Raheem “Sees It As A Player”

June 10th, 2012

In case you’ve been wondering how Raheem Morris is faring in Washington, three-time Pro Bowl cornerback D’Angelo Hall has weighed in on his new position coach.

Hall likes the vibe, so he told John Keim, of CBSSports.com.

New secondary coach Raheem Morris already has impacted his players in their short time together. Morris, Tampa Bay’s former coach, replaced Bob Slowik, who was moved to linebackers coach. CB DeAngelo Hall said Morris’ techniques and suggestions have helped the corners as well as the nickel corners.”I love coach Slow,” Hall said, “but Slow say it as a football coach. Raheem sees it as a player.”

It’s interesting that Raheem’s one-of-the-guys routine is inspiring a veteran entering his 10th season. Perhaps Raheem is a better fit for a team that isn’t so yungry. He is, after all, one of the shiny apples on the Jon Gruden coaching tree.

Joe has no doubt Raheem will make a positive impact on the Redskins’ secondary. Does that mean he’s a good head coach? No. Though he’s sure to get another shot in the coming years.

21 Responses to “Raheem “Sees It As A Player””

  1. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Gotta love a little bit of Thomas-baiting. Well played Joe.

  2. Andrew Says:

    That was the problem with him he saw it as a player but he wasnt a player he was a HEAD COACH. it is like if a parent wants to be a friends with one of his children. you are going to loose control over them. There is to much responsibility to just be one of the guys. and at some point the player and or child is going to want out rank you. just like what happened last year. he lost control of the team. you have to be firm and lay down the law and say this is my team and this is how we are going to do things. and if he cant realize that then he should stay a position coach.

  3. Tristan Berry Says:

    He may well have been a shiny apple on the Gruden coaching tree, but you have to be careful you don’t pick apples while they’re too green. They can make you sick.

  4. Fear The Glow Says:

    Raheem being a terrible head coach doesn’t take away from him being one of the best DB coaches in the NFL.

  5. Jeff78280z Says:

    He is a good DB coach. The problem is he was promoted to failure. Like many corporations do to there employees. Ok he is good at this he will be good at the next level. Well guess what there are few who excell at the next level. Maybe he needs a few years to grow. I despised the Rah hire and thought it was mistake.

  6. Eastsidebuc Says:

    I agree Jeff78280z I didn’t despised the Rah hire, but he was set up to fail. Especially with rockstar at the helm choosing your coaches and players. I’m ready to move on with our new coach and stop talking about the old one. Rah has no reverence on what’s going on with the bucs NOW! Keep it moving Joe…

  7. Adam Says:

    What is so ironic is that when Hall referred to his coach as “Slow” I honestly thought he was referring to Raheem Morris. The. I looked at the previous coach’s name and realized I was mistaken.

  8. Eastsidebuc Says:

    Read with comprehension Adam. LOL!!!

  9. j lynch Says:

    Why are we still talking about this fool?? He will fail there too .

  10. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Ive said this before and im going to say it again, Raheem will never be a good Head coach just by the statement he made after he was fired that he wouldnt change anything that he did when he was here.

  11. Cannon Says:

    Adam – same here, lol

  12. Eric Says:

    “but slow say it as a football coach”

    Sounds like Hall and Rah will work well together.

    Now if they have another coach they call “slow” what is Rah’s nickname?

  13. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    The “players coach” thing is what did him in here. Well…that and his inability to defensive coordinate.

  14. DSZ Says:

    A thing I always found curious was brought out again here: “coach slow” and “raheem”; not coach morris. Players always referred to him on a first name basis which (to me) either shows a lack of respect and/or is allowed because morris wants to be friends with everybody. Not a common trait among football coaches.

  15. Adam Says:

    The REAL irony is that “Slow Coach” Morris is the only one not wearing a helmet.

  16. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Nice try Joe.

    RahRah will never head coach anything-ever-again-in-life. I would be shocked if he is ever made a def coordinator – truly he is maxed out as a position coach.

    But thanks for dangling another clueless theory.

    Great example of you needlessly trashing Joe with that last sentence there. Regardless, you really think Raheem won’t get another head coaching gig after having 10-6 on his resume? If JOe had a farm, he’d bet the farm. –Joe.

  17. Thomas2.2 Says:

    And yes Joe, Deangelo Hall is an authority on quality coaches. RahRah and DH are a perfect fit – match made in bar or club-hopping heaven.

  18. Thomas2.2 Says:


    Rah’s tenure is a running joke in most NFL circles, the only reason he was given a chance was bc the Glazers decided to go dirt cheap until a new CBA was in place. That 10-6 was an illusion and had zero to do with the head coaching – a head coach with any clue at all would have won more. There was no competition for that job originally, no interviewing etc – that almost never happens. Only you see 10-6 (against 10 backup qbs) and not 17-31.

    Then you have the Rich Biasaccia’s, Jim Bates’, Pete Mangurian’s honestly telling the league about how absolutely juvenile the team was for three years.

    Everyone with a clue knows the above is true.

    Short of Tanard Jackson, Aqib Talib, Quincy Black or Kellen Winslow becoming NFL owners or GMs, there is no thinking person or god’s green earth who would overlook what rah’s team became by the end of his three years and give him head coaching responsibilities.

    Joe just let it go, it was an embarrassing three year debacle – by the end this franchise was never more humiliating – I know you were invested in rah but just eat the crow humbly.

    Just like you will when Doug Martin gets the bulk of the RB work over 2012 – and will prove to be a much better player than LB. I predict LB will be non-injury inactive at least once at the end of 2012.

  19. Eric Says:

    Rah might make a good college coach. I could see him recruiting well.

    Someplace like Rutgers.

    And if he does well there, its apparently viewed as a launching pad to an NFL gig.

  20. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Recruiting is important, but as a head college coach you most of your players aren’t 21 so drinking with them can get you arrested.

    Also, you still need to have a coordinated system to take the field.

    42-0 vs the Falcons in 1.5 quarters!

  21. Buc O Deer Says:

    People are forgetting what happened during Gruden’s last year. They were 9-3 and how many teams fire their coach if they are 9-3 after 12 games. They lost the last four and missed the playoffs. They didn’t quit in any of those games, they just seemed like they had nothing left during the fourth quarter in December 2008.

    The Glazers made the mistake of interviewing the vets on that team (vets that would soon be let go) and the vets said Gruden lost the team and wanted a change. They told the new regime to “Keep It Light” locker room and all. Coach Morris was only doing what he was told to do. Worked in 2010. Not so much in 2011 with only a punter added in free agency. Free was the reason for the 10-6 record and the 4-12 record the next year.

    Coach Morris will probably get a head coaching offer from a mid major in college. If he get a defensive coordinator job, it will probably be in college first.