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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.

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9 Responses to “Falcons hire Jerome Henderson, move Raheem Morris to offense”
  1. bucsorbust says: Jan 24, 2016 5:09 PM

    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. pastanow says: Jan 24, 2016 5:46 PM

    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. bythebay15 says: Jan 24, 2016 5:54 PM

    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. beavertonsteve says: Jan 24, 2016 6:24 PM

    I don’t think this move was on anyone’s Radar

  5. damondred1 says: Jan 24, 2016 6:29 PM

    Lovely. Horrible move.

  6. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Jan 24, 2016 6:40 PM

    If we could all just stop pretending that being a position coach in the NFL is akin to rocket science and that a guy who coached defensive backs couldn’t possibly coach WRs, that would be great.

  7. jdbaker01 says: Jan 24, 2016 6:44 PM

    I guess Raheem Morris wins the Juan Castillo Coach of the Year award.

  8. joepatrickmartin says: Jan 25, 2016 11:35 AM

    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.

  9. cowbulls says: Jan 26, 2016 1:38 AM

    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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