Tedford “Continues To Get Better”

August 29th, 2014


Preparation for the Carolina Panthers is in full swing, but it seems like it’s happening without offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford.

His undisclosed medical condition was updated today by Lovie Smith.

“Exactly when he’ll be back, I can’t really say that,” Lovie said of Tedford. “He’s making the normal type of progress.

“Things are looking good.”

Joe wished Tedford well, but this has to be a distraction/detriment to the Bucs.

These are the days when Tedford and Josh McCown would have their minds melding as one.

17 Responses to “Tedford “Continues To Get Better””

  1. Fishfries Says:

    I’m sure it’s been discussed here before and I’ve missed it, but who’s handling the offense?

  2. Bucs Fan #237 Says:

    So the guy has a heart attack right before the season starts… this is like 2013 all over again.

  3. BigMacAttack Says:

    What doesn’t kill you usually makes you stronger, and that applies to the whole team unit.

  4. BK Says:

    This is the PROs…I don’t agree that this is a big deal. They have been in Tedford’s offense since OTAs. If they have not “melded” their minds by now, it wont matter vs Panthers.

    At most, it would be a minor distraction; last time I checked Tedford doesnt take the field. I am very confident he will be present in the coaches luxury air conditioned suite at RJS week 1.

  5. Matt Says:

    Bucs just released connor barth

  6. Louis Friend Says:

    It’s a good thing McCown is like a coach – and a leader. So it shouldn’t matter as much compared to having a rookie or 2nd year kid under center. Right?

  7. Louis Friend Says:

    And by the way – if this is going to be a lingering issue – are they really that comfortable having a guy one year removed from coaching QB’s on an 0-12 college team handling play calling full time for the Bucs? Tough situation all the way around if this drags out.

  8. Kevin#1 Says:

    Hope he is there week one. It’s a both with a/c c’mon man!!!

  9. Flmike Says:

    Sounds like someone needed an angioplasty to unblock or clear some plaque from the old arteries….

  10. jam Says:

    This is a big deal–if you don’t think so, then you’re either just wrong or don’t know enough about Tedford. This guy is similar to Mike Martz in the sense that it’s HIS system–McCown has only been working in it for one off season, so the comment about “he’s like a coach,” is somewhat of a fantasy. This is a big deal, and we need him back ASAP—it’s not like the offense was humming along in his absence.

  11. Random Sports guy Says:

    Does anyone know exactly what procedure he had done?

  12. Hawk Says:

    With today’s technology (I-Pad, Skype, etc), I doubt if McCown and Tedford have missed a beat. In fact, I bet the doctors felt like the operation was of secondary concern to the patient. 🙂

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo will be calling plays if Tedford is not back in time.

    But, it isn’t just a matter of calling plays. Tedford would have to direct offensive practices as well. If it was stints, as someone elsewhere mentioned, he could be back in time potentially. Its being on field in heat during practice that might be the issue.

  14. Bogiedr Says:

    Kevin #1, what is a “both” with ac? Also, when was your last angioplasty? Your ignorance is showing. Please use you brain when posting, not your butt! If you have had at least one angio, you would know it could take up to seven weeks for recovery. So, please, show your intelligence before you rant like an ignorant fool.

  15. Capt.Tim,Back From Davie Jones's Locker Says:

    Doubt it’s a stent.
    I had one put in, as an out patient- and went to work that evening.
    Although I would recommend a days rest.
    Stents are not a big deal.
    It is something far more serious. Hopefully, he is recovering to 100%.
    My prayers are with him

    It’s a concern. The longer he’s gone-the bigger the concern

  16. Capt.Tim,Back From Davie Jones's Locker Says:

    Bogiedr- um, afraid not – Dr. Clueless. I’ve got two total, and have had several other Cardiac caths as a precaution.

    It’s a one day, ussually one night- and out.
    Here is a section from under Angioplasty
    From “Wikcompanion”

    “After the procedure
    After angioplasty, most of the patients are monitored overnight in the hospital but if there are no complications, the next day, patients are sent home.”

    Seven weeks? Meybe if you have it done in the Congo!!

  17. Paul Says:

    My mom had a stent put in and was hospitalized for 5 days. I don’t know how you guys are going back to work the same day. I guess every one is different.