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Oakland’s New Offensive Coordinator is Greg Olson

The Oakland Raiders hire Greg Olson as offensive coordinator. He was the quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 2012 season.

He has always implemented a power running game, which bodes well for running back Darren McFadden. I would like to see if another back, alongside FB/HB Marcel Reese, is brought in.

Tampa Bay’s offense under Greg Olson in 2010 was impressive given the lack of experience of QB Josh Freeman, alongside rookies RB LeGarrette Blount, WR Mike Williams and WR Arrelious Benn. In 2011, they fell to 4-12, but some of the blame has to lie with the struggles of Josh Freeman, the defense, and the undisciplined atmosphere head coach Raheem Morris generated.

Greg is the epitome of an NFL journeyman assistant coach. He’s been a coordinator for three other teams – Buccaneers, Lions, Rams – and has been employed by the Bears.

His last two offenses as coordinator were 21.3 PPG, 20th in the league and 17.9 PPG in 2011, 27th. It’s important to remember that the team had yet to go out and spend in free agency, and were limited in what they could do with only one great wide receiver, Josh behind center, and no great receiving back (they drafted Doug Martin one year later).

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