Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith says the team does not count on having offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford return this season.
"We're going on as if Jeff [Tedford] won't be back with us the rest of the year," Smith said, according to Jenna Laine of FOX Sports 1.
Tedford took a leave of absence after undergoing heart surgery. He was hired by the Bucs prior to this season after an 11-year stint as the head coach at the University of California-Berkeley. He was fired by Cal in 2012.
Marcus Arroyo, the Bucs' quarterbacks coach, served under Tedford at Cal and has been handling the team's offensive gameplanning.
Tampa Bay is 0-3 and has the fourth-lowest scoring offense in the NFL.
- Dan Gartland