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Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:46:03 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is hoping to have a bounce back season in 2013. The Raiders are hoping a new system under offensive coordinator Greg Olson's power running system will help McFadden return to form.
Fantasy Tip: The bigger question with McFadden will always be injury concerns. If he can stay healthy, he should be considered a low end No. 1 fantasy back.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 04:25:45 -0800
Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson said he plans to run an attacking offense with a heavy emphasis on playaction, designed to get RB Darren McFadden back on track. Olson also wants to feature FB Marcel Reece.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:56:23 -0800
Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson said it will be important to see what QB Terrelle Pryor can do during offseason workouts and minicamps to get a better sense of what the team has at the quarterback position. The Raiders want to know whether Pryor can do for them what San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick did this past season. "If you have a guy that can stay there and play 65 plays a game and do those things and also be able to throw the ball from point A to point B accurately, if he possesses those skills as well, then you certainly have something," Olson said. "So that's what we'll have to find out with Terrelle Pryor. We know what kind of an athlete he is. We need to find out what kind of decision maker he is, and we need to find out if he's a guy that can also sit in the pocket and deliver the ball from point A to point B accurately and on time and making the right decisions."
Fantasy Tip: This is the third public endorsement Pryor has received from the team since season's end. General manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen have been on record as saying Pryor will compete for the starting job with Carson Palmer. If Pryor can show he has any command of the team's new scheme during offseason workouts, he may very well end up as the starter in 2013. At this point, Palmer still appears safe; however, this situation must be monitored closely during training camp.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:33:22 -0800
New Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson is expected to run a downhill, power-run attack. The team ran a zone-blocking scheme this season.
Fantasy Tip: Oakland's shift back to a power-running scheme should benefit Darren McFadden, who has shown during his career he is not effective in a zone scheme. He averaged just 3.3 yards per carry in 2012.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:29:29 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have hired former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbacks coach Greg Olson as offensive coordinator.
Sat, 28 Jan 2012 11:16:22 -0800
The Chicago Bears offered their quarterbacks coaching position to Greg Olson but he turned it down to accept the Jacksonville Jaguars' quarterbacks coaching position.
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:57:39 -0800
The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson as their new quarterbacks coach. Olson has also received the title of assistant head coach.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:28:07 -0800
The Chicago Bears will interview Greg Olson, the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the last three seasons, for the passing game/quarterbacks coach vacancy this week.
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 08:01:20 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs could be interested in Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson for their vacant offensive coordinator position but it may be difficult to get him away from the Buccaneers, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star.
Thu, 06 Jan 2011 19:58:25 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said Thursday, Jan. 6, that head coach Raheem Morris and offensive coordinator Greg Olson will be back in 2011, reports Mike Florio, of ProFootballTalk.com.
Tue, 28 Dec 2010 15:15:08 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson and offensive line coach Pete Mangurian are both under contract through the 2011 season, according to the St. Petersburg Times' Rick Stroud.
Tue, 02 Feb 2010 14:38:58 -0800
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson recently talked with University of Southern California head coach Lane Kiffin about the offensive coordinator position as the university, according to Rivals.com.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 10:09:02 -0800
PewterReport.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking for a new quarterbacks coach that will work exclusively with QB Josh Freeman. The team wants offensive coordinator Greg Olson to focus solely on game-planning for opponents.
Mon, 18 Jan 2010 18:48:32 -0800
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson will likely get another season to prove himself as the team's offensive coordinator.
Sun, 06 Dec 2009 21:08:04 -0800
Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made several offensive miscues Week 13. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson failed to realize he had FB Chris Pressley in at fullback when the team called for a fullback run. Pressley was stopped for no gain, forcing the Buccaneers to kick a field goal. Olson admitted he would have rather had FB Earnest Graham in the game for that play. OT Jeremy Trueblood was flagged for a personal foul after hitting Carolina Panthers CB Richard Marshall after the whistle. The penalty helped cause the team to make another field goal attempt.
Tue, 24 Nov 2009 19:48:08 -0800
Charlie Campbell and Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson has signed a contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but he will remain with the team through at least the 2010 season.
Thu, 03 Sep 2009 07:12:27 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday, Sept. 3, that they have dismissed offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski. The team has promoted quarterbacks coach Greg Olson to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.
Sun, 15 Mar 2009 11:17:13 -0700
Gil Brandt, of NFL.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Greg Olson attended Kansas State's Pro Day to watch QB Josh Freeman.
Mon, 28 Jan 2008 10:31:10 -0800
Jim Flynn of PewterReport.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Greg Olson to be the team's quarterbacks coach Monday, Jan. 28. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wed, 09 Jan 2008 13:24:10 -0800
Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports former St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Greg Olson may be a candidate for the Buffalo Bills vacant offensive coordinator job.
Sun, 06 Jan 2008 13:40:37 -0800
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Greg Olson has been fired.
Tue, 30 Oct 2007 12:29:37 -0700
NFL.com reports Chicago Bears TE Greg Olson has been nominated for the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 8. Olsen had six receptions for 59 yards and scored the team's only touchdown. He has had at least four receptions in four consecutive games.
Wed, 03 Oct 2007 10:29:55 -0700
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said he will be taking over play-calling duties for the team's Week 5 game. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who lost his play-calling duties, will work from the coach's booth during the game.
Fri, 07 Sep 2007 13:20:24 -0700
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears TE Greg Olson (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 7, and is listed as doubtful for Week 1. Olsen is not expected to be in uniform Week 1.
Sun, 10 Jun 2007 08:56:18 -0700
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Greg Olson will call plays for the second season. Olson took over play-calling duties for the final six games in 2006. Olson said, "I've got a good feel now for what Scott wants to see and wants from me," Olson said. "There's just an overall comfort feeling."
Fri, 11 Aug 2006 20:59:34 -0700
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan called offensive plays on gameday and quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier worked with the quarterbacks. Running backs coach Wayne Moses and wide receivers coach Henry Ellard worked sideline substitutions, something the team includes in practice during the week. In the coaches booth, offensive quality control coach Randy Hanson serves as Linehan's eyes in the sky. "He basically scouts me during the games, and gives all the tendencies on the play calls and what we're running out of this personnel grouping. It's actually uncanny, the information I get. It helps me in the mix of the play calls." Offensive coordinator Greg Olson provides information on field position, the spotting of the ball, and reminders about the game plan.
Thu, 18 May 2006 12:30:58 -0700
Nick Wagoner, of stlouisrams.com, reports St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Greg Olson will not be handling the play-calling duties, but head coach Scott Linehan said he will have an important role within the offense. "It's going to be a big role," Linehan said. "Calling the plays is one thing, but on a day to day basis, implementing the plan during the season and evaluating the personnel that fit the characteristics that we require of our offensive players as a group... he will have big input in all of those things. I think his strength as an evaluator and a position coach will serve him well."
Sun, 23 Apr 2006 21:22:47 -0700
Updating previous reports, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Bill Coats reports St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Greg Olson and quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier headed for Houston after Sunday's final minicamp practice, April 23, where they were to have dinner with Texas QB Vince Young. He is expected to be one of the top picks in next weekend's NFL Draft. "We're just covering every base," Rams head coach Scott Linehan said. "I don't know when guys are going to get drafted."
Tue, 24 Jan 2006 06:51:03 -0800
Steve Korte, of the News-Democrat, reports the St. Louis Rams have hired former Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Greg Olson to be their new offensive coordinator. During his career, Olson has tutored such notable quarterbacks as Jeff Garcia (San Francisco 49ers), Drew Brees (Purdue), Jon Kitna (Central Washington) and Rex Grossman (Chicago Bears).
Mon, 23 Jan 2006 06:13:33 -0800
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Greg Olson remains the favorite to become the new offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams.
Fri, 20 Jan 2006 22:13:59 -0800
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Greg Olson is reportedly a strong candidate to become the St. Louis Rams new offensive coordinator, according to league sources.
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:58:56 -0800
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons are expected to speak with Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator Greg Olson for their vacant quarterbacks coach job Friday, Jan. 20.
Mon, 16 Jan 2006 14:38:07 -0800
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Detroit Lions offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Greg Olson is expected to interview with the Atlanta Falcons about their vacant opening as quarterbacks coach.
Mon, 28 Nov 2005 16:15:02 -0800
Detroit Lions team president Matt Millen said quarterbacks coach Greg Olson will take over the play calling. He will also now serve as the team's offensive coordinator.
Sun, 30 Jan 2005 08:22:20 -0800
Curt Sylvester, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions new offensive coordinator Ted Tollner will be the club's play-caller next season, according to head coach Steve Mariucci. "Right now, we're going to proceed with Ted as the play caller," Mariucci said. "I'll stay with him, and (QB coach Greg Olson) would be the guy who gives it to the quarterback on the field. That's the way I did it a lot in San Francisco, and I liked it better that way."
Sat, 29 Jan 2005 10:26:44 -0800
Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have been denied permission to interview Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Greg Olson about their offensive coordinator vacancy.