Biggs: Olson excited about addition of Van Pelt

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson is excited about the addition of Alex Van Pelt to the coaching staff.

Van Pelt was hired as the quarterbacks coach and he will assist Olson in developing young quarterback Josh Freeman, unquestionably one of the biggest keys to success for a staff that is going to be under pressure to turn it around quickly.

"For the Bills to pick him as coordinator when things fell apart tells you a lot about Alex Van Pelt," Olson told Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune. "He's been a self-made man all the way through, a good problem solver and good in the room with the quarterbacks."

Olson likes the fact that Van Pelt has been a self-starter as a coach, starting as a volunteer assistant for the Bills.

"Alex gives me another set of eyes -- and that's big with a young group," Olson said. "At this time in his career, Josh has to have someone coaching him on every single snap. As a coordinator, I wasn't always able to do that. Alex played a long time in this league as a backup quarterback.

"You don't stay in that role with the same franchise unless you have great preparation and you set a good example for the other guys. That says a lot about his perseverance and football intelligence. I'm really looking forward to working with him."

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