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Raheem Morris joins Redskins staff

Mike Shanahan, Raheem Morris AP

Raheem Morris will work for an NFL team other than the Buccaneers for the first time, but his role will be familiar.

The Redskins hired Morris to be their defensive backs coach, according to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.  Morris didn’t consider taking a year off despite having a year left on his contract.

“Man, I’m not into that,” Morris said. “I’m a football coach. This is what I do, it’s who I am. I’m entirely too young to sit out a season. I don’t need any rest, I don’t have any worn out feeling.”

Morris had the same role in Tampa for four years before taking over as the team’s head coach in 2009. Morris worked with both Redskins G.M. Bruce Allen and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in Tampa.

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58 Responses to “Raheem Morris joins Redskins staff”
  1. jimmysimpson55 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:15 PM

    Now this is the level that Raheem should be coaching at.

  2. modhairken says: Jan 11, 2012 9:20 PM

    And the happiest three people are Tony Romo, Eli Manning and Michael Vick

  3. dirtydrynn27 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:20 PM

    Welcome Raheem,just get rid of Deangelo Hall and have Shanny pry Matt Flynn from the Packers and the Skins will be set!!!!

  4. mobdc202 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:22 PM

    He is an excellent DB coach. I used to hate playing against his secondary. Good pickup by the the Redskins.

  5. cowboysallday says: Jan 11, 2012 9:24 PM

    I hate the redskins but he’s a good DB coach.

  6. talkintrashallday says: Jan 11, 2012 9:24 PM

    2012 – Redskins fire Shanahan. promote Raheem Morris to interim head coach. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!

  7. dallasholeinroofcowboys says: Jan 11, 2012 9:28 PM

    His team flat out gave up on him in Tampa…I feel Morris has a harder time connecting to the younger guys on the team due to his tenure in the league.

  8. skins23 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:29 PM

    Great hire. Shanny and Allen know what they’re doing, folks.

  9. educator7 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:30 PM

    Now if we could just get Hue Jackson to be our OC, we’d be off to a good start for 2012!

  10. apooster says: Jan 11, 2012 9:30 PM

    Damnit Leslie.

  11. conseannery says: Jan 11, 2012 9:31 PM

    The ‘Skins may have the greatest staff assembled since the ’95 Jets featured the legendary coaching triumvirate of Richie Kotite, Zeke Bratkowski and Jim Vechiarella.

  12. ruggyup says: Jan 11, 2012 9:31 PM

    Raheem will do a good job for the Redskins. Better than Snyder deserves. Raheem’s only problem was the Bucs blundered by making him HC before his time.

  13. everyoneholdsorakpo says: Jan 11, 2012 9:31 PM

    Ok, I guess this is good news.

  14. bbtls says: Jan 11, 2012 9:32 PM

    Hope it works out for him there… he was just too young and inexperienced to be the head guy so soon.

  15. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Jan 11, 2012 9:40 PM

    Mental midgets!

  16. nflfan877 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:40 PM

    i like Morris. he needed to go in Tampa but I’m glad to see him back in the NFL and hope he gets a second chance somewhere down the line.

  17. chrisbrunson17 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:41 PM

    Shanahan never worked in Tampa.

  18. rskills says: Jan 11, 2012 9:42 PM

    I hope he teaches Hall to cover Dez Bryant after 5 seconds pass!

  19. cowboyscountry says: Jan 11, 2012 9:46 PM

    He’ll be let go in a year along with the rest of the Redskins staff.

  20. lemmam says: Jan 11, 2012 9:48 PM

    does he get paid for his final year in tampa bay or does he lose that because he signed on with the redskins? yes = thumbs up, no = thumbs down

  21. fittytuckin says: Jan 11, 2012 9:51 PM

    Youngry lives on!

  22. kinguga says: Jan 11, 2012 9:53 PM

    At least Raheem won’t have to go youngry in 2012.

  23. thinwhiteduke76 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:56 PM

    Did they not watch how terribly bad the Tampa Bay defense was this year when they lost 10 in a row?

  24. nineroutsider says: Jan 11, 2012 9:57 PM

    Trust me, we will hear from this guy again…he will earn another shot. He was just a little too green still.

    Good hire.

  25. thatswhatimsayin says: Jan 11, 2012 9:58 PM

    Well if there’s one thing for certain… The Vikings don’t need a good d backs coach.

  26. evrybdyhas1 says: Jan 11, 2012 10:04 PM

    The cynics should reserve their criticism for the wife beating, drug taking, drunk driving, self entitled players. That is unless your not a loser yourself and able to hold a competitive job like Mr. Morris. Good luck Mr. Morris and good luck Tampa Bay. Gotta beleive Tampa needs the luck more.

  27. t16rich says: Jan 11, 2012 10:07 PM

    chrisbrunson17 says:Jan 11, 2012 9:41 PM

    Shanahan never worked in Tampa.

    Thanks for the news break bud, but Kyle Shanahan did work in Tampa Bay.

  28. skinsrollyou says: Jan 11, 2012 10:14 PM

    Look at all the cowgirl fans posting. These fools love the redskins. Thy are at every home game. They help pay our bills. Thanks for that d-bags!!

  29. nineroutsider says: Jan 11, 2012 10:18 PM

    mobdc202 says:Jan 11, 2012 9:22 PM

    He is an excellent DB coach. I used to hate playing against his secondary. Good pickup by the the Redskins.
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    Play against them on Madden?

  30. waltdawg says: Jan 11, 2012 10:21 PM

    On that note….”HAIL SKINS IN FA 2012!!”

  31. Little Earthquake says: Jan 11, 2012 10:28 PM

    Joining the Redskins staff is like picking up a shift at Burger King til the next good job comes along.

  32. footballfanman says: Jan 11, 2012 10:36 PM

    There’s a clause in the contract where if a team offers him a D coordinator job then he’s free to leave.

  33. djstat says: Jan 11, 2012 11:02 PM

    mobdc202 is a true redskins fan, hoping a pryed Matt Flynn is the answer. When will these idiot redskins fans learn that other peoples free agents are not the answer? Until Danny boy sells the team, skins fans are wasting their emotions…

  34. suhisbetterthanu says: Jan 11, 2012 11:21 PM

    He will fit right in with this staff, a staff that is populated by FIRED, former head coaches… It’s kind of like the Island of misfit toys. Redskins finish at the bottom of the East again in 2012

  35. thetooloftools says: Jan 11, 2012 11:23 PM

    wait till he finds out he’s going into a gunfight with no bullets in the clip every week.

  36. hesshole says: Jan 11, 2012 11:37 PM

    Greatest coaching staff assembled in recent memory would have to be 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No Offensive minds but Dungy at HC, Monte Kiffin DC, Mike Tomlin, DB coach and Rod Marinelli, LB coach.

  37. prior0knowledge says: Jan 11, 2012 11:52 PM

    Morris gets paid his HC salary minus what the skins pay him as DB coach. No doubt skins got him cheap.

  38. richieab says: Jan 12, 2012 12:06 AM

    Never say bomb on a plane,fire in a crowd,and yungry as a coach.

  39. steelchampions says: Jan 12, 2012 12:27 AM

    I think Morris’ situation provides NFL owners somewhat of a reality check. Coaching hires over the last few years have been about finding the next (insert young up-and-coming/won right out of the box coach’s name here) even before they prove themselves as a coordinator. John Harbaugh might be the exception or even Mike Tomlin (only one year as Def. Coordinator). But owners got enamored with finding lightning in a bottle and risked setting their franchises back two or three years.

  40. facelessman75 says: Jan 12, 2012 12:47 AM

    We will be drafting a qb just now rg3 pleez. Morris idk Bout him

  41. slickmarine says: Jan 12, 2012 1:40 AM

    @thetooloftools says:Jan 11, 2012 11:23 PM

    wait till he finds out he’s going into a gunfight with no bullets in the clip every week.
    ___

    It’s a magazine, not a ‘clip’. You watch too many movies. (damn civilians ; )

  42. defscottyb says: Jan 12, 2012 2:09 AM

    Nice pickup… Look out for the Redskins in 2012, Hail!

  43. denny816 says: Jan 12, 2012 2:30 AM

    hesshole says: Jan 11, 2012 11:37 PM

    Greatest coaching staff assembled in recent memory would have to be 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No Offensive minds but Dungy at HC, Monte Kiffin DC, Mike Tomlin, DB coach and Rod Marinelli, LB coach.

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    Better than 1994 Packers with Holmgren at HC, Sherm Lewis at OC, Mariucci at QB Coach, Gruden WR Coach, Andy Reid OL/TE, Fritz Shurmur DC and Dick Jauron at DB’s. I’m not so sure about that.

  44. 12thman21 says: Jan 12, 2012 3:07 AM

    @chrisbrunson17, umm yes Kyle Shanahan did work in Tampa (04-05). FYI.. I think this is an excellent hire, like the direction this team is going. Hail

  45. 12thman21 says: Jan 12, 2012 3:13 AM

    Love it.. Hail

  46. truehog21 says: Jan 12, 2012 3:14 AM

    darrell green wanted the job .that’s who should have got it !! not some washed up numb HTTR

  47. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 12, 2012 5:11 AM

    Who did they fire that Morris is replacing? In general you gotta applaud the move, their defensive backfield was a major weakness, so trying to upgrade it is a move in the right direction

  48. selmonfan63 says: Jan 12, 2012 6:31 AM

    Congratulations Rah! Please take the Buc’s secondary with you.

  49. i10east says: Jan 12, 2012 6:35 AM

    He’s now yungrier than ever to move back up in the coaching ranks.

  50. bucfandango says: Jan 12, 2012 7:49 AM

    No longer yunemployed. Chest bumps all around.

  51. noloveforthembucs says: Jan 12, 2012 9:32 AM

    Happy for ya RahMo. Get a bit more mature, a bit more of a disciplinarian, then come back to Tampa after one of our elderly coaches cant quite coach any more.

  52. joedskins1959 says: Jan 12, 2012 9:47 AM

    Redskin are moving in right direction. Why all the D-hall haters? Wilson got burned way more than Hall. Nobody hateing on him.

  53. waltdawg says: Jan 12, 2012 9:53 AM

    @Suhisbetterthanu–

    And how did your playoff game go?

  54. joedskins1959 says: Jan 12, 2012 10:08 AM

    I ‘m not in the NFL-How did yours go?

  55. vegaskid21 says: Jan 12, 2012 10:09 AM

    Good move by the Redskins.

  56. mogogo1 says: Jan 12, 2012 10:18 AM

    chrisbrunson17 says:

    Shanahan never worked in Tampa.
    ______________________

    Kyle worked for Gruden as an offensive quality control coach before he went to work for the Texans.

  57. mobdc202 says: Jan 12, 2012 11:47 AM

    I looked at the Bucs passing defense when he was the db coach for four years. They were ranked 19th, 6th, 1st, and 1st. And 4th after he was promoted to defensive coordinator.

  58. glazerh8er says: Jan 12, 2012 2:48 PM

    He deserves another job with the worst owner in football that thinks throwing money at a problem will solve the problem. Just like the Bucs (for some reason well beyond fathoming) thought that hiring a DB coach with no coordinator/head coaching experience, cutting all veterans, and having 20 undrafted free agents on the roster is a formula for success?!?!?!?

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