New Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson knows he got his new gig under less-than-ideal circumstances.
“Certainly, it’s a difficult position, but I think opportunity
obviously comes in many different ways,” Olson said. “Really, there
was no other answer when it was presented to me. Am I excited about the
opportunity? Yes. Did it come at the wrong time? Yes.”
Olson has now had a few days to adjust the playbook. It sounds like the first thing he did was add some pages.
“The number of plays increased dramatically,” coach Raheem Morris said. “I didn’t actually count
them before I came down here, but you’ll see a significant amount more
than I think you have seen in the preseason.”
“When you talk about what [Olson] brings to the table you talk about
more dynamic routes,” said Morris. “You’ll see different runs. You’ll
see more lofts down the field.” (And who doesn’t like more lofts down the field?)
Olson was brought into a difficult situation, and not many people expect him to succeed. But he does have a strong offensive line and backfield to build around. There is opportunity here for Olson to make a name for himself with these rag-tag 2009 Bucs.
“Did [getting the job] catch me off guard and catch some people off guard?” Olson asked. “Certainly it
does when something like that happens. But there is no other decision
but to just keep working.”