Report: Raheem Morris Returning To NFC South

January 24th, 2015

raheemcropppedThe ol’ ball coach appears to have found himself a new job, a better one than serving as Redskins’ defensive backs coach under a wacky coordinator.

The Washington Post claims Raheem Morris has committed to a fancy assistant defensive coordinator position under eventual new Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, who currently is the Seahawks’ DC.

Quinn, who will coach in the Super Bowl as defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks before fully assuming his new job, is expected to continue to call the defensive plays as head coach in Atlanta. But Morris will have a senior assistant position that will feature more responsibilities than defensive backs, according to the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak for the parties involved.

Morris and Quinn’s connection goes back to Hofstra University, where Morris played under Quinn in the late 1990s. Morris then went on to serve as Quinn’s defensive backs coach from 2000 to ’01 before leaving for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the following year.

The report suggests Quinn will call the defense, but Joe wonders whether Morris will serve as a defensive right hand and meet with media during the defensive coordinator’s weekly news conference. Man, those media sessions would have Joe’s attention. You never know what Raheem will say.

Regardless, Joe’s intrigued by Quinn’s eventual arrival in Atlanta. It sure would be thoroughly unacceptable if rookie head coach Quinn found a way to win more games than Lovie Smith in 2015.

34 Responses to “Report: Raheem Morris Returning To NFC South”

  1. BucFanForever Says:

    If the Buc’s keep McCown, then Morris twice-a-season conference could go like this: “Stats are for losers, Buc’s record since firing me: 13-35 and counting.”

  2. Sick of this $hit Says:

    I never understood his hiring in the first place. What a step backward.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Well…..Raheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeem……won’t be able to provide much scouting advice on Buc players because Dom’s great draft picks are practically all gone elsewhere!!!

  4. Tom Edrington Says:

    Wonder if Raheem will have an “wolfs” in his secondary…..of course, he’ll have to avoid the dreaded “mental midgets”

    With the incredible number of bars and nightclubs in and around Atlanta, Raheem should have quite the offseason….

  5. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I wish Rah the very best. He made a youthful error in trying to be buds with his players. I suspect he has learned from that.

    It was not HIS fault that he was thrust into an HC position before he was ready and while the Glazers were still involved in their ManU deal and holding back on the money.

    Rah walked into the perfect storm. Hindsight is 20-20. The only way he could have avoided the disaster was to turn down the Glazers original offer to be HC.
    How many guys would have done that?

  6. Destinjohnny Says:

    Cool he can’t drink with their players – should be good for team chemistry

  7. Destinjohnny Says:

    Ps did we really fire gruden to replace him with Raheem????????

  8. mikeh Says:

    rah sucked he still sucks and always will suck lil kiss a**

  9. tmaxcon Says:

    Rah got screwed. Glazer boys were paying down Manchester United debt and ignoring the bucs during his tenure. Glazer boys hung him out to dry. Rah was setup to fail unlike Lovie who has failed on his own bad decsions. his FA signings and Draft picks set this team back years. Rah had a welfare check compared to Lovie’s blank check and Lovie made this team worse. Rah is not a head coach but he was setup to fail. Rah had no control and failed. Lovie has full control and is circling the drain. I wish Rah luck. Happy Hours are now back in ATL!

  10. Oahubuc Says:

    It’s a good hire. Raheem is far from done in this league. How many of us made mistakes in our careers in our 30’s? Those are the things you learn from.

  11. Luther Says:

    Say what you want about Rah…his record was better than Lovie and Schiano with less resources and I didn’t think he was ready to be a HC.

  12. JFF Says:

    lol @ blaming a good young coach for the ineptitude of the front office. Wish Raheem the best 14/16 games a year.

  13. Rob Says:

    This should help the Bucs passing attack regardless of which quarterback they draft.

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Congrats! Rah. Wish you all the best brotha. Except when you play us of course.

  15. DB55 Says:

    It sure would be thoroughly unacceptable if rookie head coach Quinn found a way to win more games than Lovie Smith in 2015.

    This would never happen bc “IT TAKES TIME!” (Rolling my eyes)

  16. Jacko101 Says:

    Congrats Rah…. Good luck against everyone but the Bucs

  17. cover deuce Says:

    He was never a spectacular head coach but people forget he was the highest paid position coach in the NFL once upon a time. He can get it done as an assistant. Best of luck Raheem (except when you’re facing us).

  18. Yungry Says:

    Its true I am going to Atlanta the home of Magic City! For the record, Aqib didn’t curse me out…Watch out Bucs, the Falcons are young and hungry!

  19. Yungry Says:

    Who was the last Bucs’ coach to have a winning season?????? Yup, Rah! The 1 and Only!

  20. bucs4lyfe Says:

    Good hire…. This man knows Tampa 2, knows the bucs and this division so he’ll be a big asset to the falcons but to hell with congratulating him on being successful in this division, hope he does an awful job

  21. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Why wouldn’t the Falcons have more wins than us next season? They had a better record this year, and most importantly they have a qb. I don’t expect us to win any games until we get a decent qb.

  22. Fire Goodell Says:

    Raheem was doomed to fail. When the Phillies fired Charlie Manuel, someone asked him if he had enough pieces to win and Manuel said no. Raheem would say the same thing if he was asked the same question.

  23. Yungry Says:

    Rah was interviewed for the Broncos HC position…

  24. Buc-O's 82 Says:

    I wonder if the first thing Rah does in his new defensive job is to teach his defense the proper technique of the chest bump

  25. bucfan999 Says:

    I feel sorry for Atlanta

  26. Bucbob1 Says:

    Dan Quinn will reconstruct his Seahawks defense in Atlanta, with Raheems help. Not looking forward to facing that twice a year. Sounds like revenge time for Raheem.

  27. 87ForJameisNoMariota Says:

    The Dream.

  28. Jlynch Says:

    mikeh ditto he was the reason I gave up on tampa he is a Clown him and his girlfriend #5

  29. WINdycitybuc Says:

    This is the same guy – when he was our HC – was getting (crap)-faced with players in London (coincidentally vs Lovie and the Bears). One of our 2 wins (a beat-down I might add) was against his Washington D this year… I welcome his arrival in Atlanta! This is the same guy who was in Manhattan, KS when Josh Freeman was there and traded up to draft him. He is much more interested in being friends with players than he is in structure.

  30. Oahubuc Says:

    Haters: Watch Raheem’s career trajectory and weep.

  31. pancake block Says:

    atlanta feeling they need an assistant chest bumper?….well alrighty then

  32. Barry Says:

    Being a HC is like being a Parent. You’re not you’re not supposed to be the friend, you’re the parent. #StructureDisciplineRulesRegulations #ToesOnTheLine
    Raheem Morris’s Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Chest Bumping Tubeman Emporium and Warehouse in Weekapaug, Rhode Island.

  33. Howard Cosell Says:

    Sadly he’s done the best job of all the Head Coaches since Gruden left.
    All of the head coaches since 2002 have been tasked with making
    chicken salad out of chicken sh*t…

    The blame for the team being in disarray?
    Glazer distraction.
    Gruden and Keyshawn draft picks given up.
    Poor player development under Gru-Allen.
    Glazers try the cheap route with Morris and Sciano, doesn’t work.
    Freeman meltdown (that really hurt us considering he was playing
    near pro-bowl QB 2010, then boom he goes all emo.)

    The credit for turning it around?
    Schiano and Dom drafted some supermen and Schiano reinstalled
    discipline. He made it so Lovie could come in and be a happy medium between
    Morris and Schiano. Lovies actually doing a good job considering the train
    wreck he inherited and the Tedford saga. Lovie defense in 2015 will
    terrify teams. Write it down.

  34. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Not sure how his lackluster performance as secondary coach in Washington inspires confidence in anyone to give him more responsibility, but a sincere best of luck to you Rah. I drank the kool aid after the 10-6 season, but I still remember the night I was watching the Cowboys-Bucs game and the team rolled over and quit on Rah. He definitely didn’t get enough FA spending cash from team Glazier, but his (and Dom’s) drafting set this franchise back many years. As others already posted Rah probably would do some things different with being drinking pals with his players, but after that loss to Dallas I never wanted a Bucs HC gone as bad as I wanted Rah canned. I thought it impossible, but Lovie is starting to get there too (though I am still holding on to a flickering spark of hope that he gets his sh!t together next year).