Jeff Tedford Was “In The Office” Tuesday

September 3rd, 2014
Joe's got an update on the absent offensive coordinator

Joe’s got an update on the absent offensive coordinator

The Bucs have been excited to roll out the real Jeff Tedford mystery offense for several months.

Sunday was/is going to be the day, but Tedford has been out sick/recovering after some sort of significant medical procedure about 10 days ago.

The Bucs aren’t panicking, or revealing much, but this is hardly an ideal situation for a new offense and a new-to-the-NFL coordinator serving under a defense-first head coach.

The latest update on Tedford came today from Lovie Smith. Speaking to Carolina media, Lovie said Tedford “was in the office yesterday for a period of time.”

But there was no new information provided. Lovie said Tedford is getting better and the goal is to have him coach Sunday, but the Bucs are prepared if he doesn’t.

Joe’s not counting on Tedford for Sunday. That seems unrealistic at this point.

29 Responses to “Jeff Tedford Was “In The Office” Tuesday”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    of course he’ll be tre unless ,and I am serious, his vocal cords, are part of the medical “issue”

  2. Patrick in VA Says:

    They’ll have the first 15 plays scripted anyway and by the time they get through those we’ll have the lead and the defense can dominate and generate turnovers/points from there.

    Go Bucs

  3. You go Joe Says:

    We can’t blame the guy, lovie or licht for this situation. It’s medical and the whole organization is trying to get him involved asich as possible under this circumstance. Now will he be there Sunday? I don’t know but hoping he’s there.

  4. Jerseybucsfan Says:

    Would be great if we can get an early lead in the game and only have to worry about controlling the clock by running giving another week of hiding our playbook

  5. Trevor Says:

    This is not a good situation and the lack of information given out makes me think its worse than they are letting on. As a season ticket holder, I find this most disturbing, for what I paid, I should get an explanation as to why the new OC isn’t Available. screw Hipaa

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    If this game does’nt go the Bucs way, Tedford can’t be the excuse, somebody else can handle the play calling.

  7. bucfanjeff Says:

    If Tedford can rest comfortably at home, he can rest in the booth.
    I have no doubts.

  8. RastaMon Says:

    vocal cords….

  9. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    As a person working in the health care industry I get your “screw HIPPAA” sentiment. It was definitely written too broadly.

    But it does have some great points. PRIVACY is important to a lot of people.

    Would you want your employer telling the world if you were recovering from cancer for example. If they released that Tedford had some kind of major cancer surgery then the ghouls would go into a death watch. Oh look at Lovie he’s now stuck with a dying OC.

    I’m very cool with the way the Bucs are handling this. This SHOULD be the Tedford family’s call not the Bucs. It his family’s privacy we are respecting and that is truly the decent thing to do. It may be frustrating to a lot of folks but Lovie and the Bucs are handling this the right way. I suspect if Tedford had released them to run with the news they would have. I admire them for respecting Tedford’s wishes! I join them in respecting Tedford’s wishes and simply wish him a speedy recovery! Not for Buc reasons but for simple humanitarian reasons.

    Those who do so should be offering prayers for Tedford’s recovery.

  10. andres Says:

    How hard is, “hand it to Dougie” “pass it to Dougie” “hand it to dougie” “throw it to vjax”???????

  11. iamtheone Says:

    Plus its one more thing for carolina to worry / plan around. Why tell them?

  12. Brian Says:

    I saw the original line on the game was Car. 2.5 (I guessed 3). The line last night is now the Bucs 1.5. WOW…a four point swing. I money men must know something about Newton’s injury. Veges picking the Bucs scares me!

  13. Joe Says:

    Plus its one more thing for carolina to worry / plan around. Why tell them?

    Do tell what Carolina might do whether they know Tedford is there or not?

  14. pick6 Says:

    he has a couple long-time assistants in Tampa with him. if he can look at film and communicate in some meaningful way, Tedford’s fingerprints will be on the gameplan and it will be up to his assistants to prove they understand the roster and JT’s offensive tendencies\philosophies well enough to fill the playcalling role for however long they need to. i’m guessing the guys he brought from Cal had to be pretty involved in moment-to-moment offensive stuff on gameday while Tedford was busy handling head coach duties

  15. Mitch Says:

    I Dislike the sense of entitlement some of you all have towards knowing Mr. Tedford’s health. You didn’t have to spend your money or time on the Bucs. He had no choice in whatever is causing his absence. Strap in & be patient ya PC sissies.

  16. biff barker Says:

    The man is entitled to his privacy and the Bucs can handle it the way they choose.
    No excuses on who is calling the plays, it’s a statement game for the resurgent Buccaneers.

  17. Luther Says:

    @StPeteBucsFan Great post. As much as it pains me to not know as a Buc’s fan, it really is none of our business. Hope he gets better soon and if its in time for Sunday, all the better but I wish him well first of all.

  18. billy buckaroo Says:

    I would imagine he has a nice list of “scripted” plays all ready in case he cant make it. I remember Bill Walsh days that he would have a large number of plays they ran right from the get go regardless of the outcome of the first several plays and they stuck to the script.
    I would think the first several offense series have already been decided by Tedford with several scenarios to follow depending on how the plays work out.
    They should be fine if he can make it or not to the game.

  19. Patrick in VA Says:

    Schiano was bashed last year for doing the opposite with freeman last year. Can’t win with these folks

  20. buc4lyfe Says:

    This one game isn’t going to make or break the season of we’re truly as good as I think we are. Get better Tedford we’ll hold it down until you get back, it’s easier to deal with the play caller going down than a the player

  21. DB55 Says:

    Luckily we have a veteran qb who can make adjustments on the line if necessary.

  22. feelthepewterpower Says:

    This one game isn’t going to make or break the season of we’re truly as good as I think we are. Get better Tedford we’ll hold it down until you get back, it’s easier to deal with the play caller going down than a the player.

    It could. Division games are worth two wins pretty much with the tiebreak and conference record involved. in 2010 the Buccs were hosed by the refs to the Lions. That one game was the difference between us not making it, and the packers making it and going on to win the super bowl.

  23. biff barker Says:

    Keep it simple, protect the football and execute the plays.


    StPeteBucsFan, CLASSY…., I’m with you !!!!!!! GO BUCS !!!!!!!

  25. Cobraboy Says:

    Game smoke. We haven’t seen that out of Tampa for many years…

  26. iamtheone Says:

    Joe Says:
    September 3rd, 2014 at 3:48 pm
    Plus its one more thing for carolina to worry / plan around. Why tell them?

    Do tell what Carolina might do whether they know Tedford is there or not?

    I would imagine they have some sort of guess what calls he might tend to use. That would be one.

  27. Kevin#1 Says:

    If he can’t make it, i’d like to see the defense step up knowing they have to and McCown throwing up to our three huge targets. It would be at the very least entertaining to sit back and watch those monsters play some backyard football and play the jitters out of the rookies. BACKYARD HOMETOWN BUC BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tedford hope your doing ok buddy. We need you but understand your health comes first. Hopefully a win to start off the season will be just what the doctor ordered!!!

  28. Yeah It's me! Says:

    Knowing player’s and coach’s are so driven to win and it’s Tedford’s first game in the NFL I bet he would have to be in pretty bad shape to miss this game. I bet he’s thinking you’ll have to drag me away from the booth to stop me from calling the play’s this Sunday. I just hope he’ gets back to full health soon. God Bless Jeff.

  29. Capt.Tim,Back from Davie Jones's Locker Says:

    I think the Bucs are handling this correctly, and with Class.
    I’m worried about Tedford’s health- but it sounds like he is recovering.

    Worst comes to worst- Lovie can find someone on Ffensive staff to call plays, and he oversees them.
    It’ll be ok