Overworked Olson Presses On

September 17th, 2009

Joe wants Josh Freeman to get the tender loving care he needs to take over the Bucs offense in 2010

Earlier this week Joe pondered how Josh Freeman could develop properly with Greg Olson now doubling as offensive coordinator, from his previous role as quarterbacks coach.

Olson was asked that question yesterday at his news conference by a reporter who obviously is obsessed with JoeBucsFan.com.

Olson had a simple answer: He said he’s just working much longer hours now to shoulder the greater load and the quarterbacks meeting and training schedule has not been affected.

See, no problem.

Olson implied his after-hours, all-night time is spent night game-planning.

Last Joe checked, Olson is human. And human’s don’t perform well when they’re wiped out. With this kind of load — developing a raw quarterback, running an offense and installing new plays by the truckload — something is going to suffer.

The Bucs can’t afford to suffer. It’s time to get the guy a QBs coach.

7 Responses to “Overworked Olson Presses On”

  1. Bucked Up Says:

    Great web site Joe. Your insights are spot on as far as I’m concerned. I wonder what the ratio of coaches to players is like on Man U this year. Any one doing double duty on the other side of the pond? Doubtful.

  2. CyberDilemma Says:

    Kiffin and Gruden commonly put in 18hr workdays, including the year they won the Super Bowl. In fact, Kiffin slept at OBP more often than he did at home, so I don’t see the correlation here. Extra-long hours are part of the norm with coaches during the NFL season, except for Jagodzinski.

  3. Joe Says:

    Bucked Up:

    Thanks for the compliments. Tell your friends about Joe.

  4. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Cyberdillemma, c’mon think about it. You’re a sharp fan.

    All the great coaches in the NFL put in super-long days.

    For example, a good wide receivers coach is studying film day and night and working with players and counseling them in between.

    In other words, EVERY position coach and coordinator job in the NFL is its own full-time gig with overtime. So your point about the Kiffin and Gruden irrelevant.

    Why should Greg Olson have two full-time jobs with overtime, especially when the Bucs have tens of millions riding on Josh Freeman?

    Unless Olson is a freak like Gruden, meaning he’s able to sleep four hours a night every night, he’s going to struggel.

    THey need a quarterbacks coach in a hurry to complement Olson and be groomed in case Olson leaves after this season. That’s smart business, and it would protect their investment.

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    If you pay me what Olie gets paid, I’ll live at one Buc. Hell, you can run over me with a Truck. Why wouldn’t they hire another QB Coach? Probably in case they need to demote Olie if things go South. Everyone gets promoted to their level of incompetence, with the exception of Raheem, he went about 10 steps beyond his. Who gives a Crap. The Bucs are the least of our worries today, a team built on mostly has beens and rejects. Sean Mahan is back, hip hip hooray. The Sieve is back at center. A 2 gap center. Come on in D Tackles. Backfield open for business. Mahan is beyond Suck. He is a ghost of a lineman. The invisible lineman. So much for the run game.

  6. bucsfanlostiniowa Says:

    how much is butterboy making, 36 million? stafford and sanchez are allready playing while butterboy melts on the sideline what a joke!

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    Can you say BUST?????????