Posted by Will Brinson
Jim Mora, Jr., emerged as a candidate for several defensive coordinator positions in the NFL over the past few weeks -- specifically, it seemed as if the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles were interested in his services and likely made offers to the former Falcons and Seahawks coach.
However, Mora's withdrawn his name for consideration for both of the jobs and will remain with the NFL Network.
"While I appreciate the opportunities presented by Denver and Philadelphia, at this time it’s just not the right fit," Mora told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
It seems odd that Mora wouldn't want to get back into coaching right away, but there are a couple of factors to consider here.
With the Eagles, Sean McDermott was canned from the Philly gig because of "Jim Johnson's shadow" but there's a case to be didn't necessarily fail given the personnel he had. In Denver, Mora would be working with a defense in flux that's run by a coach (John Fox) who's defensive-minded, meaning Mora might not get as much control there as he'd like. And maybe Mora thinks the labor situation could create problems with preparing his team for the 2011 season.
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