Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson, you know the coach in charge of developing a scheme and game plan from week to week for his group of experience starved youngsters’ is getting mentioned as a potential head coaching candidate reports Brad Briggs of the NationalFootballPost.com
Olson, a holdover from Jon Gruden’s staff who wasn’t given the coordinator job until after Jeff Jagodzinski was abruptly run off, is doing fine work that’s being largely overlooked outside of the Tampa area. It’s not like he’s working with all high draft picks on offense. If the Bucs continue to develop and turn into a playoff contender, he’s the kind of play caller who could become a hot name in another year or two. Previously, Olson has called plays and worked with quarterbacks in Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis. Finally surrounded with some young players, he’s showing the kind of teaching prowess that puts coaches on short lists.
Interestingly enough, many fans in the Tampa area aren’t enamored with the job Olson has done, but one can’t argue with the results. Olson who has a second year quarterback spearheading his offense, that has just 18 starts under his belt and is starting four offensive rookies in receivers Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn, along with left guard Ted Larsen and fullback Erik Lorig not too mention three other rookies are getting a significant amount of playing time on offense in running back Legarrette Blount, receiver Preston Parker and tackle Derek Hardman. It’s no wonder, that, with the Bucs offense on the rise, and being led by a bunch of young ascending talent General Managers are beginning to take notice around the league.