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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

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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Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:54 pm

Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

Raheem was a cheap and easy solution to the TB coaching vacancy. He was friends/same age as many players and expected them to perform.   Not his fault, he took 2 promotions(who wouldn't) in a couple of weeks to be head coach of a team with no direction and filled with his friends.  

Bucs are screwed.

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:01 pm

Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

This guy couldn't even land the DC job with the Vikings?! Now THAT is embarrassing.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:36 pm

Raheem Morris lands DB assistant job in WAS

This is exactly where Morris belongs..some guys are not cut oput to be the head coach.  Morris was very disorganized on the sidleines during games//and his team played the same way.

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