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Falling Apart

Posted on: March 8, 2008 4:34 pm
 
I'm a firm beleiver in continuity. And well my fellow Seahawks, we are blowing ours apart.  I was OK with Jim Zorn leaving, Actually happy about our future Headman Jim Mora coming from in-house. Ahh but if that could have been where it stopped. But we have lost many high personality players and coaches.  Some captains and some just loved by other players and fans. When we discuss say Alexander Leaving us. I don't wish him to stay soley based on my hope he does better this year. Yes theres some loyalty bias but in actuallity it's because we can't keep losing players that have been sold on this team sticking together concept. I'm telling you what if Alexander isn't here after the public promises from the brass. It will fester in our locker room. This team has been built on the concept Holmgren instilled that if you do all you can for the organization (Give it your all)  the organization will do all it can for you. Basically Team Trust. I think the team as a whole can write off the Josh Brown departure as his own doing.  But the Alexander Issue is a hot potato.
Category: NFL
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Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2008 4:51 pm
 

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 I think the team as a whole can write off the departure as his own doing.  But the Alexander Issue is a hot potato.

Quoting myself here. Boy was I wrong.

They could have cared less if Alexander was cut or not..   That may be saying something ... I'm not sure what.




Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2008 5:53 pm
 

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I agree with most of what your saying. Yet I guess I'm just a leader supporter. Even though we didn't vote on this one, I tend to support the chosen "Puba" for team interests, until results lure me otherwise.  If we did vote I would support whom we voted for no matter what, until his demise. I'm not a waffler. 

Even when Holmgren was going thru his lean years here, when it was comman place to hear people voicing their oppinion to oust him. I supported him based  on  the fact that I personally saw  team improvement each year even though the wins and loss collumn only reflected mediocrity.  Changing our losing tradition wasn't going to happen overnight.  To this day I can't understand why any Hawk fan wouldn't support the man.  Every one acts like we aren't winning with him at the helm.  Is it because he calls games a little off sometimes?  I would rather have a few questionable play calls now and then, (Even if they fall at the end of games) and still make the playoffs anually. 

As far as Mora's rise is concerned. I think three quarters  of the entire NFL organization is based upon your name or who you know.  and its not liike the guy was a total loser in his shot at head coach and stints as an assistant. 

But as with everything NFL its a new season  annually and one never knows how things will turn out.




Since: Jun 29, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2008 2:58 pm
 

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I just see him as a kid (yes I know how old he is) that has had the silver spoon life.  I think he has worked off of his name more than his resume'.  Would he really be where he is now if his dad wasn't who he is?  Others praise his energy but I have always been a fan of the silent leader type coach.  Not all coaches are made to be head coaches.  He has done fine with the DBs but I don't see him being the strong difinitive type leader that you need in a head coach.  There is a chain of command in every business and I don't see him being able to lead an entire team.  He listens to his players and inserts himself in drills- these are great things for an assistant coach to do while working with a small group but it doesn't work as well when you are in charge of it all.  I think him mentoring as an assistant head coach is great, hopefully he will harden up a little.  I coach too but I know enough about my style to know I make a much better assistant than head coach, I see Mora the same way.  Look how much he got pushed around in Atlanta once he wasn't the new guy anymore.  I am not totally writing him off but I'm not a fan of him as a head coach, I was hoping Snyder would offer him an obscene amount of money but that didn't happen.  I also think Mora pulled out of that job to save face, I don't think he was going to get the offer at all and I think he knew it too.



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2008 1:54 pm
 

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Hey Red. I'm curious where your animosity towards Mora comes from. I dont begrudge you for it. Just wondering where its founded.




Since: Jun 29, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2008 1:31 pm
 

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This offseason has been a strange one.  I don't understand the moves at all.  I didn't like the contract we gave Shaun originaly and now it seems like the elephant in the room.  I didn't think he had enough left in him to fulfill the number of years in the first place. The plan seems more individualy oriented rather than team which is a change. We have not filled our holes we have just poured more money into a softspot.  I hate to speculate but this offseason seems so different that maybe it means there are different guys making decisions, maybe More has more control now in anticipation of 09 than we think. (I have openly said I am not a Mora fan so I am hoping he can still get fired before he is oficially promoted)  I hope we have a great draft cause we are going to need it this year!

I will be digging out my rose colored glasses again- it was nice to have been able to put them a way for a while.




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2008 7:48 pm
 

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Havok I know your feelings on this one. But we are becoming the victims of our own success. Look at the Patriots and how teams prey on their free agents and coaching staffs whenever they become available. Look at last year the 49ers gave a big time money to Tulla Banta-Cain... Who might you ask? A special teams role player on the Patriots who did nothing in his move over to the 49ers. The loss of Jim Zorn will hurt since I wouldve enjoyed seeing him become our offensive cordiator after Holmgren leaves since I have a feeling when Holmgren goes a large part of his staff will leave as well. I hope not though since we need that continuity like you said and need to keep as much of our staff around as we can. The team will view Josh Brown as a guy who took the money and ran but like you said Holmgren and Ruskell have said in the past few months that he will be staying with the team so to cut him outright now would not look good for our management. This just hurts though now since we might lose the guy who we made sure we signed instead of Steve Hutchinson... Jim Mora I like because Ive heard nothing but positive from those who have played under him but it might get a little to lax around the clubhouse which players did accuse him of from Atlanta but I doubt he makes the same mistake twice.

Go Hawks!



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