November 26, 2006 |
There are disappointing 5-5 teams in the league, and, yes, the Eagles are one of them. But at .500 after 10 games and with the New Orleans Saints coming to town today, the Atlanta Falcons are hanging on a precipice that might cost their coach, Jim Mora, his job. And that's just the tip of it. Mora must pin his job security on a quarterback still seething over comments Mora's father, former NFL coach Jim Mora Sr., made during a radio interview....
December 29, 2006 |
In his three seasons as a head coach, Jim Mora has been known as one of the more entertaining interviews, somebody who offered humor and insight beyond the usual cliche-ridden answers that most NFL coaches revert to. Like his Atlanta Falcons team on the field, Mora has now taken a step back when approaching the microphone. After a series of vocal miscues by both himself and his father, Mora is still polite, but he is restrained in his answers. Somebody who used to be among the NFL's most candid and refreshing subjects is beginning to sound more like Andy Reid.
September 6, 1992 |
Compared to some of their high-profile rivals in the National Football League, the New Orleans Saints are almost a forgettable bunch. A team decidedly low on superstars, charisma and thrilling offensive schemes, the Saints indulge in flamboyance only after a victory, in the cornball celebration dance of team owner Tom Benson. But underneath their anonymous execution and lunch-pail persona, the Saints do some remarkably good work consistently, thanks to the driving force of head coach Jim Mora.
January 1, 2013
The Eagles have lots of competition in the search for a new coach. Here are the other coaches who lost their jobs Monday: Team Coach Rec. (2012, Career) Bears Lovie Smith 10-6, 81-63 Bears missed playoffs five times in six seasons. Bills Chan Gailey 6-10, 34-46 Three losing seasons were too many. Browns Pat Shurmur 5-11, 9-23 Joe Banner gets to hire his first coach. Cardinals Ken Whisenhunt 5-11, 45-51 Will Andy Reid reunite wth Kevin Kolb?
July 17, 2014 |
JIM MORA sat in the den of his Palm Springs home, tan and fit and still so damn young-looking even at the age of 79. Behind him, the walls were filled with dozens of pictorial memories of a successful coaching career that saw his teams win 125 NFL regular-season games. Only 24 other coaches in history have more victories. But the photograph Mora was focused on at the moment had nothing to do with any of those 125 wins. The picture shows him standing on a platform in JFK Plaza holding up a trophy with two other men. It was taken 30 years ago today, at the end of the victory parade the city threw for Mora and his Philadelphia Stars after they won the United States Football League championship with a 23-3 win over George Allen's Arizona Wranglers.
January 23, 1986 |
Evidence that Eagles owner Norman Braman is no longer certain to appoint Jim Mora as the team's coach continued to mount yesterday. In fact, according to several sources close to the situation, Braman is now just as likely to revert to his original choice and name Miami assistant David Shula to the position as he is of following through on last week's oral agreement and hiring Mora. A situation that has been filled with curious twists since Braman fired Marion Campbell last month grew even more confused yesterday when Shula acknowledged that Braman had called him Monday - three days after negotiations with Mora had been completed - to assure him that no decision was imminent and that Shula was still a candidate.
March 25, 2006 |
Two high-profile former Dallas Cowboys joined new teams yesterday as San Francisco added 10-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Larry Allen and Carolina signed wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson. Allen, 34, was the lone remaining member of Dallas' 1995 Super Bowl team. He started 170 of 176 regular-season games since being selected by Dallas in the second round of the 1994 draft. The 49ers didn't disclose terms of the contract. Johnson, 33, had a team-leading 71 catches last season.
January 29, 1986 |
Denying that he had ever reached any oral or written agreement with the Eagles, Jim Mora yesterday signed on as the ninth head coach of the New Orleans Saints. "I can't tell you how happy I am to stand up here," Mora told an audience of media and municipal representatives in the Louisiana Superdome. "I'm so tired of being rumored. I'm happy to be a head coach in the National Football League and with the New Orleans Saints. " Terms of Mora's four-year contract were not disclosed, but he said, "It's good enough for me. I'm happy with it. " Mora, 49, is the former Stars head coach whose team twice reigned as champion of the United States Football League - representing Philadelphia in 1984 and Baltimore a year later.
September 10, 1990 |
Playing at the Louisiana Superdome never has been a problem for Joe Montana or the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are 13-3 against the New Orleans Saints with Montana starting at quarterback. That includes a 7-0 record at the Superdome, where they also won their fourth Super Bowl, and second in succession, by romping past the Denver Broncos last January, 55-10. The 49ers open their "threepeat" bid on national television, against the Saints (Channel 6, 9 p.m.). Montana has completed 62 percent of his passes in 16 games against New Orleans, with 30 of his 288 passes going for touchdowns.
April 17, 2015 |
TOM BRADLEY, who had been at Penn State forever, isn't answering any more questions about the Jerry Sandusky scandal. "I think all those questions have been answered years ago," Bradley told the Associated Press. "I'm here to help UCLA and these players be the best players they can possibly be. " The Bruins' new defensive coordinator under head coach Jim Mora still bleeds blue and white. Which you would expect from a guy who spent 32 years as an assistant to Joe Paterno. That was after playing defensive end for four seasons for the Lions.