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Greg-olsen

Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    CAR 10 @ TB 16

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    NO 27 @ CAR 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 20

    NYG 36 @ CAR 7

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    CAR 28 @ ATL 30

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    SEA 16 @ CAR 12

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    DAL @ CAR

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    CAR @ CHI

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    CAR @ WAS

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    DEN @ CAR

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    TB @ CAR

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    CAR @ PHI

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    CAR @ KC

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    CAR 21 @ ARI 28

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    GB 30 @ CAR 23

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    JAC 10 @ CAR 16

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    CAR 29 @ CHI 34

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    NO 30 @ CAR 27

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    CAR 17 @ ATL 31

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    WAS 20 @ CAR 33

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    MIN 24 @ CAR 21

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    bye

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    TEN 30 @ CAR 3

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    CAR 35 @ DET 49

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    CAR 27 @ IND 19

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    CAR 38 @ TB 19

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    ATL 31 @ CAR 23

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    CAR 28 @ HOU 13

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    TB 16 @ CAR 48

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    CAR 18 @ NYG 31

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    TB 20 @ CAR 7

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    CIN 20 @ CAR 7

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CAR 14 @ NO 16

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    CHI 23 @ CAR 6

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    SF 20 @ CAR 23

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    CAR 10 @ STL 20

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NO 34 @ CAR 3

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    CAR 16 @ TB 31

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    BAL 37 @ CAR 13

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    CAR 23 @ CLE 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    CAR 14 @ SEA 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    ATL 31 @ CAR 10

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    ARI 12 @ CAR 19

  • Week 16 - Dec 23

    CAR 3 @ PIT 27

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    CAR 10 @ ATL 31

  • Week 1 - Sep 13

    PHI 38 @ CAR 10

  • Week 2 - Sep 20

    CAR 20 @ ATL 28

  • Week 3 - Sep 28

    CAR 7 @ DAL 21

  • Week 4 - Oct 04

    bye

  • Week 5 - Oct 11

    WAS 17 @ CAR 20

  • Week 6 - Oct 18

    CAR 28 @ TB 21

  • Week 7 - Oct 25

    BUF 20 @ CAR 9

  • Week 8 - Nov 01

    CAR 34 @ ARI 21

  • Week 9 - Nov 08

    ARI 41 @ CHI 21

    5 receptions

    71 rec yards

    3 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 10 - Nov 15

    ATL 19 @ CAR 28

  • Week 11 - Nov 19

    MIA 24 @ CAR 17

  • Week 12 - Nov 29

    CAR 6 @ NYJ 17

  • Week 13 - Dec 06

    TB 6 @ CAR 16

  • Week 14 - Dec 13

    CAR 10 @ NE 20

  • Week 15 - Dec 20

    MIN 7 @ CAR 26

  • Week 16 - Dec 27

    CAR 41 @ NYG 9

  • Week 17 - Jan 03

    CHI 37 @ DET 23

    5 receptions

    94 rec yards

    1 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

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Greg Olsen

Carolina Panthers

2008 - 2011 Statistics

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                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm


2011 Stats           0         0       0         45         89      540     5           84.0       5.3


2010 Stats           0         0       0         41         69      404     5           70.4       4.4


2009 Stats            0         0       0         60       108      612     8          109.2       6.8  


2008 Stats            0         0       0         54         82      574     5           87.4       5.5






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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) This might be the year he lives up to his thirst round draft slot


(+) Cam Newton unselfish ways will benefit Olsen the most


(+) Another year learning the system and playing with Cam will benefit fantasy owners


(+) Has played in all 16 games for 4 straight seasons, sturdy player


(–) He needs LaFell or Gettis to be good, not great


(–) Closed out 2011 with a whopping 2 targets, 0 catches in his last 2 games


(–) Cam had a rookie record for passing yards, and Greg only grabbed 540 of them

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2009 Review

Greg Olsen


~  Ranked tenth in the league with 109.2 TE fantasy points (basic scoring system)


~  Tied for 16th in the league with 8 receiving touchdowns


~  Ranked 11th among tight ends in the league with 612 receiving yards (Tied for 64th overall)


~  Ranked 17th among tight ends in the league with 38.3 receiving yards per game (78th overall)


~  Tied for ninth among tight ends in the league with 60 receptions (Tied for 39th overall)


~  Ranked seventh among tight ends in the league with 108 targets (33rd  overall)


~  Tied for tenth among tight ends in the league with 9 receptions of 20+ yards (tied for 58th overall)


~  Tied for ninth among tight ends in the league with 33 catches for first downs (Tied for 50th overall)


~  Ranked 24th among tight ends in the league with 178 yards after the catch (YAC) (124th overall)


~  Set career highs in receptions (60), receiving yards (612), receptions/game (3.8), touchdowns (8), and yards/game (38.3)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook






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Twitter

Olsen (@gregolsen82) can be followed on Twitter at:  http://twitter.com/gregolsen82


 


 


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Could have been a match made in Bear heaven had Mike Martz not strolled into town...


Olsen and Cutler - Match made in heaven

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Contract

In July of '07, Olsen signed a five-year, $7.769 million contract that contained $4.9 million guaranteed, a $250,000 signing bonus, and a $3.545 million option bonus in the second year.  Another $2.921 million is also available through incentives.  The remainder of the deal is outlined below:


2010 - $550,000 (+ $140,000 reporting bonus)


2011 - $650,000 (+ $125,732 reporting bonus)


2012 - Free Agent

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Strength of Schedule


SOS - Chicago Bears



 


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Injury Report

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Olsen has not had any major injuries over his short career thus far

Olsen will start on Sunday

Rivera said a few days of rest for tight end Greg Olsen is just what he needed. The tight end injured his foot during the Arizona game and missed practice earlier in the week but took all his necessary reps on Friday and is probable for Sunday.

Pyro's take: It was a little worrisome earlier in the week when Olsen was sporting the walking boot, but he looks like he will be just fine for the game this week versus the Vikings, and he is a good start this week.

10/12/13, 06:51 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: blogs.charlotte.com

Greg Olsen in walking boot, but expects to play Sunday

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen's injury looks worse than it actually is.

Olsen has been walking around this week with a protective boot on his left foot -- even wearing it to Wednesday's practice, which he did not participate in.

But Olsen expects to increase his activity level at Thursday's practice, and plans to play in Sunday's game at Minnesota. Olsen said he injured his left foot during the Week 5 loss at Arizona, but did not indicate how it happened or the extent of it.

"It's all right. I'll be fine. It's more precautionary. I should be able to do some more stuff tomorrow," Olsen said Wednesday. "I don't expect to miss any time."

Pyro's take: Olsen has been productive this season with 21 catches for 273 yards and touchdown in 4 games. Olsen had 5 catches for 79 yards in the first half last week before sustaining the injury, which are the statistics he finished the game with. Olsen says he will be ready for this weeks game against the Vikings, and that would be good as he could be in store for a lot of yards, as the Vikings have struggled to cover the tight end this season.

10/09/13, 05:46 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: blogs.charlotte.com

Mike Martz hired as Bears offensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears announced today that they have signed Mike Martz to be their offensive coordinator for the 2010 season. Terms of the contract have yet to be disclosed.

Pyro's take: Finally the Bears have "their guy". After going through a lengthy search composed mainly of candidates who pulled out of the running before an offer was even made, Chicago ended up settling for someone who had no problem ripping Jay Cutler to shreds early on in 2009. In order to mend possible broken bridges between the two, Martz immediately flew down to Tennessee to speak with Cutler after his interview.
Animosity aside, Cutler stands to gain the most fantasy-wise from the hiring, while TE Greg Olsen stands to lose the most. Martz has never been one to integrate the tight end into his offensive schemes, but wide receivers Devin Hester, Devin Aromashodu, Johnny Knox and Earl Bennett could be in for a nice uptick in value, as should RB Matt Forte.

02/01/10, 03:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: sports.espn.go.com

Greg Olsen active and ready to go

Bears tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) is active and ready to make his usual start against the Cardinals today.

Pyro's take: Feel free to get Olsen in your starting fantasy football lineup today as the Bears will likely be passing the ball a bunch with that Cardinals stout rush D staring them down all day long.

11/08/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

Greg Olsen practices again on Friday

Bears tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) went through a full practice again on Friday and is good to go against the Cardinals.

Pyro's take: Greg could be a good start this weekend for your fantasy football team as the Bears might have more trouble running the ball against the Cardinals stout defensive front line.

11/06/09, 05:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: blogs.suntimes.com

Greg Olsen practices on Thursday

Bears tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) participated in a full practice on Thursday and is in line to start against the Cardinals this weekend.

Pyro's take: Olsen has underachieved so far this year, but has a pretty good match-up against a weak Cardinals pass D on Sunday. Consider him a borderline starter for your fantasy football team this week.

11/06/09, 09:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.chicagobears.com

Greg Olsen's 2009 breakout pending?

According to the Chicago Tribune's Dan Pompei, Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner is "re-committing" to make Greg Olsen's breakout happen. Pompei says he "knows" of Turner's plan, possibly because of developments during the Week 5 bye.

Pyro's take: Olsen is doing okay in the TD count, but his targets and catches are down. We would have thought that Cutler would be using him more. We doubt that this is a Ron Turner failing to get him more involved thing. Cutler likes to chuck the ball to his WRs. Let's see if Pompei is pretending to know what he's talking about, or really actually does.

10/12/09, 06:15 PM CDT by
Source: blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com

Greg Olsen looking to join elite status

Chicago Bears third-year TE Greg Olsen is looking to make a name for himself in the NFL, and now that he has a Pro-Bowl QB in Jay Cutler throwing to him, he just might. "Personally, I feel like I can put myself into that group, which over the past couple years has really been the same guys," Olsen said. "The Gonzalezs, the Jason Wittens, the Dallas Clarks, (Antonio) Gates are kind of the usual suspects when you talk about the best tight ends in the game. Personally, I feel like I have the ability to be one of those guys now that I'm becoming a veteran guy."

Pyro's take: We agree with Olsen. He started just seven games last year while splitting time with Desmond Clark, yet put up fringe starter fantasy numbers ranking 10th among TEs in '08. We are guessing 70-75 catches, 800 yards, and 6-7 TDs.

08/27/09, 06:30 AM CDT by
Source: espn.go.com

Olsen returns to practice Monday

Chicago Bears up-and-coming TE Greg Olsen returned to the practice field on Monday, August 17th, as was promised by head coach Lovie Smith.

Pyro's take: The Bears and Jay Cutler need this kid out on the field come regular season play, so it was good to see Lovie rest him during the first preseason game. His injury, a hip bruise, was considered minor and keeping him out of the game Saturday was purely for precautionary reasons.

08/17/09, 02:30 PM CDT by
Source: twitter.com

Olsen not suited up for first preseason game

Chicago Bears TE Greg Olsen was dressed in street clothes for the team's first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night. Olsen has been dealing with a slight hip strain lately, but head coach Lovie Smith has already said that Greg should be back in pads for practice on Monday and that keeping him out of the game was merely precautionary.

Pyro's take: Olsen is primed for a breakout year in 2009 and was moved into the starting lineup ahead of veteran TE Desmond Clark to start the season. Clark, a consummate professional, took his demotion gracefully by saying that he believes Olsen will be a Pro-Bowl player this year and doesn't mind being the young stud's backup. Clark had started 92 straight games prior to this demotion, which was second in the league for tight ends next to future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.

08/15/09, 02:45 PM CDT by
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Bears' first team to get extended playing time Saturday

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said that the first team will "play into the second quarter" in their first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday night.

Pyro's take: This is what we're talkin about. Most teams usually keep their starters in one or two series in the first preseason game, so this should make for some interesting and exciting action for Bears' fans as they get to see new QB Jay Cutler lead the offense for the first time.

08/13/09, 09:00 AM CDT by
Source: espn.go.com

Greg Olsen is go-to target this year

Chicago Bears beat writer Brad Biggs is reporting that TE Greg Olsen Olsen "is the primary read for a lot of stuff the team has been doing."

Pyro's take: We'll keep this short. Olsen will breakout this year. The Bears are thin at WR and Olsen has the talent to become a Pro-Bowl player. With Cutler at the helm, we see that becoming a reality sooner rather than later.

08/10/09, 04:00 PM CDT by
Source: www.suntimes.com

Olsen and Cutler building strong on-field bond

Jay Cutler and Greg Olsen continue to build their on-field rapport in camp. There is a mutual admiration with what each bring in to the fold.

Pyro's take: Look, this isn't rocket science. Cutler can make Olsen a rich man. That's not to say that this love-fest isn't genuine, but if it's not, you won't hear about it. The important take-away here is that Olsen is Cutler biggest and most talented target heading into the season. We are bullish on Olsen this season.

08/06/09, 05:00 PM CDT by
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Greg Olsen to be starting TE in Chicago

Greg Olsen most likely has supplanted Desmond Clark as the starting TE in Chicago according to beat writer Brad Briggs, who called Olsen Cutler's "preferred target."

Pyro's take: This is not really much of a surprise, as Cutler loves his tight ends. He worked well with Tony Scheffler in Denver and appears to be ready to make Olsen the top receiver on the Bears.

08/03/09, 02:00 PM CDT by
Source: www.suntimes.com

Greg Olsen could be Pro-Bowl bound

Bears beat writer Brad Briggs thinks that Olsen will be "Pro-Bowl bound" this season and said the Bears are expecting him to catch around five passes per game.

Pyro's take: Olsen has worked with new QB Jay Cutler a lot during this offseason, and with the lack of targets at WR for the Bears, Olsen is primed to become Cutler's No. 1 target. If Olsen catches 5 passes per game, that puts him at 80 for the season, which would've been fourth in the NFL. That's not unrealistic for Olsen.

08/03/09, 02:00 PM CDT by
Source: blogs.suntimes.com

Greg Olsen has very easy schedule

According to the "Football Scientist" K.C. Joyner, the Bears TE has the "second easiest set of matchup of any tight end this year."

Pyro's take: This is great news for Olsen, as many people think he will have a breakout year with Cutler at the helm. While teams change from year-to-year, this can do nothing but up his fantasy value.

08/03/09, 01:45 PM CDT by
Source: fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com

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