Tedford Is “Back In Town,” Not At Practice

September 12th, 2014

Tedford rightThe Buccaneers’ recovering offensive coordinator is still only contributing part-time.

After practice today, Lovie Smith said Tedford “is back in town.” It’s presumed he was out of town at a doctor’s appointment.

Lovie said Tedford is “still on schedule” and “nothing has changed” from their plan to have Tedford working in some capacity for Sunday’s game against the Rams.

Damn, Josh McCown really needs to grab the leadership reigns and have a great game Sunday in the face of the wacky coaching situation and serious injuries on both sides of the ball.

21 Responses to “Tedford Is “Back In Town,” Not At Practice”

  1. OB Says:


    He has the experience and is a Captain, so he either plays like the last nine minutes of the game last week or he is benched because we can’t have the first three quarters over again.

    It will be fun to watch.

  2. robert9 Says:

    they need to let this man attend to his health. let the friggen QB call the plays!

    just not mcclown lol.

    hut, hut shovel 37 right hut…straight to the rams DB.

  3. RastaMon Says:

    Scroll back to the declarative headline here on Monday regarding JTs return….

  4. Andrew 1 Says:

    Ok, so he’s out today but plans on coaching this Sunday. That’s still good news. I would imagine that during the week he can just relay what plays need to be installed for the game, and the rest of the coaches can work on those plays with the team. Obviously during the game, its a whole different story because in game situations happen where you need to make adjustments on the fly, and that’s hard to do without your coordinator. Hopefully he will be ready to coach on Sunday.

  5. INDYbucsfan Says:

    I told you last week this was why lovie said earlier that we might not see the full offense until October. They knew this was coming.

  6. Dirk Disco Says:

    Don’t any teams script the first 15-20 plays anymore?

  7. warrenfb12 Says:

    How is everything “still on schedule?” Arroyo (sp?) said yesterday that he was due to return to practice Friday…

    He won’t be calling plays on Sunday. Why wouldnt he be at practice if he is “back in town?”

  8. Ray Rice Says:

    @Joe… I don’t need to know when Teddy gets back or where he is going. If he’s not at work I don’t care where he goes. The only report that should be done on Teddy is Sunday when they report him there or out. Until then…. Teddy hope you get better soon.

  9. tickrdr Says:

    Reposted from September 8th

    oldfart44 Says:
    September 8th, 2014 at 4:14 pm
    I had stents put in years ago. The number I can’t remember, but it may have been 4 to 5. Please, don’t tell me that I’m full of shit.
    I am now 70. I watched the whole procedure on my back. I was out of the hospital and on the golf course two days later. I don’t remember taking any meds; maybe, a blood thinner. I guess they do things different down your way.
    Is it possible it may have been something more dangerous?

    As usual I’m late to the party, and could not respond earlier.
    As correctly pointed out by several posters, it is impossible to assess his illness/prognosis without all of the details. As to Mr. OLdFart’s experience, that is typically the norm for my patients following a routine STENT procedure (not stint—Josh McCown’s stint as the starting QB will likely be cut short, if he plays like yesterday.) Think of the coronary arteries as the “fuel lines” for your heart muscle. When clogged up with plaque, the muscle is starved for oxygen, and patients can have many different symptoms including chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc. If the muscle has not been injured, then opening up that artery with a STENT, restores the blood flow to normal or nearly so, and typically with total resolution of those symptoms. The patients typically feel better than they have in some time. In fact, I jokingly tell them they cannot jump on the trampoline, or go square dancing for 48 hrs after the procedure. Most go back to full activity thereafter without any problems.
    If the muscle has been injured (i.e. a myocardial infarction or heart attack), then you certainly could have symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, no energy for some time after the heart attack, etc. Furthermore, there may be present any of a number of co-morbid conditions, which would contribute to a prolonged recovery time.

    It is true that we place the patient on potent blood thinners DURING the procedure itself, but afterward they are typically only on dual anti-platelet therapy with aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel), or one of the newer agents.
    (platelets are tiny cells in your bloodstream which stick together to initiate a clot —– a good thing if you cut yourself shaving, but not if a clot is trying to form in your coronary arteries, or clot off your new stent.)

    I know this is much too long to read, and I apologize for that.


    Something is not making any sense here. Joes: Have you actually seen Mr. Tedford at practice, and if so, any outward signs of other problems.

    Oh, and BTW— reins not reigns

  10. DB55 Says:

    His retirement announcement coming soon.

  11. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ tickrdr

    Very Interesting. If you dont mind me asking, how can someone avoid plaque build up in the arteries or reduce plague build up on there own? I know that is something I very much would like to avoid.

  12. Buddhaboy Says:

    good god. This isnt going to end well. Poor guy, Jagodzinki anyone?

  13. tickrdr Says:

    Andrew 1 Says:

    September 12th, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    @ tickrdr

    Very Interesting. If you dont mind me asking, how can someone avoid plaque build up in the arteries or reduce plague build up on there own? I know that is something I very much would like to avoid.


    Choosing your parents wisely is a helpful step, but difficult to do. (Atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup in the arteries tends to run in certain families) Other risk factors include tobacco use, diabetes, hypertension or high blood pressure, dyslipidemia or abnormal cholesterol levels (fats in your bloodstream), and being a man. Women have less risk before menopause, but catch up to us as they get older, as the risk rises for all of us as we get older.
    So you can shake your fist at your parents, but you can’t fix the genes you inherited (at least not yet), but the other risk factors can be modified by behavior, diet, meds, and exercise. Hope that helps.


  14. Chef Paul Says:

    tickrdr with the best post in the history of JBF.

    Thank you very much. That was very informative, and I’m glad you took the time to help us laymen understand.

  15. tickrdr Says:

    @Chef Paul:

    Wow, thank YOU very much!


  16. Capt.Tim, Vack from Davie Jones Locker Says:

    Thank you,Tickrdr, for your expertise.
    And the procedures I experienced were just as you discribed.
    My “trigger”, or symptom , was a raidiating ” constricted Band” feeling on my left Bicep. And slight shortness if Breath. I was awake during the procedure., and felt immediate relief as the Stent was opened.
    I was unfortunately 1 in 10,000. My stent abraised the artery. Within 2 days- I began to have chest pain and other problems- I went back to the hospital, and had a second Cath, along with Iltra sound- which showed a “blood blister” above the stent, causing it to begin closing. Lucky me!
    Fortunately, the solution was another adjacent Stent- which immediately alleviated the problem.
    I was , by the way- in top top condition at the time- running 3 miles or more a day. My issue was an Artery that was too small at Birth- please the bad genetics from the parents- that leads to plague build up.
    And despite all that- I was 100% a day after the second stent.
    Something definitely more serious than a stent or two going on with Tedford.
    I hope he recovers.
    But fear his impending retirement.
    Just what the team doesn’t need!, which of course- isn’t the priority here.

  17. Jim Walker Says:

    Get post tickrdr!

  18. RustyRhinos Says:

    Thanks tickrdr very informative. My father had quadruple bypass at 49 I turn 49 in march. What should I be on the lookout for? I check my bp 3 times a month steady between 114 / 69 – 117 / 74 74 – 78 hr

  19. tickrdr Says:

    Again, many thanks to all for the kind words. Capt Tim, glad you’re now doing well; and I agree that Coach Tedford’s story does not fit someone with an uncomplicated stent insertion procedure. To Rusty, those BP readings are all excellent. As noted above you also need to watch your blood sugar readings; stop smoking, if that applies to you, and get your cholesterol numbers checked. You may also want to get an advanced lipid profile (i.e. Berkeley labs or Atherotech etc.) which will give you the numbers of the atherogenic particles (the ones that cause plaque buildup), as well as the relative sizes of the particles. Unfortunately, you may be at somewhat increased risk for coronary artery disease, since your Dad had these problems at a relatively young age. Talk to your family doctor, or consider getting a referral to a cardiologist. There are many sites on the Internet that will calculate your risk for a cardiac event based on the presence of the above risk factors, so search “coronary heart disease risk calculator”.


  20. NCFlorIdiot Says:

    Tedford was up in the box, headgear on, talking away, for the home opener… Was he not calling the plays? What “capacity” was he working game 1? I believe in everything Bucs, and also believe it’s going to take some time for the team to click together… Just not buying the “Tedford… out of town theory” as to why we sucked the first 3 quarters…

    Read everyday, but don’t post too often, so I’ll say a big f*cking thank you “Joe” for keeping me connected to my team.

  21. Joe Says:


    Thanks for the kind words.

    No, Marcus Arroyo called the plays. From the way he described it, Tedford offered advice. Sort of the way they did things at Cal when Tedford was head coach and Arroyo called plays.

    Yeah, Sapp and Brooks cautioned it would take at least a year to turn things around. Sure is looking like that now. smh