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Morning links: Ex-Hawk Grant throws Mora under the bus

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 9, 2010 at 5:53 am with 14 Comments »
August 9, 2010 5:53 am

A lot of the players have been talking about the difference between how player-friendly Camp Carroll has been, and how Jim Mora ran things last year, which players said was a pretty tough camp.

Well, we get more confirmation on this from former Seahawks safety Deon Grant, now with the New York Giants, who tells Newsday that Mora lost some of the players in 2009 because he ran such a tough camp.

“A lot of guys were fatigued out, a lot of guys were lost mentally because they didn’t expect the camp to be as long as it was as far as how long it went on and the amount of breaks we didn’t receive,” Grant said. “We didn’t receive any breaks. You have to find something within you to make it fun and enjoy what you do, but a lot of the fun was gone from it because of how hard camp was.”

My story today focuses on safety Lawyer Milloy, who says last year was a season to forget in terms of his lack of playing time on the field

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen interview’s Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll on his bus tour stop in Seattle.

Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter previews the Seattle Seahawks.

Jarrett Bell of USA Today writes about the impact wide receiver Mike Williams could have with Seattle offensively, and also previews the team.

Rob Rang of writes that rookie WR Golden Tate and FS Earl Thomas are having an immediate impact for the Hawks.

Art Thiel of writes that official Bill Leavy’s admission that he blew a couple calls in Super Bowl 2006 should be a cue for the league to work on swifter accountability from officials in the future.

Greg Johns of writes that quarterback Charlie Whitehurst looked good during the controlled scrimmage. I think Whitehurst has looked more comfortable running the team the last, few days.

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  1. Lol. Jim Mora does suck.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Interesting, but ultimately nothing too controversial by Grant. The real problem with what he said is that someone will inevitably ask Mora about it, and then we’ll all have to suffer his nonsense ramblings, once again. Can’t wait…

  3. SnakeDoctor says:

    Sounds like Mora could out work any of them. Tiger mountain anyone?
    Friggin mamsey pamseys.

  4. PHXHawk says:

    Pro athletes are blessed to be able to play a game that the rest of us pay to watch.
    Are they really not aware that most of them would be in minimum wage jobs if they weren’t gifted physically? Many of them are just 5-year olds, aren’t they?

  5. Most people perceived the Holmgren training camp practices as being too easy and were happy with Mora working their butts off. All coaches are different to a certain degree and some of them have demanding training camps and their teams kick ass. I’m not too interested in whiners complain about how hard it is (or was). I thought training camp was supposed to be hard. It’s not like vacationing at Spring Training. Either way, I hope this philosophy works well with this group of Seahawks. It’s safe to say we all want to see winners in 2010.

  6. snydro22 says:

    Minimum wage jobs? Doubtful. Prison? Probably.

  7. snydro22 says:

    By the way, if Mora was tough, Coughlin should be a nightmare for Grant. Although I’ve heard he’s toned it down in the last few years..

  8. brigadeer says:

    They worked us too hard so we didn’t play for them? Maybe they should bring Jack Patera back and see how they like that.
    Winners instead of whiners.
    Go Hawks

  9. dirtbiker_joey says:

    Wow, minimum wage jobs and prison? Not a lot of love for professional athletes here today. Hopefully you are all just kidding around.

  10. snydro22 says:

    Of course..

  11. freedom_X says:

    I wonder if that explains how Seattle did so well in the preseason. Last year, the team appeared outstanding in preseason, especially on defense. I suppose it simply could have been the team peaking early because of the extra work.

    It’s hard to compare practices since I only went to one Mora practice and one Carroll practice, but the Mora practices seemed more lackadaisical to me. They didn’t start crisply and on time. And Mora seemed to stand by himself, not really appearing to involve himself heavily in the practice, often just chatting with someone else as he stood on the sidelines with arms crossed. Carroll is right in the middle of almost everything. Not sure if I just saw Mora on a disengaged day for him.

  12. Wow. Mariners just fired Don Wakamatsu. Talk about getting thrown under the bus…

  13. dirtbiker_joey says:

    Huh? Baseball’s still going on?

  14. nighthawk2 says:

    Wakamatsu sucks too. I just wonder why they waited so long.

    Wasn’t Mora being criticised for too much of a player’s coach in Atlanta? Maybe he went overboard here to counter that. Or maybe he just sucks as a coach (that’s a joke, there’s no maybe about it). Coughlin caught a lot of flack for running very rough camps at Jacksonville and in New York. He was nearly fired again just before they fluked out that Super Bowl win. I still that idiot Jim Moron on NFL Network at times, they’ve paired him with another idiot, Matt Millen. Now there’s a pair to draw to.

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