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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  1. Moore is one of the most respected assistant coaches in the NFL. He’ll be a huge boon for this offense over training camp

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  2. Wow this coaching staff is dedicated to having teachers all over it. Moore consulting with Lefty and Arians is like a dream come true.

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  3. Love and admire this guy. He was Tony Dungy’s OC when the Colts won the SB.

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  4. One day at a time – and the Bucs have made moves to improve yesterday and now today.

    Finally something to get excited about.

    Great move. We’ve needed a consultant for a long time now. They couldn’t have found a better one. Moore has seen it all. Through many decades. Love it.

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  5. I probably respect Moore more than any other offensive mind in the NFL. Love the guy. However, I’m glad he’s only here through training camp with B. Leftwich still being the OC, otherwise Magic Johnson wouldn’t be the only one complaining about not getting the power he was originally promised when he took the job. Besides, from the picture above I don’t think Moore could make it through the grind of a full season.

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  6. One more expert pair of eyes to find the hidden gems in the Oline, Receiving Core and Running Game. We will know what we have for sure on Offense and what players need to stick around and will contribute. Stuff like this is great!

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  7. I really respect this guy! Great idea!
    The Bucs now have more coaching types on staff than Eisenhower had generals during WW2. No excuses for failure.

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  8. no salary cap on coaches. If you have no money for players, spend it on coaches. Can’t hurt

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  9. I would say though keep him indoors. he’s not looking too good in that picture. Florida heat in the summer brutal for an 80 year old guy.

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  10. A little ageism in your remarks, Pinkstob.

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    • If he were 18 and looked like that I would’ve said the same thing, so no. I made no reference to his age.

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  11. 80 yrs old? Is he gonna work from his rocker at home? Arians had better be good. He’s got more coaches and staff than any other NFL team.

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  12. Put him in the soup! The more the merrier!!!

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  13. I guess we don’t need that “President of Football Operations” at this time. Contrary to what some of us were advocating after Koetter was canned, Bucco Bruce Arians is demonstrating another way to approach this job! Get ‘er done!

    In BA we trust!
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    Go Bucs!!!

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  14. Wow! Our very own footballing Yoda! An incredible 68 years of coaching experience and undoubtedly an absolute gold mine of insight and information. A great move by the Bucs!

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  15. Old guys rule! I’ll bet he has some stories. Let’s hope the youngsters listen.

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  16. Good move. So much knowledge. He has made a lot of people look good.

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