The Jim Mora Jr. Coaching Style: The Players Coach and Uptempo


Published: July 8, 2009

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... secondary coach and assistant head coach. At the time, Mora's Atlanta Falcons were 7-9. The last two seasons they finished 8-8 (2005) and 11-5 (2004).

Mora, who was fired on New Year's Eve, was only three years removed from his trip to the NFC West Championship game. 21 days later, the Seahawks hired him as the secondary coach and as the assistant head coach.

Last offseason, the Seahawks and Tim Ruskell learned that this would be Mike Holmgren's last season in the Seahawks organization and as the head coach. So the hunt was on to find a new one, but it didn't take very long.

It was Jim Mora Jr., he was tabbed as the "head coach in waiting," which you don't see in the NFL—mostly in the college ranks. He also kept his job as the secondary coach.

Now Holmgren was the dictator kind of coach, where as, Jim Mora Jr. is more of a player's coach, which is a lot better.

What it means to be a player's coach is that you connect with each and every player...

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