Eric Heidelmark
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Fantasy Impact Of The New Offensive Coordinators For 2014

Jun 17, 2014 2:22 PM GMT

Jeff Tedford - Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Not much is known about what Jeff Tedford is capable of at the pro level. His last jobs as the coach of a profession team was with the Calgary Stampeders in 1991. For the record, I finished second in my six-team keeper CFL fantasy league that year. Among Tedford's accomplishments are a long list of quarterbacks drafted in the first round who never really fulfilled their potential as pros. Kyle Boller, Trent Dilfer, Akili Smith, David Carr and Joey Harrington were all signal callers for Tedford in their college days. The one outlier among his first round quarterback, of course, is the great Aaron Rodgers. The conclusion would be that Tedford has a knack for getting the most out of his quarterback position, but I doubt you are going to jot down the names Josh McCown or Mike Glennon on you draft cheat sheet any time soon. Lovie Smith and the Buccaneers are hoping Tedford meets his potential in the pro game unlike his quarterbacks.

Oddly, an inventory of Tedford's play calling in NCAA games, reveals he's more rush heavy in spite the success of his quarterbacks. Tedford's backs have included Marshawn Lynch, Shane Vereen and Jahvid Best. Tedford has alluded to the dreaded "running back by committee" with Doug Martin, Bobby Rainey and Mike James. To be sure, the 2014 Buccaneers will be a run-first team, but it just may be unclear who is getting the most meaningful fantasy carries during the course of a game.