Carolina Panthers should monitor Raheem Morris
After playing a substantial role in the Los Angeles Rams winning the Super Bowl in 2021, a head coaching job was not offered to Raheem Morris despite a number of interviews. Meanwhile, their offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell was chosen as the man to replace Mike Zimmer on the Minnesota Vikings.
Morris recently received glowing praise from Mike Tomlin during his appearance on The Pivot, stating that he should be a head coach given his experience and ability to get the best out of his players. If the same happens again next season, then it would be wise for the Carolina Panthers to bring him in for a discussion if the worst happens with Matt Rhule.
This is a role that Morris has held before with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons on an interim basis. His impact on the Rams’ defense was immediate, although having the likes of Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey to lean on couldn’t have hurt.
With that being said, Morris still had to put his defensive players in the best position to succeed. Something he managed to accomplish in impressive fashion en route to a ring.
Whether the Panthers would go for a defensive-minded coach if David Tepper did relieve Rhule of his duties is up for debate. But in terms of credentials and respect across the league, Carolina could do far worse.