The Atlanta Falcons seem to be zeroing in on their next head coach.
However, everything at this point is all speculation about the next head coach or what Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is looking for. The only thing we know for sure is that this time he is not using a search firm like he did before hiring Dan Quinn.
If Arthur Blank is having his people put out misleading information to the public as a way to gauge fan interest, it happens more than people believe, he should know this – if he makes a sharp left turn and decides to keep Raheem Morris as the next Atlanta Falcons head coach, every fan should leave this franchise behind and go find another team.
There is no doubt that Morris has earned another opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL and there is no doubt that he is a very good coach. However, he is not the right coach for the Falcons. His patience with Dirk Koetter and willingness to accept mediocrity from an offense that has the weapons that the Falcons have makes him the wrong coach for the Falcons.
There will be plenty of openings across the league at year’s end – there always is. He would be a great fit for either New York franchise, Chargers, Broncos, Texans, Jaguars, and Dolphins. People want to hold his Tampa Bay days against him and that is trash – he was in his early 30’s and coaching one of the worst run franchise in the game.
He has learned a lot since then and some of that we have seen here in Atlanta, but some of the decisions that he has made while at the helm of the Atlanta Falcons means that he isn’t the right man for the permanent job.
When you have rooted for a team your entire life, it’s never easy to say goodbye.
However, it also isn’t good for the mental health of a fan to continue to waste their money, time, effort, or energy on a franchise that continues to make the same mistakes as the Falcons.
If we are being honest, Raheem Morris is just like the previous guys that have been fired.
He is well-liked by the locker room, wins press conferences, and is a successful defensive assistant that won a Super Bowl.
That got Mike Smith and Dan Quinn fired and the Atlanta Falcons need to stay away from the third guy with those same traits.
If reports are indeed true and Blank is leaning toward going after Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy then Falcons fans have nothing to worry about.
However, if he tries to pull a fast one and make Raheem Morris permanent, Falcons fans everywhere should do themselves a favor and find a team with an owner that cares about them as much as they do the franchise.