Two years ago, I liked Mora. I thought he brought personality to the team... He was fiery, and it appeared to pump up the team. I figured it was a good fit. He took us to the NFL Championship game and it looked like a sign of good things to come, especially after a 6-2 start last season. However, since then Mora has been anything but impressive. Once the Falcons started losing, it was easy to see that Mora couldn't keep his cool. Players look to their coach as an authoratative figure, and when they see the coach running up and down the sideline screaming... How can you supposed to expect his players to keep their cool? Mora had no control over the team, he liked to think he was one of the players instead of a coach.
I hope the entire coaching staff gets let go. And I hope the new coach coming in can control the team and establish discipline. I want a coach who can keep his composure in tough situations. Mark Richt for example, never loses his cool or makes a fool of himself. UGA was down 3-21 to Va Tech at halftime... You didn't see Richt out of control and giving up on the team. As a result, the Bulldogs came back and won 31-24. When have you ever seen the Falcons come back from a 4th quarter defecit? It hasn't happened.
As for Vick... Can we please get rid of him. I've lost respect for him. He's not a leader. He is the Allen Iverson of football. He doesn't care about the team or winning. He cares about the 1,000 rushing yards he put up this year. He cares about his career high 20 TD passes this year. He throws everyone under the bus except for himself. He sees himself as higher than the team (which you can partly blame on Arthur Blank, who else have you seen Blank pushing around the sideline on a wheelchair while injured... No one).
Vick's excuse for never emerging as the consistant superstar that everyone expected out of him is that they've gone through 3 different coaching systems in the 6 years he's been a pro. Well it appears the Falcons are about to go through their 4th different system. Does that mean we get 2 more years of mediocre play out of him?
My suggestion... Trade him. Get whatever picks we can get for him and move on. We have an extremely talented QB in Matt Schaub. For some reason Matt Schaub doesn't have trouble with our WR. Last year against the then defending world champ Patriots, Schaub passed for 300+ yards and 3 TD's. Last week against the Eagles in just over a quarter Schaub passed for 175 yards (and passed for the Falcons 1st 4th qtr TD in about 14 games) while Vick had only passed for 86 yards in 2 1/2 quarters.
I know the Falcons don't have the balls to trade Vick and hand the team over the Schaub, even though that's probably the right move. So I'm praying that Vick will demand a trade out of Atlanta.