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Dan Quinn: Roddy White can help Raheem Morris transition to WR coach

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 03:  Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons warms up prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on January 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Falcons are shuffling their coaching staff for the 2016 season with Raheem Morris leaving behind years of experience as a coach on the defensive side of the ball to become the wide receivers coach in Atlanta.

Coach Dan Quinn said Morris will be a “tremendous asset” to the offense in the team’s release about the move and he thinks that veteran wide receiver Roddy White can be an asset to Morris as he makes the transition to his new job. Quinn said that White “knows the tricks” of the position and shared his own experience of learning from an accomplished player.

“Can you learn from players? I think you definitely can. I can also think back to my own time,” Quinn said, via ESPN.com. “I went to the Miami Dolphins and Jason Taylor was one of the pass-rushers there. Came in my first year, man, [and] I learned a lot from him: discussing, the teaching, the time on the field together. … I think the learning, it never stops, man. And I think that’s why Roddy’s so fired up to roll, too. And he’s so jacked to make his mark on the position as well.”

For White to help Morris, he’ll have to be on the Falcons in 2016. White had a quiet season in 2015 and said at the end of the year that he wasn’t sure what next season will bring. Quinn said Monday that White is under contract and that he loves “all the stuff that [White] stands for as a player” as the team evaluates what will happen in the offseason.

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17 Responses to “Dan Quinn: Roddy White can help Raheem Morris transition to WR coach”
  1. bamaboy3023 says: Jan 26, 2016 9:12 AM

    So you need a WR to help your new WR coach transition from defense were he has coached since 1998 to offense .LOL what is going on in Atlanta.

  2. Kingmj4891 says: Jan 26, 2016 9:18 AM

    Wow Atlanta this move surely means Super Bowl.

    Not!

    Next Years Headline “Falcons Fire Dan Quinn after another Disappointing Year”

  3. johnnybuc says: Jan 26, 2016 9:19 AM

    Between what Carolina has built and the Bucs are building with Falcons successful castoff coaches, Arthur Blank will be giving away his PSL’s for his new SphincterDome. Trying to find a failed coach like Morris somewhere, anywhere in your organization isn’t exactly gonna instill confidence in the few Falcon fans left out there.

  4. mrlaloosh says: Jan 26, 2016 9:23 AM

    The stench from the dumpster fire, that is Atlanta, is getting strong….

  5. jeffs24 says: Jan 26, 2016 9:56 AM

    Everybody questions when an organization does something unorthodox (see Belichick).

    A football coach is a football coach. Research most coaches and you can see where they played/coached different positions sometimes on both sides of the ball.

    Good players make good coaches!

  6. jonwill57 says: Jan 26, 2016 10:04 AM

    jeffs24 says:
    Jan 26, 2016 9:56 AM

    Everybody questions when an organization does something unorthodox (see Belichick).

    A football coach is a football coach. Research most coaches and you can see where they played/coached different positions sometimes on both sides of the ball.

    Good players make good coaches!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    That worked out great for Juan Castillo going from O-line coach to DC…

  7. steelerben says: Jan 26, 2016 10:12 AM

    This move makes sense for the same reason that Juan Castillo’s move should have been more successful. If Morris knows very well what defensive backs are being coached to do, how they are being told to read formations and how they are to leverage certain looks, then the wide receivers benefit from being able to set up defensive backs to be in the wrong position. He shouldn’t need to teach wideouts how to catch at this level, just what route to use when.

  8. 700levelvet says: Jan 26, 2016 10:21 AM

    Andy Reid is a plague on NFL head coaches….

  9. captainwhodat says: Jan 26, 2016 10:48 AM

    …wasn’t much of a defensive coach…

  10. silvernblacksabbath says: Jan 26, 2016 11:00 AM

    WTH is going on out there????

  11. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 26, 2016 11:12 AM

    Why not just make Roddy White the receivers coach?

  12. charger383 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:18 AM

    I thought Coaches were supposed to know more than their players

  13. mandings36 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:24 AM

    lol the Falcons

  14. ninerfan81 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:31 AM

    I’m sorry but that’s dumb…Robiskie was a tenured guy

  15. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Jan 26, 2016 11:31 AM

    jeffs24 says:
    Jan 26, 2016 9:56 AM

    Everybody questions when an organization does something unorthodox (see Belichick).

    A football coach is a football coach. Research most coaches and you can see where they played/coached different positions sometimes on both sides of the ball.

    Good players make good coaches!
    __________________________________

    not always true, art shell is a HOFer TERRIBLE coach; and that is just one example off the top of my head

  16. woodbridgekid73 says: Jan 26, 2016 11:34 AM

    Why would the Falcons keep Roddy White after this past season? He had more donuts than Krispie Kreme.

  17. granadafan says: Jan 26, 2016 2:05 PM

    Mike Singletary and Michael Jordan failed as coaches.

    In fact, the best coaches were often the mediocre players or those who never even played the game at the highest levels. Being a coach mostly requires brains and dedication, not brawn or athletic ability.

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