Mike Stagg LIVE: Louisiana Coastal Plan

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 13:50
You Kidding me? Mora doesn’t believe New Orleans Saints will make playoffs
Written by 

mora2Jim Mora is revered in New Orleans as the head coach who brought the Saints into the realm of respectability, but mentioning his name outside of black-and-gold boundaries elicits a very different response.

 

 

The video of Mora, responding to a question on whether his 2001 Colts could make the playoffs has ascended into the lexicon of greatest sports quotes: "Playoffs? Playoffs? Are you kiddin' me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game!"

     It was November 25, 2001, and Mora's Colts had just committed five turnovers in a dismal loss to San Francisco, dropping them to 4-6. The Saints are in similar position today with a 4-5 record, although the playoffs suddenly have reappeared as a possibility after they won four of their last five. But what does the expert at playoff prognostication say about it? I called him Tuesday morning and got this immediate response: "Playoffs? Are you kiddin' me?” It was followed by the easy chuckle of a man comfortable that he no longer has to worry about such threats to happiness as fumbles, interceptions or a "diddly-poo" performance. 

     Now a respected commentator on the state of the NFL, Mora sipped his latte as he repeated the same thing he has told his television audience. The Saints dug a deep hole, losing their first four games, and it will be tough to dig out. "Now, understand, when people ask me who my favorite team is, I always say the Saints," Mora said from his home in Palm Desert, California. "But I don't believe they will make the playoffs." Mora cited a difficult schedule ahead, which includes road games against the New York Giants, Dallas and the revenge-bent Atlanta Falcons. In addition, they play the 49ers, now 6-2-1, and the improving 5-4 Bucs at home. With other games at Oakland and home against Carolina, Mora can’t find five wins in those seven games.

     "We went 8-8 and made the playoffs in 1990, but it depends on the other teams,"  Mora said. “The Saints won't catch Atlanta and will have to go in as a wild card. It will be difficult enough for them to go 9-7, and that might not be enough to get them in."

     For another look at Mora's famous "playoffs?" rant, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwq7BYOnDrM

Jim Miller's new book, "Where the Water Kept Rising," is now available in local bookstores, at Amazon.com and at his website: www.JWMillerSports.com

 

 

 

Will Saints be in the Super Bowl?

  
 More New Orleans Saints news    
Join the Saints GroupNew Orleans This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

              

 

 

 

  Want more Louisiana news?               

 

 

 

Louisiana News

Louisiana Politics

Louisiana Business

Louisiana Government

             
 Baton Rouge News

Lafayette News

Shreveport  News

New Orleans News

   
Signup for Our Newsletter

qr

Scan the QR Code above using your smartphone to signup for our newsletter.

Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Edwards gets Graves challenge on Louisiana flood relief money
  • Gov. Edwards's pugnacious state of union gave wrong Louisiana vision
  • Trump plus 80 days: Jim Brown, Bernie Pinsonat talk US, Louisiana politics
  • Trump should be like Reagan, not like Bush

graves c 3Shades of Katrina?

    Is political partisanship raising its ugly head again in the face of another Louisiana disaster?  Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards thinks so.

    Edwards got some rough treatment from a congressional committee in Washington, D.C. when he testified before it recently about the state’s response to flood problems.

Read More

jbeWith equal parts pugnaciousness and disingenuousness, Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ highly-politicized 2017 State of the State speech laid out a truly flawed vision for Louisiana going forward.

Read More

jim bernieIs Russia now our enemy, once again?

Did Donald Trump make the right move or was the latest attack, simply some wag the dog?

Read More

Iron nancy reagan 6n 1986, United States President Ronald Reagan authorized military aircraft to unleash a torrent of bombs in Tripoli, Libya to send a strong message to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The attack was in response to Gaddafi’s involvement in the terrorist bombing of a Berlin disco that resulted in the death of American soldiers. 

Read More

latter-blum2

Sen. Appel talks budget, economy

TRUMP TALK

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1