Greg Olson Talks To JoeAugust 8th, 2011
As Joe has documented, he was fortunate enough to watch the Bucs practice at The CITS from the sidelines. It gave Joe a chance to chat, albeit very briefly, with Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson as the fireworks were exploding overhead and Olson and the team had to hop on buses back to the team hotel. Olson was kind enough to give Joe a few moments of his time.
JoeBucsFan: How do you see the offense coming along? Obviously you are always looking to improve but now in your second full season as the Bucs offensive coordinator, without giving away any secrets, is there something you are surprised with that your offense is doing so well or are there areas of concern?
Greg Olson: For me, it’s the fact that we haven’t been able to get together over the summer, like the minicamps. We’re still trying to get in synch and get everyone on the same page. We’ve come a long way though but we still have a way to go. We still have four preseason games to get ready and we’ll be ready [for the regular season].
Joe: Has it been that much of a challenge for you as it has been for the players, that you only have five weeks to get ready for the regular season?
Olson: Yeah, but one thing about this group is that we are almost all returning starters for us so it’s just a matter of them getting used to playing with one another again and to know that the goals are going to be higher this year. They are a very hungry team. Last year we were very close to the playoffs and this year this group is very single-minded right now, looking forward to getting into the playoffs.