October 21, 2020

Washington Redskins reportedly re-sign London Fletcher; bolster secondary with Williams and Jackson

In the new, modern age of social media, who needs a press release?

London Fletcher, captain of the Washington Redskins defense, announced himself via Twitter Friday afternoon that he did, indeed, re-sign with the team, agreeing to a deal in time to participate in off-season workouts that start Monday at Redskins Park.

Fletcher, from  his verified account, tweeted: “Redskins fans your captain is back! #HTTR # Resign59” [Read more…]

Redskins officially add Raheem Morris to coaching staff

Press release:

ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have hired Raheem Morris as Defensive Backs Coach.

 Morris, 35, spent the last three seasons as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after having been hired as the league’s youngest head coach in 2009. In 2010, his team finished with a 10-6 record one season removed from finishing 3-13, marking the best single-season turnaround in the NFL in 2010 and the largest turnaround in Buccaneers’ history.

 Prior to his tenure as head coach, Morris served in multiple capacities with the Buccaneers during two different stints with the team. He spent two seasons as the team’s defensive backs coach from 2007-08, during which time the Buccaneers allowed only 170.5 passing yards per game, the lowest total in the NFC and the second-lowest total in the league. In those two seasons, the Buccaneers totaled 22 interceptions, tied for the most in the NFC.

 Morris spent one year as the defensive coordinator at Kansas State University in 2006. Morris helped garner conference recognition for seven players on his defensive unit, including two first-team All-Big 12 honorees and one second-team selection.

 Morris’ NFL coaching debut came in 2002, when he served as the defensive quality control coach for the Buccaneers en route to the team’s first championship in Super Bowl XXXVII. That season, the Buccaneers’ defense allowed a league-low 12.3 points per game, the third-lowest average allowed by an NFL team since 2000. He served as a defensive assistant in 2003 and as an assistant defensive backs coach from 2004-05.

 During his 10 seasons with the Buccaneers, Tampa Bay finished ranked in the Top 5 in the NFL in total defense five times, including No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2005. Additionally, the defense finished as the top-ranked pass defense on three occasions (2002, 2004 and 2007) and seventh or better in seven of 10 seasons with Morris on the staff.

%d bloggers like this: