Report: Rams focused on Raheem Morris as next defensive coordinator

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The Rams need a new defensive coordinator with Brandon Staley moving to a different locker room at SoFi Stadium as the head coach of the Chargers and they’ve reportedly identified their No. 1 choice for the job.

NFL Media reports that the Rams want to hire Raheem Morris to run the defense. Morris was the defensive coordinator for the Falcons before taking on interim head coach duties after Dan Quinn was fired this season.

Morris has also been mentioned as a candidate for the Jaguars’ defensive coordinator opening, so there would seem to be a pretty good chance that he’s running someone’s defense this September.

If Morris is choosing between the two jobs, the presence of defensive tackle Aaron Donald, cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and others who helped the Rams rank first in points and yards allowed may help swing things in the Rams’ favor.

5 responses to “Report: Rams focused on Raheem Morris as next defensive coordinator

  1. If his salary exceeds $1 mil at each location exactly, he will pay 13.3% tax on his income in CA vs FL. The Rams job means then at least that much of a cut in pay.

  2. Love Son of Bum but he’s too laid back, often seeming to only game plan at half time. No way should we have kept him and the leap we made with Staley proved that. As for Morris, think i’d prefer to promote from within, Aubrey Pleasant is due a shot at DC, Morris has the experience but really can’t say he’s coached stellar D’s lately.

  3. deaconmerlindonaldyoungblood says:
    January 19, 2021 at 4:22 pm
    Love Son of Bum but he’s too laid back, often seeming to only game plan at half time. No way should we have kept him and the leap we made with Staley proved that. As for Morris, think i’d prefer to promote from within, Aubrey Pleasant is due a shot at DC, Morris has the experience but really can’t say he’s coached stellar D’s lately.

    ………
    I did see some of the defensive guys talking highly of Aubrey Pleasant. I’d feel comfortable with that move as well since it would probably be backed by our defensive leaders.

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