Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jeff Tedford

TAMPA, Fla. -- Josh McCown was brought in to be the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because he had shown he can be accurate and take care of the football.

So what’s going on with McCown, who has thrown 12 interceptions and four lost fumbles? And why is he completing about only 50 percent of his passes in recent weeks?

“Not what you want,’’ quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo said. “It’s something that he did not do last year at all. He was as good as it gets in the league. A lot of them were in the pocket this year. A lot of them were ball security things. He knows that. It’s one of the things he’s beating himself up over is taking care of the football because he knows it. The key to victory No. 1 is taking care of the football.’’

McCown was masterful at taking care of the football last year when he was playing for an injured Jay Cutler in Chicago. He had 13 touchdown passes and just one interception while completing a career-high 66.5 percent of his passes.

McCown’s completion percentage hasn’t been above 52 percent in the last four games and it was only 46.4 percent in Sunday’s loss to Carolina. McCown said he has to be more accurate.

“I look at the ones where I feel like you complete a throwing motion and things are clean, you ought to hit those,’’ McCown said. “That’s the standard I hold myself to. There have been a few misses with that situation. At any rate, I want to get [the completion percentage] up. It’s got to be up. We’ve got to do things to make that get better. I’ve got to hit those, can’t miss those at all. And that will help out a lot.’’

Arroyo and McCown are on the same page about being allowed to complete a throwing motion. That’s something Arroyo said he picked up from studying legendary coach Bill Walsh.

“If a quarterback is allowed to complete a throwing motion, you should complete a high percentage of balls,’’ Arroyo said. “That’s a Walsh-ism that I’ve believed in for a long, long time. If you can complete the motion, you should be able to complete 70 percent of your balls.’’

McCown has completed just 56.8 percent of his passes on the season. That’s a big part of the reason the Bucs have struggled on offense and McCown, who missed five games with a thumb injury, isn’t happy with how his season has gone.

“I don’t know anybody that can say they feel great about a 2-12 season when you’re a part of it,’’ McCown said. “I don’t feel great about it. I carry a lot of responsibility for this situation. I think, as a competitor, you always go, 'What can I do to make it better?' Obviously, we went through an unfortunate thing with losing our offensive coordinator [Jeff Tedford]. But you want to try to find a way to pull everything out of it and rise above it. Not being able to get that done is hard. It’s very frustrating and puts a damper on things when you deal with it daily. I’m disappointed with how this year has gone.’’

Buccaneers need offensive overhaul

December, 14, 2014
Dec 14
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Take a look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first four possessions of Sunday's second half. They tell the story of the season.

After taking a 10-9 lead into halftime, the Bucs came out firing blanks in the third quarter. They went three-and-out on four straight possessions.

"I think that's what tilted the game was the third quarter, the slow start," quarterback Josh McCown said. "The third quarter killed us."

Tampa Bay's offense went cold when it mattered most and it cost the Bucs dearly in a 19-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers. That should come as no surprise. It has been happening all season.

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AP Photo/Bob LeveroneJosh McCown hasn't shown he's good enough to be part of the Bucs' long-term plans.
The only good thing you can say about Tampa Bay's offense is that we only have to watch it for two more games. After that, the Bucs need to blow it up and start from scratch next year. The offense just hasn't worked and it's time for an overhaul. New offensive coordinator. New scheme. New quarterback.

"We started Day 1 in the offseason talking about being balanced and being able to do both," McCown said of running and passing. "It feels like we've done both effectively at times. But we've got to be able to do it in the same game. We just have not done that."

Early in the year, you could cut the Bucs some slack because they were without offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford. He had heart surgery at the end of the preseason and took a leave of absence that eventually turned into a permanent departure from the team.

Quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo was thrust into a tough spot as the new playcaller. But this season is 14 games old and the offense hasn't shown any signs of improvement. Arroyo might be fine as a quarterbacks coach, but the Bucs need a new coordinator for next year. A new scheme also would help. Arroyo still is using the outline of what Tedford put in, but that's not working. That's largely because the plays aren't being called properly.

The Bucs ran the ball well in the first half against Carolina; Doug Martin ran for 92 of his 96 yards, including a 63-yarder, before halftime. But they went away from the running game in the second half. The passing game didn't come to the rescue: McCown completed less than 50 percent of his passes, going 13-for-28 for 154 yards with one touchdown, one interception, three sacks and two fumbles lost.

Those aren't the type of numbers you would expect from a guy who was brought in to deliver a savvy, veteran presence. But McCown, 35, hasn't been playing like a savvy veteran. He has been turning the ball over way too much, with 11 interceptions in the nine games in which he has played.

No turnover was more costly than the sack/fumble of McCown early in the third quarter. It gave Carolina the ball on Tampa Bay's 4-yard line. Two plays later, the Panthers punched in a touchdown to take the lead for good.

"It was unfortunate," McCown said. "It hurt us bad."

The Bucs (2-12) have put themselves in position to have a very early draft pick. They need to use it on a quarterback, such as Marcus Mariota. This season has shown McCown isn't the long-term answer and the coaching staff already has given up on Mike Glennon.

McCown can stick around as a veteran mentor and backup. But this offense needs a fresh start all the way around, and that includes a new quarterback.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Friday’s news that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford from his contract should come as no surprise.

This relationship ended long ago. Tedford had a heart procedure at the end of the preseason and made two brief attempts to return. Those didn’t go well, and Tedford took a leave of absence.

Through it all, Bucs coach Lovie Smith said the Bucs were moving on as if Tedford wasn’t going to return. Smith handed the play-calling duties to quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, and gave the rest of the offensive staff the opportunity for input.

It might sound cruel, but the NFL is not known for sitting around and waiting for sick coaches to return. Tedford says he is healthy now and doesn’t want to return and disrupt the Bucs.

That is a nice gesture, but it is not like Arroyo and his staff have been lighting up scoreboards. The offense has been bad all season, and there is no doubt Tedford’s situation has played a role.

But the Bucs did what they had to do by moving on without Tedford. I think there is a good chance Smith hires a new coordinator in the offseason. Arroyo has done the best he could, but he was placed in a nearly impossible situation.

Tedford was Smith’s hand-picked guy, but that ship has sailed. Friday’s news marks the end of that relationship. Tedford simply has hung out a "For Sale" sign for his future.

He is open to jobs as a college head coach or an NFL offensive coordinator. But it won’t be with the Bucs.
TAMPA, Fla. -- The season is 12 games old and one thing is very clear about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense.

It still doesn't have an identity.

"That's what the tape says," quarterback Josh McCown said Wednesday. "That's what our season says. We're not there yet. I'd like to say that we are. But you just look at the tape. We're close and we feel that way but we certainly have not accomplished that."

Are they a running team? Are they a passing team? It's hard to tell from what has transpired this season.

The Bucs rank 29th in rushing offense and 18th in passing offense. They haven't done much well and they certainly haven't been consistent enough to even come close to establishing an identity.

That's not what coach Lovie Smith envisioned when he was out of football and sitting in his basement last year. Part of that time was spent meeting with Jeff Tedford and formulating an offensive plan. Smith was so impressed with Tedford's ideas that he hired the former University of California head coach as his offensive coordinator.

All throughout the offseason, we kept hearing how Tedford's offense was going to be up-tempo and innovative. In reality, it never has come close in either department.

There might be a reason for that that a lot of people are forgetting. Tedford left the team during the preseason to have a heart procedure. At first, it appeared as if Tedford would return quickly. But he hasn't returned at all. Tedford ended up taking a leave of absence.

"Given the circumstances and things that we've gone through and trying to put it together the best we can, I'm proud of the effort the coaches have put in and the guys to try to find that," McCown said. "It's certainly an unfortunate situation. That being said, we've still got to keep chasing that and finding out who we are and [finding] that balance."

I don't think you can take the impact of Tedford's absence lightly. He had his own playbook and experience calling plays. Without Tedford, the Bucs have handed 34-year-old Marcus Arroyo the play-calling duties.

Arroyo has done the best he can in a tough situation, but he isn't Tedford. With four games left, McCown wants the offense to find its identity and he has one goal in mind.

"Finish well," McCown said. "We've got a tough four games. Man, how good would we feel winning these games and playing well? And playing the type of football we've talked about all year. That's my goal. We've taken some lumps and it's been hard. But I think it has made us stronger and if we go out and finish this last quarter well and see what happens and build on that."

The Film Don't Lie: Buccaneers

October, 28, 2014
Oct 28
A weekly look at what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers must fix:

Slow starts have been a major problem for the Bucs this season.

The numbers paint an ugly picture. The Bucs have been outscored 72-17 in the first quarter and 54-10 in the second.

The problems have been particularly bad on offense. What happened in Sunday’s 19-13 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings provides a perfect illustration of Tampa Bay’s early-game struggles. The Bucs were shut out in the first half and managed only 72 yards of total offense.

"When you’re three and out, and three and out, it’s hard to get anything going," coach Lovie Smith said.

For most of the season, the offense has failed to get into any sort of rhythm early in games. That’s a big part of the reason the Bucs are 1-6.

Smith and his staff have been unable to come up with anything to jump-start the offense. But I think the solution is pretty obvious. The Bucs have outscored opponents 68-33 in the fourth quarter. The Bucs have been playing from behind virtually all season, so they’ve used the two-minute offense extensively in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Mike Glennon has been noticeably better when running the no-huddle offense. You can say the same thing about Josh McCown before he got hurt in Week 3.

The Bucs should try opening the game in the hurry-up offense. And they should sprinkle in the two-minute offense throughout.

That concept isn’t foreign to Smith. In offseason workouts and training camp, offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford spent a lot of time installing a two-minute offense, and the plan was to use it in more than two-minute situations.

Tedford had a heart procedure at the end of the preseason and ended up taking a leave of absence. McCown got hurt. Somewhere along the way, the Bucs got away from their plan to use the no-huddle offense early in games.

They need to get back to that plan.

Buccaneers at the bye: Coaching

October, 16, 2014
Oct 16
It’s the bye week for the Buccaneers, so we’re handing out grades.

We’ve already graded the offense and the defense. Now it’s time for the coaches.

Lovie Smith was seen as a savior by many fans when he was hired in January. But he already has been drawing criticism after a 1-5 start. I say it’s still way too early to judge Smith. It takes time for a new system to take hold. I keep thinking things will turn positive for Smith the way they did for his mentor, Tony Dungy, later in his first season.

Still, it’s hard to overlook what has happened so far. Although his defense has been getting torched, Smith has steadfastly stood by the Tampa 2, even though critics say that scheme is outdated. On offense, the Bucs have been conservative and predictable at times and they struggled to get into a rhythm early in the season.

Speaking of the offense, Smith and the Bucs drew a tough break early on. Offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford had to have heart surgery at the end of the preseason. He was supposed to come back quickly, but that never happened. Tedford has taken an indefinite leave of absence and the Bucs are going on the assumption that he’s not coming back.

That’s put quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo in a tough spot. He’s only 34 and this is his first year in the NFL. Arroyo has taken on the play-calling duties with the rest of the offensive staff helping out. Arroyo has made the most of his situation and I think his play calling has gotten better since Mike Glennon replaced the injured Josh McCown at quarterback.

But the bottom line is the Bucs are 1-5, which means that the coaching hasn’t been very good. GRADE: D-minus
TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith will not be at Thursday’s practice as he attends the funeral of his father-in-law, team officials said.

Smith is expected to return to the team Friday. In his absence, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will handle the defense. Frazier, a former head coach in Minnesota, will address the media after practice.

The offense already has been operating on a committee system. With offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford on a leave of absence, quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo has been calling the plays with input from the other members of the offensive staff.

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' running game may be struggling. But don't put the blame on tailback Doug Martin.

At least that's the message from quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, who is working as the play-caller with offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford on a leave of absence. Arroyo said Wednesday he's happy with how Martin has played.

"I like how hard he works," Arroyo said. "I like how hard he runs. I like that he's trying to find ways to get it done. He has zero flinch. He's a team guy. I like those things."

But the fact is Martin is averaging just 2.5 yards per carry. He averaged only 3.2 yards per carry Sunday as the Bucs were unable to protect an 11-point fourth-quarter lead against New Orleans.

The Tampa Bay running game was supposed to be a strength coming into the season. It hasn't worked out that way. The Bucs rank 24th in the league in rushing and the rank would be much worse if Bobby Rainey hadn't put up 144 yards against St. Louis in place of an injured Martin.

Arroyo said he has no qualms about giving Rainey some carries, but Martin still is the Bucs' top running back.

"I like the things Doug has done," Arroyo said. "Our run game has to improve, obviously, overall. We believe that as a staff that starts with us. I think wholeheartedly we need to continue to find out what exactly it takes to get us back on track in the run game. There's going to be some finer points, detail and those things execution-wise.

"At the end of the day, it's going to be about executing the scheme. One guy doing his job and the other 10 following suit. That's why this game's so hard. It's 11 guys doing the same thing against another 11. We need to continue to find ways to run the ball and we're all in it together."
TAMPA, Fla. – The Buccaneers have had to shuffle their coaching staff with offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford taking a leave of absence after heart surgery.

Quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo has been calling the plays and the Bucs didn’t go out and add a quarterbacks coach. Instead, they might have found one from the inside.

That’s injured starter Josh McCown. The veteran has talked about wanting to have as much value as possible to the team while he’s out. He’s earning his keep by helping replacement Mike Glennon.

Some players don’t want to see their replacements have success, but that’s not the case with McCown. He was seen celebrating with Glennon on the field in the aftermath of Sunday’s upset win in Pittsburgh.

“He genuinely wants the team to succeed and he genuinely wants to see me succeed,’’ Glennon said. “He was a huge help to me all week. As a team, we’re lucky to have him. I’m lucky to have him to be with me every day and help me develop as a player.’’

The team has been guarded about the severity of McCown’s injured right thumb and when he might return. But the fact Glennon was the quarterback who was sent to talk to the media Wednesday was a pretty strong sign that he’s expected to start Sunday against New Orleans.

Although Glennon threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns and led a game-winning drive in the final minute, he said there remains plenty of room for improvement.

“I missed too many throws in the red zone,’’ Glennon said. “That’s the main thing. If I could have hit more of those, we wouldn’t have needed that drive at the end or who knows what would have happened. There were definitely some throws I’d like back.’’

The Bucs also had some issues with clock management that resulted in delay-of-game penalties against the Steelers. Glennon put the blame on himself for those issues.

“The quarterback is always responsible,’’ Glennon said. “We’re the ones that can see the play clock. We’ll get that straightened out. It’s already been addressed and won’t be an issue moving forward.’’
Let's start this off by looking at the facts.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off an impressive victory over Carolina, a team that beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener. Tampa Bay is coming off an embarrassing loss to Atlanta. The Bucs are without offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford (leave of absence) and are likely to be without starting quarterback Josh McCown, who has a sprained thumb.

That means second-year pro Mike Glennon likely will get the start. Glennon did some good things as he started 13 games last season. But he doesn't have the supporting cast to stay with the Steelers.

Besides, the Bucs almost never stay with the Steelers. The two teams have played nine times and the Steelers have won eight of those games. There's no way I can predict a Tampa Bay victory.

My prediction: Steelers 24, Bucs 13.

Bucs need more from Vincent Jackson

September, 25, 2014
Sep 25
TAMPA, Fla. -- By his standards, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson is off to a quiet start.

Through three games, he has 10 catches for 102 yards and one touchdown. He also suffered a small fracture in his wrist last week, but plans to play through it. Jackson is well off of his pace from last year when he had 78 catches for 1,224 yards.

But don’t say he's been invisible. Quarterback coach Marcus Arroyo, who is calling the plays in the absence of offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, doesn’t agree with that assessment.

“I don’t know exactly what makes [you think] he’s been invisible,’’ Arroyo said when asked why Jackson has been invisible. “We’ve had the opportunities to get Vincent the ball and we’re going to continue to do that. The coverage will dictate where he is and how he gets open. Again, if they’re going to double-cover him in heavy personnel or they’re going to play off coverage and certain things, then we have to play in front of them much like we did two weeks ago and play off that a little bit and spread the ball around.’’

It’s obvious the Bucs are looking for Jackson, but he’s drawing heavy coverage. The Bucs haven’t been good at getting the ball to any of their receivers on a consistent basis.

That needs to change. Jackson is too good a receiver to be kept so quiet. The Bucs need to start finding more ways to get him the ball. Even with double coverage, Jackson should be able to get open.

At 6-foot-5, Jackson has a big height advantage on just about any cornerback. The Bucs need to start taking advantage of that.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Now, more than ever, the Buccaneers need to follow Jeff Tedford's vision for the offense.

The offensive coordinator is taking a leave of absence after having a heart procedure in the preseason. Tedford never has called a play for the Bucs, but the team needs to follow his original plan.

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Kim Klement/USA TODAY SportsOffensive coordinator Jeff Tedford is taking a leave of absence after having a heart procedure in the preseason.
The Bucs are 0-3 and we haven't seen the up-tempo, diverse offense that Tedford was supposed to bring. That's due largely to the fact that the Bucs have spent most of the season trailing and never have gotten into an offensive rhythm.

But Tedford is a good offensive coach. I have no doubt that he drew up a good playbook and that's what the Bucs need to follow. Quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo has been calling the plays and he'll continue to do that with input from the rest of the offensive staff.

Arroyo spent two seasons as an assistant to Tedford at the University of California. That's a good thing because Arroyo is more familiar with Tedford's offense than anyone else on staff.

Arroyo needs to get back to -- and stick with -- the basics of Tedford's offense. In simple terms, that's a solid running game with some shots downfield in the passing game.

With the likes of Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, the Bucs have the potential to be a decent offense, even with second-year pro Mike Glennon likely filling in for an injured Josh McCown at Pittsburgh on Sunday.

You don't suddenly change offensive schemes in the middle of the season. The Bucs have to go with what they have and we can only assume that's more than we've seen. Tedford spent the whole offseason installing a new offense.

Now, it's time for the Bucs to use it.

Who is Marcus Arroyo?

September, 17, 2014
Sep 17
TAMPA, Fla. -- He came to Tampa Bay to work as the quarterbacks coach. But Marcus Arroyo has gotten more than he signed up for.

With offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford dealing with a medical issue, Arroyo has been the playcaller for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first two games. He may fill that role again Thursday night when the Bucs play in Atlanta. Coach Lovie Smith said Tedford continues to improve, but wouldn't say if he'll coach against the Falcons.

Tedford's situation has put more responsibility on Arroyo. So just who is Arroyo?

He's a first-year NFL assistant coach. He's 34, which means he's a year younger than quarterback Josh McCown. He spent a decade as a college assistant, including two years with Tedford at California. He played quarterback at San Jose State.

Arroyo called the plays at several of his college stops and Smith doesn't think Arroyo is too young to call plays for the Bucs.

"There are a lot of young guys making calls in the league and I think that our offensive staff has handled it well," Smith said. "Everyone wants to go just to Marcus, but it's a group effort, and I think we've done a pretty good job.

"As a football team, we're 0-2, so we haven't done a good enough job overall. I think we've lost an awful lot based on guys having to shuffle. It's like that on our football team: We've had players out and guys have stepped up, and we would like to see the next man up, coaching or players, to step up and do the job."

The rest of the offensive staff has pitched in, but Arroyo has been the one who has been ultimately responsible for the play calls.

"You're trying to do what you can do to help in any regard and then trying to get a feel for how you can be better," Arroyo said. "I'm no different than the players in that regard -- I'm trying to look myself in the mirror as coach says and [ask], 'How can I be better?'"

Arroyo elaborated: "Two weeks ago [against Carolina], I called a pass play on the 30-yard line and got a sack, putting us outside of field goal range. I wish I wouldn't have called that. I wish I would have called a run, but they dropped eight. It's one of those things, I've got a low ego when it comes to making the wrong call or making the right call, because you just have to be the closest you can be to having your game plan and believing in it, and putting it on your guys.

"With our staff and our group, they know that we're going to ride with what we put in there."

QB coach: Josh McCown was pressing

September, 11, 2014
Sep 11
TAMPA, Fla. -- Although he’s been cleared to return to work on a full-time basis and is expected to call plays in Sunday’s game against St. Louis, offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford wasn’t with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday.

Team officials said Tedford had an out-of-town medical examination on Wednesday. He originally was expected to be back at practice Thursday. But the entire examination wasn’t completed Wednesday, prompting Tedford to stay another day. Team officials emphasized that Tedford, who had an unspecified medical procedure more than two weeks ago, did not have a setback and is expected to be at Friday’s practice.

In Tedford’s absence, quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo met with the media Thursday. Arroyo gave some good, honest answers to several questions. Everyone within the Bucs has been careful to praise the rest of the offensive staff for picking up Tedford’s duties. But Arroyo was the first to actually admit that not having Tedford hurt the team.

“I think when you’re down a coach, you’re down a guy, a member of the team,’’ Arroyo said. “I think there’s a lot to that. It would be advantageous to all of us to have an extra brain, extra thought, an extra guy, let alone the offensive coordinator who’s been doing it since we got here. He’s definitely missed. But I think the staff’s done a great job of supporting him and what he needs.’’

Arroyo called the plays in Sunday’s season-opening loss to Carolina. The offense struggled mightily for the first three quarters and Arroyo said there were several reasons for that. The running game was ineffective, aside from a 54-yard run by fullback Jorvorskie Lane.

“That’s a really good front seven,’’ Arroyo said. “Our plan was to go in and run the football. Where that’s at is still a work in progress.’’

Arroyo said the lack of a running game might have contributed to quarterback Josh McCown trying to do too much early in the game. McCown struggled for three quarters, but threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter.

“I think he calmed down and played within the scheme,’’ Arroyo said. “I think early on maybe he tried to press a little bit, maybe tried to play outside the play. With that is running around trying to make a throw when you’re under duress. I think he played within the play and proved in those 7 minutes and 19-play stretch that we can move the ball and be reflective in that regard. I think he got better as the game went on and hopefully that will carry over to this week.’’

The Bucs went with a no-huddle offense in the fourth quarter and Arroyo suggested that might be a sign of things to come.

“I think we got a little more telltale of what we’re capable of doing on the perimeter, which was good,’’ Arroyo said. “Maybe the tempo was a little more closer to what we feel we can be or what we can do.’’
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been very quick to sing the praises of their offensive staff for picking up the slack while offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford was absent.

Quarterback Josh McCown is no exception. But, now that Tedford is back to work after an unspecified medical procedure, McCown said it will be good to get back to normal. Tedford did not call the plays in the season-opening loss to Carolina. But he was cleared to fully return to work Monday.

"Obviously, he's the leader of our offense," McCown said. "To have him around helps us. From Day 1, it was his vision of where our offense needs to go because he's the coordinator. When you remove that person, a little bit of that is lost. Everybody did a great job picking up the pieces, but there's a reason why he's there. It'll certainly be good to have him back."

With Tedford back, McCown said it's crucial for the Bucs to improve a running game that wasn't able to accomplish much (other than a 54-yard run by fullback Jorvorskie Lane) in the season opener.

"We'd love to be able to establish a running game, an effective running game that we can use," McCown said. "It's hard. There's urgency on all parts. When you go out and you don't get the effective runs that you wanted it's easy to go, 'Forget it. Let's do this.' We have to remind ourselves we're still early in building this thing and we have to kind of weather the storm through some of these learning curves and processes. But we'll get better. We can't just abandon it completely because we're going to need to do it. We're going to have to get good at it. It's that fine line between staying with it and doing what helps you win that game. I trust the coaches to understand and figure out where that line is."