For diehard Seattle Seahawks fans who are used to football legends producing winning seasons, this is welcome news: Jim Mora was fired as head coach.
Seahawks fire head coach Mora
Updated Jan 8, 2010 1:46 PM ET
The Seahawks have fired head coach Jim Mora after just one year, FOXSports.com has learned.
It’s curious that Seattle would make such a move so soon. Mora took over a 4-12 team, and this year’s squad was decimated by injuries and had to endure a general manager leaving during the year.
The Seahawks finished 5-11 this year, third place in the NFC West. They finished the year on a four-game losing streak during which they failed to score more than 13 points in any game.
Seattle has already called for permission to interview other assistants. Likely candidates include Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, among others.
Mora, 48, previously coached the Atlanta Falcons from 2004-2006 and led them to an 11-5 record and the NFC championship game in his first season. He was an assistant head coach with the Seahawks from 2007-2008 before taking over the head job.
The news comes at the end of a week that has featured plenty of NFL coaching headlines. The Bills dismissed their entire coaching staff, the Redskins replaced Jim Zorn with Mike Shanahan and Charlie Weis became the Chiefs new offensive coordinator, to name a few.
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