Quinn’s firing left Morris with what he acknowledged had been “bittersweet” feelings. Morris should make adjustments as a substitute of merely persevering with in Quinn’s path that included back-to-back 7-9 finishes the previous two years.
“Proper now we’re within the enterprise of figuring out issues and it begins this week,” he mentioned. “We’ve received to have the ability to exit, we’ve received to have the ability to execute and we’ve received to do higher.”
Quarterback Matt Ryan, talking on an area Atlanta sports activities speak radio station, mentioned Morris can have the assist of gamers.
“I feel he’s received a great pulse for our workforce, having coached on the offensive facet and on the defensive facet of the ball,” Ryan mentioned. “He is aware of the fellows. He pertains to the fellows properly. I feel it’s clearly a troublesome spot to return into, there’s little doubt about that, however I do assume he’ll be capable of hold the locker room sort of tight finish unified.”
Morris named linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich defensive coordinator on Monday. Additionally, Bernie Parmalee, who had been operating backs coach, was named particular groups coordinator. Parmalee changed Ben Kotwica, who was fired.
Morris famous he and Ulbrich shared management of the protection in 2019.
“Giving Ulbich the defensive coordinator function, it was a spot he’s comfy with, one thing he’s helped with earlier than,” Morris mentioned. “… So it’s a really comfy transfer for us. It’s very comfy between me and him. We’re very tied collectively on what we need to do and the way we need to do it.”