The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired NFL veteran offensive coordinator Tom Moore as a paid offensive consultant. The 80-year old Moore and head coach Bruce Arians have a long history together in the league, having worked with each other for the first time in Indianapolis from 1998-2000 when Arians was Peyton Manning’s quarterbacks coach and Moore was the Colts offensive coordinator.
Arians and Moore reunited in Arizona when Arians became a head coach for the first time at age 60. Moore was named the assistant head coach for the Cardinals and was also an offensive consultant.
Moore’s tenure with the team will be through training camp and not be extended into the season.
Moore has been coaching football since becoming a graduate assistant at Iowa back in 1961, and was first hired into the NFL by Pittsburgh as the Steelers receivers coach in 1977. Moore won Super Bowls with the Steelers (XIII and XIV) and one with Indianapolis (XLI).
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