Jim Mora just finished his Monday afternoon rehash of Sunday’s lossto Houston.
Yes, he said, it looked as bad on the film as it did in person.
“I was very disappointed in our performance … I know a lot of peopleare,” he said. Given a good week of practice and preparation, he saidhe did not see the weak performance coming and said “it’s myresponsibility to see it coming.”
On the question of effort, Mora said he examined it. He views it asa combination of whether the players are concentrating in meetingsand practice during the week, and if they’re playing hard from snap towhistle every play on Sundays.
“I don’t see that as being a problem on our football team,” he said. The problem: “The consistency of execution.”
On the injury front: Linebacker Aaron Curry, who suffered ahip-pointer, was “walking around without a limp,” Mora said. He thinksCurry has a good chance to be ready for this week’s game against TampaBay.
Receiver Nate Burleson had an MRI on an ankle injury, but allMora could report on the matter was that he was walking with a “slightlimp.”
The problems with protection have been the result of missedassignments by linemen and backs. But also bad techniques and playerssimply getting physically beat.
Mora had hinted that there would be changes across the offensivefront. He said Monday that it was too early to say specifically whatthose would be. He said they’d be willing to do whatever it takes togive the team the best chance to get a win over Tampa Bay.
The goals now that the playoffs are no longer a mathematicalpossibility? To win the final three to get to 8-8 and to evaluatewhich players are “willing to do what it takes to make the team awinner.”
The coverage on the first play touchdown to Andre Johnson called forMarcus Trufant to have sole responsibility. Mora said that Trufant gotcaught walking toward Johnson when the Texans went on a quick snapcount.
Center exchange problems by Chris Spencer were again caused bySpencer’s wearing of a cast on a broken right thumb, Mora said. Hesaid that Spencer’s snapping left handed “hadn’t been a huge issueuntil yesterday.”
Matt Hasselbeck’s health? “He’s actually better than you would thinkafter taking the beating he took.” A thumb injury is no problem, buthis shoulder is sore, Mora said.