Falcons hire Jerome Henderson, move Raheem Morris to offense

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The Falcons are making some changes on their coaching staff.

Jerome Henderson, who has spent the last four seasons as the Cowboys’ defensive backs coach, will join the Falcons as a passing game coordinator on defense, NFL Media reports. Henderson’s contract with the Cowboys was up, so he doesn’t need permission to leave for Atlanta. He had also interviewed for the Jaguars’ defensive coordinator position.

With Henderson coming on to the defensive coaching staff in Atlanta, the Falcons are moving Raheem Morris to offense. Last year Morris, the former Buccaneers head coach, coached the defensive backs. This year Morris will coach wide receivers, a seemingly odd move as Morris has no experience as either a player or a coach on offense.

The hiring of Henderson reunites him with head coach Dan Quinn. The two both served on the Jets’ defensive coaching staff in 2007 and 2008.

9 responses to “Falcons hire Jerome Henderson, move Raheem Morris to offense

  1. Boy, someone has fallen out of bed in Atlanta and hit their head right on the bad decision button.

    Raheem Morris can just as soon build the rocket to Mars than coach offense.

  2. Bizarre move Falcons. Dan Quinn thought Raheem should coach wide receivers and work with his boy Kyle? As if the offense couldn’t get worse.

  3. Raheem can motivate football players like nobody’s business. I love this idea. Who better than an expert on the secondary to help out with the WRs?

  4. So let me get this straight. The WR corps, who, consistently struggled to get open (Julio not included), dropped more passes than one could possibly count (Julio included) and was arguably the worst unit for the Falcons this year…is now going to be coached by a lifelong defensive coach. If this doesn’t show you how much positional coaches do not matter in this league, then I do not know what does.

  5. When Quinn get fired after this season, he need only look into the mirror to see the causes.
    1. Supporting Dimitroff who is a horrible judge of talent and put together the horrible personnel that Quinn inherited.
    2. Keeping Shanahan when it was clear that his offense wasn’t compatible with Matt Ryan.
    3. Putting a lifetime defensive coach in charge of the wide receivers.

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