After ousting DC, Bucs extend OC's contract


Here’s the latest out of a long and crazy day in Tampa Bay. After ousting Jim Bates as defensive coordinator, they reportedly have turned around and given offensive coordinator Greg Olson a contract extension.

Olson first was hired as quarterbacks coach, but was promoted when the team fired coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski just before the start of the season. Olson’s contract was set to expire at the end of this season, but the Bucs have gone ahead and added on to it.

I guess the logic is to let rookie quarterback Josh Freeman start building on the continuity he’s started with Olson. But you can make the argument that Olson’s offense has been no better than Bates’ defense.

The extension is nice, but it may not mean much. If head coach Raheem Morris doesn’t make it past this season, a new coach could bring in his own coordinator.