Morris wants title fight with Tomlin at Miami SB
Raheem Morris is his own man. But he doesn't run from the comparisons with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.
The two are obviously close friends having worked coaching defensive backs for the Bucs. Tomlin has a Super Bowl title in just his second year as head coach. On Thursday night, the two self-proclaimed dreamers were fantasizing about the Bucs and Steelers meeting in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.
"We were actually talking last night about meeting in Miami next year, going down there and having a heavy weight head coaching boxing match, something the media wouldn't be used to,'' Morris said Friday. "It would be pretty funny if that would happen. We'd both love it to happen. But it would be the first time in NFL history two head coaches talking smack to each other on the podium.''
Morris, 32, is the youngest coach in the NFL and Tomlin, at 36, is the youngest to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Neither obviously has ever lacked for confidence.
"Mike Tomlin has a nice, confident, cocky swagger that you guys probably don't know,'' Morris said. "He's always focused on winning championships. I believe he told his mom he was going to win a championship when he was a DB coach and now that he's a head coach, he's won a championship.
"I have that same swagger. I have a lot of those tendencies. Now I've just got to go do it.''
"If and when we get to Miami, it would be nice, it would be fun to try.''