We posted earlier today a blurb regarding the comments from former Falcons and Seahawks coach Jim Mora, regarding his former quarterback, Mike Vick.
Appearing on WGR 550 in Buffalo, Mora talked up his former starting quarterback.
“Michael was a positive influence in locker room. A good worker . . .
Mike was always the last guy to leave every day. He watched as much
film as anybody. All that stuff was a bunch of media talk,” Mora said.
As Rosenthal pointed out, Vick himself has admitted that he wasn’t a good worker, and that he was the first guy to leave, not the last.
It’s possible, as one of you explained in an e-mail, that Vick’s soul-purging strategy upon reinstatement to the NFL included admitting to anything and everything. (If so, it’s a shame he wasn’t interviewed by O.J. Simpson.) But as one of you noted in the comments, Mora was singing a different tune about Vick before Vick rejoined the NFL.
Specifically, Ed Werder of ESPN said in an interview with Mora that “you always stated your
belief that [Vick] was a quarterback, and could succeed at the position.”
“Because he was my quarterback,” Mora said, grinning.
So why is Mora talking Vick up if he doesn’t really believe what he’s saying?
It could be that he’s eyeballing a career in the media, and that he’s commencing the Joey Sunshine/Jonny Gumdrops routine of never saying anything bad about anyone.
Or maybe Mora wants to be the Bills’ next defensive coordinator.
Or maybe Mora is eyeballing a spot on the Philly coaching staff. After all, the Eagles are hoping to snooker someone into giving up more than they should for Vick, and Mora definitely would be helping the cause if he helps generate some genuine interest in Vick.