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Mora press conference: “I’m going to work until I’m told not to work”

Seahawks head coach Jim Mora talked for about 40 minutes during his end-of-the-season press conference. He said no coaching changes will be made at this time, and that the coaching staff will take the next, few days off before coming back to the facility and evaluating last year’s season and deciding what changes need to be made.

Mora also said that he’s uncertain if he will have any say into the GM search, stating that he had to talk to CEO Tod Leiweke about that before talking about what his role in that process will be.

Although Mora seemed to hint that the only people he will answer to is owner Paul Allen and Leiweke.

Asked point blank if he will be back next season as the team’s head coach, Mora had this to say.

“I’m just proceeding forward with our evaluation process. I haven’t talked to Tod in a day. You know, Tod’s busy with some other things right now. But I’m not too worried about it. I’m just going to go work until I’m told not to work.”

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Mora: “I’m sure it was good radio”

Obviously, head coach Jim Mora knew he was going to be asked about the much-talked about and debated segment on KJR yesterday with receivers Deion Branch, TJ Houshmandzadeh and Nate Burleson.

Not surprisingly, he hadn’t listened to the segment, but knew the gist of it.

“I didn’t hear a word that was said,” Mora said. “I’m sure it was good radio though. I’m sure it boosted rating. I don’t know if

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Jim Mora press conference: We’ll get it fixed

Well, as you can imagine the Seahawks were not in a very talkative mood after this one. I actually got my first “no comment” from a couple players today, which kind of let’s you know how things are going for the team right now.

Most of the questions centered on Matt Hasselbeck and the team’s effort overall in a game where they got pummeled 48-10, and for the third straight game just did not compete for large stretches of the contest.

If not for the late, 16-yard touchdown pass by tight end John Carlson from Hasselbeck, this would have been the worst loss in franchise history, eclipsing Seattle’s 51-7 loss to Dallas on Nov. 27, 1980, a Thanksgiving Day affair.

Mora again defended his team’s overall effort.

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Mora press conference: A little holiday cheer

Some of the reporters who regularly cover the team, led by Everett Herald reporter John Boyle, pitched in and got Seahawks head coach Jim Mora a visor from Long Beach State baseball’s program, which is informally nicknamed the Dirt Bags, in honor of his comments last week for the holiday season

Mora then proceeded to tell us that he received a box on Monday from a record company in San Diego called Dirt Bags records. The record company sent him some hats, stickers and key chains with the company’s logo on them.

“If you see the offensive linemen walking around with hats, that’s where they’re from,” Mora said. “I’ll say this: The way they played on Sunday was much more like the way we want them to play. And so that gives us cause for hope, and was good sign that came out of an otherwise dismal day.”

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Mora press conference: LS Houser suffered collapsed lung

Seahawks head coach Jim Mora said long snapper Kevin Houser suffered a collapsed lung on Sunday against Tampa Bay and is still in the hospital. Mora said hopefully Houser will be out on Tuesday in time to be with his family for Christmas.

Houser suffered the injury while trying to cover a punt return and actually received pain medication during the game to try and gut through it, but ultimately couldn’t go because of the injury and had to transported to the hospital for his safety, giving way to Kelly Jennings.

Mora said the team has reached out to old standby Jeff Robinson to take Houser’s place for the last two weeks of the season. Robinson, who still lives in the area, snapped for the Seahawks in 2007 and 2008.

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Mora press conference: Dirtbags wanted (within reason)

An animated and intense Seahawks head coach Jim Mora, dressed in game-day coaching garb, addressed reporters this morning.

And Mora expressed some interesting things, to say the least.

As far as the changes along the offensive line, as expected, rookie Max Unger will move to center and Chris Spencer will move over to right guard, where he will split time with free agent pickup and Cal product Mike Gibson.

Mora said

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Mora press conference notes: green jerseys, fantasy advice, forgettable kickers

Well, it wasn’t a dull press conference today. Head coach Jim Mora was in a relatively playful mood talking about uniforms, fantasy football, the temperature in the VMAC indoor practice facility and the weather. I guess that’s what happens after you win two games in a row.

Yes, there was talk about injuries, protection, stopping Andre Johnson and lack of a decent pass rush out of the four-man front.


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Mora press conference: Knapp gets thumbs up

It was “Victory Monday” today at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility, as the players were given the day off today. Players had the option to show up either to lift or watch film. Others came in for treatment.

Seahawks head coach Jim Mora said his team came through the game pretty healthy, and there’s a possibility that everyone will be healthy for Sunday’s game.

If that’s the case, then Cory Redding (concussion) and D.D. Lewis (knee) should be ready to go this week.

Mora said quarterback Matt Hasselbeck’s shoulder is fine, and that he could miss some practice time but should be ready to go for Sunday’s game at Houston.

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