Recently fired Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris told the media on more that one occasion this season, “I’m a football coach. That is all I know how to do. This is what I do, I coach football.”
According to published reports Wednesday evening, Morris wasn’t fibbing and has accepted a job to coach defensive backs for the Washington Redskins. Earlier today, Tampa Bay Times reporter Rick Stroud spoke to Morris who had this to say regarding his future.
"Man, I'm not into that,'' Morris said. "I'm a football coach. This is what I do, it's who I am. I'm entirely too young to sit out a season. I don't need any rest, I don't have any worn out feeling. I have a feeling of hunger to go out and try to win another championship. Coaches don't get to coach for long and any opportunity to to go out and compete is a great one.”
"They were the first ones to approach me,'' Morris said of the Redskins. "They talked about giving me time to give them an answer but I didn't want to screw up a good thing with a great organization. They were patient, they waited and gave me time to go through the process. But I've been a head coach and I know how tough it is when you feel like you're getting the run around and I wanted to be fair to everybody in Washington."
Morris, who also interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings recently, will be reunited with former Buccaneers general manager Bruce Allen who holds the same position with the Redskins.