The Jacksonville Jaguars could give Raheem Morris a second chance.
Early in the 2011 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a trending team after finishing 10-6 the year before, Raheem Morris’ second as the team head coach. Alas, the team would finish the year with a 4-12, and the ‘Bucs’ showed him the door.
Looking back, the Buccaneers head coaching job might’ve been overwhelming for Raheem Morris. After all, he was just 32 went he got the gig. Having Josh Freeman as a quarterback didn’t help matters either. Throughout his tenure in Tampa Bay, the signal-caller displayed an unwillingness to put in the necessary work to become a top player.
Morris took a step back and became a defensive back coach for the Washington Football Team in 2012 and later for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015. Since then, he’s worked on his craft, steadily climbed up the coaching ladder, and became their interim head coach after the team fired Dan Quinn.
The team formerly known as the ‘Dirty Birds’ was 0-5 before Morris took over and is 6-2 since he got behind the steering wheel. Moreover, they just beat the Las Vegas Raiders 43-5 and look like a completely different team thanks to the Morris effect.