Bears to Chat with Bucs OC Greg Olson for QB/Passing Gam Coordinator Spot

The Bears will interview Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson for their quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator position.

Olson was the Bears quarterbacks coach in 2003 and has spent the last three seasons as the team’s offensive coordinator, replacing Jeff Jagodzinski, who was abruptly fired before the start of the 2009 season. The Buccaneers averaged 287.5 yards per game in 2009 before improving to 335.1 yards in 2010, increasing their league ranking from 28th to 19th in total offense. The Buccaneers averaged 319.3 yards (21st) and just 17.9 points per game (27th) last season.

Before his promotion, Olson coached the Buccaneers quarterbacks in 2008. Olson coached quarterbacks with the Detroit Lions in 2004 before adding coordinator duties in 2005 and was the St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator in 2006-07.

In addition to Olson, former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will interview for the position, as will two coaches who have ties to quarterback Jay Cutler. Former Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates, who Cutler lobbied for the offensive coordinator position in 2010, and former Broncos wide receivers coach Jedd Fisch are also up for the position.

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