Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Former Falcons beat reporter Steve Wyche, now of NFL.com, shows a strong feel for the challenges Jim Mora faces in his second stint as a head coach.
Mora told Wyche he's been humbled by his experiences. I do think Mora will be better off this time around after taking a background role on Mike Holmgren's staff for two seasons. Consider it a time for reflection. Wyche also gets it right by offering this disclaimer:
To caution, this is the offseason, where coaches tend to be more well-mannered, distinguished and at ease. Once the season starts, patience tends to grow shorter as does the ability to filter out emotions and spontaneity. Mora, the son of a fiery head coach with the same name, will be put to the test in a few months, especially if things with the Seahawks don't go as well as planned.
I see evidence Mora "gets it" this time around. It's tough to know how that will carry over if the team struggles. Holmgren projected strength and stability in those situations. Even when Holmgren was blistering people behind the scenes, he kept his composure with the public and proved he could weather a storm. Mora sounds like he has the right game plan. Now he must execute.