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drewmar74
01-08-2010, 01:07 PM
Apparently Seattle decided that Mora is less..... get it? Har har.

link (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/seattle-seahawks-fire-jim-mora-010810)

The Seahawks have fired head coach Jim Mora after just one year, FOXSports.com has learned.

It's curious that Seattle would make such a move so soon. Mora took over a 4-12 team, and this year's squad was decimated by injuries and had to endure a general manager leaving during the year.

The Seahawks finished 5-11 this year, third place in the NFC West. They finished the year on a four-game losing streak during which they failed to score more than 13 points in any game.

Seattle has already called for permission to interview other assistants. Likely candidates include Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, among others.

Mr teX
01-08-2010, 01:08 PM
my guess is that the new coach will be sending mr. hasselbeck on his way too...

Vinny
01-08-2010, 01:14 PM
The Seahawks were astonishingly bad. I was actually a litte shocked how much they looked like a USFL team. His Dad, Jim Mora coached a couple of teams that could beat that team I'd bet.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dpoBe74vMy8/RtBiF88-6oI/AAAAAAAAAGU/0BYPqUyV1Wo/s320/USFL+-+Stars.gif

WWJD
01-08-2010, 01:21 PM
Hmm..that one surprises me.

HOU-TEX
01-08-2010, 01:21 PM
Man, I would've thought they'd at least hire a new GM to make their decision.

Yet another HOU-TEX random comment: If I were a player or coach, Seattle might just be the last place I'd want to go. Right there with the Northeastern teams.

chicagotexan2
01-08-2010, 01:24 PM
Maybe they are a real player in the Cowher sweepstakes? This seem like an odd move. I know Mora is not Lombardi, but the Seahawks weren't Packers of the 60's either.

treduke
01-08-2010, 01:25 PM
cowher to seattle as gm/head coach any chances?

LonerATO
01-08-2010, 01:27 PM
There was talk this year that his players did not like him at all and he didnt know how to use his personal

drewmar74
01-08-2010, 01:29 PM
cowher to seattle as gm/head coach any chances?

I have a friend who knows a guy who cleans the pool of a woman who's cousin dated a dude who detailed the car of a guy who said that he knows first hand that the Seahawks actually cover Rich Kotite and are trying to get him to agree to coach the 'Hawks next year.

bah007
01-08-2010, 01:31 PM
And this is an example of where the whole "coach in waiting" thing can fail terribly...

cuppacoffee
01-08-2010, 01:43 PM
I have a friend who knows a guy who cleans the pool of a woman who's cousin dated a dude who detailed the car of a guy who said that he knows first hand that the Seahawks actually cover Rich Kotite and are trying to get him to agree to coach the 'Hawks next year.

That's the last time I tell your friend anything in confidence.

Can't trust anyone.

:coffee:

treduke
01-08-2010, 01:46 PM
I have a friend who knows a guy who cleans the pool of a woman who's cousin dated a dude who detailed the car of a guy who said that he knows first hand that the Seahawks actually cover Rich Kotite and are trying to get him to agree to coach the 'Hawks next year.

wow that i'm going to that guy for all my nfl insider news does he have a blog?

cuppacoffee
01-08-2010, 01:51 PM
wow that i'm going to that guy for all my nfl insider news does he have a blog?


Not yet but I am considering it.


:coffee:

treduke
01-08-2010, 01:58 PM
Not yet but I am considering it.


:coffee:

keep me posted! the guy who works at the subway by my house thinks that nick saban is the top choice for the buffalo job! saban to the bills you heard it here first!! i mean if you can trust the words of a sandwich artist who can you trust?

BigBull17
01-08-2010, 01:59 PM
Hmm..that one surprises me.

Not me. That team quit. What an awful job too. Old and untalented. Not gonna be a hot spot.

Blake
01-08-2010, 02:04 PM
my guess is that the new coach will be sending mr. hasselbeck on his way too...

Good point. The 2010 QB's just got a little more valuable.

WWJD
01-08-2010, 02:07 PM
Not me. That team quit. What an awful job too. Old and untalented. Not gonna be a hot spot.

He was there what one year? Hardly time to build anything but hey they're impatient I suppose.

JayCee
01-08-2010, 02:18 PM
cowher to seattle as gm/head coach any chances?
apparently Carroll is their target....
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/08/report-seahawks-targeting-pete-carroll/

Double Barrel
01-08-2010, 02:23 PM
Why couldn't the Texans have been put in that division??? :brickwall:

WWJD
01-08-2010, 02:30 PM
[QUOTE=JayCee;1345031]apparently Carroll is their target....
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/08/report-seahawks-targeting-pete-carroll/[/QUOTE

Argh..if he's smart he'll stay with the semi-pro team he's with now. He's got it made there.

cuppacoffee
01-08-2010, 02:33 PM
keep me posted! the guy who works at the subway by my house thinks that nick saban is the top choice for the buffalo job! saban to the bills you heard it here first!! i mean if you can trust the words of a sandwich artist who can you trust?

Subway? Did you say Subway? That guy is an amateur.

Mora Sr. has the Buffalo job in his pocket. Waiting for Mike Leach to accept D coord. job and Bob Davie to accept O Coord job before announcing.

Word is that J Kelley and Thurman Thomas will both pull a Farve and come out of retirement.

The team will then be moved to Toronto and renamed the Aleuts.

You heard it here first.

Damn, reporting the news is easy.

:coffee:

BigBull17
01-08-2010, 02:42 PM
He was there what one year? Hardly time to build anything but hey they're impatient I suppose.

You're right, but they didn't put forth any effort for him. They quit half way through the season.

stingray
01-08-2010, 02:57 PM
Seattle became a very bad team just four years after a superbowl appearance. Just shows you how hard it is to stay on top.

WWJD
01-08-2010, 02:59 PM
You're right, but they didn't put forth any effort for him. They quit half way through the season.

Then the players that quit are just quitters. It's their job right?

Eh..I'm no Seahawk fan or even follow them to know but maybe 2 or 3 players on their roster but one year is a real short leash for any coach to have any sort of impact on a team.

TexanSam
01-08-2010, 03:15 PM
Pete Carroll is the name being thrown around

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4808557

BigBull17
01-08-2010, 03:25 PM
Then the players that quit are just quitters. It's their job right?

Eh..I'm no Seahawk fan or even follow them to know but maybe 2 or 3 players on their roster but one year is a real short leash for any coach to have any sort of impact on a team.

Easier to fire a coach than all the players.

mariowillshine15
01-08-2010, 03:28 PM
He played Julius Jones over Justin Forsett. That alone deserved the axe.

Jones is horrible.

Khari
01-08-2010, 03:28 PM
i looked at a pic of Pete Carroll briefly and thought it was bill walton..... :mcnugget:

Second Honeymoon
01-08-2010, 03:39 PM
Very surprising for him to go one and done as HC of the Seahawks. I think Vinny put it right when he said they looked like a USFL team. They were blown out of too many games and didn't show a lot of passion and heart.

That being said, I don't see how you can fire a coach after just one year unless you go like 2-14 or worse. They were almost that bad, but hasselbeck looked really bad this year. He needs to retire or he might get himself killed one day.

This smells like a power move for the Seahawks to go after Cowher, Gruden, or maybe Schottenheimer. If the reports that they are going after Carroll are accurate, then I think they are taking a big gamble.

Maybe we could somehow trade and take Trufant off their hands. AJ made him look really bad but he has done that to everyone outside of revis and asomoghu.

Goldensilence
01-08-2010, 06:53 PM
Seattle became a very bad team just four years after a superbowl appearance. Just shows you how hard it is to stay on top.

After Hutchinson left it delivered a pretty big blow the the OL and Shaun Alexander wasn't the same after. Always thought he was overrated.

Also haven't had some draft picks pan out as well.

Pete Carroll is the name being thrown around

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4808557

Looks like there really might be some legs for Carroll actually making a jump back to the NFL.

Which, if you ask me is downright retarded. He's got a real good thing going at USC.

WWJD
01-08-2010, 07:00 PM
After Hutchinson left it delivered a pretty big blow the the OL and Shaun Alexander wasn't the same after. Always thought he was overrated.

Also haven't had some draft picks pan out as well.



Looks like there really might be some legs for Carroll actually making a jump back to the NFL.

Which, if you ask me is downright retarded. He's got a real good thing going at USC.

Hasn't he bombed out in the NFL twice? Hmm...somebody told me USC might be in some sort of NCAA violation trouble and perhaps he's bailing out when the bailing is good. Not sure about that..never heard that..although I do remember some issue with Reggie Bush a few years ago that just quietly went away.

beerlover
01-08-2010, 07:54 PM
Paul Allen daddy warbucks :money:

Texecutioner
01-09-2010, 12:21 AM
Hasn't he bombed out in the NFL twice? Hmm...somebody told me USC might be in some sort of NCAA violation trouble and perhaps he's bailing out when the bailing is good. Not sure about that..never heard that..although I do remember some issue with Reggie Bush a few years ago that just quietly went away.

And don't forget OJ Mayo in their basketball program and now there is speculation of violations with Joe Mcnight. All of this seems real calculated from Seattle and from Carroll.

kastofsna
01-09-2010, 09:24 AM
Pete Carroll officially hired by the Seahawks.

looks like there's two pretty good positions open up in the college ranks, if Meyer leaves UF.

Boris
01-09-2010, 10:03 AM
if i were a minority assistant caoch, i'd charge $250k for the Seahawks to interview me before Monday; cheaper than the fine would be.

gary
01-09-2010, 10:14 AM
There has to be something wrong if Pete leaves USC that is the best thing going for him.

WWJD
01-09-2010, 11:07 AM
Well this all happened quite quickly so maybe USC is in some sort of trouble and he is bailing out.

Seems like all this happened in one day...

HoustonFrog
01-09-2010, 11:13 AM
Well this all happened quite quickly so maybe USC is in some sort of trouble and he is bailing out.

Seems like all this happened in one day...

I think you are right. Take that and their down year this year and maybe he thinks he isn't getting through to the kids as well and needs another challenge. No matter how well they are set up, coaches have egos and want to prove themselves

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4810861

Pete Carroll has reached an agreement in principle with the Seahawks on a deal to be their next head coach, multiple NFL sources confirmed early Saturday morning.


Carroll was fully expected to be introduced by the Seahawks as early as Monday, assuming they comply with the Rooney Rule this weekend.


The hangup could be locating a candidate to interview that would put the Seahawks in compliance with the rule, which requires teams to interview a minority candidate for head-coaching and senior-football-operations hires.

WWJD
01-09-2010, 11:19 AM
The Seahawks could have done better than him...

he's not been good in the NFL. Wonder if they even contacted some of the big names on the market or just focused on Pete?

That Rooney Rule is a joke. These teams comply but it's a joke the way they do it!

BattleRedToro
01-09-2010, 12:16 PM
The Seahawks could have done better than him...

he's not been good in the NFL. Wonder if they even contacted some of the big names on the market or just focused on Pete?

That Rooney Rule is a joke. These teams comply but it's a joke the way they do it!

It is a joke, as well it should be.

Why make Owners and GMs interview candidates they aren't interested in hiring, based soley on some racial minority status?

By the way, what is the punishment for not complying?

It seems pretty obvious that the Redskins and Seahawks knew who they wanted and anyone else that they interviewed along the way never had a chance.

WWJD
01-09-2010, 12:18 PM
I'm not sure but I think a team can lose draft choices if they don't comply..I really can't think of any other way to punish them. I'm not sure I've ever even heard of a team not complying with that rule.

Farough
01-09-2010, 12:20 PM
I've heard that the Reggie Bush receiving extra benefits thing is going to come to light soon as Bush is in court for receiving illegal benefits and it is not a confidential case.

I can't see him leaving USC if he didn't think there were any sanctions or punishments that were going to be given to USC.

Farough
01-09-2010, 12:23 PM
It is a joke, as well it should be.

Why make Owners and GMs interview candidates they aren't interested in hiring, based soley on some racial minority status?

By the way, what is the punishment for not complying?

It seems pretty obvious that the Redskins and Seahawks knew who they wanted and anyone else that they interviewed along the way never had a chance.

Maybe by forcing them to interview a minority Candidate they figure the interview may go better then the team had thought and end up hiring him?

Other then that seems very useless because they will only interview them if they are a serious candidate anyways.

ChampionTexan
01-09-2010, 12:49 PM
Between Reggie Bush and Joe McKnight in Football, and O.J. Mayo in Hoops, it may not be a happy time coming up for USC athletics.

ChampionTexan
01-09-2010, 12:59 PM
It is a joke, as well it should be.

Why make Owners and GMs interview candidates they aren't interested in hiring, based soley on some racial minority status?

By the way, what is the punishment for not complying?

It seems pretty obvious that the Redskins and Seahawks knew who they wanted and anyone else that they interviewed along the way never had a chance.

Maybe by forcing them to interview a minority Candidate they figure the interview may go better then the team had thought and end up hiring him?

Other then that seems very useless because they will only interview them if they are a serious candidate anyways.

I actually think it's a good rule for a couple of reasons.

First and foremost, if minority coaches are forced to prepare for interviews - even if the chances are slim/none - it makes them better at something they have precious little opportunity to improve at save for these sham interviews. It may not result in a job with the first interview, but in many cases it will decrease the length of time it takes to get their first HC job.

Secondly, once in a great while, a team's mind is changed. According the the story (which I can't vouch for, but I've heard it enough times to believe there's probably some truth to it), the Steelers had made up their mind on Whisenhunt to replace Cowher, and scheduled the interview with Tomlin to enable them to comply with the rule named after their owner. Tomlin blew them away in the interview to the point that Whisenhunt ended up in Arizona, and brought Russ Grimm with him.

I will agree that most of the time, the interviews are only to comply, and it's once in a blue moon that a team changes it's mind, but forcing a step to happen that probably would never have happened on its own is unfortunately necessary to move things in the right direction.

houstonspartan
01-09-2010, 07:23 PM
I actually think it's a good rule for a couple of reasons.

First and foremost, if minority coaches are forced to prepare for interviews - even if the chances are slim/none - it makes them better at something they have precious little opportunity to improve at save for these sham interviews. It may not result in a job with the first interview, but in many cases it will decrease the length of time it takes to get their first HC job.

Secondly, once in a great while, a team's mind is changed. According the the story (which I can't vouch for, but I've heard it enough times to believe there's probably some truth to it), the Steelers had made up their mind on Whisenhunt to replace Cowher, and scheduled the interview with Tomlin to enable them to comply with the rule named after their owner. Tomlin blew them away in the interview to the point that Whisenhunt ended up in Arizona, and brought Russ Grimm with him.

I will agree that most of the time, the interviews are only to comply, and it's once in a blue moon that a team changes it's mind, but forcing a step to happen that probably would never have happened on its own is unfortunately necessary to move things in the right direction.

Yes, I have heard the Pittsburg story from several people. I think it's true.

I think the idea behind this is to get minority coaches into "the pipeline" so they're considered. There are some really good mid level minority coaches out there that could eventually be great head coaches, but they aren't high profile and do not get enough attention.

Look at Kyle Shanahan. He has been an offensive coordinator for five seconds, and everybody and their grandmother wants to make him a head coach. Already. He hasn't done anything to prove he's ready to be a head coach. But because he's the son of a successful NFL coach, he has moved to the head of the class. I'm not saying that Kyle Shanahan isn't smart. I'm saying he has access to the network and pipeline that a lot of minority coaches do not have.

Red_Zone
01-09-2010, 07:49 PM
Apparently Seattle decided that Mora is less..... get it? Har har.

link (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/seattle-seahawks-fire-jim-mora-010810)

The Seahawks have fired head coach Jim Mora after just one year, FOXSports.com has learned.

It's curious that Seattle would make such a move so soon. Mora took over a 4-12 team, and this year's squad was decimated by injuries and had to endure a general manager leaving during the year.

The Seahawks finished 5-11 this year, third place in the NFC West. They finished the year on a four-game losing streak during which they failed to score more than 13 points in any game.

Seattle has already called for permission to interview other assistants. Likely candidates include Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, among others.


Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. And how on earth do guys like Mora ever get hired in the first place after the trick he pulled on Atlanta just walking out on his team?

houstonspartan
01-09-2010, 07:55 PM
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. And how on earth do guys like Mora ever get hired in the first place after the trick he pulled on Atlanta just walking out on his team?

Mora was fired in Atlanta. You may be thinking about the guy who came after him, Petrino. He just up and literally quit on the team in the middle of the season. Total loser.

Red_Zone
01-09-2010, 08:08 PM
Mora was fired in Atlanta. You may be thinking about the guy who came after him, Petrino. He just up and literally quit on the team in the middle of the season. Total loser.

Yeah, you're right. My bad. We've had so many sorry coaches they all start to run together in your mind after a while. :)

HoustonFrog
01-10-2010, 09:33 PM
They are looking at GMs and Reese is on the list

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4814027

The Seattle Seahawks are lining up general manager candidates to interview as they stand poised to introduce USC's Pete Carroll as their new head coach.

Patriots senior football advisor Floyd Reese is scheduled to interview this week, a source close to the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.


Reese is the Tennessee Titans former general manager who has spent the past year with the Patriots.

Napa Auto Parts
01-10-2010, 09:59 PM
Not a real surprise Mora JR is weak he should of benched Matt Hasselbeck
at least on three occasions but he wasnt strong enough to do it.
also towards the end of the season they had some unknown kid tearing it up on the ground forsett i believe but mora gave The beast Julius jones the starting job back when he came back from and injury.

4Texans
01-11-2010, 04:22 PM
Mora was fired in Atlanta. You may be thinking about the guy who came after him, Petrino. He just up and literally quit on the team in the middle of the season. Total loser.

Loser is right. There is no way I could ever send my kid to play for Petrino at Arkansas or any other college he were to coach at, after the way he walked out of Atlanta. He didn't even address the team before he walked out. He had an office boy put a form letter in each players locker.

As for Carroll coming to Seattle, it's going to be hard for USC to find a top big name replacement with the NCAA crawling all in their business.