Raheem The WR Wizard

February 3rd, 2017

Former Bucs head coach/defensive coordinator Raheem Morris helped turn Atlanta’s receivers into an elite unit.

Monday evening at Super Bowl Opening Night (nee: Media Day) held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Joe chatted extensively with former Bucs coach Raheem Morris, currently assistant head coach and wide receivers coach with the Dixie Chicks. Here is another nugget to come from the gracious Morris.

JoeBucsFan: You were a defensive guy all of your NFL career as a coach. Then you flip to a wide receiver coach. How difficult was that to learn a whole new way of coaching at the NFL level?

Raheem Morris: I think once you are a coach, you are a teacher. If you can teach math, if you look at the curriculum long enough, you can teach English. I think being a coach, you go out there and find your best way to coach that curriculum and give [the players] that fire. Put your spin of philosophy on it and let those guys go out and believe and fight and be their very best self. The rest takes care of itself.

Joe: This is rare in the NFL for defensive guys to coach offense. Emmitt Thomas, Hall of Fame corner with the Chiefs, did what you did and spent many years in the NFL as a wide receivers coach.

Morris: There are a bunch of guys that did that. Emmitt Thomas, Eric Mangini has done something like that. You have a bunch of guys that have done that, who have gone back and forth. Mike Nolan has done that, I know for sure.

Joe: Did you touch base with any of those guys and try to learn some tips?

Morris: I did not. I did not. We have a strong group within our organization. I talked to Dan Quinn about it and obviously I talked to [Atlanta defensive coordinator] Richard Smith when I was leaving defense to go to offense. I talked to [offensive coordinator] Kyle Shanahan about coming over to offense. That is something we worked on and something we did together and it was awesome.

27 Responses to “Raheem The WR Wizard”

  1. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Rah has the Falcons WRs clicking on all cylinders.

  2. Andy Norton Says:

    I’m glad San Fran locked Shanahan up…… Go Buc’s

  3. tdtb2015 Says:

    I wish Rah the best.

    I for one have the highest trust on DC Mike Smith. It really doesn’t matter what offense we will face next season.

    Bring in DE/DT Calais Campbell and our defense will be in the top 5 next season.

    Also, bring in Eric Berry at Safety and we will own the NFL next season.

    In Licht, I Trust!!!
    Go Bucs!!!

  4. tdtb2015 Says:

    ^ add to that #WeaponsForWinston……We will go all the way!!!!

  5. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I doubt the Falcons will be as high powered without Kyle Shannon next year, sure, they still have the playbook but Shanahans a master of attacking defensive schemes. It’s likely they take a step back. Good for the NFC South.

  6. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I totally agree Tbbucs3, I too am happy to see Shanahan GTFO of the NFC South.
    One has to wonder if he will take Raheem with him ?

  7. Arealbucsfan Says:

    I say go get JPP and Dontari Poe in FA this year and draft for the offense. Also would be very happy to get Daeshon Hall later in the 4th

  8. Arealbucsfan Says:

    I don’t see Eric Berry leaving KC. Otherwise I’d say pick him over Poe

  9. Arealbucsfan Says:

    I can see why everyone wants Campbell but I say no to him. Jus too old. Sorry

  10. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    So every year when Bill Bellicheck goes out and brings in defensive veterans on the plus side of 30 and wins with them all, he doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing right “Arealbucsfan”???^^^

  11. gotbbucs Says:

    I love how every thread turns into guys pimping who they want in free agency and the draft. It really makes me long even more for the offseason to be done.

    ….as far as the subject of this post is concerned. I think Raheem is a good position coach. As a former DB coach, I’m sure his knowledge of what defensive schemes are trying to do to passing games is very helpful in coaching WRs around those issues. It also helps to have one of the top WRs in the league in your stable.

  12. Arealbucsfan Says:

    @buc4lyfe never said anything like. No need to be butt hurt. I’d welcome him if we were to sign him. But JPP seems like a better option to me. And the Pats are already established and can do that, we on the other hand are not there yet.

  13. gotbbucs Says:

    @ Arealbucsfan

    At what point in your opinion will we be at the point where we can sign veterans to one or two year deals?
    It seems to me that Grimes was an excellent signing last year, and he’s on the wrong side of 30. Not every guy you sign needs to be a franchise type guy on a max deal.

    If every thread is going to turn into a “who they should sign” party, then Brandon Williams in my opinion is a better signing then Dontari Poe. William Gholston is a better signing than Campbell.

  14. SB Says:

    SO………………..Mixon won’t even be invited to the Combine.
    This seems to me to be “The Moment” for that kid. He has top ten talent maybe and the NFL doesn’t even give him the chance to show it. He will either take this as his bottom and get up or he will blow everything up.

  15. Destinjohnny Says:

    Does he still go drinking with his players?

  16. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Kyle is good but he has his work cut out Sunday dealing with Belichess. In 91 he stop Joe money and the west coast offense in the NFC championship then turned around stopped Jim Kelly and the K gun in the bowl the next week. In 02 he stopped Kurt Warner and “the Greatest Show on turf” offense then turned around a few years later and stopped the McNabb and T.O. and the west coast offense again. What am I getting at. Belichess does not cower in any way to high powered offenses. If the bird’s hope to win Sunday they better go run heavy and throw a curve ball because Belichess wit two weeks prepare hard to handle man.

  17. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    And oh yea what tdtb said, get that manimal Campbell in the building yo.

  18. CarolinaBuc Says:

    “If you can teach math, if you look at the curriculum long enough, you can teach English”
    Gotta love my Florida-public-school education

  19. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Matt Ryan makes his wrs better he’s spot on and can hit people in stride plus the picked up a couple good fa wr last off season .I was hoping we would go after but didn’t oh well maybe this year Go Bucs #wrs # running backs

  20. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I love Rah but I honestly believe I could coach JJ. Dude is a natural.

  21. SB Says:

    Under Mike Smith HC and Dirk Koetter OC, Matt Ryan took a 4 and 12 team to 11 and 5 year ONE!.
    ………….Just food for thought

  22. Bill Says:

    CarolinaBuc hit it.

    Raheem can’t tell the difference between math and english. Not my words….his….and really?


    Jesus. That’s the NFL.

  23. PRBucFan Says:

    lol don’t believe for a second he is any kind of catalyst for the QB WR connections taking place in ATL.

    P.S. His logic for teaching different subjects is majorly flawed.

  24. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    @CarolinaBuc Says:
    “If you can teach math, if you look at the curriculum long enough, you can teach English”
    Gotta love my Florida-public-school education”

    LMAO, that was hilarious!!

  25. JAB83 Says:

    “Im just so excited to be here.” Miss ya Rah and that fire

  26. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I wish RAH the best as in…hope he gets another HC gig in the AFC!

    He now works for the “enemy”. Like him personally and will be rooting for the Falcons tomorrow…they represent our division after all and who the helll could root for the stinking NE Patriots?

    But next year I’ll root against the Falcons, Saints, and Panthers in every game they play. What was it Sam Wyche got miked up and said on the sideline…think he was still playing as backup QB for the ‘Skins…”die you dirty dogs”.

  27. Cobraboy Says:


    Fact: talent trumps coaching. I doubt Rah could have coached spit with the Buc WR problems this last season.

    “Coaching” Jones, Gabriel and Sanu with Ryan throwing to them would make any coach look genius.