Yes it was. He never had a bad word to say about the Seahawks or anybody within the organization. His dream in life was to continue coaching for the Seahawks until he retired. Sure it was probably not realistic, but he felt like he had found a home there and his children loved the area, he loved the organization/players/co-workers, they were content. They treated him really well. He hoped that someday he could work his way up to being their head coach (who doesn't in the coaching world of course). But Mike is a class act. I feel bad because it really hits home when something like that happens. I am really torn as I love my Seahawks. But what a downer it is that he wasn't kept around. He is a great man.
A lot of the info I got on the organization that would seem critical would come from anybody BUT Mike. He is a good man and a real company man. The Seahawks are worse off without him I think, even if they had moved him to another role within the organization. He loved the organization. But that isn't the deciding factor most times unfortunately. I'm sure he'll land on his feet somewhere.