We interviewed Jim Mora today regarding Arizona’s offense and the success they had against the Seahawks in their last game, but it also was an opportunity to ask him about Mike Holmgren and the dynamic the two have endured this season.
“I just thought Sunday was so befitting,” Mora said. “It was just tremendously touching just to see the affection that hte peiople of Seattle have for him, and really the NFL world. As a younger coach — I guess I am not younger any more — you look at that and say that is rare. He is a rare man, and what lessons have I learned and can I learn and how do I need to reflect on the great things he has done to get himself to this place? That is basically what I have tried to do my entire career; I have been surrounded by great coaches and great administrators, and I try to take something from all of them. I have been extremely fortunate the last two years to be around Mike, and see the respect that that has garnered in the NFL community, the Seattle community and nationally.”
What have you picked up?
“Not that I want to get into right now. Can you wait a couple weeks? He is just a wonderful person. I have been very blessed to be here with him.”
Mora went on to say that Sunday reminded him of Joe Montana’s jersey retirement ceremony in San Francisco, when Jerry Rice came back from the knee injury to play on Monday night.