CSN Washington reported last night that former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris is close to getting a job as an assistant coach. The question, now, is with who?
The report also stated that Morris is deciding between the Vikings and the Redskins. The report went on to say that Morris said, "With Washington, it was more of an offer."
Morris started his NFL coaching career in 2002 with the Tampa Buccaneers. There, he was an assistant defensive coach and helped the Buccaneers to a 48-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl XXXVII. In 2005, he was elevated to defensive backs coach.
In 2006, he left for Kansas State University where he became the defensive coordinator.
For the 2007 season, Morris returned to the Buccaneers as the defensive backs coach.
In December of 2008, Morris was then announced as the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In three seasons as the head coach, Morris compiled a 17-31 record. He had one winning season in 2010 when the Buccaneers finished third in the NFC South with a 10-6 record. This past season, Tampa Bay finished with a 4-12 record.
If Morris comes to the Redskins, he would most likely take over as the defensive backs coach. The Redskins currently plan to keep Jim Haslett as the defensive coordinator.
Morris would be a welcomed fit for the Redskins. He has years of experience coaching all types of players.