Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Raheem Morris joining Redskins
By Pat Yasinskas
A little over a week after being fired as head coach by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raheem Morris has another job in the NFL.
Morris reportedly will join the Washington Redskins as defensive backs coach, under Washington general manager Bruce Allen, who previously held the same role with Tampa Bay. Allen and former coach Jon Gruden were fired after the 2008 season. Gruden instantly was replaced by Morris, who had been the defensive backs coach on his staff, and Allen was replaced by Mark Dominik.
Stepping back to coaching a secondary might be the best thing for Morris at that time. He excelled in that role previously and can begin rebuilding his reputation.
At 35, Morris still has a lot of coaching years in front of him. A year or two as a defensive backs coach might put him back into a spot where he can get another job as a head coach or as a defensive coordinator.