Tedford Clarification Still A Little Fuzzy

August 28th, 2014

Tedford rightOffensive coordinator Jeff Tedford had some sort of medical procedure following Saturday’s preseason game in Buffalo. Since then, the Bucs have provided little information on Tedford’s condition and timetable for return.

General manager Jason Licht offered a hazy but positive update during tonight’s TV broadcast of the preseason finale against the Redskins.

Licht said Tedford would be part of preparations for opening day opponent Carolina, but Licht was non-committal on whether Tedford would call plays in 10 days.

“We don’t want to rush him back,” Licht said.

Licht assured the viewing audience that Tedford would, in fact, return at “100 percent.”

18 Responses to “Tedford Clarification Still A Little Fuzzy”

  1. Pawel Says:

    Can he text message plays from his recovery home in bed?

  2. BucBob1 Says:

    Don’t think we are going to see the unveiling of the Jeff Tedford offence any time soon. With Mankins coming, in and Tedford being out indefinitely, I think we are largely going to see a vanilla type offence against Carolina.

  3. BucPuck Says:

    BucBob you are probably right and that scares me. If Cam Newton is not 100% that helps but to run a vanilla offense against the Panthers is scary.

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I wouldn’t worry about it. If Tedford is going to be helping to prep the game plan, that means he is only a week or two away from returning. He calls plays from the booth, so it’s not like he will need to be on the field.

  5. BucBob1 Says:

    With both defenses duking it out, it may be a 6 to 3 final score! Of course with us on top!

  6. DallasBuc Says:

    Heard that it was a heart issue which makes sense because he has had to call plays with this inept at best oline that do-no-wrong Lovie and his lapdog GM carefully pieced together in “front to back” offense building fashion. I imagine it has caused an increase in heart ailments across the Bay Area for the better part of the offseason and especially over the course of this miserable preseason. Get well Tedford.

  7. BucBob1 Says:

    Even if Tedford does come back and can call plays from the booth. Mankins can’t learn the playbook in a week.

  8. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    It could also be the weather and the fact that he is older and has been off the field for over a year. After that, the heat probably adds a lot of issues. I know it does for me.

  9. Patrick in VA Says:

    @dallasbuc – poor form man

  10. Jim Walker Says:

    We need you 100% Tedford. Come back when you are ready and not a day before.

  11. DallasBuc Says:

    Bonzai- nah…it’s the oline that did it!
    Patrick- nonsense! The oline has caused serious heartache, Tedford is gonna be fine and you can’t take a harmless joke.

  12. BucBob1 Says:

    The heat is tuff to take for any extended period of time, especially when you get older. You should always guard yourself against the possibility of Heat stroke.
    If he has a heart condition, that usually requires some type of procedure. If he had some type of blockage, a simple stent procedure would solve that, and he would be back in no time, feeling better than ever. If it was more serious, he may have had to have surgery, which depending on the severity of the condition, may have a longer recovery period. I know this from experience. I hope he is okay, and comes back soon. We need our secret weapon!

  13. Stanglassman Says:

    What was reported wasn’t a heart issue. RastaMon wrote yesterday the procedure; radical parotidectomy- Read up.

  14. BucBob1 Says:

    How does RastaMon know?

  15. kevin Says:

    Tedford is the key to our offensive success. Hope you are recovering and get well by next sunday. Tell you right now our defense is gonna have fun picking on beat up cam and his lone rookie wide reciever.

  16. Barry Says:

    Shouldn’t Joe and The Commish and the Big Dogg be able to get this information with all their sources?

  17. Stanglassman Says:

    It was reported in the press by accident, Pristco? I believe it was him.

  18. TheCABucFan Says:

    [Please e-mail Joe. Joe(at)JoeBucsFan(dot)com with your confirmation. Joe would love to discuss this with you. — Joe]