Jim Mora and Doug Gottlieb didn’t hit it off too well

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Willy

October 1st, 2010
7:22 am

Mora needs to dial back his coffee consumption. It’s made me a lot happier!

FrontRow

October 1st, 2010
7:29 am

??????? D’led the halls of Flowery Branch are littered with AJC beat writers that rubbed this guy the wrong way.

Still, Gottlieb shows he is less of a journalist and more of an entertainer. Difficult for Mora to answer such a subjective line of questioning.

Of course MV is better now. It’s called life experience.

Charles Dimry

October 1st, 2010
7:35 am

Classic Stuff… Thanks for the early morning laugh D-Led!!!!

J dubb

October 1st, 2010
7:41 am

HAHAHA – Mora is such an immature brat. No wonder He and MeAngelo Hall got along so great.

Robert

October 1st, 2010
7:41 am

Yeah, but how should I feel about this?

sad brotha

October 1st, 2010
7:51 am

I FEEL sad! HaHA HA. Both are clowns!

ATL in FLA

October 1st, 2010
7:52 am

LOL he must have been hitting up the Ammonia Capsules before that interview

oldmike

October 1st, 2010
7:55 am

I met the Senior Mora in the San Diego airport in 1998. He was just as rude and condescending as his son is on this interview. Great gene pool on these 2 jerks.

Sid

October 1st, 2010
8:00 am

No doubt the interview Sunday will be as much about the interviewer as the interviewee.

Narcissism, it does a body good.

Lesa

October 1st, 2010
8:08 am

Man, Mora comes off like such a snotty little jerk!! I think it was a fair line of questioning. As a Falcons fan, I know I am kinda ticked off that MV7 has such a great work ethic now, when he admitted that he was lazy as a Falcon. He even admitted he didn’t “prepare enough” for the NFC Championship game he played against the Eagles. That one really burns me!!! How many chances does a team get to make it to the Super Bowl?!?!? I hope Mora is never the “color commentator” on a Falcons game again. He was so irritating during the game against the Steelers.

Sid

October 1st, 2010
8:10 am

Last word freaks, both of them……………….lol……………!!!

40capt

October 1st, 2010
8:11 am

let’s see Mike Smith, Jim Mora, who would I rather have as my NFL team’s head coach, hmmm… I’m sure he was just joking in this interview as well.

Philip

October 1st, 2010
8:12 am

Jim Mora, Jr. is an idiot. I have mixed feelings about Vick only because I was such a big fun when he was with the Falcons and I know how great he could of been with us. Best of luck to him, but I’m glad that we no longer have Vick & Mora because I think our franchise is better off in the long run with the team we have, including the front office.

Sid

October 1st, 2010
8:14 am

Mora had a talented group of players in Atlanta and could have gotten so much more but he didn’t make demands on them other than to be his good buddy.

Seahawks fans hate Mora:

“As a Hawks fan I’m so relieved that this guy is no longer the Hawks head coach. The Hawks would have never turned things around as quickly as they have if Mora was still the head coach. What a jerk. Tim Ruskell was an idiot for hiring Mora in the first place. He was the Hawks secondary coach and the Hawks secondary was the worst in the league. So they then promoted him to head coach. lol. God bless Pete Carroll for saving the franchise.”

Batman

October 1st, 2010
8:15 am

I LOL’d at that…

Mora is such a Jackwagon – thank goodness he’s gone.

The Grinch

October 1st, 2010
8:24 am

He truly is a joke and a genuine disgrace to the sport. I think the biggest example of growth here is not Vick but Arthur Blank. He got snowed into hiring this pitiful circus clown and then his next hire was Mike Smith. Here’s to Mr. Blank for learning on the fly.

Sid

October 1st, 2010
8:24 am

Jay Adams:

“Rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon continues to rest an injured ankle as Michael Jenkins and Erik Coleman take steps toward their returns.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon did not practice again Thursday, head coach Mike Smith said after practice today. Weatherspoon has an ankle injury, and Smith said the team will take a look at the situation again Friday.

Wide receiver Michael Jenkins participated on a limited basis again Thursday, but Smith said Jenkins has done significantly more this week than he did last week, including the number of reps he’s taking in practice.

Erik Coleman was also limited Thursday, but he saw less time on the field because the Falcons were forced to practice in The Barn because of poor weather outside. Smith said he wanted to make sure that Coleman’s knee didn’t get overloaded with the change of surface.”

Sid

October 1st, 2010
8:26 am

The Grinch

October 1st, 2010
8:24 am
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I’m not disagreeing with you but Blanks hire after Mora was that idiot coach now at Arkansas.

uga_b

October 1st, 2010
8:33 am

As many mistakes as he has made, not rolling Mike up under the bus was the classier move. Gottlieb got his answer and knows the possiblt results when he pressed.

Scot Steiner

October 1st, 2010
8:35 am

Holla if ya hear me

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Love me some Mora tyrade

October 1st, 2010
8:40 am

regardless of how you feel about Mora, the jr. radio host got his A$$ handed to him! I thought it was hilarious!! The NFL needs Mora!

FrontRow

October 1st, 2010
8:51 am

Lemmings – go buy a movie ticket. Mora might be a jerk but that doesn’t make Gottlieb a journalist.

Given the responses to this (and other “interviews”) in recent years, it is obvious the media is not a problem.

It’s the audience.

rfgh

October 1st, 2010
8:52 am

Why in the hell did Fox give Mora any type of job? Hate the guy. Listening, Jim? Your the biggest P—k ever to walk the sideline. I hope you’re done with football or better, football is done with you.

SeenThisB4

October 1st, 2010
8:52 am

GEAUX SAINTS! OUR TIME!!

SimpleDawg

October 1st, 2010
8:54 am

Lil’ Jimmy Mora is a chump…….

He allowed Vick to be a lazy punk in his preparation and practice. He couldn’t coach him in leadership because Lil’ Jimmy himself was, and obviously still is, a shallow little prick.

Is he ever going to get his Dream Job at the University of Washington?

PMC

October 1st, 2010
8:59 am

I’m not sure why people are so suprised when interviews with Jim Mora go this way.

This is how many of these now? Why does he keep getting booked?

He doesn’t respond well in situations he can’t completely control. This is the result.

Veedub

October 1st, 2010
9:01 am

Definitely a great line of questioning. Mora shud have thrown Vick under the bus just like Vick threw him under the bus. He tries to be too nice to players which is why he got fired in ATL and SEA. When you are too nice to athletes, they will manipulate and run over you to their advantage.

I an a Vick fan but it was obvious that the Falcon organization as well as Jim Mora was relying on the skills that Vick had already (running)and not developing any of Vick’s other potential strengths (passing).

PMC

October 1st, 2010
9:02 am

This makes me appreciate Smitty that much more. Smitty sometimes flys off the handle a bit on the sideline but by the time he speaks to the media again he’s collected.

Mora kicked people off the bus.

He can’t handle criticism. He holds grudges and he’s incapable of self evaluation.

joe

October 1st, 2010
9:02 am

Mora sounds like Lane Kiffen…both are punks born on 3rd base who think they’ve hit a triple.

Veedub

October 1st, 2010
9:05 am

D. Led, your thoughts?

Veedub

October 1st, 2010
9:06 am

@joe… Nice analogy!!

PMC

October 1st, 2010
9:06 am

None of those questions would be tough if Mora had been even remotely truthful during his time in Atlanta.

The Falcons went from a well run diciplined simplistic but effective offensive approach (and horrible GM)

To a poorly run attempt at being player friendly and the absolute incorrect offensive scheme to fit the personnel they had at the time.

Vick is much better NOW because he had over a year worth of learning the offense before he was thrown into it and he was focused and he is diciplined now. Is that hard to say? NO. It is when you lied to people for years saying that he was when he wasn’t at all.

Damon Evans

October 1st, 2010
9:07 am

Eyes working in Boston now, Haters!

PMC

October 1st, 2010
9:10 am

He didn’t have to throw Vick under the bus. He could have said, I wish I had been better equipped to handle that job at the time. Vick always had that immense talent and we should have done a better job of helping him handle financial success. I should have been tougher on them as a team. That’s what that young team needed at the time. He’s always had this in him he just didn’t understand what he had and what he had to lose at the time.

Sid

October 1st, 2010
9:11 am

SeenThisB4

October 1st, 2010
8:52 am
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Good Morning Seen, been waiting on you, you peeshwank.
Are you here to further unimpress us with your obvious lack of
purpose in life?

Neaux Geaux Sack Heads………………living in the past

27 – 24…………….YOU LOST……………………..

Sid

October 1st, 2010
9:13 am

Neaux Geaux Sack Heads………………living in the past

Hey moron, our time? What happened last Sunday?

27 – 24…………….YOU LOST……………………..

Sid

October 1st, 2010
9:16 am

Idiot sack head dat rats, here is a good example of dumb ass Saints fans

http://tinyurl.com/2f29hum

Hey seen, your wife is kind of cute but she sure is stupid…………..take a look…..!!!

27 -24 you lost moron.

Willy

October 1st, 2010
9:16 am

I’m kinda with Mora on that one. Yeah, he’s still bratty, but what did the guy expect him to say, “I was a crappy coach, but I know how Eagles fans should feel”. The guy tried to punk Mora, but you can’t punk a punk. Good for him. I’m glad he isn’t our coach, but I like him on TV.

**Frederick(Bailey)Douglass**

October 1st, 2010
9:20 am

Coach Jim Mora and Coach Singletary are cut from the same cloth…UNPREPARED and ILL-CONCEIVED.

Neither earned their way to be a NFL head coach. Both got their based on nepotism.

Interview is hilarious. Mora felt it when Doug spoke about him keeping his job in ATL. Poor question from Doug. Job of the interviewer to take the high road.

FBD

Veedub

October 1st, 2010
9:22 am

@PMC….. Soooooo, you’re saying he shud have thrown himself further under the bus??? So Mike Vick is not responsible for his actions, Jim Mora is? Vick already said he was lazy in ATL so he knows he did not put in the work he shud have. He knew that when he was in ATL but he relied on the abilities he had an did not take the time to develop anything else. I use to watch him on the sidelines, completely disengeged until he had to come back in for a series. Great quarterbacks of the game study aerial photos of schemes or try to motivate the team. Vick was selfish and he has said that.. Somebody else (Jim Mora), shud say it as well and at least get that monkey off his back!!!

Sid

October 1st, 2010
9:24 am

I always say don’t feed the trolls but I think we can make an exception for SeenThisB4. This peeshwank “seen” is an infantile idiot who makes no football commentary, just crys a river of tears………”We were cheated! You paid the refs! The Falcons got lucky!” He blindly supports a team who he thinks won’t let him down. He rides the coattails of where he seems to be apparently in an altered state of moral victory, without even so much as a bother to look at some stats. He is like a swaddled baby, no knowledge of what is real, just comfortable to be wrapped up tightly in his blankie of crap. He has got to be a sad case if the best he has in the world is to go on blogs just to be an A hole. Sad he gets his endorphin rush in a way that obviously says, “Help me, I am whacked out”.

Bad news for him though, the Saints had a nice ride but they have crested that wave and are going to be stuck in the trough of losersville again.

27-24 Falcons Win!!!

Paper or plastic Seen.

J D W

October 1st, 2010
9:32 am

Jim Mora jr is a climmer – he doesn’t know which job he wants first – his dad is right, he didn’t know how to coach the “coach killer players” either. Jr in my opinion would have could been “A GREAT COACH” instead he was “just a good coach”. With cultral players of today a coach needs to go to the “Jimmy Johnson” methodology of coaching, Jimmy was truly a genius at handling the cultral folks.

PMC

October 1st, 2010
9:36 am

Veedub. Mike Vick has already admitted that he was immature and unfocused when he was in Atlanta. I’m not saying he’s not responsible for his actions. Typically people who are working in a capacity where they will have to confront a past collegue about their comments will fall on the sword in the interview and be self depricating whether or not the party deserves it or not. Mora agreed to an interview and then was displeased to find out that he would have to confront his own past dishonesty; failures and those of Michael Vick. I’m not sure I understand why he was caught off guard by the questioning but he could have handled it much more easily and in a manner which would have benefited him rather than become another piece of blog fodder. He had to know what the questions were going to be about.

I’m not saying Mike didn’t deserve it but going down that road is not the way professionals typically handle themsleves in national interviews.

D Dog

October 1st, 2010
9:39 am

Jim Mora? Are you still looking for your dream job in Washington. What a jackass…

PMC

October 1st, 2010
9:40 am

Mike Vick was doing really well under Dan Reeves, then the team decided to go into another direction. A player friendly head coach. It was all down hill after the first season.

Mora has still never realized that he misused the personnel that he had available. The team was better than he could get them to play.

Mike Vick was too immature for his job and so was Jim Mora. Really bad combination for us.

waynester

October 1st, 2010
9:43 am

Just because a guy used to coach ball doesn’t make him a broadcaster. Mora is certainly no Madden or Gruden–he’s not even a Billick. He stinks! Please leave the play by play to actual announcers–you know, professionals who have spent years honing their craft instead of wannabes and failed coaches/players….

DP

October 1st, 2010
9:44 am

Great implied question from Gottlieb that set Mora off: “You were getting paid to coach the Falcons and now the guy who was your QB and face of the franchise admits he was lazy when he played for you. Wasn’t it your job to get him to do the film study and work on his fundamentals?”

At least Gottlieb didn’t ask Mora about the time he was on the cell phone trying to find out what it meant for the Falcons playoff chances if the overtime game they were in finished in a tie. Mora’s head might have exploded.

Veedub

October 1st, 2010
10:07 am

@PMC.. Touche, I agree.. Jim Mora is an A$$ for acting as if the questions were out of line. If Jim Mora was mature enuf he would be able to throw Vick under the bus in a professional manner, know what I mean? But I guess I really shud not xpect that type of wisdom from J Mora. So we move on!!

PMC

October 1st, 2010
10:11 am

Exactly. The good news is we get to talk Football from here on out here in ATL.

Thank God!