Did Jim Mora deserve better?
His Seattle Seahawks team quit and collapsed on him late in the season, and this was a team picked to make the playoffs, so it's understandable that he was let go Friday.
Plus, he has an owner in Paul Allen who isn't exactly pinching pennies, so replacing him is easy if that's what he wanted to do.
The Seahawks will probably make a big splash. Thre is some talk they have their eye on USC coach Pete Carroll.
That's swinging for the home run. The one concern would be that Carroll has always told NFL teams that he would want total control to return to the league. That's dangerous.
Seattle has four finalists for their GM job, and here's hoping the Seahawks don't back away from hiring one of those men. There are some really good candidates, including Eric DeCosta of the Ravens and Steve Keim of the Arizona Cardinals.
Carroll would be a heck of a pick up for the Seahawks. He's a good coach and he can relate to players.
But don't give him all the power. Just don't do it.
He needs a football man -- if he is indeed the choice.
Pay both, Paul. We know you have the money to do it.