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Titans Coaching Search: Former Falcons and Seahawks Coach Jim Mora Jr.

Jim Mora Jr. told Jim Wyatt yesterday that he would be interested in the Titans head coaching job. He is the son of Jim Mora Sr, obviously, who gave us one of the best soundbites in NFL history (video after the jump). Mora started his coaching career in 1985 with the San Diego Chargers. From San Deigo he moved to the New Orleans Saints to coach under his father in 1992. In 1997 he moved to the San Francisco 49ers to coach under Steve Mariucci.

Mora was named the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons in 2004. He had a rather interesting time in Atlanta. In his first season he led the team to an 11-5 record and a trip to the NFC Championship game. He then had two disappointing seasons in a row with the Falcons, going 8-8 and 7-9 respectively. He also made a boneheaded move in 2006 when he told a radio show that he would leave the Falcons, even in a playoff run, to coach the Washington Huskies if he was offered the job. The Falcons fired him after the 2006 season.

In 2007 he joined the Seattle Seahawks staff under Mike Holmgren as the assistant head coach and secondary coach. He was named the head coach in 2009 after Holmgren retired. They Seahawks went 5-11 in 2009 and Mora was shown the door.

I doubt Mora gets a call from the Titans, but he does have some familiarity with people in the front office. I would be fine with them giving him a look for the defensive coordinator position, but there is nothing that leads me to believe that he will be a good head coach.