Raheem Morris Hired By Washington Redskins; Bucs Still Searching For Head Coach

Raheem Morris will be the Redskins defensive backs coach after being fired by the Bucs, who continue their search for a new head coach.

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Raheem Morris Hired As Washington Redskins Defensive Backs Coach

Raheem Morris is gainfully employed once again, even if this may only be a temporary move. Morris was hired as the Washington Redskins defensive backs coach on Wednesday, but he holds an important out. According to head coach Mike Shanahan, Morris will be allowed to leave the Redskins with no penalty, should he accept a defensive coordinator job elsewhere.

The news comes from Rick Stroud:

For Morris, it's quite the fall. After being considered an up-and-comer following a better than expected 2010 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Morris was fired at the end of the 2011 campaign. The Bucs regressed swiftly following that 10-win season, finish 2011 at 4-12 and on a 10-game losing streak to close out the season.

Washington gives Morris a chance to get back on his feet, perhaps waiting out a position higher on the coaching ladder while staying in the league.

For more on the Redskins, head over to Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC.


Raheem Morris Being Evaluated By Tampa Bay Bucs After Another Loss

Raheem Morris wasn't able to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a playoff berth in his third season at the helm of the team. Morris's team regressed quite a bit, actually, forcing the front office to evaluate whether or not he'll be fired following their 4-12 season.

Morris has the backing of some of the Bucs' top veterans, but CBS Sports' Mike Freeman wrote late Sunday night that the team is still looking into any ill effects that would be brought on by not bringing Morris back for a fourth season.

Representatives of Tampa Bay Buccaneers ownership spent part of Sunday night and Monday morning speaking to players and others throughout the organization about coach Raheem Morris, according to an agent who represents one of the Buccaneers players.


Actually, one sentiment is beginning to (slightly). Ownership doesn't truly want to fire Morris but feel they may not have a choice. The team has lost 10 straight games and there's little question Morris has lost the locker room. Bucs ownership, I'm also told, is extremely concerned about the effect bringing Morris back will have on ticket sales for next season.

The day after the final day of the regular season -- known as Black Monday in NFL coaching circles -- is usually when teams decide the status of their head coaches for the following season. Freeman's article makes it seem likely that Morris probably won't learn his status quite that soon, but a decision seems to be looming regardless.

For more on the Bucs and their coaching situation, visit Bucs Nation and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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