Posted: 01/19/2013 5:41 AM
Reports have surfaced that head coach Dennis Allen and the Raiders seem to have found their new offensive coordinator, hiring Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbacks coach Greg Olson.
Though the hire has not been announced by the team, it has been reported around the league and is expected to be announced by the team in the next couple of days. The Raiders coaching staff heads to Alabama to coach the Senior Bowl on Saturday.
Olson has served as an offensive coordinator on three separate occasions in the NFL: Detroit Lions (2005), St. Louis Rams (2006-2007), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009-2011). Olson helped develop Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman during his tenure in Tampa Bay.
One aspect of Olson’s philosophy that Raider Nation will welcome is his belief in the power-blocking scheme. Raiders running back Darren McFadden struggled under former offensive coordinator Greg Knapp’s zone-blocking scheme, averaging a career-low 3.3 yards per carry. This comes after the star running back averaged a career-high 5.4 yards per carry under Hue Jackson’s power-blocking scheme. It should come as no surprise that the Raiders intend on changing the scheme after the offensive line’s difficulties this past season as well McKenzie implying McFadden’s necessity to run downhill.
Though he recently served as the quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Olson has had success at the NFL level as an offensive coordinator. Olson helped lead Freeman to one of his best seasons as an NFL quarterback as well as helping Rams running back Steven Jackson succeed.COMPLETE ARTICLE LINK
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"THE OX IS SLOW, BUT THE EARTH IS PATIENT"
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golaclips wrote: Dude's been around, my first impression was that he couldn't make anything of Blaine Gabbert but it's not fair to judge a guy with so much experience on one young player's development. If the report is correct, I hope he can make something of this offense.
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ChiTownRaider1 wrote: Reading between the lines.........Palmer is on his way out. Pryor will start next season.
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