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QBREES9 01-11-2010 11:03 PM

Jim Mora says he was stunned that the Seattle Seahawks fired him
 
Jim Mora says he was stunned that the Seattle Seahawks fired him
By The Associated Press

SEATTLE -- When Jim Mora was told to go ahead with his end-of-season news conference last week, the Seattle Seahawks head coach figured he could speak freely about his plans for trying to turn around a 5-11 team.
The Associated Press
Jim Mora, Jr. says he was stunned that he got fired by the Seattle Seahawks.
Two days later, team CEO Tod Leiweke told Mora that owner Paul Allen "wants to make a change."
"I was very stunned to say the least and I indicated so," Mora said on KJR-AM on Monday afternoon in his first extended comments about his firing. "I've never seen this happen like this before. ... I was very stunned. I don't know that it's even hit me yet."
Mora was fired last Friday after one season as Seattle's coach, a surprising turn after Leiweke had given Mora a vote of confidence in early December when general manager Tim Ruskell resigned and following a season where Seattle struggled with personnel deficiencies and injuries.
About an hour before Mora went on the air Monday, the Seahawks announced Pete Carroll would be his successor in Seattle.
Mora said his suspicions that something was brewing grew during the week. He met with Leiweke on Monday after Seattle's 17-13 loss to Tennessee to end the season, the Seahawks' fourth straight defeat. Leiweke was headed to Los Angeles to meet with Allen, but told Mora to move forward as though everything was settled.
Mora then held his media availability last Wednesday, saying about his future, "I'm not too worried about it. I'm just going to go work until I'm told not to work."
He was gone less than 48 hours later.
"I figured I wouldn't be put out to do a press conference on Wednesday if things we're going to change," Mora said.
Mora had three years and almost $12 million remaining on his contract. Most of his concern the last few days has been for his family and his coaching staff.
He said the majority of Seattle's players have reached out to offer support. The first person he heard from was wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
Mora's first season coaching his hometown team was in sharp contrast to his rookie season as a head coach in Atlanta in 2004. That year, Mora took what had been a 5-11 Falcons team to the NFC championship game.
This time, the Seahawks' injured and ineffective offensive line wrecked new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp's running game -- and quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's health. The defense, under rookie coordinator Gus Bradley, failed to generate a consistent pass rush and the small secondary often looked overmatched.
Mora, the New Orleans Saints secondary coach from 1992-96, refused to assign blame on the radio, saying he was in the process of analyzing possible changes when he got sidetracked.
"What makes it tougher for me is not being able to complete the task ... knowing that I would complete it," Mora said. "I have never failed in my life."


Really, "I have never failed in my life." Ok my 6th grade math test. Thats because I was watching a football game and I didn't do my home work. " Mora said

exile 01-12-2010 09:25 AM

Re: Jim Mora says he was stunned that the Seattle Seahawks fired him
 
I can't exactly put my finger on it. But there just something not quite right with Jim Mora, Jr. Anyone have the same feeling?

UK_WhoDat 01-14-2010 02:14 PM

Re: Jim Mora says he was stunned that the Seattle Seahawks fired him
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by exile (Post 191185)
I can't exactly put my finger on it. ....


..... and you don't want to either.

Quote:

Originally Posted by exile (Post 191185)
...... But there just something not quite right with Jim Mora, Jr. Anyone have the same feeling?


Yep.

cargojon 01-15-2010 11:33 AM

Re: Jim Mora says he was stunned that the Seattle Seahawks fired him
 
He reminds me of his dad with a little Mike Smith/no class built in. Old man made for some good tirades, but little Jim just ain't the same.

In his defense, he did win one more game than Holmgren did last year....

QBREES9 01-15-2010 09:40 PM

Re: Jim Mora says he was stunned that the Seattle Seahawks fired him
 
He's not a head Coach.

Choupique 01-22-2010 07:22 PM

Re: Jim Mora says he was stunned that the Seattle Seahawks fired him
 
I was surprised they hired him.

9thWardDesire 01-24-2010 01:31 AM

Re: Jim Mora says he was stunned that the Seattle Seahawks fired him
 
Well, DUH!!


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