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Morris calls Bucs 'great situation' after club picked up 2-year option



Bucs coach Raheem Morris said continuity should help the Bucs progress after the team picked up his two-year option worth $2-million per season.

Offensve coordinator Greg Olson and Morris, who doubles as the defensive coordinator, will return in 2011. Not back will be special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who left after nine seasons to take a similar job with the San Diego Chargers. The Bucs also picked up the one-year option on Dominik.

"This is awesome,'' Morris said. "We've got a great situation, with (Josh) Freeman and being able to keep most of the staff together. It's all great.

"All our coordinators are intact, besides Rich, but we have two guys (in Dwayne Stukes and Byron Storer) who will hopefully do what he does and keep the same communication and the same language. It should be a good off-season, we should be able to go in and do a lot of situational football. That's always a key to me. You can simulate some of the things that are going on in these playoffs if you have OTA days and the start of training camp. A lot of people start at ground zero every year, but it will be nice for us to get in there and start with situational football.

"To have all those guys going the same direction, all be young and all be hungry, that's a great feeling. I know Mark is comfortable with everything is as well.''

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:05pm]


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