For the rest of the week, I’ll be devoting my time compiling several ‘Best of’ lists leading up to the Super Bowl. Lists will include best Super Bowls, best players, memorable plays and more. I decided to kick things off with a former head coach who has ties to both New Orleans and Indianapolis. That man is Jim Mora. We all remember his famous speech about the playoffs and he had some pretty good post game rants in New Orleans.
For your enjoyment, here’s some of the best post game quotes from Jim Mora:
” I’m sure people vomited in the stands when they watched our kicking game” – Mora on the Saints’ special teams in 1992
“I’ll say this, those are some sick, sick, sick people. Mentally sick. I thought it was horrible, disgusting. embarrassing, shameful. It stunk. People are sick when they do something like that. Absolutely sick. The guy’s out there busting his a** like all our guys were and the guy gets his knee blown up and they’re standing and cheering and clapping. Those are some sick people. Sick in the head. They oughta get their a** thrown right out of the stadium” – Mora’s reaction to Saints fans cheering when quarterback Wade Wilson went down with a knee injury in 1994.
Mora after the Saints lost to the Panthers 19-7 in 1996:
“We couldn’t do diddly poo offensively. We couldn’t make a first down. We couldn’t run the ball. We didn’t try to run the ball. We couldn’t complete a pass. We sucked.”
“I’m totally embarrassed and totally ashamed. Our coaching did a horrible job. Our players did a horrible job. We got our a** totally kicked in the second half. That’s what it boiled down to. It sucked. It stunk.”
“We’re a young team they say; balogna. Rookie quarterback, the hell with that. The bottom line is winning football games. We stink on defense. We stink. We stink.” – Mora talking about the Colts’ struggles during the 1998 season.
Quotes from Mora’s famous PLAYOFFS?! post game interview in 2001 after the Colts lost to the 49ers 40-21:
“Well I’ll start off by saying this: Do NOT blame that game on the defense, OK? I don’t care who you play, whether it’s a high school team, a junior college team, a college team, much less an NFL team, when you turn the ball over five times, four interceptions, one for a touchdown, three others in field position to set up touchdowns, you ain’t gonna beat anybody I just talked about.”
“That was a disgraceful performance in my opinion. We threw that game, we gave it away by doing that. We gave them the friggin’ game. In my opinion that sucked.”
“You can’t turn the ball over five times. Holy crap, I don’t know who the hell we think we are when we do something like that. Unbelievable. Five turnovers.”
“We’ve thrown four interceptions for touchdowns this year. That might be an NFL record.”
“That’s pitiful. I mean that’s absolutely pitiful, to perform like that. Pitiful. Horrible. Just horrible. Horrible.”
“Playoffs? Don’t talk about playoffs. You kiddin’ me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game, another game”