WASHINGTON (FNN Media) — Fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raheem Morris said joining the Washington Redskins was a “no-brainer.”
The former Bucs head coach joined Mike Shanahan’s staff in Washington as their defensive backs coach.
He previously coached with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen; both of whom were in Tampa while Morris was climbing the ranks.
Sitting out a season after his first tenure as a head coach ended was not an option for Morris. He felt he was much too young to go that route.
“[C]oming down here and having the opportunity to be with these guys … it was a no-brainer decision,” Morris told WDAE in Tampa. “I had a couple different places I could go. Those places didn’t fit as well for me.”
When reports first surfaced he was coming to Washington it was with the caveat that he would reportedly be allowed leave if offered a coordinator position elsewhere.
As it turns out, Morris was offered the defensive coordinator job with the Minnesota Vikings a week after he joined the Redskins, but opted to stay.
“They came back and offered me the job probably a week after I had taken the job in Washington and I didn’t really feel comfortable leaving these guys after giving them my word … and them finding a way to fit me in,” he stated.
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