“He Wanted The Young Man In There”

August 16th, 2010

It’s becoming clear that offensive coordinators don’t wield much power under Raheem The Dream and Mark Dominik.

Late last preseason, Jeff Jagodzinski tensely told Joe and a gaggle of reporters, “it’s not my decision,” when asked who his starting quarterback would be.

On Saturday night, WFLA-TV color analyst John Lynch said during the Dolphins-Bucs game that Greg Olson really wanted Josh Freeman to be the Bucs starting quarterback much sooner in 2009. “He wanted the young man in there,” Lynch said. “It wasn’t his decision.”

This is especially intriguing considering Lynch was on the record last year saying he would have made Freeman the starter from Day 1. Of course, the Bucs made Freeman the No. 4 starter from Day 1, costing him valuable reps in training camp.

Joe wonders how much freedom Olson will have this season, in comparison to his peers around the NFL.

Does he get phone calls from Dominik, too?

6 Responses to ““He Wanted The Young Man In There””

  1. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    Lynch and Olsen were both right. Freeman, from day one, should have been the Buccaneers starter. At the very least, he should have been put in a couple games sooner than he was. That desicion may have cost the Buc’s 1 or 2 more victories last year.

  2. Dave Says:

    Dominick seems to be doing pretty good building this team. Right now, with such a young head coach and OC he might be a little of a control freak. Hopefully as time goes on everyone will blossom and he can butt out a little.

    Of course look at guys like Parcells and Holmgren and Shanahan… they all have total control whether coaching or not. I am sure they are talking to their HC too.

    Personally, I do not like it and think he should build the team and let Raheem coach.

  3. Blackmagic00 Says:

    As long as he doesn’t turn into Al Davis it’s all good.

  4. McBuc Says:

    Joe, Olson is used to it, wasn’t this the case in STL for him as well?

  5. topdoggie Says:

    Isn’t it a good way to break a young QB’s confidence throwing them in to the fire on a horrible team? I would prefer to lose a few more games in the first year than ruin a franchise QB. At one time young Quarterbacks never saw the field until late year two or the beginning of year three.

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    I don’t care who’s calling who, or who’s talking to who. I’m just glad they’re talking. If it works, I don’t care!