Falcons: Raheem Morris to be named interim head coach

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Vaughn McClure broke the news this morning that the Falcons dodged another bullet by not naming Dirk Koetter interim head coach.

I think this was a good move, I wanted to give Ulbrich a shot, but I have no bones with letting Morris handle operations. When he took over defensive play-calling last season, the Falcons found a spark and peeled off 7 wins in 9 games. Even if you aren’t interested in winning games right now, Dirk Koetter is not fit to be leading this team.

Hopefully, we will see what Greg Knapp has as a play-caller on offense and Ulbrich on the defensive side. Both of these guys deserve a new opportunity elsewhere whenever the season ends. Dirk Koetter still needs to be dismissed, but giving Morris the nod over him is a good start… and everyone has to start somewhere. Even though Morris leads the obvious weak point of this team — the secondary — it’s more about getting morale up for 2021. This season is over.

Morris had a career 17-31 record as Tampa Bay’s head coach from 2009-2011.

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