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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