69 Total Quotes

Jim Mora Quotes

Having a guy like Ike gives you some flexibility, ... We have to decide as a staff what gives us the best combination of players to help us win games. We have to take into account special teams, and Ike is a big part of our special teams package.
Jim Mora
#Flexibility

We were just trying to establish the culture that we wanted and the style we were going to play with. That was a high effort, high energy going after the football style of defense.
Jim Mora
#Culture

Had he not come up to my office, then we might not be talking about this now. We might be talking about this tomorrow or next week, but I have too much respect for Peerless, or any other player, to lie to them when you're dealing with their livelihood.
Jim Mora
#Office

I've sat in meetings with Alex and I've watched every installation he's done, and I've never, ever heard him talk about hurting a guy. He does not do that.
Jim Mora
#Meetings

I have decided not to extend Mike Johnson's contract. Mike has worked hard as our quarterbacks coach for the last two seasons and we wish him the very best in the future.
Jim Mora
#Coach

They were so supportive and such a big part of our success at home. I get goose bumps thinking about running onto the field at the Georgia Dome.
Jim Mora
#Home

A team thinks they're going to come into our stadium and disrespect our emblem? Because that's what it is. Well, I don't think we have to take that. And we didn't.
Jim Mora
#Disrespect

I'm upbeat about this football team, I'm upbeat about this organization. We're putting together a culture here in Atlanta that will prove to be a winning culture for many, many years.
Jim Mora
#Culture

They got a guy who can bounce it, and he's got wheels.
Jim Mora
#Bounce

He's a quarterback. If he feels like that, that's fine. As the head coach – I'm not a guy who worries about thing like that. But I also didn't have to take 65 snaps from center with a crazed defense across the field. I had a jacket on; he didn't.
Jim Mora
#Coach

The guy is just a tremendous learner. Anything we ask him to do he does. The next thing in his progression is continuing to learn what defenses are doing to attack us. I have said this many, many times. It's hard for him to concede a play. He just can't do it. That's one of the things that is so great about him, but it's also one of the things that you try to say every once in a while 'You might have to throw it away.'
Jim Mora
#Ask

I think the players believe that I'm in the boat with them, and whatever I ask them to do, I'm going to demand of myself and my coaches. My dad was that way.
Jim Mora
#Ask

It always bothers me when they ignore Mike's mental grasp of this game and his ability to win football games when they characterize him as just an athletic guy who runs around and makes plays,
Jim Mora
#Ability

We're fortunate to come out on the winning side today. I'm proud of our football team. I told them that I love their fight. I love their resilience.
Jim Mora
#Football

You're liable to see something you've never ever seen before.
Jim Mora
#Liable

Everything's so real now. Every game has significance. Every practice matters. You can't waste a rep. You don't get it back now. There's only so many reps you get during a regular-season week. I think the sense of urgency heightens.
Jim Mora
#Practice

He's a Georgia guy and he had an interest in being here. He has fit in very, very well in the locker room. I think the players respect him as a person and a player. He goes out and when he kicks in practice or in games, he just makes his kicks. I think that's what players want to see. They want to see a guy put it through the uprights, and Todd does that.
Jim Mora
#Interest

Michael had a good game. I was holding my breath when Mike was running the ball. In fact, I just let my breath out now.
Jim Mora
#Running

I think the way we handle this win is almost as important as the victory itself,
Jim Mora
#Victory

When you've got Ronnie and him out there, there's a real comfort zone because they're both so smart. They understand the game and they take care of the people around them. That's a real attribute you look for.
Jim Mora
#Comfort

I see him analyzing the game more effectively. He's trying to become more of a big-picture guy. He can be a premier corner in this league.
Jim Mora
#Trying

One of my obligations to the players is to make sure I'm looking out for their health.
Jim Mora
#Health

We're extremely happy with Matt. He's just a smart player, understands our system. The players have complete confidence in him. We feel like we can win if he's playing for us.
Jim Mora
#Confidence

When you're going against a good defense like Jacksonville has and you have some success like we did it gives you some confidence that you got things going a little bit we feel good coming out of that game.
Jim Mora
#Defense

The only stat I care about right now is the win. I know the critics will be out in force, but we're 5-2. Here's what I know about Mike Vick. When he starts games, the Atlanta Falcons win two-thirds of them.
Jim Mora
#Force

I think a lot of people are still narrow-minded when it comes to accepting alternate ways on how to play a position. We see that with Mike (Vick) all the time, obviously. People want him to be something he's not.
Jim Mora
#People

I hate to say more comfortable because that makes it sound like you're taking it easy, or more relaxed, but there's more familiarity. We know each other. They know what I expect of them on the practice field, in games, in the community and in the meeting rooms. I understand how they're going to respond in certain situations.
Jim Mora
#Hate

We would like to see Mike continue to develop consistency throwing the ball, making good decisions on the move -- which we think he has so far -- and recognize the blitz a little bit better and get rid of it when he can, and that's something that Mike hasn't had a lot of experience at, but he's getting better at it. The guy's just a tremendous learner. Anything we ask him to do, he does. The next step in his progression is just continuing to learn what defenses are doing to attack us.
Jim Mora
#Consistency

He'll learn to keep his emotions in check. He's a competitor. I'd rather him get a little stuff going than to back down from people. It doesn't need to go to that level that it went to the other night.
Jim Mora
#Emotions

He was running and lifting. He can move his head around real well.
Jim Mora
#Running