Reasonable Retreads for the Denver Broncos to consider
If you took a look at Raheem Morris’ resume, his may be the most varied (and intriguing). Throughout his career, Morris has coached all 3 phases of the game and at the prime young age of 32, was named the Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While his Bucs tenure fell short of expectations ( 17-31), he has gone above and beyond to earn another shot at being a Head Coach.
Since his tenure in Tampa, Morris has been an assistant coach under both Shanahans (He was Kyle’s Pass Game Coordinator in Atlanta), filled in as an interim HC for the Atlanta Falcons (4-7 record), and coordinated a Super Bowl winning Defense in the Los Angeles Rams. The guy has seen a lot, been through a lot, and appears more than ready to apply for another top job.
Perhaps the biggest selling point to his candidacy is his ties to the Broncos. Because of his tenure in LA, he has ties to Evero and much of the defensive staff. Not only that, his experience under the Shanahans has shown him how to run an offense similar to the one the Broncos employ right now. That might make him malleable to keeping Klint Kubiak and other successful coaches on staff.
- Well-decorated resume with Head Coaching experience (interim and full-time)
- Has worked with the Shanahan’s, McVay, and many on the current Bronco staff
- Can keep continuity on Defense, while giving the offensive staff a shot at experience
- Has been in the interview cycle as recently as last year and appears prime for another job
- Because of his employer, the Broncos can get in-depth knowledge on Morris via the Kroenke’s
- Only 46. An ideal age for a coach to get a 2nd chance
- Do you trust him to lead a team with a QB problem?
- Can he find the right play-caller to help fix Russ?
Bottom Line: He’s not going to be the favorite, but he might be an under-the-radar candidate that wins over the Broncos brass. With his resume and ability to keep positive continuity on Defense, he’s not someone to overlook in this search.