Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator
Jeff Tedford will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team as he
continues to deal with a medical issue.
Tedford had been working on a limited basis through the season’s first three
weeks while recovering from his procedure, which NFL.com reported to be a
coronary angioplasty that was performed in August.
The Buccaneers’ offense has been problematic without Tedford calling plays
over the team’s initial three games — all losses. Tampa Bay currently ranks
30th in total yards and last in passing yards, while quarterback Josh McCown
has thrown four interceptions.
Tampa Bay mustered a paltry 217 total yards and 10 first downs with
quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo operating as the primary play-caller in
Thursday’s 56-14 shellacking by Atlanta.
Arroyo will collaborate with the rest of the Bucs’ offensive staff to form
game plans during Tedford’s absence.
Tedford, who served as the head coach at the University of California from
2002-11, was hired as Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator in January.