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Encyclopedia > Jim E. Mora
Jim Mora
Date of birth May 24, 1935 (1935-05-24) (age 72)
Place of birth Flag of United States Glendale, California
Position(s) Head Coach
College Occidental College
Career Record 125-112 (NFL regular and post season)
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1998-2001
1986-1996
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Indianapolis Colts (HC)
New Orleans Saints (HC)
Phila./Balt. Stars (HC)
New England Patriots
Seattle Seahawks
University of Washington
UCLA
University of Colorado
Stanford University
Occidental College (HC)
Occidental College

James "Jim" Earnst Mora (born May 24, 1935 in Glendale, California) is the former head coach of the USFL's Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars and the NFL's New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts. He played football at Occidental College where he was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. His son Jim L. Mora is the former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (437x622, 177 KB)Jim Mora This work is a copyrighted publicity photograph. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: The Jewel City Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... 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As an NFL coach, Mora is best known for three things: turning two of the NFL's losingest franchises into perennial post-season contenders, his lack of success once he got his teams to the playoffs, and his often impassioned post-game tirades and press conferences, including the legendary "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda," "Diddley Poo," and "Playoffs?" tirades. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...

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Early career

Mora was a tight end in college in California, graduating in 1957. His college roommate was Jack Kemp, an all star quarterback with the Buffalo Bills, U.S congressman for 18 years and presidential candidate in 1988. After playing three years of service football in the U.S. Marines Mora became an assistant coach at his alma mater in 1960. He moved up to head coach of Occidental a few years later and led the team for three seasons (1964-66) compiling an 18-9 record. The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Jack French Kemp Jr. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... Alma mater is Latin for nourishing mother. It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


Mora received a master's degree in education in 1967 and left Occidental to serve as an assistant coach at Stanford for the 1967 season. He then spent five seasons at Colorado, one at UCLA and three at Washington. In 1978 he moved to the professional ranks as the defensive line coach for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks under head coach Jack Patera. “M.S.” redirects here. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in Stanford, California. ... See also: 1966 in sports, other events of 1967, 1968 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Richard Petty May 31-Indianapolis 500 — A.J. Foyt USAC Racing — A.J. Foyt won the season championship... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[2]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... John Arlen Jack Patera (born August 1, 1933) is a former American Football player and coach in the National Football League. ...


USFL

In 1983 the United States Football League came into existence and Mora became head coach of the Philadelphia Stars (who moved to Baltimore in 1985). During his tenure the team compiled a 48-13-1 (.782) record while winning two USFL championships. Mora was named Coach of the Year in 1984. After the USFL folded in 1985 Mora took over as head coach of the NFL's New Orleans Saints. See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Nelson... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... The Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars were a professional American football team which played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... See also: 1983 in sports, other events of 1984, 1985 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 Richard Petty won the 200th (and final) race of his career on July 4. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present...


New Orleans Saints

After a 7-9 record his first season, Mora led the Saints to a 12-3 record in 1987. That was the Saints' first season over .500 and its first playoff appearance. In week 6 of the 1987 season the Saints lost a 24-22 heartbreaker to the 49ers, missing a last-second field goal. After the game Mora launched what became known as his "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" speech. In his postgame press conference, Mora angrily said the following: The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ...

The Saints ain't good enough. We're close, and close don't mean shit. I'm tired of coming close. I'm pissed off right now. You bet your ass I am. I'm sick of coulda, woulda, shoulda, coming close, if only.

The Saints responded by winning their last 9 games. The team's 12-3 record in the 1987 season was the second-best in the NFL that year. Unfortunately for them, the San Francisco 49ers had the league's best record (13-2) and played in the same division. Therefore, the Saints were a wild-card team (interestingly, since 1987 was a strike-shortened season with replacement games, it should be noted that the Saints and 49ers had identical 10-2 records in regular season non-replacement games). The Saints lost their first playoff game 44-10 to the Minnesota Vikings. Nevertheless Mora received the NFL Coach of the Year Award. City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... The NFL Coach of the Year Award is presented annually by the Associated Press to the NFL coach who has done the most outstanding job of working with the talent he has at his disposal. ...


Mora's Saints finised 10-6 in 1988, and were part of a three-way tie for first in the NFC West with the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams. However, the 49ers won the division on tie-breakers, and the Saints lost the wild-card tiebreaker with the Rams and missed the playoffs. In 1989, the Saints again had a winning record (9-7) but finished 3rd in the NFC West again and missed the playoffs. The 1988 NFL season was the 69th regular season of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... The St. ... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Thereafter his Saints teams made the playoffs three more times. In 1990, the Saints only finished 8-8, but managed to make the playoffs as a wild card. They lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Chicago Bears, 16-6. The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National...


In 1991, Mora's Saints finished 11-5 and won the NFC West for the first time in team history. In fact, it was the team's first division title ever. However, the Saints lost again in the first round of the playoffs. They lost at home to the Atlanta Falcons 27-20, in spite of finishing one game ahead of the Falcons in the NFC West during the regular season. The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970...


In 1992, Mora led the Saints to its second 12-win season in 6 years, finishing 12-4. They were a wild card again, however, as the San Francisco 49ers finished 14-2. But for the second time in two years, the Saints were upset at home in the first round the playoffs, as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Saints, 36-20. This would be the Saints' last playoff game during Mora's tenure, leaving Mora with an 0-4 playoff record in New Orleans. The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


1993 marked the beginning of the decline of Mora's Saints. The team started the season 5-0 and appeared to be headed to the postseason again; however, after the Saints' bye week, the team went into a tailspin and went only 3-8 in the final 11 games, including losing 4 out of their last 5 games. 1993 was Mora's last season of .500 or better in New Orleans. The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ...


After two 7-9 seasons in 1994 and 1995, Mora appeared increasingly frustrated with his team's situation in New Orleans. After the Saints were beaten 19-7 by the Carolina Panthers, a loss which put them at 2-6 midway through the 1996 season, Mora walked out of the postgame press conference in disgust after a profanity-laced tirade. His outburst became famous on sports highlight reels for years to follow, largely because of Mora's use of the phrase "Diddley Poo." On the Saints' performance, Mora said the following: NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ...

Well, what happened was, that second game, we got our ass kicked. In the second half, we just got our ass totally kicked. We couldn’t do diddley poo offensively, we couldn’t make a first down, we couldn’t run the ball, we didn’t try to run the ball, we couldn’t complete a pass - we sucked. The second half, we sucked. We couldn't stop the run. Every time they got the ball, they went down and got points. We got our ass totally kicked in the second half - that's what it boiled down to. It was a horseshit performance in the second half. Horseshit. I’m totally embarrassed and totally ashamed. Coaching did a horrible job. The players did a horrible job. We got our ass kicked in that second half. It sucked. It stunk.

Shortly afterward, Mora unexpectedly resigned his position as head coach and was replaced by interim coach Rick Venturi. The Saints finished the season at 3-13, their worst season since going 1-15 in 1980. Venturi was replaced by veteran Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka. Rick Venturi is a former head coach at Northwestern University and longtime NFL assistant known or his defense. ... The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ...


Indianapolis Colts

In 1998 Jim Mora replaced Lindy Infante as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. The team struggled to a 3-13 mark in his first year with a rookie Peyton Manning learning the ropes at quarterback but had an amazing turnaround to 13-3 in 1999, thanks in large part to the addition of rookie running back Edgerrin James. The Colts lost their first playoff game in the AFC Divisional Playoffs (the team received a first-round bye to advance to the Divisional Playoffs) to the Tennessee Titans, which dropped Mora all-time NFL postseason record to 0-5. The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... Lindy Infante (b. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana)[1] is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida), nicknamed “The Edge” or just “Edge”, is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // James was recruited out of Floridas Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Colts finished 10-6 in 2000 and made the playoffs once again, but the team lost a wild-card round playoff game to the Miami Dolphins by a score of 23-17 in overtime. This defeat dropped Mora's overall postseason record to 0-6. Coincidentally, just hours after Mora lost what would be the sixth and final playoff game of his career, his former team, the New Orleans Saints, won their first-ever playoff game. The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference...


On November 25, 2001 after a loss to the San Francisco 49ers which dropped the Colts to 4-6 Mora, made his famous "Playoffs?" tirade. Of the Colts' performance Mora said: is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...

Well, I'll start off by saying this. Do not blame that game on the defense, OK? I don't care who you play, whether it's a high school team, a junior college team, a college team, much less an NFL team. When you turn the ball over five times -- four interceptions, one for a touchdown, three others in field position to set up touchdowns -- you ain't going to beat anybody I just talked about. Anybody. All right? And that was a disgraceful performance in my opinion. We threw that game. We gave it away by doing that. We gave them the friggin' game. In my opinion, that sucked.

Later in the press conference, in response to a reporter's question about the Colts' chances for making the playoffs, Mora said in a high-pitched, incredulous sounding voice:

What's that? Oh come on now. Playoffs? Don't talk about-- playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game!

His "Playoffs" sound bite is regularly played back as a joke on a number of sports radio talk shows when discussing mediocre NFL teams or playoffs of other sports. The tirade would go on to be featured in a Coors Light commercial in 2006 as part of an ad campaign that interspersed former NFL coaches' actual press conferences with twenty-something male actors asking the coaches inane and unrelated non-football questions about the beer. Coors Brewing Company logo The Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: RKY) is one of the worlds largest brewers of beer. ...


Hampered by a season-ending knee injury to James, Indianapolis only won two more games that year. Some sources believed that Mora could have saved his job if he fired one (or more) of his coordinators but he refused to do so. Mora was fired after the season and replaced by Tony Dungy. Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy [DUN-jee] (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ...


Coaching philosophy

Mora favored a conservative approach to the game, relying on a strong running game and solid defensive play. Perhaps more than any other teams, the Saints teams of the late 1980s embodied his coaching style. Those teams were led by the "Dome Patrol" linebacking corps. This unit consisting of Rickey Jackson, the late Sam Mills, Vaughan Johnson, and Pat Swilling became known as one of the best four-man linebacking corps in NFL history. Those same Saints teams also had a strong running game, mostly led by Rueben Mayes and Dalton Hilliard. Despite his solid regular season record (125-106), the biggest criticism of Mora has been his NFL teams' inability to win any playoff games in six appearances. Rickey Jackson(Born:1958) is a former American Football linebacker who played for the New Orleans Saints,and the San Francisco 49ers. ... Statue of Sam Mills outside of Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC Sam Mills, Jr. ... Vaughan Johnson (born March 24, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey) is a retired American football linebacker. ... Born 1964 Former New Orleans Saints linebacker who turned his popularity as a versatile, speedy pass rusher into a seat in the Louisiana state legislature. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Rueben Mayes (born 1963), was a Canadian football player. ... Dalton Hilliard (born April 5, 1964 in Patterson, Louisiana) was an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He played for the NFC in the 1989 Pro Bowl. ...


Life after coaching

Mora was a sports radio commentator for Fox Sports's GameTime Saturday and GameTime Sunday with Dan Moriarty. On Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26, 2006, Mora made some critical comments about the Atlanta Falcons' quarterback Michael Vick which became controversial because the Falcons were coached at the time by Mora's son, Jim L. Mora. Craig Shemon of Fox Sports Radio called Vick a "coach killer" and Mora quickly agreed with that assessment, saying that Vick was not a good passer and expressing concerning for his son's prospects of keeping his head coaching job while the popular Vick was the team's quarterback. [1] // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... Dan Moriarty was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) South Australian Football League (SAFL). ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 NFL season is the 87th season of the National Football League, the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues Atlanta Falcons franchise. ... James Lawrence Jim Mora (born November 19, 1961 in Los Angeles) is an American football coach. ... Fox Sports Radio is a service of Premiere Radio Networks (a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications). ...


On Wednesday, December 6, 2006, according to ESPN and confirmed by FOX, Mora quit his radio show on FOX because of the controversy he caused with his comments about Vick. December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 NFL season is the 87th season of the National Football League, the major professional American football league in the United States. ...


He is also a sports analyst on the NFL Network, primarily on the show Point After. NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ... Point After is a program on the NFL Network. ...


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  1. ^ http://www.ajc.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/ajc/sportscolumns/entries/2006/11/20/elder_mora_worr.html

 
 

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