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Report: Raheem Morris spotted with Redskins

Posted on: January 5, 2012 9:00 am
 
MorrisBy Josh Katzowitz

Raheem Morris made his name originally on the defensive side of the ball, and he was so impressive in his two years as the Buccaneers defensive backs coach, Tampa Bay ownership hired him as the head coach three years ago.

Of course, that experiment backfired, as Morris went 17-31 in his three years (including a 10-game losing streak to end his tenure Monday), but that doesn’t mean other teams won’t take a look at Morris’ defensive skills.

According to George Wallace of WTOP radio in Washington, it’s already begun as Morris was spotted dining with “Redskins brass.” Morris and Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan were young assistants together in Tampa Bay in 2004-05, so there is some familiarity there (in fact Shanahan was arrested and charged with misdemeanor intoxication after he and Morris were escorted from an Indianapolis bar). Also, Redskins general manager Bruce Allen was the GM in Tampa Bay during the time both assistants were together.

So, the union could make sense from a former relationship standponit.

The only problem with the Redskins’ apparent pursuit of Morris to shore up a Washington defense that finished 21st in points allowed this year? The Buccaneers defense finished last in the league in points allowed and gave up at least 35 points in seven of the final 12 games of the season.

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Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:05 am
 

Report: Raheem Morris spotted with Redskins

Morris is apparently a hot commodity in the coaches market. First, with the Redskins, today, sources other than this site, says he's in talks with the Vikes for a "high level defense job", not necessarily a defensive coordinator job. Guess we will have to wait a few days more.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:00 am
 

Bwaaaaaaa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-hahaaaaaaaa

Why, oh WHY can I not get hired by Dan Snyder to put his money to better use than this?!!??  I don't love or hate the Redskins, but good grief this is hard to watch year in and year out....



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 9:41 pm
 

Report: Raheem Morris spotted with Redskins

The Deadskins don't need this proven loser and they should have never hired Mike Shanahan to coach the team as in matter of fact they need to get rid of the has been head coach.



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:28 pm
 

Report: Raheem Morris spotted with Redskins

Of course Washington is interested......it is a another perfect opportunity for Daniel Schneider to overpay someone for a job they can't do.  No way is he brought in as head coach, oh wait, it's the Skins so it's possible.  More than likely he is brought in as a DC in the hope that he can shore up the D.  Why anyone would listen to him as a coach I am not sure, but leave it to Washington to lead the charge in potential failed experiments once again.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 2:23 pm
 

Report: Raheem Morris spotted with Redskins

first off before some come here and say he's the head coach, he's not. if he's hired, he will likely be in charge of defensive backs or something right under Haslett and Mike Shanahan. i dont think this will be a bad hire, but in order to fix the defensive backs we need to get the players.


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Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: January 5, 2012 2:17 pm
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Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2012 1:59 pm
 

Report: Raheem Morris spotted with Redskins

Typical Redskins move, bring someone in who had players quit on him under his watch.



Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 1:43 pm
 

Report: Raheem Morris spotted with Redskins

Why wouldn't Washington be in the market for a new head coach? They went 2-10 to finish the season. What has worked out well for them? Haynesworth? McNabb? The only way Shanahan wins is with an outstanding QB.



Since: Jul 27, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 1:42 pm
 

Report: Raheem Morris spotted with Redskins

Head coach? Defensive coordinator? I think not.

If he was interviewed by WAS Front office, it would probably be for DB coach, since that unit was the weak link of the defense. Try to get DHall to play more and talk less etc...



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 1:10 pm
 

Report: Raheem Morris spotted with Redskins

so shanny rat JR trying to hook up his drinking buddy.


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