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Sport Greg Olson to take over as Raiders play-caller after Jon Gruden departure

10:05  14 october  2021
10:05  14 october  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Gregory Alan Olson (born March 1, 1963) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He has been an offensive coordinator for five different National Football League (NFL) teams

The Raiders are currently 3-2 after they lost to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Raiders Hall of Famer Tim Brown defends Jon Gruden . A videotaping scandal -- three years after he'd worked under Bill Belichick during Spygate -- did in the sharp play - caller . Marinelli took over in 2006 and went 3-13. After a forgotten 7-9 showing in 2007, one of the more memorable seasons in NFL history commenced.

  Greg Olson to take over as Raiders play-caller after Jon Gruden departure © Provided by NBC Sports

The resignation of head coach Jon Gruden on Monday not only left the Las Vegas Raiders without a head coach but without a play-caller as well.

Interim head coach Rich Bisaccia said on Wednesday that offensive coordinator Greg Olson will now handle the play-calling for the Raiders moving forward after Gruden’s departure from the team.


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I’m excited to move forward with who we’ve got,” tight end Darren Waller told reporters. “I believe in (Greg). I believe that he gives us a chance to win. I believe that he believes in Derek and his ability. They’re going to make things a little more simple for guys and we’re just going to go out there and play and have fun.”

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  Who is Rich Bisaccia? Las Vegas Raiders name interim head coach after Jon Gruden resigns Rich Bisaccia is in his 20th year as an NFL assistant coach, but the special teams coordinator has never served as a head coach at any level.Bisaccia, 61, is in his 20th year as an NFL coach but has never served as a head coach at any level.

Gruden 's sudden departure after offensive emails has left the Raiders ' organization in a tough spot with play . Raiders , Gruden parting ways after review of emails (0:31). Keep an eye on Greg Olson , though, as he was more QB coach than true offensive coordinator under Gruden but should

Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden quit after emails he sent before being re-hired in 2018 were found to contain racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. Could other emails involving current or former coaches or front-office types surface? What disciplinary steps, if any, would the NFL take , after standing back while the Gruden episode played out? And, perhaps most importantly: Just how pervasive and prevalent around the league are the attitudes and opinions expressed by Gruden ?

While Olsen deferred to Gruden to handle the play-calling with the Raiders, it won’t be his first time handling the role in the NFL. Olsen has previously served as an offensive coordinator with the Raiders under head coach Dennis Allen in 2013-14, the Jacksonville Jaguars (2015-16), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009-11), the St. Louis Rams (2005-06) and Detroit Lions (2004-05).

Olson stepping into the role provided the most seamless transition the Raiders could hope for after a tumultuous last week that has upended the franchise. Now they have to pick up the pieces and get ready to face the Denver Broncos this Sunday.

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