Greg Olson Is A Keeper

December 22nd, 2009

Raheem the Dream may have saved his job Sunday. It’s still anyone’s guess if that happens or not.

Many insiders, including eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, flat out say there will be a housecleaning of the coaching staff even if Raheem the Dream stays.

His former colleague at the Tampa Tribune, current NFC South blogger Vacation Man seems to disagree. He believes Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson is doing a fine job and if there’s any coach that needs to stay, it is Olson, not Raheem the Dream.

Let’s say Morris stays. I think part of the deal might be that he strengthens his coaching staff. But I wouldn’t touch coordinator Greg Olson. He’s the one who works with Freeman, and clearly good things are going on there. Besides that, I thought Olson’s play calling was very good Sunday.

Joe sort of sees where Vacation Man is coming from. Joe would not be opposed to keeping him, but strictly as a quarterback’s coach. It’s possible that Olson too is growing into the position.

Thus far, Joe has only been impressed with one half of Olson’s reign.

5 Responses to “Greg Olson Is A Keeper”

  1. J Lynch says Says:

    Is the last half of the seattle game the only bucs game he watched??? What planet was the dope on the last 14 weeks??

  2. Jonny Says:

    You must be kidding me Joe, you sound like you like the idea as well. I would be opposed to keeping Greg, at least as an OC. I am okay with Olson as QB coach, he has a hands on approach that helps young QBs, but the playcalling has been atrocious for most of the season. It looks like Olson is getting trained to be an OC through real game situations, sorry we need some proven/innovative playcaller, someone like Mike Mularkey or Dan Henning.

  3. Joe Says:


    I think you may have missed this sentence in the final paragraph:

    Joe would not be opposed to keeping him, but strictly as a quarterback’s coach.

  4. BigMacAttack Says:

    Yea Joe, you nailed this one. Two good 1/4’s in 14 games doesn’t make Olson one of the NFL elite. But, if this trend continues for the final 2 games, and he truly has grown and learned from his myriad of mistakes, he may just keep his job, along with Raheem, but I really don’t see it happening. QB coach is the right place for Olson and DC for Raheem.

  5. tnew Says:

    I have always been one to not call for a coaches head but gimme a break. Olson isn’t the guy for the job. Maybe a great QB coach, to which he won’t be for us again, but his play calling has been irresponsible for most of the season. With Derrick Ward, Caddy and Earnest Graham and you don’t establish a run….dunno. I don’t care what he does. Keep in mind we just beat what will end up being a 5-11 team in Seatle, during a week that they were openly shopping for Holmgren to come back in. Mora’s job is as assured as Zorn’s is. Raheem had a way better shot even before the Seatle game was played to keep his job.