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Mora wants "dirtbags," hopes that we don't point it out

It’s been a busy couple of days for us, and so I’m still making it through my ongoing list of possible story ideas.  (For security reasons, I write them in Pig Latin.)

A little while ago, I finally had a chance to open the string of e-mails we received late Wednesday regarding a reference that Seahawks coach Jim Mora made to PFT.  And it reminded me that we like Jim Mora a lot, and that we hope his new G.M. feels the same way.

Speaking with the media, Mora explained his belief that offensive linemen need to have a certain type of mentality.

“If you’re gonna be a good offensive lineman, I think you’ve gotta be a little bit of a . . . you gotta have . . . you gotta be . . . can I say it? . . . you gotta be a little bit of a dirtbag,” he said.

“Not as a person, but on the football field.  In the pit, where all that stuff goes down, man if you don’t have some freakin’ toughness, you’re gonna fail.  You’re gonna fail.”

He later explained his choice of the “dirtbag” term, and one of the writers said that it’s a great word.

Smiling, Mora agreed.  “It’s gonna show up on ProFootballTalk in about 30 seconds,” Mora said, to laughter from the room.

It actually took us a little bit longer.  But better late than never.

He’re the full press conference.  The “dirtbag” discussion heats up at about the 13-minute mark.

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30 Responses to “Mora wants "dirtbags," hopes that we don't point it out”
  1. Citizen Strange says: Dec 18, 2009 2:47 PM

    Mora wants “dirtbags,”
    Is that like airbags for a coffin or something?

  2. Cleveland Sucks aka Philly Sewer Rat says: Dec 18, 2009 2:50 PM

    Florio is a dirtbag.

  3. Elvin Tibideaux says: Dec 18, 2009 2:51 PM

    Why no waiver-claim for Richie Incognito?

  4. Otm Shank says: Dec 18, 2009 2:51 PM

    That is a good term. It was a good term when Joe Bugel came up with it for his linemen a couple years ago.

  5. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Dec 18, 2009 2:53 PM

    Imjay oramay uckssay…

  6. Living_Legend says: Dec 18, 2009 2:54 PM

    He’s an awful coach..

  7. filthymcnasty says: Dec 18, 2009 2:56 PM

    This beer’s for you…
    Richie Incognito & Flozell Adams.

  8. BobsCountryBunker says: Dec 18, 2009 2:56 PM

    Tell Wade Phillips … his line is full of “ussypays”

  9. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 18, 2009 2:57 PM

    He should know, having coached Mike Vick.And he’s the idiot that got fired up by sniffing ammonia on the sidelines.

  10. mike428 says: Dec 18, 2009 2:58 PM

    Mora can thank Tim Ruskell for not replacing Hutch.

  11. danlinker says: Dec 18, 2009 3:01 PM

    Hear that Florio, Mora wants you – dirtbag

  12. Favre On HGH says: Dec 18, 2009 3:03 PM

    Redskins “Hogs” is still the best name out there.

  13. SmashMouth says: Dec 18, 2009 3:04 PM

    Too late Mora, no copy rights here. Joe Bugel called his offensive linemen the “Dirtbags” 3 years ago, a direct descendant of the “Hogs” in the eighties.
    Originality is dead!!!

  14. slipkid says: Dec 18, 2009 3:04 PM

    and florio is a choirboy, i am sure.

  15. SF Saints Fan says: Dec 18, 2009 3:06 PM

    I did not like Little Mora Jr. when he was an “assistant” coach with the Saints when his daddy was the coach, I didn’t like him when he was the Falcons coach sniffing poppers of the sidelines, I didn’t like him when he campaigned for the University of Washington job, I didn’t like him when he campaigned for the Seahawks job, but……I am starting to like the guy, just a little. Dirtbags, that is exactly what you want in an offensive lineman, a guy with attitude who will knock guys off the line and do what it takes within the rules to protect his quarterback.
    Nice job J.L., but your dad would have said it even better and gotten a beer commercial out of it after he retired.

  16. Hap says: Dec 18, 2009 3:07 PM

    There are plenty on this site. I’m in line behind Flo.

  17. Favre On HGH says: Dec 18, 2009 3:08 PM

    5:40 he has some good remarks too. Not really related, but good.
    Starting to like the guy after listening to him.

  18. kenyatta says: Dec 18, 2009 3:17 PM

    hey mora how about just being good at your job,a skilled lineman doesnt need to be a ass to be good
    by the way your a average coach so you better become a dirt bag then you may become a good coach total bullcrap

  19. Setobakura says: Dec 18, 2009 3:28 PM

    Mora should know, he coached Vick, who is a scumbag.

  20. Florio Makes Sh*t Up says: Dec 18, 2009 3:34 PM

    Joe Bugel on line one.

  21. Play4Blood says: Dec 18, 2009 3:40 PM

    That got you all squishy in the panties, I bet. Gotta love the name dropping and free pub.

  22. NagaSwan says: Dec 18, 2009 4:05 PM

    BUGES!
    Also (this shows how much of a nerd I am) doesn’t Bugel look like a cross between Ian McKellen and Gollum

  23. prophet of the light says: Dec 18, 2009 4:17 PM

    Jim Mora should join Ladainian Tomlinson and Roy Williams on their trip to see the Wizard (of Oz)

  24. cobrala2 says: Dec 18, 2009 4:24 PM

    Not newsworthy or interesting. A waste of bandwidth.

  25. ZombieRevolution says: Dec 18, 2009 4:25 PM

    Smiling, Mora agreed. “It’s gonna show up on ProFootballTalk in about 30 seconds,” Mora said, to laughter from the room.
    Because we all know if there is a site that makes the biggest deal of the smallest thing, a site that makes up for quality with quanity, it’s PFT.

  26. Stinkfinger007 says: Dec 18, 2009 4:28 PM

    Mangina is the biggest dirtbag in the NFL. do you think their is a soul he wouldn’t deficate on to help himself???

  27. texasPHINSfan says: Dec 18, 2009 6:53 PM

    More surprising is the fact you like Mora. Is it because he references your site or talks to you?
    It surely can’t be because of his coaching abilities.
    And putting in a waiver claim might not have done much good – the Bills have a higher priority on the waiver wire anyway. (both teams have same record, but Bills have worse conference record).

  28. Beast Of The East says: Dec 18, 2009 7:43 PM

    @zombierevolution-
    “Because we all know if there is a site that makes the biggest deal of the smallest thing, a site that makes up for quality with quanity, it’s PFT. ”
    why do you read the site then? noticed that you took the time to read the article and then comment on it. if that is how it is, why do you lend any credibility by actually posting a comment. your a douche that is why.

  29. Lost says: Dec 18, 2009 10:57 PM

    Florio, you just gonna sit back and take that? Mora disses you and PFT like that. You just gonna take that stuff?
    Dirtbag. Mora. Dirty mouth.
    Hey, you talking to me…
    That guy’s laughing at us. And you’re just gonna report it like nothin’ happened.

  30. FumbleNuts says: Dec 19, 2009 1:00 AM

    chunky soupy sales says:
    December 18, 2009 2:57 PM
    He should know, having coached Mike Vick.And he’s the idiot that got fired up by sniffing ammonia on the sidelines.
    More of Mora??
    When will the Seahawks start getting it right?
    Fire this Brainsurgeon!
    Let’s get a REAL NFL minded coach!

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