Raheem Morris Out In Tampa Bay & Next Stop Could Be On Steelers Staff
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that have fired head coach Raheem Morris after three seasons as head coach with the team. Morris led the Buccaneers to 10-6 record in his season, but the team went backwards this year as they lost their final 10 games to finish at 4-12. Morris was 17-31 in his 3 seasons as a head coach and he had been on the Buccaneers staff since 2007, his second stint with the team, and was with the Buccaneers before that from 2002-2005 as a defensive assistant.
Morris and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin go way back together as Morris was the top assistant under Tomlin when he coached the secondary for the Buccaneers. Both were on the staff that won the Super Bowl back in 2002 under then head coach Jon Gruden and both remain close friends today. There was speculation a few weeks ago that if Morris were to get fired that he would likely land in Pittsburgh as some sort of defensive coach or assistant.
There is always a chance that another team could go after Morris as their defensive backs coach or even defensive coordinator, but should that not happen, the obvious landing spot would be back along side his mentor Tomlin. It will be interesting to see if the media ask Tomlin about his good friend Morris on Tuesday during his press conference.