Mora's wrath comes through in different ways

August, 11, 2009
8/11/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Matt Hasselbeck's recent conversation with KJR's Mitch Levy and Hugh Millen produced insights into Jim Mora's style as a head coach.

While former coach Mike Holmgren was known for occasional outbursts, Hasselbeck shot down the idea that playing for Mora means not having to worry about incurring the head coach's wrath following a bad play.

Hasselbeck: No, there is wrath. It's just not this public. Clearly, there is wrath. He will call people out all the time. He'll put on video of a team meeting. He'll select six plays from practice. He'll get his little laser pointer out and he'll be like, 'Right here, watch this guy. Unacceptable effort. Unacceptable effort.'

Levy: But that is a different kind of wrath.

Hasselbeck: It's peer-to-peer wrath, which is way -- you know, that is big. 'See this right here? You will not be here in three weeks if I ever see this again. You will be gone. You will not be here.' I mean, you could hear a pin drop.

Hasselbeck also said he anticipates tighter formations and heavier personnel groupings from the Seahawks this season, with a more physical mentality and an emphasis on hard play-action. The new coaching staff has also unburdened Hasselbeck from having so many responsibilities on each play, from protections to presnap adjustments.

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