The Benn’d Around Moves To Jacksonville

January 20th, 2012

"I know your uncles didn't beat you constantly as a child, Olie, but you're one mentally tough individual. Ignore the gray matter and be your best self."

Frequent Bucs fan punching bag Greg Olson, the former Bucs offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, has been snagged by Mike Mularkey to be his No. 2 man in Jacksonville.

Mularkey, the Jags new head coach, named Olson assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach yesterday.

Joe’s now darn glad Mularkey wasn’t hired by the Bucs.

Olson was a maddening offensive coordinator, who was far too pass-obsessed on team whose heirarchy constantly called the Bucs a running football team.

Perhaps Mularkey was one of the few visionaries that understood and liked Olson’s persistent Arrelious Benn’d around play that probably averaged about -2.5 yards in its Buccaneer history.

Joe wishes Olson and Blaine Gabbert well.

27 Responses to “The Benn’d Around Moves To Jacksonville”

  1. eric Says:

    Assistant Head Coach?


  2. Buddhaboy Says:

    That doesnt sound like it is going to end well in Jacksonville.

  3. Snook Says:


  4. Meh Says:

    That should finish off Gabbert for good.

  5. Jim Says:

    Sounds like pickings are getting slim for coordinators.

  6. Name Required Says:

    Who does number 2 work for?

    Now we know.

  7. Jrock Says:

    Really makes me feel bad for Jaguar fans. They just cannot get a break

  8. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    LOL, it is so interesting to watch and read the posts of people who think Raheem and Olson were bad coaches.
    It is odd that the rest of the NFL does not share this illusion.
    Both Raheem and Olson got new jobs, and got them Fast.

    Perhaps the rest of the NFL knows that it was a Talent problem in Tampa, and not the coaching problem some believe it was ?
    Olson threw the ball a lot, this is true, but often we were so far behind, what else could he do ?

    It is going to be very interesting this next year, to see if a new coach can fix us, or not ?

  9. Jared Says:

    News flash apple roof, Morris didn’t get a head coaching or coodinator job and Olsen didn’t get a coodinator job. Nobody said they were bad at back’s coach or quarterbacks coach.

  10. eric Says:

    Most Packer fans and almost all A&M fans have similar feelings about Mike Sherman………………

    Oh where have you gone Jon Gruden……………………..

  11. Joe Says:


    LOL, it is so interesting to watch and read the posts of people who think Raheem and Olson were bad coaches.
    It is odd that the rest of the NFL does not share this illusion.

    Got a link to any story where Morris was interviewed for a head coaching gig? Or Olson an offensive coordinator job?

  12. Capt.Tim Says:

    From what I’ve seen of the candidates so far, we shouldn’t laugh at Olsen.

    I think we’ll have an even bigger laugh when we meet our new staff. It just keeps looking worse.

  13. Hillbilly Heaven Says:

    Pickin’s are obviously very slim in the assistant coach market.
    Great news for us….as the Glazers sit on their hands and wait.

  14. eric Says:

    Uh oh, now I am worried, the Captain is always right!

  15. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Apple, open your eyes. Both Raheem and Olson were demoted, not promoted. You are aware there’s a difference between the two, right?

    And no one around here ever said they’d never get jobs again. Most people simply said they wouldn’t be hired as coordinators or head coaches. And that prediction was dead on perfect. They are both position coaches now…the only guy lower is the equipment manager followed by the cleaning staff (including roof cleaners).

    Not only is Raheem NOT a head coach, he’s not even a defensive coordinator. He’s back where he started in the defensive secondary. Back to square one. Same with Olson…back to square one as a QB coach again. How humiliating is that?

    You can twist it any way you want, but it has to be putting a dent in their egos right about now.

  16. MTM Says:

    Good luck with that J-Ville. Now that’s a commitment to excellence.

  17. eric Says:

    Didnt jthe Jags score 41 unanswered on rockstars talented bunch?

  18. Rob Says:

    Don’t really care where Olson wound up. Wish he was in the Buc’s division though. Hard to believe he is assistant head coach too. Good luck Jacksonville.

  19. adam ant Says:

    Rams to play three “home” games in London! Suckers!

    BTW – Greg Olson is a decent QB coach, but horrible OC.

  20. Snook Says:

    So we had a DB coach for a head coach….
    And a DB coach for a defensive coordinator.
    And a QB coach for an offensive coordinator.

    4-12. Go figure.

  21. Deminion Says:

    hey did we do the benn’d around every game this yr?

  22. Macabee Says:

    Water seeks it’s own level and once again the Peter Principle is validated. The Asst coach is an emeritus recognition – it is a matrixed job with no real authority to tell OCs or DCs what to do if the HC is temporarily out. The QB coach reports to the OC, if the coach misses a week because of chest pains, the QB coach becomes the OCs boss. Gimme a break!

  23. BucFan20 Says:

    The looks on their faces in the picture are just how they looked during the Jags game!!!

  24. jvato24 Says:


    One thing I am dissapointed in .. I am still waiting on a Raheem Morris “Classic Moments” peice. He has earned it. One thing he could do was get me laughin my Ass off with things he said.

    The F Bomb … Mental Midgets … The underwear quote … that stuff was good !

  25. Hudbud Says:

    Clayton’s head looks like a light bulb with glasses on. If I were showing his photo I’d place an image of a light bulb beside his photo. “Unlit” of course.

  26. Mr Lucky Says:

    It looks like the new owner in Jacksonville is doing his darndest to piss off the fans in Jacksonville so that he can pick up the team and move it to Los Angeles.

    I actually feel sorry for Blaine Gabbert…nah.

  27. Garv Says:

    I wish Greg Olson well. funny how good he looked when the players made plays in 2010. Not so much in 2011 when they quit.

    I am much more concerned with finding a staff and getting going here in 2012.