Olson Given Two-Year Pact Before Season

November 25th, 2009

When Raheem the Dream (or Mark Dominik, or Bryan and/or Joel Glazer) fired the first of two Bucs coordinators, Jeff Jagodzinski, the decision by the team’s hierarchy to re-up Greg Olson’s contract was made simultaneously, so reports Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.

Despite a Tuesday report from an Internet-only, Bucs fan site known for its defunct print magazine suggesting otherwise, Cummings documents that Olson’s promotion just days before the first game of 2009 to offensive coordinator came with a two-year contract.

When they promoted him to coordinator in September, the Bucs signed quarterbacks coach Greg Olson to a new contract that was more reflective of his new duties as offensive architect.

Olson’s new deal calls for him to be with the Bucs through at least the 2010 season, but Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said the team will evaluate Olson at the end of the season, along with all other coaches and players.

“This is something that was settled months ago,” Olson said. “I did sign an extension, but I don’t think that’s a big deal right now. Right now I’m just trying to win a game.”

Joe only hopes that next year given a full offseason to plan and develop, the Bucs offense under Olson can make great strides.

2 Responses to “Olson Given Two-Year Pact Before Season”

  1. Paul Says:

    I saw this today. What makes it funny is Vacation man bit on it and posted it on his blog right after it happened as if it was news.

    PooterReport is just trying to stir up some hits because they got beat on the Bates firing scoop by the St. Pete Times and didn’t post that news untill almost 10am the next morning.

  2. Greg Says:

    Well, so much for going after Charlie Weis after he gets fired Sunday!