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Reaction to Mora firing

Here's some quotes former Seahawks head coach Jim Mora, Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke and receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Leiweke: “We’ve made a tough decision today. It became apparent after conducting an extensive internal audit, that a new direction was needed to provide an opportunity for the organization to be successful. Today’s decision, while difficult, is part of the process in building a franchise with a new vision in 2010.”

“Jim is truly a stand-up man, who gave his full effort to our franchise. We thank Jim and his family for their commitment to our community and for their contribution to the Seahawks.”

Mora: “This team, more importantly this community, means so much to me that it hurts not being able to see this through. I am disappointed I did not get the chance to complete my contract. This is a tough business that sometimes demands immediate gratification.”And from Houshmandzadeh, who was interviewed on ESPN: "You never, ever think that this would happen after one year. I just hope I'm a part of turning things around. I respect Caoch Mora, I can't believe it down like this."