Raheem Morris to join Quinn in Atlanta

While the Falcons still don't have a head coach, the coaching staff is coming together.

The fact the Falcons have to wait on Dan Quinn to be named their next head coach is peculiar enough. But what's even more bizarre is the reports that continue to flow about Quinn's staff that is coming together.

The Washington Post reports Raheem Morris, the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will join Quinn in Atlanta. Morris has been with the Washington Redskins for the last three seasons as their DB coach since his dismissal in Tampa Bay.

Morris coached the Bucs for three seasons, from 2009 through 2011, and was 17-31. He interviewed for the Giants' defensive coordinator position earlier this month. The Redskins also considered Morris to replace Jim Haslett, but Morris was passed over in favor of Joe Barry.

Morris was a player at Hofstra when Quinn was a defensive coach in the late-1990s. He was then Quinn's defensive backs coach for Hofstra in the early days of Morris' coaching career.

As Quinn left for the NFL following the 2000 season, Morris did the same a year later when he joined the staff of Buccaneers. For one year, Morris left to be the defensive coordinator at Kansas. But he returned to Tampa Bay and after two years as DB coach Morris became the head coach.




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