies teams compete year in year out with good play on both sides of the ball. Guess I’m looking to far ahead. Didn’t realize coordinators couldn’t be signed long term and kept from coaching until they’re contract is up. Two years would be disappointing if he does good and goes somewhere else. I’m fired up about Lovie’s defense but an offense to go with it would mean legitimate playoff expectations year in year out. And Lovie is not known for his offense.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai…oh we’re putting points on the board. YES we are. Lots of them. Even if some games are close Lovie’s D is going to hold. They are going to win some games this season!

    I’m tapping that left foot again on the floor like crazy. That’s how excited I am for THIS season. Even more than I was before the last season.

    LOL yep I’m back now!

  11. PRBucFan Says:

    Tedford and Lovie found each other and I have to believe there’s a mutual longterm commitment there with the two.

    Plus Tedford has stated he’s passionate about coaching offense. something he couldn’t do 100% as a HC.

  12. Buchead407 Says:

    Some of u guys are just silly I’m as hopeful as u that he will be successful But first year in the nfl you don’t know if he can hang yet or not let’s get through two years of progress before talking about locking him up long term if he wants to stay as an oc

  13. PRBucFan Says:

    He has had plenty experience along many avenues, he’s not a rookie OC lol

  14. P'cola Buc Says:

    I believe Tedford might have made an unofficial commitment with Lovie prior to being anointed OC to stay a minimum of two years.

  15. Buchead407 Says:

    Yes he is a rookie oc. First year in the nfl is the definition of rookie

  16. biff barker Says:

    Elements of NOLA, Pats and Philly’s Offense please.

  17. teacherman777 Says:

    Tampa? With an offense?

    This could get scary!