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Olson interviewing with Jaguars for coordinator vacancy

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Greg Olson remains under contract with the Raiders through the 2015 season. However, he has been granted permission to interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their offensive coordinator vacancy, according to a report Wednesday.
Olson has spent the past two seasons as the Raiders offensive coordinator. He is one of three Raiders coaches whose contracts have yet to expire. Interim coach Tony Sparano and special teams coordinator Bobby April are the two others.
NFL Network reported that Olson is headed to Jacksonville today for an interview with the Jaguars. The news comes at a time when the Raiders are closing in on a deal to hire Jack Del Rio as their next head coach.
Olson was credited with getting rookie quarterback Derek Carr up to speed in a hurry this season when it became apparent that Carr was a better option as the starter than veteran Matt Schaub.
Olson also did an admirable job getting inexperienced quarterback Terrelle Pryor game ready in 2013 after projected starter Matt Flynn struggled in training camp. Pryor began the season as the starter and started nine games.
Overall, the Raiders offense struggled in the run game and scoring points under Olson, just as the offense had under predecessor Greg Knapp.

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Steve Corkran

  • RaYdAFoELyPh

    Trestman is coming home! Book it!
    CARR>party animal

  • 24

    Wow…people respect JDR man…complete opposite of DA.

  • SlvrnBlck478

    Any chance Gase will come here as a OC?

  • Elliot

    Or kick the crap out of him

  • RediaR, Ignorant Bastard

    If he plays like he has of late, so be it.

  • RaYdAFoELyPh

    Marks ear*

  • _Mista_

    Word.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Did you see Tafur’s post? NBC Diana (while having two alluring attributes) is not exactly a Raiders insider on the whole Del Rio vs. Tony thing. Besides making DA start Pryor game 16 and advising him to not go through with Saffold where has Mark meddled? Is that even average meddling for an owner?

  • The Big Banana

    No thanks

  • DutchRaid

    Which Brandon Marshall? The receiver or the LB from the Donks? Kinda weird for the Bears receiver to be tweeting this?

  • Sweep the leg

    Fangio available? Might lure Patrick Willis.

  • PlunkforHOF

    And upvoted himself. You’re right.. super creepy.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    None

  • I kind of want to see us sack his azz 12 times next year and send him off on his way

  • JV.

    Lol yea no man sorry.

  • Davy Jones

    Wow. Hi, Sybil.

  • 24

    If you’re the owner…you certainly have the right to make choices when you feel it’s necessary and considering the coaching staff and RM were terrible at it…meddling was the right thing to do at the right time apparently.

  • The Big Banana

    @LeviDamien: Marcellus Wiley on Del Rio: “I don’t like Jack, I LOVE Jack.” #Raiders

  • Zymurge

    Completely subjective and uninformed statements, not to mention leading the witness with this line of questioning.

    We don’t know squat about what really goes on inside the hallways and as always, so much noise is made about such tiny reports in the media circus. Whatever we are hearing is sure to be trumped up 10x and largely insignificant, whereas the things we never hear of are the things that really matter in their decision making.

  • JV.

    Yea but JDR wants smith most likely

  • gogo0

    im done drinking koolaid and being hyped up until having reality knock on the door when the first game ends. happy for the hire, jdr is already getting looks from FAs and coaches so i feel it was as good a move as could have been made, but i’ll save excitement for when we start winning. weggie’s legacy now hangs on jdr.

  • then why is Reggie still the GM? If Reggie can’t do it, he shouldn’t be the GM. Mark meddling only shows his own incompetence.

  • 24

    It’s more of a slam at DA.

  • StrongGrogCharlie
  • RaYdAFoELyPh

    JDR GETTING MAD PROPS EVERYWHERE

  • Steve

    Olson sucks.

  • ghost to the post

    you just can’t lose in front of mom. Who deserves a winner more than mom and dad.

  • 24

    Agreed! He’s a snake!

  • Steve

    Who is JDR?

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Smart on their part or Fangino. too bad they came to their senses. Still will suck on offense.

  • Dakota

    way to go dumbazz.

  • Sweep the leg

    Probably. But, I would love me some Patrick Willis at MLB!

  • Davy Jones

    That’s not sad. Mabye he bounces back and is awesome, but someday soon Manning is going to have a couple of Sh*tty hanging on years like Brett Favre that will make Donko fans like RTF cry.

  • Elliot

    Bet you Mark packed his bags and drove him to the airport today

  • gogo0

    Jackie Delanore Roosevelt

  • _Mista_

    Lol

  • Mark doesn’t trust Reggie to do his job. He trusts Madden more. that’s all you need to know. I am not a lawyer. I am not here to find loop holes. I am here to voice my opinion, which states the obvious.

  • Back-N-Black

    What if Del Rio reached out to Gase as OC?

  • Dakota

    new post

  • SnBG

    Here’s the deal folks. Now that it’s official with Del Rio I’m on board with him. He is our newest Raider. Go Jackie baby. I will support him even when he is racking up those loses next year unlike some of you fly by night HC Jackie baby fans.

  • SlvrnBlck478

    I thought I saw reports of Kubiak as the next HC.

  • NYCRaider

    the float that carries Reggie is gonna cost alot of money to build

  • 24

    New Post!

  • Zymurge

    Agree with your assessment of the roster as it stands right now. However, the one taken into preseason won’t be this roster. I expect to see at least as many impactful moves made as there were between this time last year and September. A full contingency of draft picks again combined with a lot of dollars, and likely a little more freedom to get key pieces, and the team potential can improve by 3-4 wins.

  • Davy Jones

    Hey SnBG, can Alex come out to play? I like that “he” uses real names, it makes me feel less like I’m posting with Vanilla Ice.

  • Elliot

    Tomsula is actually thinking about hiring DA as D coordinator

  • KT

    Celebrating that Denver lost the Defensive minded head coach and the DC.

    Plus we get the DC that had took a DA lead 24th ranked defense to 4th…

  • DutchRaid

    This is the linebacker for the Donks…#54

  • you seen Mark lately? probably outweighs him honestly. that gut is impressive.

  • Steve

    I hope so.