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Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:03 pm
Edited on: January 11, 2012 8:23 pm
 
Morris

By Josh Katzowitz

Raheem Morris has found a new job, and he’s had to take a rather large demotion to get it. As the Tampa Bay Times reports, Morris has been hired as the Redskins defensive backs coach, meaning Morris won’t even get to be a coordinator in his first job since the Buccaneers fired him as head coach.

Not that he’s ever been an NFL defensive coordinator before anyway. Three years ago, the Tampa Bay front office was so impressed by Morris’ work as the Buccaneers secondary coach, the ownership elevated him to the head coaching spot.

Morris' Next Move
After a 2010 season in which the Buccaneers finished a surprising 10-6, the team folded into a 4-12 squad this year while seemingly quitting on Morris with about a month left in the season.

But Morris has a previous relationship with Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (the two were assistant coaches together in Tampa Bay from 2004-05) and knows Redskins general manager Bruce Allen well (Allen was the Buccaneers GM at the time).

While the Buccaneers defense last season finished last in points allowed and 30th in yards, the pass defense was only the 12th-worst team in the league of yards given up (what’s not so good is that the team faced the fourth-least amount of passes).

The Redskins, meanwhile, ranked 12th in the league in passing yards allowed, but earlier Wednesday night, the Washington Post reported that the contract of long-time Redskins safeties coach Steve Jackson would not be renewed.

According to the paper, Morris has an understanding with coach Mike Shanahan that if he's offered a defensive coordinator job, he can bail out from Washington. Morris also has interviewed for the Vikings defensive coordinator position.

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hookcood
Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:55 pm
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Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:44 am
 

Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

i dont think defense is their problem.  they need a QB.  I cant remember the last time the 'Skins had very strong to top end QB play. 



Since: Aug 9, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:50 am
 

Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

Love this.  Hopefully Raheem Morris can light a fire under our secondary that, other than a few glimpses, have lacked intensity.  I understand that four years is a long time but I can't help but think what our secondary would be like if we didn't have our tragic loss four years ago. 

-A 'Skins fan encouraged and hopeful for things to start moving the opposite of down!


gootyook
Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:18 am
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Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:46 am
 

Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

It's a wonder how Morris got a job as a head coach without even running an offense or a defense. Basically it's like he is starting over again and now he will have a chance to go up the ranks the proper way.



Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:18 am
 

Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

 
“because they’d be a team thinking they’re closer to being good than they really are.
Yes, it was another disapointing season for ole D.C., but if my short term memory is intact, those delusional Redskins and their fans enjoyed whipping your football Giant asses...TWICE! This was a good move for the team unless the Vikings offer the coordinator job. The Giants didn't win the division, it took another epic choke by the Cowboys to give it away. Be thankful you didn't have to play the Skins a third time...



Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 7:17 am
 

Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

Keeps getting better for those "brilliant" Redskins!  Raheem morris could not coach pop warner...

Here is a quote for an NFL scout about the Peyton Manning saga, he pretty much sums up the franchise in a sentence or two and I could not agree more. 

“You can see how they’d go for Peyton,” the guy said, “because they’d be a team thinking they’re closer to being good than they really are. The Redskins constantly make irrational decisions based on their own inability to evaluate their own team.”
Read more:

Living in the DC area for the better part of a decade had shown me that the Skins fans are the most delusional fans who follow the NFL.



Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:55 am
 

Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

Good hire for the Redskins. He took the job because it's a comfortable spot with people he knows. Plus, better than the $300/week for unemployment. 
I'm sure it will be just a stepping stone to another DC position if not hired by the Vikings.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:19 pm
 

Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

Many times a coach who has suffered such a demotion harbors resentment to those who work above them ... and it directly affects their ability to spread the same message and be on the same page.

I hope for the Redskins that Morris is not that type of coach.

And was coach Steve Jackson really the problem with the DB's?  Seems to me that if both Atogwe & Landry had remained healthy then there would not be a coaching change.  But, I am not at practice everyday, so I really don't know.  If you take Shanahan at his word (and that can be a tough task), then Morris is an upgrade as a DB coach.



Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:13 pm
 

Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

Nice hire for WAS. Raheem would probly be a good D coordinator.


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