The Atlanta Falcons have hired Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as their new head coach.
The Atlanta Falcons have hired Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as their head coach.
“This is a historic day for the Atlanta Falcons,” Blank said in a statement. “We are thrilled to welcome Raheem Morris back to Atlanta as the team’s new head coach.”
“His time in LA has given him an enhanced perspective on everything from personnel, team operations, game planning, working with an outstanding offensive staff, and many other things that has helped him develop into an even more prepared coach in all aspects of the game. I believe his leadership skills have grown and his understanding of what it takes to have a highly collaborative one-team culture are now at a much higher level.”
There has been a notable influx of diversity in NFL coaching hires since the end of the regular season. Along with Morris, Antonio Pierce was promoted to the Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach while Jerod Mayo was hired as Belichick’s replacement in New England, giving the NFL six Black head coaches.
Additionally, Dave Canales, who was hired by the Carolina Panthers, is Mexican-American, making him the only Latino coach in the NFL.
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Source: Black Enterprise