Raheem Morris postgame: ‘I love this football team, I love this city’

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The Atlanta Falcons ended the 2020 season the same way they began it, losing to an NFC playoff team. Sunday’s 44-27 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers put the Falcons’ final record at 4-12.

On the bright side, the new general manager will have a top-five pick to use on a talented 2021 draft class. For the front office, the big question now becomes what happens with interim head coach Raheem Morris, whose presence definitely gave this previously 0-5 team life.

Atlanta has fought hard in every game and although it seems unlikely, Morris does have a chance to stay on as the full-time head coach. After the team’s Week 17 loss in Tampa Bay — where Morris’ first head-coaching opportunity came — he was asked about his interview for the Falcons full-time job.

Not one to speculate, Morris just said the interview went well. Later, when asked whether or not he wants to remain as the team’s head coach in 2021, Morris chuckled at the question before emphatically saying he did.

“There’s no doubt, man. I love this football team, I love this city, I love this organization, I love the owner, I love these players. These guys are not far away. They’ve got a chance, they’re battle-tested.”

Watch Morris’ full postgame press conference below, as shared by the Falcons’ Twitter account.