Raheem Has A New Gig

January 11th, 2012

"Olie, I'm off to D.C. You watch me lay down the law in that DBs room. My best self is comin' back."

In what seems like a somewhat strange happening for Raheem Morris, assuming he has another $2 million coming to him from the Bucs for the 2012 season, the Bucs’ recently fired head man is now the defensive backs coach for the Washington Redskins.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times broke the news this evening.

Raheem must really have been averse to waiting for a better gig and/or spending the 2012 season on the couch waiting for head coaching interviews. Remember, Raheem told Bucs fans head coaches don’t get fired after being coach of the year candidates months earlier. Apparently, they do, and they don’t land on anyone’s short list.

Or Raheem just loves molding young men and spreading his core beliefs more than Joe could ever know.

Regardless, Joe wishes Raheem well as he returns to what he likely does best — coaching a secondary.

It should be a fun-filled week of goofy and intriguing quotes when the Redskins play in Tampa next season. Perhaps Aqib Talib will be wearing Redskins colors in that game?

30 Responses to “Raheem Has A New Gig”

  1. Bucnnole Says:

    Good Luck Rah. This kind of a gig suits you.

  2. RastaMon Says:

    water seeks and finds it’s own level~~~~

  3. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    I wish him well. Actually, I wish that he remained under Gru as our D Backs coach – he is good in that role.

    I don’t think that the Glazers owed him anything – I believe that there was an option in the contract that allowed for them to walk-away for none of or less than Rah’s salary.

    I would bet that Rah’s new d backs deal pays more than Rah’s original head coach deal with the Glazers.

  4. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    No Thomas, you are wrong. The option was picked up last offseason. He was due his salary, until he got another job. But we all love it when you make stuff up, because facts are way too hard to come by for you. I don’t know why you couldn’t have just left it at your first paragraph. That was actually a classy statement. However, I knew you can’t do that. You just had to add in BS.

    I’m happy for Raheem. I still believe he will be a great coach, it just didn’t work here. I also respect him for not just sitting back and making 2 Million for doing nothing. He obviously loves to coach, and I hope it works out better for him there than it did here.

  5. TheProsUseAdvoCare Says:

    Good luck, Morris.

  6. bucfanlostiniowa Says:

    He applied for two jobs, both teams are on the schedule next year, of course that is just a coincidence, right?

  7. Cannon Says:

    Good luck Morris, I hope we torch your secondary.

  8. TPCMatt Says:

    GL 2 Mr. Morris. He’s a cool dude, and I believe he will do well in his new role with the skins. Maybe we can trade Talib 4 Landry?

  9. sharkcoasttactical.com Says:

    Good luck Rah.

    Are Thomas and Hawain secretly married/divorced to each other cause y’all are vicious at times. Damn.

  10. Eric Says:

    Perfect fit.

    Wish him well.

    Wonder what he and Bruce might discuss? Love to be a fly on the wall for that one.

  11. K2theSoldier Says:

    Best of luck Raheem. Happy that he went to a team that I happen to watch frequently. He’ll turn an uber-talented secondary in Washington into one of the top 5 in the league. You watch. Landry, Otagwe, Hall and Wilson are all going to have awesome years in 2012.

  12. Jrock Says:

    I bet he does really well over there, I certainly wish him the best. I think Raheem will be in the NFL for a long time, his future is still very bright and his resume only gets better by the year (last season not withstanding)

  13. Crotch McGee Says:

    Congrats to Bruce Allen for putting Rah back in a situation he has a fighting chance to succeed – I wish him the best. A finger waiving shame on Dominique and the Glazers for clearly rushing Rah into the HC gig way too early and allowing his unprepared and outmatched own bess-self youngy grey matter horse radish nonsense to embarrass our community week in and week out. Happy trails mother fo-yay.

  14. Pool Fence Tampa Says:

    That’s right where he belongs. I think he was in over his head here and could handle all the responsibilities. I would have liked to have seen what he could have done as D coordinator first before getting the head coaching role.

  15. j lynch Says:

    He will fail there too. Thanks for setting the Bucs back with the joke of the last three seasons.Good Riddance you loser!!!!

  16. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I hear the per-capita number of grandmas who run like bulldogs is higher in D.C. than anywhere else, so Rah should do a fantastic job.

  17. SteveK Says:

    Good Luck Rah

    @ Hawaiin:

    You need a hug man, lighten up on Tom Tom lol.

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Yeah, I probably do. Just once I’d like to see a completely positive post from him. Just once!

  19. BamBamBuc Says:

    Good luck to him in Washington. I hope he does well. And of course he’s not gonna sit on the couch and collect the check. That makes it so much harder to get a better coaching job in the future. I’m sure he still feels like he can be a head coach in the league, or at least a DC. I’d also bet he could get a paycheck equal or greater than that $2M if he does work his way back up to it. Good move for your career, Raheem. Keep coaching and keep improving. Learn from the mistakes and make the paycheck in a future job.

  20. Anthony Says:

    First class individual who knows what he’s doing. It’s a shame he was never given the tools here. He will be given the tools there.

  21. SteveK Says:

    Hawaiin, fair enough. Tom Tom was actually mildly pleasant there.

    He has a right to be pissed off with the Glazer’s inability to spend on a “winner” in. Both FA and Coaching.

    Derrick Ward, WTF?

    GMC 8th highest paid player in NFL ( not Doms fault for paying that salary, but his fault for not picking somebody else?

    Pierre paul?

  22. No Chilly!!! Says:

    Good luck rah.

  23. k1ngAdroc Says:

    Good Luck Rah, you gave the Bucs your heart and soul for many years and deserve the respect of the fans for your hard work… I wish you success!

  24. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    That’s really unfair with McCoy. First of all, he was having a very good season this year until he got hurt. There was a HUGE dropoff in our defense once he went out. That fact can be backed up both statistically and with your eyeballs. DT’s typically take a few years to have a major impact. Even Suh, who had an unbelievable rookie year (probably the best of any rookie DT in the history of the NFL), had a very subpar year this year.

    There was not one GM across the league that had GMC lower than 2nd for DT’s. We were in desperate need of a DT and Suh was gone. Now it may or may not end up being the right pick down the road, but at the time it was the right choice. Regardless, it’s way too early to judge GMC. I have a feeling you (and many others) are going to be singing a different tune in a year or two.

  25. Pruritis Ani Says:

    I didn’t think he was a good choice as a HC for the Bucs and I was glad to see him replaced. However, there is no joy in seeing someone lose their job. As much as we fans see the sport as just a game, it is someone’s livelihood. So, I m happy that he was able to find a position somewhere and I wish him luck. Just not against the Bucs 😀

  26. flmike Says:

    The exact place he needs to be, the Bucs promoted him way above his highest level of incompetence, now at least he can start over and someday maybe become a DC somewhere.

  27. eric Says:

    Wonder if this gets him a bit closer to the bad uncles.

  28. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    If there was a major dropoff after Mccoy got hurt how come the bucs best defensive performance (the home win against the Saints) came when GMC was out injured?

    Also, the bucs best 2 defensive games of 2010 (sea and no ) came after softy was out for the year.

    Softy had one good game this year, the Colts game where 4 of their 5 O lineman were hurt and then the second string guard also got hurt causing GNC to face a rookie undrafted fa who didnt play college football – coincidentally (not) his only sack came immediately after.

    Hawaiian: you can argue that he may become decent in year 3 (before he gets hurt again) but he is not decent yet. Most analysts, from Culpepper to Beckles to King etc have agreed that GMC has been disappointing when healthy.

  29. BigMacAttack Says:

    Actually Tom-Tom, the Bucs’ best defensive performance in 2010′ was against the 49’rs. It was also Raheem’s best defensive coaching performance. Singletary was owned. If the Bucs hire a coach that you like Thomas, how will you proceed? Will you find someone new to bash? I need to start stockpiling garbage.

  30. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Thank you BigMac. I was at that SF game (unfortunately I was at this year’s one too), and perhaps Tom Tom forgot that we pitched a shutout. And oh yeah, McCoy had a sack, and was all over the backfield. Gore rushed for about 30 yards. So why don’t you get your facts straight. It’s also funny he brings up the NO game, the same one he dismissed last year because NO “didn’t try to win”. Amazing how the facts can be spun by Tom Terrific.

    And again, you are dead wrong when you say most analysts believe he has been disappointing. That is not true, as I have read numerous articles saying the exact opposite. Ever heard of Steve White? But nah, let’s take an ex-Qb’s opinion over an ex-D-lineman. That makes sense. Articles have been written on this very site that show the statistical difference when GMC has and has not played. However, that was an article you conveniently didn’t comment on (the one and only GMC article you never commented on).