Our own John McGrath takes former Seahawks head coach Jim Mora to task for his recent comments made on the radio airwaves, and suggests maybe it's time for Mora to find another place to call home. McGrath points to his own experience of losing his dream job as a columnist in his hometown of Chicago before finally settling down in Tacoma, a place he now refers to as home.
Maybe it was the whirlwind pace – a newborn in the house, a national football championship on the horizon – but I never looked back. And while I still enjoy my occasional visits to Chicago, I’m always comforted as the plane makes its descent toward Sea-Tac Airport.
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My dream job crashed, but my dreams didn’t. This is home. This is the town where I settled down.
Which brings me back to Mora. He needs to find his own kind of whirlwind pace, because the longer he stews about the awkward way Seahawks management handled his departure – he met the press for a postseason wrap as CEO Tod Leiweke was in Los Angeles, interviewing Pete Carroll – the more he sounds like an embittered mope.
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