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Redskins announce they’re keeping Raheem Morris

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Since new head coach Jay Gruden decided to hang onto defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, massive changes on the defensive staff weren’t expected.

But the team announced today that defensive backs coach Raheem Morris was being brought back, along with defensive line coach Jacob Burney and the previously reported return of Kirk Olivadotti to coach inside linebackers.

Morris was well-regarded as a secondary coach prior to being over-promoted into the Buccaneers head coaching job.

Along with the addition of former Browns assistant Brian Baker to coach outside linebackers, the Redskins defensive staff is largely set, unless they add some younger quality control coaches.

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18 Responses to “Redskins announce they’re keeping Raheem Morris”
  1. bucrightoff says: Jan 16, 2014 4:15 PM

    He’s their head coach by 2016.

  2. 1standinches says: Jan 16, 2014 4:15 PM

    Redskins announced that they’re keeping The team name “Redskins”

  3. skins1970 says: Jan 16, 2014 4:19 PM

    Could be worse at least the Skins aren’t bringing back Ron Lynn or George Edwards.

  4. haytammy says: Jan 16, 2014 4:21 PM

    Number one rushing attack, fire rb coach. Worst defense in the league, keep the coaches. Redskin logic.

  5. rg3andthensome says: Jan 16, 2014 4:25 PM

    Good. Raheem is well regarded and a good coach!

  6. deltaoracle says: Jan 16, 2014 4:27 PM

    “Keep doing the same thing and hope for different results.” That’s one definition of insanity, isn’t it? Of course, it’s what McCarthy keeps doing with Capers too, so…

  7. crabcakesfootball says: Jan 16, 2014 4:28 PM

    If it’s not broken, don’t fix it right Bruce Allen!!

    Heck of a job brucey

  8. dalcow4 says: Jan 16, 2014 4:32 PM

    Good move. Makes it easier to satisfy the Rooney Rule when Gruden falls flat and another change is made in two years.

  9. supremekingz says: Jan 16, 2014 4:38 PM

    “overpromoted” in Tampa Bay?

    He had them as a 10 win team. They’ve been horrendous since he left. Overpromoted? Wow

  10. 407magic says: Jan 16, 2014 4:40 PM

    Raheem is a virus

  11. dctony51 says: Jan 16, 2014 4:56 PM

    Think it’s a good move to keep Moore, but why keep Haslett. If my Redskins hold on to Haslett, I hope his mind set has changed from last season.

  12. mataug says: Jan 16, 2014 5:00 PM

    No level of coaching – Bill Belichick included – can hide the horrible personnel that we have at defensive backs. I mean we have a guy named Rambo but he plays like the anti-Rambo :)
    Bruce Allen has to do something drastic about this group. Keeps getting the Skins killed during games.

  13. stoptrippn says: Jan 16, 2014 5:30 PM

    You need safties

  14. brandonofcb says: Jan 16, 2014 5:45 PM

    I was not a fan of JH either and was excited about a new DC, but after reading how Shanahan shut out any suggestions of players and personnel and even playcalling, I’m willing to give him 1 year to turn things around. Haslett didn’t want Haynsworth, or a 3-4 defense. Shanahan was a control freak so I believe the stories. Fletcher bad mouthed Haslett because the only thing that Shanahan actually listened to was that 59 was getting slow and showing his age and needed to take some plays off.

  15. rcali says: Jan 16, 2014 9:36 PM

    So I guess Raheem doesn’t have any problems cashing checks from a team called the Redskins. Let’s make a note of that.

  16. thereyougo2 says: Jan 16, 2014 9:53 PM

    Unbelievable ……….Haslett is being retained.

    Truly the input from Daniel.

  17. thirdistheworrd says: Jan 16, 2014 10:59 PM

    brandonofcb says: Jan 16, 2014 5:45 PM

    Haslett didn’t want Haynsworth, or a 3-4 defense. Shanahan was a control freak so I believe the stories. Fletcher bad mouthed Haslett because the only thing that Shanahan actually listened to was that 59 was getting slow and showing his age and needed to take some plays off.
    _____
    I can believe a lot of that, but Haslett has always coached a 3-4, so I’m not totally sure about that one. Moreover, nobody wanted Haynesworth, he was brought in during Jim Zorn’s tenure, and it became obvious, even when he played in the 4-3, that he had come to rob a huge contract from the Redskins and get himself cut (a move he personally admitted to). I think a lot of things can be blamed on Shanahan, but those allegations are both unfair.

    Additionally, whatever Shanny’s authoritarian role, the unfortunate fact is that Fletch was getting old and slow. I don’t think I had ever seen him miss a tackle prior to this season, but he was whiffing all over the field in 2013. That said, I’d love to see him return to the team in some capacity ASAP– even an old and slow Fletch has one of the most brilliant minds anywhere in the league.

  18. dcstinks says: Jan 17, 2014 11:01 AM

    Way to Go failskins. Keep everyone but Shanarat’s.
    I hope Dan lives forever!

    -Eagle Fan

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