Raiders finally select their right hand man to lead their offense. Greg Olson late Friday evening according to sources was hired by the Oakland Raiders as their new offensive coordinator.
Olson in 2012 was the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbacks coach. He has had an extensive background as a coach in the NFL and collegiate level .
He brings 25 years of coaching experience 10 years in the NFL and 15 at the collegiate level. His resume includes six seasons as an offensive coordinator in the NFL with Detroit (2005), St. Louis (2006-07) and Tampa Bay (2009-11).
In 2010 with the Bucs offense, with Josh Freeman, Mike Williams, and LeGarrette Blount, was probably Olson's finest work in a premium NFL position. Olson broke into the league in 2001 under Steve Mariucci and has a variety of offensive backgrounds.
He will make running back Darren McFadden strive in his offense unlike the former offensive coordinator Greg Knapp who was fired after one season with the team. Knapp became Denver's quarterbacks coach Friday.
Olson’s primary tactic he brings to the on-field product is in his power running game, something the Raider seemed to be lacking a bit last year.