Sunday, December 17, 2006

Like father, like son

Obviously, I've slowed down on blogging while at home, so I didn't post about this right away.

On Thursday, Falcons coach Jim Mora Jr. had a semi-meltdown on a Washington radio station, stating that even if the Falcons were in the middle of a playoff run, he'd ditch the team right away if Ty Willingham left Washington.

Of course, right now, the Falcons are in the middle of a playoff run. At 7-6, a win last night would solidify their standing in the playoff hunt with games remaining against the Panthers and Eagles. Last night was a must-win game.

After the comments, I figured the Falcons would get killed by 30 points against the Cowboys. Hearing your coach would ditch you in a heartbeat isn't exactly the sort of thing to boost team morale.

Well, the Falcons lost 38-28. Vick played well, but the Cowboys played better. the Falcons now sit at 7-7, after losing a must-win game to another potential playoff team, on national TV, at home.

And Jim Mora Jr. will probably be on the unemployment line this offseason. He was already on the hot seat, but I'm pretty sure he's now gone after the year and the Falcons finish 7-9 or 8-8 and out of the playoffs.

At least he now has a meltdown to come close to his old man:

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