Raheem Morris has earned interview with Atlanta Falcons for head coaching vacancy


Raheem Morris has earned an interview with the Atlanta Falcons.

After an extremely disappointing start to the season that saw the Atlanta Falcons blow multiple late-game leads en route to an 0-5 record, it seems as though the team has turned a new leaf under interim head coach Raheem Morris, winning three out of the last four games behind strong defensive showings and consistent offense.

Since Morris has taken over as head coach and Jeff Ulbrich became defensive coordinator, the Atlanta Falcons have given up an average of 22.5 points per game, down from the abysmal average of 32.2 points per game given up through the first five games of the season.

It is clear that the defense is performing exponentially better under Ulbrich, and the team is more disciplined with Morris being the head guy. A number of young guys have stepped up over the last few weeks,  namely rookie AJ Terrell and Foye Oluokun, who have played exceptionally well this season, especially over the last few weeks.

It is exciting to see the defense finally play up to the standard that we expected from them before the season, and Ulbrich is a big reason why, alongside Morris’s leadership.

The team has a newfound focus and drive to win.

This is a team that lacked any type of consistency, focus or drive earlier in the season, but now, the Atlanta Falcons look like a completely different team. It is clear that Morris and Ulbrich know what they are doing and the team now looks at how we all expected them to look in week 1.

While it is too late to think about making the playoffs, the team can still play spoiler to several teams coming up on the schedule, namely the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No one is happy with how the season has gone so far, but at least the young guys on defense are stepping up and proving that there is a foundation in place that will be set for many years under the right coaching.

Next. Julio Jones cap numbers and future options. dark

I am not saying Morris should be the permanent head coach down the road, but he has at least earned the opportunity to interview for the position with the work he has put in over the last four weeks as interim head coach. The Atlanta Falcons need a leader and Morris has been that so far.