Greg Olson Doesn’t Like Video Games

September 18th, 2009
Damn it, Josh! Were not playing Madden 08! Chuckys freaking long gone.

"Damn it, Josh! We're not playing Madden '08! Chucky's freaking working with that jackass Chris Berman now."

What is it about football coaches’ DNA? They are more paranoid about information than a marine sergeant in a foxhole. And generally, they loathe technology.

Doesn’t matter if they are a 33-year old NFL coach or an 82-year old college Hall of Fame coach.

Count Greg Olson as one who isn’t fond of technology. Apparently, the Bucs offensive coordinator is not fond of John Madden and it has nothing to do with his coaching or his TV analysis.

Olson hates Madden’s video games. In fact, Olson hates all video games, so writes  Tom Balog of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Obstacles to victory also exist within the confines of One Buccaneer Place, in the form of video games, as Olson made mention of Wednesday in his weekly press briefing.

Olson said he saw fit to instruct his position coaches to make sure the players understand why they are at the team’s state-of-the-art practice facility and to expand their attention spans for football.

Three days after the Buccaneers’ season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Olson suggested that some players would rather kill time entertaining themselves in the country club atmosphere of the practice facility than study the game plan.

“I want them to be stimulated every day when they come to work,” Olson said. “I want them to feel like they have to work in order for it to succeed, that they can’t take time off during breaks and play video games in the players’ lounge.”

That’s it boys: You are not allowed to relax on your breaks. In fact, when you have to take a piss, you better have that playbook propped up on top of the urinal.

And make sure you wash your hands!

4 Responses to “Greg Olson Doesn’t Like Video Games”

  1. Chris Says:

    Until they start winning some games without committing bone-headed mistakes I’ll have to agree with Olson. Just like with our kids, you have to earn your video game time. And yes, you’re right, employees have the right to take a break, but I don’t exactly have a PS3 in my office so I can get my game on while on my lunch break. How much time did Brooks spend playing vi

  2. Chris Says:

    Let me finish that sentence: How much time did Brooks spend playing video games at work while preparing for an upcoming opponent?

  3. gt40bear Says:

    I had a little league coach who sent each of us home with a baseball to look after for a week. It seemed to work, we all had our heads on straight for the game! I say what ever works. The players are getting paid very well to do one thing: WIN, not player video games!

  4. Marc Says:

    Bryon is by far the worst QB in the Nfl.We get rid of Luke for this crap.