When Raheem Morris took over as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, the odds were against him earning the full-time job. That’s true for all interim coaches.
While nobody can know how many wins the Falcons would have to bank to give Morris a legitimate interview to be hired on a permanent basis, he’s giving himself a shot.
The Falcons got another win under Morris in a rainy Thursday night game, beating the Carolina Panthers 25-17. It looked like the Falcons might blow yet another fourth-quarter lead when the Panthers had a long drive late, but Teddy Bridgewater threw an interception to Blidi Wreh-Wilson and that sealed the win.
The Falcons are still 2-6, and they had an ugly loss last week that Morris took some blame for, but it’s still progress for a team that started 0-5.