Tedford has missed time leading up to the season and could only work part-time last week. He did not call plays Sunday. Not having the head conductor can hinder even the best orchestra.
However, Tedford returned to work full-time on Monday.
Tedford's return should pay its biggest dividends with the game-planning and play-calling. However, he still needs better play from quarterback Josh McCown -- and there is that nasty problem of an offensive line to address.
For the Bucs, getting their maestro back should be a step towards unleashing their full offense going forward.