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The Raiders have their new offensive coordinator, and don’t worry, it’s not Mike Martz.
Greg Olson (no, not that Greg Olsen) is set to be the new man in charge of the offense. Olson comes to Oakland after being the quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach of the Jaguars this season. That’s the 2-14 Jaguars, also home to the 29th-ranked offense in 2012.
Despite those shortcomings on his resume, Olson, with six previous seasons of experience in the league as an OC, has a good reputation in NFL circles and is considered a good fit for the Raiders’ personnel on offense, particularly Darren McFadden. From Steve Corkran:
It’s also worth noting that Olson favors a power-blocking scheme, which means the zone-blocking scheme favored by Knapp and fired offensive-line coach Frank Pollack is gone after one season.
That should help jump-start running back Darren McFadden, who averaged only 3.3 yards per carry in 2012 and never looked comfortable in the scheme.
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What up RaiderNation? Welcome to this week’s edition of My Two Cents, with your favorite geriatric Raider fan, Old Timer. Well, in case you have not already heard the news, the Raiders have hired former Jacksonville Quarterbacks Coach/Assistant Head Coach Greg Olson to be their Offensive Coordinator. We will talk about him, as well the candidates that have reportedly been [...]
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Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports that the Oakland Raiders have hired Greg Olson as offensive coordinator.
Olson arrives in Oakland after having spent the 2012 season as the Jaguars quarterback coach. Before that he had been an offensive coordinator for the Buccaneers, Rams and Lions. He spent three years in Tampa Bay, which was his most successful team to this date...
The media up in the Oakland had a opportunity to sit down with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and ask him some questions.
One question that came up, was whether he plans on getting rid of linebacker Rolando McClain who continues to get into trouble with the law.
“No…see that’s a particular question that we’re not talking about,” said McKenzie, per Raiders.com....
The Oakland Raiders have hired former Jacksonsville quarterbacks coach Greg Olson as their new offensive coordinator.
A person familiar with the hiring confirmed Saturday that Raiders coach Dennis Allen picked Olson to run the offense. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the move. The hiring was first reported by the Contra Costa Times...
The Oakland Raiders hired Greg Olson as the new offensive coordinator, Steve Corkran of Contra Costa Times reports.
Olson brings 25 years of coaching experience (10 years in the NFL and 15 at the collegiate level) to the Raiders.
He’s spent six seasons in the league as an offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions (2005), St. Louis Rams (2006-07) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009...
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I wanted to see how Olson had done in his previous stops so I gathered the following...
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