Mora Has Talented Staff Behind Him In Seattle Homecoming

Rich HallstromContributor IMay 29, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 28:  Assistant coach Jim Mora of the Seattle Seahawks holds a ball during warmups for the game with the Arizona Cardinals on December 28, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals won 34-21.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

When Jim Mora decided to take on the challenge of following Mike Holmgren as the Seahawks head coach, he knew he couldn't do it all by himself. With that in mind he used the experience gained in Atlanta to give his staff every chance at success in the Pacific Northwest. I believe when you look at the roster of new coaches there are three key cogs in the Mora machine. These cogs aren't important just based on title but because they also address areas key to the Seahawks desire to reclaim a division championship. 

Cog #1

Offensive Coordinator Greg Knapp- Spent three years in Atlanta with Mora. He has 14 years of NFL Coaching Experience. He is committed to the running game. 10 of 14 quarterbacks he has worked with in the past have seen the Pro Bowl. Among the Pro Bowl quarterbacks, he has spent time with: Steve Young, Jeff Garcia, and Michael Vick

He has already spent a lot of time developing a good working relationship Matt Hasselbeck. From all reports they get along great and Matt has been able to keep a lot of his favorite plays in the playbook.

Cog #2 

Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley- Spent time in Tampa Bay with Monte Kiffin. He knows the Tampa system. He has energized veterans like Lofa Tatupu in off season workouts.

Cog #3

Defensive Line/ Assistant Head Coach Dan Quinn-Mora has been familiar with him since they worked together in San Francisco with the 49ers. He shares Mora's ideas on relentless pressure. 

   If these Cogs function truly as a unit the Seahawks are three steps closer to another division title.