Raheem Morris says he’ll be an assistant somewhere this year


Raheem Morris says he won’t stay out of work for long after getting fired as head coach of the Buccaneers.

Morris told the Tampa Tribune that he got a job offer from the Redskins, that he had a good interview with the Vikings, and that he’s sure he’ll be an assistant coach on an NFL staff in 2012.

“With Washington, it was more of an offer, but I also felt great coming out of my talks with Minnesota,” Morris said. “We should know something pretty soon because you can see jobs shaking out all over the league right now. I’ll be back somewhere next season. I’m not going to just stay at home – I don’t have that in me. I’m a football coach and we do what we do.”

The 35-year-old Morris has been discussed as a defensive coordinator of the Vikings, although his experience as a defensive coordinator is limited to one season at Kansas State, in 2006. The highest-ranking assistant job he has had in the NFL was defensive backs coach of the Buccaneers, before he became their head coach. If he doesn’t get the defensive coordinator job in Minnesota, he may have to take a fairly large step down to be a position coach. But Morris sounds like he just wants to coach somewhere.