Raheem Morris has jokes after Rams sign Baker Mayfield
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Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris jokingly revealed he will have a talk with Baker Mayfield regarding his "I woke up feeling dangerous" remark in 2018. In 2018, Mayfield led the Cleveland Browns to a win over the Atlanta Falcons and later said in the press conference: “When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous”.
At the time, Mayfield was the Browns' starting quarterback while Morris was a part of the Falcons' coaching staff. Now, Morris is the Rams' defensive coordinator and Mayfield is the team's new quarterback. Morris jokingly said the first thing he might do is punch Mayfield for his 2018 comments.
“Baker got a big win against me in Atlanta, and I can’t wait to see him so I can yell at him because he told me he was feeling hot that day. That was a part of that famous press conference of he, ‘felt dangerous,’ so I might punch him when I see him.
But other than that, that’s awesome. [We’re] always trying to acquire good talent," Morris said, per Pro Football Talk.
Morris respects Mayfield
After Mayfield had a rough end to his stint with the Browns, he signed with the Caroline Panthers.
This week, Mayfield and the Panthers mutually agreed to part ways. Once Mayfield cleared the waivers, he was acquired by the Rams. “I’ve got a lot of respect for him. This guy was a really good football player, brought Cleveland from pretty much the ashes.
This game is sometimes thankless, and we get a chance to acquire a guy that’s got nothing to lose and something to prove, it’s always awesome," Morris noted. With Rams starting quarterback Matthew Stafford out for the season, the Rams are brining another quarterback.
The Rams also have John Wolford and Bryce Perkins in their quarterback room. "It's just kind of acquiring talent, to be honest, and acquiring somebody to come in and evaluate him, but also our offense. Continuing to evaluate the offense [and] the other players.
It's more so about acquiring talent. Just getting somebody in here that we can continue to develop some competitive nature within the room. If it is something that can provide a spark and somebody that can come in and help us compete to win football games, that's the ultimate goal for the last five weeks of the season," Rams coordinator Liam Coen said. It remains to be seen if Mayfield can get back his career on the right track with the Rams.