Gone but not forgotten, former Seahawks coach Jim Mora still has a finger on the pulse of the team he used to coach.
And it’s possibly still his middle finger.
On Wednesday, Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck posted on Twitter birthday wishes to tight end John Carlson, whom Hasselbeck called “this year’s fantasy sleeper.”
So ESPN’s Adam Schefter chimed in by pointing out that Carlson was Schefter’s fantasy sleeper last year, and that Schefter’s entire team went to sleep. Hasslebeck responded by pointing out that Carlson will be “running routes instead of pass blocking this year.”
Enter Mora. The one-and-done head coach wrote that Carlson “ran routes last year,” with 51 catches and seven touchdowns. “Only blocked to keep QB from getting killed,” Mora said. “The grass is always greener. . . .”
Hasselbeck then backed off, pointing out that Carlson will be the “slot” guy now that Chris Baker has been signed to be the team’s “Daniel Graham” tight end.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times has all the links and the screen shots. We suspect that Mora — a good guy with a little bit (or maybe a lot) of his dad’s temper — wishes he had taken the high road. Then again, the high road is never very entertaining.