The Atlanta Falcons have named defensive coordinator Raheem Morris interim head coach after firing Dan Quinn.
Morris is in his sixth season with the Falcons and his first season as defensive coordinator.
The Falcons fired Quinn on Sunday evening, hours after the staff fell to 0-5 for the primary time since 1997 with a 23-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Falcons proprietor Arthur Clean additionally fired longtime normal supervisor Thomas Dimitroff.
When firing Quinn and Dimitroff, the Falcons introduced staff president Wealthy McKay would take management of soccer operations on an interim foundation and likewise help Clean within the seek for a full-time coach and normal supervisor.
BREAKING NEWS: Normal Supervisor Thomas Dimitroff and Head Coach Dan Quinn have been relieved of their duties, efficient instantly.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 12, 2020
Morris might turn into a candidate for the full-time job if the Falcons, who play at Minnesota on Sunday, can revive their season.
Morris was coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009-2011. His staff completed 10-6 in 2010, marking the perfect turnaround in franchise historical past a 3-13 end in 2009.
“Raheem is a powerful chief and a proficient coach that has tailored to a wide range of roles since becoming a member of the Falcons in 2015,” McKay stated in an announcement Monday.
“He has expertise as a head coach and has labored on each side of the ball. We felt that mixed together with his connection to the gamers and training employees, which can be an essential issue as we transfer ahead in 2020, he was the precise individual to provide this duty to.”
Morris has expertise on offense and protection in his 18 years teaching within the NFL. He opened the 2019 season with Atlanta’s vast receivers earlier than being switched to the secondary. The transfer was seen as a serious cause Atlanta went 6-2 in its closing eight video games to complete 7-9 final season.
Morris spent three seasons as defensive backs coach for the Washington Soccer Group earlier than becoming a member of the Falcons.
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