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Kurt Warner, Jim Mora land at FOX as game analysts

Kurt Warner wanted a job in NFL broadcasting after he left NFL football, and he finally has found one.

Michael Hiestand of USA Today reports that Warner will work as a game analyst with FOX during the 2010 season.

It had appeared that Warner would come up empty in his search for TV work, prompting speculation/rumors in May that he’d return to the game for another year.  Since then, Warner has worked several AFL games on NFL Network.  He apparently has done well enough to catch FOX’s eye.

Also joining FOX as a game analyst will be former Falcons and Seahawks coach Jim Mora.   We’ll say as to Mora what we’ve said as to guys like former Raiders and Bucs coach Jon Gruden.  If Mora plans to get back into coaching, he won’t be nearly as good as he could be if he doesn’t, since he’ll pull punches and mince words if he’s worried about pissing someone off.

Then again, Mora has never been bashful — which we like.  He riffed in 2006 on his willingness to quit his job in Atlanta if he could return to the University of Washington, and he said enough to later quit his job in Atlanta involuntarily.  After being fired by the Seahawks after only one year on the job, Mora came unglued as to the front office and his replacement, at one point mouthing “Pete Carroll cheats” while on a radio show that was being videotaped.

So even though Mora has made clear his desire to return to coaching if he can stay in the Seattle area (in other words, grow eyes on your shoulder blades, Steve Sarkisian), maybe Mora will throw caution to the wind and be himself.

That said, we don’t recommend that he say on the air that he’d quit his job with FOX on the spot if he could work with another network.

Though FOX has yet to announce the full lineup for the coming season, Hiestand reports that Warner will be replacing former NFL quarterback Trent Green.  Though it’s unclear whether Green jumped or was pushed, the message to all former coaches and players who get into broadcasting is clear — every year, a new crop of coaches and players will be exiting the NFL and eyeballing the broadcast booth.  So the challenge for each of them is to quickly become something more than the flavor of the month.

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13 Responses to “Kurt Warner, Jim Mora land at FOX as game analysts”
  1. Krow says: Aug 16, 2010 9:50 AM

    Pete Carroll does cheat. Well, did. When you’re right …you’re right.

  2. chc4 says: Aug 16, 2010 9:53 AM

    Mora is a total boob. Anyone that hires that clown gets what they deserve.

  3. nowathand says: Aug 16, 2010 9:53 AM

    Kurt Warner is Jay Leno to Trent Green’s Conan O’ Brien.

  4. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Aug 16, 2010 9:54 AM

    Jim Mora sucks as a coach and as an analyst he’s living off his dads name now

  5. purplejesus28 says: Aug 16, 2010 9:57 AM

    Kurt Warner replacing Trent Green? Who could have seen THAT coming?!

  6. queenie says: Aug 16, 2010 10:13 AM

    Happy to hear it about Kurt and if the gig with FOX does not work out he can always replace Florio.

  7. robert ethen says: Aug 16, 2010 10:15 AM

    Mora Warner. Not what the world needs.

  8. Mighty B says: Aug 16, 2010 10:17 AM

    Too funny,I wonder if Bulger will replace Warner when he retires.

  9. Jack Acid says: Aug 16, 2010 10:49 AM

    Warner? Warner?! Are you kiddin’ me? Warner?!

  10. johnberry1961 says: Aug 16, 2010 10:54 AM

    Where did this guy learn to write with all of this “as to” stuff. I think the writer needs to go back to English class.

  11. Steeler fans are tools says: Aug 16, 2010 12:39 PM

    Pete Carroll will get his comeuppance….yes he will!!

  12. Adam says: Aug 16, 2010 1:10 PM

    Kurt Warner on FOX. I feel so sorry for him.

  13. ShaKey says: Aug 17, 2010 5:13 PM

    Wonder if Mora is gonna rip Seattle just because of the management. Or if he’ll Man up and take responsibility of the Crappy Defense him and Holmgren put on the field.

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