Morris began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Hofstra in 1998 and first coached in the NFL with the Buccaneers as the defensive backs coach during the 2002 season. In all, Morris coached nine seasons with the Bucs over two stints. He coached for three seasons as a secondary assistant at Washington under Mike Shanahan and Jay Gruden. Later, Morris moved to Atlanta in 2015 to become a member of Quinn's staff as assistant head coach and defensive passing game coordinator.
Back in Atlanta, Morris will find a defense that improved drastically in 2023 after finishing 27th in 2022, finishing 11th in total defense. He'll also have a talent-laden offense led by former first-round picks Bijahn Robinson and Drake London. Kyle Pitts.
However, he will find a dilemma at QB as it seems unlikely that Desmond Ridder or Taylor Heinicke will be the franchise's starting signal caller.
How the Falcons front office will fare with Morris, owner Arthur Blank, Falcons CEO Rich McKay and general manager Terry Fontenot will also be an ongoing topic.
Morris is the second player with the Rams in three seasons as DC. Now, Morris is looking to lead the Falcons back to the postseason after a six-season drought.