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Morris "happy" for offensive coordinator Greg Olson

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Among the positives from the Bucs 24-7 win over Seattle Sunday was a solid offensive gameplan - and play-calls - made by offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who had arguably his best game since taking over before the season.

Bucs coach Raheem Morris said he was happy for Olson, especially considering how bad the offense struggled the week before in a loss to the Jets. Against Seattle, the Bucs stayed committed to the running game (34 carries, 134 yards), with Cadillac Williams and Derrick Ward each rushing over 50 yards in the same game for the first time this season.

Rookie QB Josh Freeman made better decisions, and the Bucs had a rare chance to run out the clock in the fourth quarter.

"I'm happy for Greg Olson, because anytime you come off a game like that (against the Jets) you feel bad about it, you take too much of it on yourself," Morris said. "I'm not the point the finger type of guy. I  told Greg all week, I've got complete belief in our plan with what we want to do, we just weren't able to execute the week before. So to see him come out and be able to execute a game plan and for it to work the way he wanted to work, and for them to have success - the young quarterback, the running game, the playaction's off that, it was a good feeling for all of us. And to be able to control the game at the end of the game...

"We went on one of those drives, it was about eight minutes left we had a five minute drive, (Olson) came to me talking about taking a knee at some point and potentially getting the ball back with 18 seconds left, 'Is that Ok coach?' I said, 'Get away from me, you've done your job.

"I was just excited to have those types of conversations at the end of the game, for a change."

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com


 

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