New Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford joined Fan Interference on 98.7 The Fan FM on Friday to talk about the vision that he has for the offense. Tedford said that he liked the chance to go to the NFL and the time and situation was right for him to make the jump from college to the pros.
Perhaps the biggest question that Tedford and the team need to resolve is who will be the quarterback. Tedford says that he sees Glennon as a guy that has a lot of the tools to be a very good QB in the league. When asked about the future of Glennon moving forward, he said that it was still premature to have any definitive long term outlook on who will be the starter heading into next season.
“I think it’s really premature,” Tedford said when asked if he was confident that Mike Glennon was his quarterback moving forward. “As we sit down and talk as a staff, that will become more clear as we go. Just watching what I saw on tape, I’m confident that he has a lot of tools that can just continue to grow and get better as he moves forward into his second year.”
Tedford also went into detail about the draft-eligible quarterbacks he watched in college during his year off.
“I had a lot of opportunity to watch a lot of football both college and NFL,” Tedford said. “I paid particular attention to not just schemes and systems, but to look at the quarterbacks like Tahj Boyd, Derek Carr at Fresno State, David Fales at San Jose State, and Manziel.
“Johnny Manziel brings a lot to the table. He’s a great athlete. There are some very talented guys out there. I’m looking forward to evaluating them all on a deeper level.”
To hear the full interview, click here.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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