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Report: Minnesota Vikings Will Interview Raheem Morris For "High-Level Defensive Position"

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Well. . .this is an interesting little development.

Vikings will interview Raheem Morris for possible high-level defensive coaching position after meeting w Redskins re: DB job #ESPN#NFL32
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Certainly didn't see this coming.

As Chris Mortensen's tweet says, the Washington Redskins are talking to Morris about becoming their defensive backs coach, which is the position he held with Tampa Bay before getting promoted to the head coach (more on that in a second). If the Vikings are interested in interviewing Morris for a "high-level defensive coaching position," I would have a hard time believing that it would be for anything but the defensive coordinator spot, where Fred Pagac has been a dead man walking for about two months, by all accounts.

Strangely, Morris has never been a defensive coordinator in the NFL before. He was supposed to take over as the Buccaneers' defensive coordinator going into the 2009 season, after then-DC Monte Kiffin announced late in 2008 that he would be leaving the Buccaneers to join his son, Lane, with the Tennessee Volunteers. However, in January of 2009, Tampa Bay fired Jon Gruden and, after a whole two weeks or so as the Buccaneers' defensive coordinator, Morris found himself promoted to the head coaching position.

This would signal to me that Leslie Frazier and company have no desire to move away from the "Tampa-2" defense that they've been running for quite a while now. Take that revelation however you wish.