"When you're coaching, you are always on the hot seat. That's the mentality of what we do," Morris said at his morning news conference. "We were on the hot seat when we were 10-6. If we didn't go to the playoffs, we could still get fired."
Morris certainly didn't help his cause with Sunday's 41-14 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. But he insisted he isn't any more concerned than usual.
"I try to tell guys this all the time, if I was worried about being fired, I certainly would not be coaching," Morris said. "I would have taken that physical education job in Long Island that I turned down 15 years ago at this point."
As for his critics, Morris said the only criticism he cares about "comes from people with names that end with G," an obvious reference to Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer and his family.
"It's great for you guys to scare my family half to death and talk about that stuff all throughout," Morris said. "But for us, man, it's a mentally tough business. It is move on. It is next opponent. It's next man up. It's the Dallas Cowboys. ... For me, a chance to ruin (Cowboys coach) Jason Garrett's season, and let you talk about him."
Morris, who became Tampa Bay's coach in January 2009, led the team to a 10-6 record last season after going 3-13 in his first season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.