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Old 01-06-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
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EXCLUSIVE: RAHEEM MORRIS TALKS WITH FOX31 HOURS AFTER BRONCOS HEAD COACH INTERVIEW

There is a lot of buzz about Raheem Morris. Morris was recently promoted to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator position after making a name for himself within the ranks as their defensive backs coach and assistant. Now, fresh off the hot seat of being interviewed by the Denver Broncos Monday for their head coaching job, Morris told FOX31 Sports exclusively how it went.

After dinner with the Broncos’ brass at Del Frisco’s, Morris sat down with Fox31’s Josina Anderson for a quick one-one-one sit down in between his evening meetings. Here is a part of the transcript from their interview.

Anderson: [After Introduction] So who was there, and how did it go?

Morris: It went well. The owner, Mr. Bowlen was there along with the two Goodman's (both Jim and Jeff), Mr. Ellis (Joe), and Mr. Alexander. They were all in there [with] pretty extensive questions. They did a great job. I just think it went well. I don't really have much to say about it other than that. Got no real feed back from those guys. Just a great opportunity for myself, and a great opportunity for the town of Denver.

Anderson: What do you think makes you the better candidate for the job over guys they are interviewing like the Steve Spanuolo's (Giants defensive coordinator), like the Josh McDaniels (Patriots offensive coordinator), and like the Jason Garrett's (Cowboys offensive coordinator) who also reportedly is supposed to interview tomorrow?

Morris: You never want to say that you're better than anybody. All those guys are great coaches or they wouldn't be in the situation. You hope to be better that day. It's just like a football game. We're all competing. We're all interested in the same things. They're interviewing us; we're interviewing them. We are just trying to set ourselves up to have us much success as we can. I look forward to it. It's great.

Anderson: How do you speak to your critics too that say that: this is just a Rooney Rule interview; that you are too young for the interview; that you've only been a newly named coordinator for over a week or so? How would you speak to those critics and say you know what I am ready for this job?

Morris: You really don't. You just let your work speak for itself. You go do the best job you can do, and that's all you can do. There are always going to be critics. There's always going to be people that have a reason for whatever is going on. You don't really worry about that. That's gray matter. I'm way too mentally tough to deal with that.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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I like that final answer. I don't know, though. Man, that's a big leap, from secondary to head coach.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:40 PM   #3
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Who is mr. alexander? Xanders does he mean?
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:40 PM   #4
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I don't know about his football IQ, but I like the way he thinks and has presented himself.
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So, i think we all know who Josina wants as the next coach.
She seems more confident that hes ready than he does!
Total PR stunt.
Its to bad too. I really like the guy.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:41 PM   #6
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EXCLUSIVE: RAHEEM MORRIS TALKS WITH FOX31 HOURS AFTER BRONCOS HEAD COACH INTERVIEW

There is a lot of buzz about Raheem Morris. Morris was recently promoted to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator position after making a name for himself within the ranks as their defensive backs coach and assistant. Now, fresh off the hot seat of being interviewed by the Denver Broncos Monday for their head coaching job, Morris told FOX31 Sports exclusively how it went.

After dinner with the Broncosí brass at Del Friscoís, Morris sat down with Fox31ís Josina Anderson for a quick one-one-one sit down in between his evening meetings. Here is a part of the transcript from their interview.

Anderson: [After Introduction] So who was there, and how did it go?

Morris: It went well. The owner, Mr. Bowlen was there along with the two Goodman's (both Jim and Jeff), Mr. Ellis (Joe), and Mr. Alexander. They were all in there [with] pretty extensive questions. They did a great job. I just think it went well. I don't really have much to say about it other than that. Got no real feed back from those guys. Just a great opportunity for myself, and a great opportunity for the town of Denver.

Does this bother anyone else? "Hey everyone, Im great!"

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Anderson: What do you think makes you the better candidate for the job over guys they are interviewing like the Steve Spanuolo's (Giants defensive coordinator), like the Josh McDaniels (Patriots offensive coordinator), and like the Jason Garrett's (Cowboys offensive coordinator) who also reportedly is supposed to interview tomorrow?

Morris: You never want to say that you're better than anybody. All those guys are great coaches or they wouldn't be in the situation. You hope to be better that day. It's just like a football game. We're all competing. We're all interested in the same things. They're interviewing us; we're interviewing them. We are just trying to set ourselves up to have us much success as we can. I look forward to it. It's great.

Anderson: How do you speak to your critics too that say that: this is just a Rooney Rule interview; that you are too young for the interview; that you've only been a newly named coordinator for over a week or so? How would you speak to those critics and say you know what I am ready for this job?

Morris: You really don't. You just let your work speak for itself. You go do the best job you can do, and that's all you can do. There are always going to be critics. There's always going to be people that have a reason for whatever is going on. You don't really worry about that. That's gray matter. I'm way too mentally tough to deal with that.
This is another comment that bothers me. Id prefer the guy not try to give "the right" answers. Id rather he be honest rather than tell people what he thinks they want to hear.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:42 PM   #7
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He is my favorite but I think Bowlen will go another direction. I thought he might not but I also remember him telling Kubiak he wasn't ready when he was about to announce taking the CU job. Kubiak was for more ready based on his OC experience.
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Yeah Jocina, Raheem was interviewed only to satisfy the Rooney Rule. Bowlen just decided to interview Leslie Frazier as well so that neither would look like token interviews. You're brilliant.
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Does this bother anyone else? "Hey everyone, Im great!"



This is another comment that bothers me. Id prefer the guy not try to give "the right" answers. Id rather he be honest rather than tell people what he thinks they want to hear.
You just contradicted yourself, lol.
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You just contradicted yourself, lol.
How so?
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How so?
You don't want him to be politically correct, but at the same time you don't like his confidence in the fact that he thinks he would be great for Denver.
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Mentally tough. Something were NOT.
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This is another comment that bothers me. Id prefer the guy not try to give "the right" answers. Id rather he be honest rather than tell people what he thinks they want to hear.
Arent they actually competing?
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You don't want him to be politically correct, but at the same time you don't like his confidence in the fact that he thinks he would be great for Denver.
No, I want him to be honest. And if he thinks he's gods gift to Denver, Id prefer someone else.
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No, I want him to be honest. And if he thinks he's gods gift to Denver, Id prefer someone else.
Fair enough.
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Does this bother anyone else? "Hey everyone, Im great!"

I see that as confidence in himself. I think it's a good thing. If he doesn't believe it's a good fit, who else will?
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This is another comment that bothers me. Id prefer the guy not try to give "the right" answers. Id rather he be honest rather than tell people what he thinks they want to hear.
I'm cool with it. There is nothing he can say to the media at this point to win the job but several things he can say to lose the job.

This interview is just like any Mike Shanahan press conference. Nothing worthwhile to note.

I did like his interview on CBS4 though.
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Rooney Rule for sure.
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Are they? I dont really see it that way because Pat shouldnt be hiring the guy who gives "the right answers" as opposed to the most qualfied person.
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Are they? I dont really see it that way because Pat shouldnt be hiring the guy who gives "the right answers" as opposed to the most qualfied person.
Jim Harbaugh is on his way to the SB. Qualified as in what?
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Jim Harbaugh is on his way to the SB. Qualified as in what?

Are an apple and an orange the same because theyre both fruit?
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Lex, you are really nitpicking there.

Standard answers, but you can't expect anything more these days.
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There both good for you.
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Lex, you are really nitpicking there.

Standard answers, but you can't expect anything more these days.
When does Lex NOT nitpick. Its his style he analyzes everything.
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That depends on how stupid you are.
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