The case of the vanishing offensive coordinator

by Gary Shelton on December 6, 2014 · 5 comments

in Tampa Bay Bucs

He left without a cannon firing.

For Ted Tedford, there were no first downs, no touchdowns. There were no celebrations, no high-fives on the sideline. The only difference he made was by his absence.

Now, he is gone. And we still have no idea if his offense will work with in the NFL.

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Cecil DeBald December 7, 2014 at 9:04 am

You’re right, something about the Tedford thing has an odor. It seems to me defensive-minded coaches have a hard time accommodating a really good offense, but offensive-minded coaches don’t seem to have a problem with having a really good defense…is there a reason for that…or am I just flat wrong?


Gary Shelton December 7, 2014 at 9:08 am

I’ve always thought offense was harder. There are more fourth downs than touchdowns. The great definsive teams always stop the great offensive ones. Remember the great Bucs teams vs. the great Rams teams? Still, it would be nice to see offense, wouldn’t it?


Gary Shelton December 7, 2014 at 9:28 am

I heard he might be interested in the Oregon State job. But who hires a guy who hasn’t coached in years and who has health problems?


Garrett Wilcox December 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Have always liked your articles at the Times


Gary Shelton December 6, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Thanks Garrett. Welcome to the treehouse.


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