Olson Flip-Flops On Josh Johnson

June 1st, 2010

In the NBA, it’s known as a makeup call when the referee blows a call but “fixes it” with another questionable whistle soon after to even the slate.

Today, Greg Olson appears to have put out a makeup call in the direction of Josh Johnson.

Just three weeks ago, Olson told TBO.com that undrafted rookie free agent quarterback Jevan Snead and Rudy Carpenter, who’s never taken a snap in the NFL regular season, were on equal footing with Johnson.

“The good thing is we have two younger players in Josh Johnson and Rudy Carpenter that aren’t that much older than him and haven’t been in the league that long, so development wise, they shouldn’t be much further along,” Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. “He has an opportunity to come in and compete with those guys as opposed to a four-, five-, six-, 10-year vet guy. He should be on equal footing with those guys.”

Joe blasted that unfair assessment at the time, and now Olson comes back with praise for Johnson and telling The Mad Twitterer, of the St. Pete Times, today that Johnson is the clear cut No. 2.

… The nice thing is we’re still in the process of developing Josh Freeman, but Josh (Johnson) has entrenched himself as that No. 2 guy right now, so he’s getting the majority of the other reps.

“He has a real solid handle, in my opinion. Mentally, he’s very sharp, he makes very few mistakes if any and he makes the most of the reps he’s getting,” [Olson said.]

Olson went on to say Johnson has a starter’s ability.

Which is it, Olie?

Joe’s waiting for Olson to resurrect Johnson’s receiving career. After all, Olson is the guy who liked him there.

13 Responses to “Olson Flip-Flops On Josh Johnson”

  1. AllMaddenMonkey Says:

    A picture of Kerry for Flip Flopping? keep eating that big elephant sh*t.

  2. JimBuc Says:

    Olson did not flip flop Joe. He clearly caved under the pressure of your reporting. No doubt he read your scathing report and said to himself, “Self, . . . “

  3. Eric Says:

    I hope he sticks with this version!

  4. Louie Says:

    Kerry: “I voted for Josh Johnson before I voted against him!”

    @Joe, picture is perfect!

  5. buc_realist Says:

    You should have put up a picture of ( Rah and Dominik ) they flipped flopped more than anyone last year!

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    A perfect picture is not John Kerry in any way, shape or form. That guy is like a hemorrhoid & Olson is Preparation Bullshit.

  7. Radio MushMouth is a Pedophile Says:

    Yeah, cause we sure made out with Bush-tard…

  8. Louie Says:

    Bush: “Miss me now?”

  9. Eric Says:

    Man, we havent even got to training camp and the Schizophrenia has already started!

  10. Radio Mushmouth is a Pedophile is a Pedophile Says:

    Obama’s picture could be used for flip-floper references also.

    Didn’t he promise us that we’d be out of Iraq in 18 months??….Well, it’s been 18 months, and guess who’s still in Iraq and with no exit plan in site…

    How’s that “hope” and “change” workin out for you??

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    Obama’s favorite show:

    “The Real Illegal Alien Housewives of Tucson Arizona”

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    “Barackalypse Now”

  13. hendawg1906 Says:

    You guys need to go get some p*$$Y and CHILL OUT! All this negativity can really stress you out. Don’t go jumpin off no buildings now ya hear.