Report: Tedford Signs Deal, Will Earn $375,000

December 19th, 2014

TedfordintroThe “artist” formerly known as Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford has a new job — while his old team has a game Sunday in Tampa.

Man, Hollywood screenwriters couldn’t have concocted what’s happened to the Bucs the past two seasons.

Per a report by B.C. Lions (CFL) beat writer Lowell Ullrich, of The Province, Tedford has accepted the Lions’ head coaching job and will be introduced today. In a previous story, Ullrich said Tedford would earn “around the $375,000 mark annually.”

Joe’s going to assume that’s Canadian dollars, which is bad news for Tedford. The current exchange rate has $1.16 Canadian only fetching $1.00 in the U.S.

Joe really believes Tedford going to the CFL offers insight into Tedford’s health. Yes, Joe believes Tedford is healthy. But healthy enough to work the grueling year-round schedule of an NFL assistant coach? That’s another story.

CFL coaches bust their butts, too, but it’s nowhere near the same year-round commitment.

Joe wishes Tedford well. There’s no doubt in Joe’s mind Tedford wanted to lead the Bucs to glory until an act of God changed his life.

42 Responses to “Report: Tedford Signs Deal, Will Earn $375,000”

  1. SAMCRO Says:

    “An act of God”, or he just woke up and realized Tampa Bay could actually ruin his future NFL career before it got started. Talk about a stubborn stain that won’t come out. Fail here, and your future advancements are in jeopardy. What if Tedford had remained OC and we still went 2 – 14. He would be treated no different than M. Arroyo is now. So how many teams will be clamouring to sign Arroyo to OC next season? Tedford saw the signs, he knew.

  2. sho nuff Says:

    i will say it again ….hire some resolve for a change

  3. Chocolatecvb Says:

    I’m glad Tedford is healthy. Health is anyone’s number one asset. But a part of me believes that after seeing what he had to work with on offense he said to himself…

    “What have I gotten myself into? This organization shelled out big bucks for these characters? I’m out!”

    You gotta do what’s best for you and your health…and he did.

  4. sho nuff Says:

    choco if thats what he did then he’s as spineless as they come and has no buisness leading men…wich is what i think he did…pussed out

  5. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Chocolatecvb – I cannot believe that Tedford was a wallflower in the preseason when they were constructing the offense that you claim he wanted no part of. We drafted all offense, brought in offensive FAs. Do you honestly think that he wasn’t a key element in the evaluation process that went in to determining which people we brought in? I can’t imagine that Lovie would have signed off on going all offense in the draft without consulting heavily with his OC. He’s clearly not an offensive guy. Why would he exclude his OC in those decisions?

  6. Jim Says:

    I want to be angry, but honestly I have lost my fire to give a two schmits.

  7. Ray Rice Says:

    Aww man does that mean Arroyo is leaving the YUCS too? Wow they are losing quality coaches left and right. How are they going to replace them? The YUCS will be doomed next season without them. Hope Lovie has a plan. #sarcasm

  8. HawaiianBuc Says:

    Ray Rice,

    As a very sarcastic person myself, I can really appreciate your post!

  9. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    I do not think we will ever find out exactly what transpired @ One Buc Place concerning Tedford. I just know that the Glazers allowed L&L to let an overmanned Marcus Arroyo run the offense with not much help from Lovie or anyone else (Lovie kind of alluded to that when he stated that he was surprised that Arroyo abandoned the running game in Cleveland after seeing it succeed in the first half)…. To me this oversight was something that could have been handled better and ought to give the Glazers some thought as to whether they are going to allow L&L to simply have “carte blanche” again this offseason. I wish they would bring in another GM who would not report to Lovie but doubt if that will happen…. 2-12 is inexcusable and while it looks to net the Bucs a top 2 draft picks (Titans tanking too….); this team still reminds me of the horrible teams that were run by guys like Leeman Bennett, Ray Perkins or Richard Williamson; though at least Perkins never lost more than 11 games (though he never won more than 6) which Lovie has already done….

  10. bucsfaninchina Says:

    This frigging team.

  11. HawaiianBuc Says:

    When looking for our next offensive coordinator, is it possible for us to give him a medical examination before he gets here? While we’re at it, we should probably find out if he’s actually ever called plays in his lifetime. This may be just me, but I’d probably like to hire a guy that’s from the NFL. Just a couple things hopefully we’ve learned in the last few years.

  12. chickster Says:

    wow what a bum

  13. Dylan Says:

    Conflicting reports everywhere. Word is Tedford was always around the building was seemed completely healthy. Then there were rumblings on talk radio and from former Bucs that Lovie dictated a completely conservative offense, and that even if Tedford came back, he wasn’t going to be able to call the game he wanted to. Who knows what happened.

    The real issue is whether a legit OC will actually want to come here.

  14. DB55 Says:

    Yet another embarressment.

    So Randy Gregory in the first and Bryce Petty in the second?

  15. Zam Says:

    Yeah that makes some sense… but he certainly could have participated in the Bucs’ season in a part-time capacity. Word is Lovie didn’t want that? So why on earth not?

    That’s the real story that waits to be told. Why is Tedford not participating at all?

    We’ve all seen people come back to work, but in a limited capacity. Surely Tedford could have done that.

    If it’s Lovie’s fault, then chock up another bonehead move on the board. If it’s Tedford’s fault, then he should be ashamed.

  16. Espo Says:

    I’d hate to make assumptions about a man’s character if I don’t know him and it would be just as bad to act like I know his health situation but it sure does look like he abandoned us. If so… He is lower than dirt IMO and doesn’t deserve this job or his next one.

  17. Espo Says:

    Why would you want him here part time? He should be here, or not. No halfway.

  18. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    There are many, many unanswered questions for us fans here in Tampa.
    Like what is the real story about Josh Freeman, and what really happened with the Tedford situation ?
    375,000 a year is chump change for a former College Head Coach, and NFL coordinator.
    It is hard to believe that Tedford would walk away from the Tampa money for this ?

  19. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Now the BC Lions fans can debate all off season as to what the definition of speed in space actually is

  20. BucBob1 Says:

    Bucs revamp OL with pass blocking lineman
    Draft basically all offense, with tall receiver, tall tight end, and added a pass catching back, and are nicknamed “The Duncaneers”
    Tedford has his, speed in space, offensive tools all in place.
    Then Lovie says “Were gonna run the ball”
    Can you blame him for wanting out?

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    You know, it is entirely possible Lovie didn’t want him back. After all, Arroyo has been running the offense Tedford installed.

    Losing BOTH coordinators that he wanted is a perfect built in excuse…and a valid one.

    Tedford…well, we know what happened with him. Lovie also wanted Rod Marinelli and was denied that.

    I honestly believe they ended up settling for staff members.

  22. Ray Rice Says:

    Mark it down you heard it here first. Arroyo will be coaching the next Kurt Warner in Canada next season. Lmfao

  23. bucrightoff Says:

    You wanna give our OC a physical Hawaiian? That’d be a first I would think.

  24. passthebuc Says:

    an act of god or spending time with Lovie

  25. MTM Says:

    Tedford sure made his mark on Tampa’s offense. Speed out of this place, I mean speed in space.

    Hopefully the Bucs turn it around next year or Joe will be posting articles about Tedfords canuck team.

  26. Buccfan37 Says:

    Gotta give it to Tedford and his perception. He saw and realized the train wreck he was getting himself into with the Bucs. Exit stage north.

  27. lightningbuc Says:

    ToesOnTheLine! Says:
    December 19th, 2014 at 11:24 am
    Now the BC Lions fans can debate all off season as to what the definition of speed in space actually is



  28. Gooberville Says:

    He’s a trader so quit the BS Joe. He left the Bucs high and dry and frankly I’m tired of the excuses. If he can be a head coach anywhere even for a high school he could have been helping the Bucs in some compacity. Good riddance you quitter.

  29. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Hey, Gooberville, it’s spelled “Traitor”.

  30. OAR Says:

    Did you really just correct a guy’s spelling, who is using the avatar Gooberville? Might as well go mentor Forrest Gump too!

  31. THETRUTH Says:

    I have a feeling Lovie did not want Tedfords offense in space and wanted a CONSERVATIVE offense and used his power over Tedford to scale back. Tedford saw an out and that he did..

    Please don’t bring a west coast offensive guy here!!!!

  32. lightningbuc Says:

    Tedford is a “trader” – he’s trading the NFL for the CFL.

  33. OAR Says:

    Heard rumors he wanted to draft Derek Carr, but of course Lovie already had his self anointed starting QB in McCown. I honestly believe the offensive offense we have been witnessing through squinting eyes this season is not Tedford’s, maybe a slight version thereof.

  34. bucs4lyfe Says:

    this year was the perfect storm, bad hires and a few bad free agents and horrible play all around, it was the best time to do it, no one can say they don’t know what’s expected in year 2, not the players not the front office or the head coach, everyone knows what to do and I think this season showed how lacking in talent we are. get rid of the weakhearted because I think we have talent just talent with soft hearts…go get your hard nosed players and get it done, for everyone supporting lovie, another season like this and no one can justify supporting his coaching style

  35. "TheKevin" Says:

    Screw this guy. I’m glad this happened because it shows he’s a quitter.

    Fu* k you tedford you poor excuse for a MAN.

    nothing but a quitter. Just like a little b**ch.

    Tuck tail and run like a b**ch.

    I’m tired of reading about this fu*k tard.


  36. "TheKevin" Says:

    I hope tedford falls right on his lying as* face.

  37. Patrick in VA Says:

    Just the absolute worst of humanity in here. Unbelievable.

  38. Connor Says:

    “Tedford’s health is important” my ass. He abandoned this team and we’re suffering because of HIS absence. To go to some CFL team. Hell with this guy. How can Joe still “wish him well?” He could’ve come back to this team a long time ago but he didn’t want to.

  39. Solinor Says:

    Joe, word on the street is that Bucs beat writers know some inside info on what happened with the Tedford situation. Spill the beans, why is everything so secretive with you media people! First the Freeman thing and now this!

  40. ddneast Says:

    You can really tell the true Buc fans between the trolls and posers who lurk out here fom this post.
    What you know are the facts.
    Tedford did have a heart proceedure that most people recover from within two weeks.
    Tedford did not return after two weeks.
    When Tedford did say he could return, he only offered to do it on a part time basis. There are no part time OC positions in the NFL or college for that matter.
    Tedford then resigned (quit).
    The Bucs spent all of their draft picks on offense in which no doubt Tedford had input on the selections as well as the free agent.
    Proven fact Lovie is not a micro manager and let’s his position coaches coach.
    The offense, which Tedford helped design, is a train wreck.
    Tedford even recommended Arroyo for the QB positiion.
    After quitting, Tedord has taken a coaching position for about as low a salary as you can make for a head coach. USF’s head coach makes much more.
    None of these facts bode well for Tedford.
    For people to allude that he saw this or they heard this are all dealing in innuendo and idle speculation that helps them support their trollish inane statements.
    The fact they know how to spell traitor doesn’t surprise me since they support them which says a lot about their character.

  41. "TheKevin" Says:

    Patrick in va

    Shut up dude.

    You want to defend a quitter go ahead. Idiot

  42. BucBob1 Says:


    “The offense, which Tedford helped design, is a train wreck”.

    Maybe so, but we will never know for sure, because Tedford himself, never called a regular season play. To your credit, I never thought the offense was that great either, but I just thought it was Arroyo’s play calling.