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January 5, 2011 @ 10:52 am
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Morris Wants Same Coaching Staff In 2011

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Wolf Heard

Wolf
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Following a 10-win season in just his second year on the job, head coach Raheem Morris would like to keep the group together that helped him get those 10 wins.

Morris, who is a top candidate to win the NFL Coach of the Year, said that one of his main goals this offseason is to keep his coaching staff intact for the 2011 season.

“You obviously have come across success, so you want to try to keep things as close as you can to the same and go back to war with the same soldiers,” Morris said. “We have to go see and we have to go do some things and we’ll find out what happens with everything. People get opportunities – all kinds of stuff happens.”

In order to please their head coach the Bucs will have to re-sign several of his assistant coaches, many of which have expiring contracts in the coming months.

One thing that could stop that from happening is opportunities at the college level. In recent years Tampa Bay has seen some of it’s coaches take jobs at Universities like former defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, who went to Tennessee to coach with his son, and former linebackers coach Joe Barry, who now coaches with the Kiffins at Southern California.

Many of the Bucs current assistant coaches have experience in the college ranks so they could choose to explore those options if they present themselves.

It won’t be much of an offseason for Morris and he has already starting evaluating his staff for next season. If Morris gets what he wants then he will many familiar faces working along side of him.
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    Yeah the LB coach and the strength and conditioning coaches have to go. They really didn't do a good job this year.
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    Mike Singletary? Are you serious? One of Morris' mantras is to stay off of the emotional roller coaster. Mad Mike is constantly riding one with his arms raised in the air. No doubt that's why the Yorks ejected him from his seat.
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    I think coach Morris should bring in a defensive coordinator and stick to the head coaching duties. Not that he can't do it but it would free him up for over seeing everything. Also he should try to sign one of the best special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia to a long term contract. He seems to know how to get the best out of his special teams, he has a very impressive track record. He deserves a lot of credit for developing many of the younger players.
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    I say that Raheem should stick to head coach only and they hire Mike Singletary to be the defensive coordinator.
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    I agree bring in someone else to take over defensive duties.
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    Dump Baker. For the casual followers of the team, this is our current LB coach. All of our LB's have looked better on this team prior to this year with the exception of Q. Black. This year they didn't play up to their level and played very uninspired football. Last year Baker coached the DB's. Many of them play uninspired football that year, especially early in the year. He should be the only one who isn't offered a new contract.
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    I'm iffy on the defensive side of the ball, however, those coaches worked almost entirely with rookies and underperforming talent all season, so they deserve some time to allow their players to develop. I'm also a bit iffy on the RB coach (not sure who he is) as I get the impression that Blount's success was almost entirely pure athleticism (eg, hitting the LB hard when the hole is NOT there and still driving for a yard or two is sometimes MORE important than ripping off highlight reel runs). The QB and Receivers coaches are GOLD and should most definitely be brought back (give them raises) as should Bisaccia.
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