Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson confirmed, that the Bucs, did in fact hire former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt to be Josh Freeman’s new quarterbacks coach. Olson speaking publicly for the first time, since news broke that the Bucs hired Van Pelt with Ira Kaufman, of the Tampa Tribune Tuesday seemed very excited and stoked with the teams decision to hire Van Pelt.
“For the Bills to pick him as coordinator when things fell apart tells you a lot about Alex Van Pelt,” Olson said Tuesday. “He’s been a self-made man all the way through, a good problem solver and good in the room with the quarterbacks.”
“Alex gives me another set of eyes — and that’s big with a young group,” said Olson, who will have more time to oversee the offensive game plan. “At this time in his career, Josh has to have someone coaching him on every single snap. As a coordinator, I wasn’t always able to do that. Alex played a long time in this league as a backup quarterback.
“You don’t stay in that role with the same franchise unless you have great preparation and you set a good example for the other guys. That says a lot about his perseverance and football intelligence. I’m really looking forward to working with him.”
Many have suggested that Olson might not have been totally on board with the decision to hire Van Pelt. But after reading his comments on the new guy in town. It would seem that Olson is head over heals for Van Pelt and what he can possibly bring to the table.