Thursday, November 29, 2012
Moore a quality addition to Titans' staff
By Paul Kuharsky
A guy who was unable to give Mike Munchak the commitment it would have taken to become his offensive coordinator in 2011 is now an untitled piece of Munchak's staff.
Tom Moore, who ran Peyton Manning's offense in Indianapolis for the bulk of Manning’s term with the Colts, was at the Titans practice today.
Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean tweeted that Munchak brought in Moore in a spur of the moment decision, classified him as a “helping hand” for the rest of the season and said that new coordinator Dowell Loggains is excited to have him as a resource.
I think it’s a good move.
The Titans' offense was having issues under Chris Palmer, who was fired Monday night and replaced by Loggains. He’s 32 and it’s his first time calling plays. Bringing in Moore, who turned 74 on Nov. 7, seems like a smart idea.
Before he hired Palmer when putting together his initial staff when he replaced Jeff Fisher after the 2010 season, Munchak tried to talk to Bill Callahan and Mike Tice. The teams they were with didn’t grant permission for interviews.
Munchak spoke with Moore, who had just parted way with the Colts and would have qualified as a big get in the AFC South. But ultimately Moore told the Titans' new coach he didn’t feel he could make the necessary commitment to coordinate.
Moore consulted with the Jets late last season.
He'll do more than consult now. Exactly what, everyone is probably going to need some time to figure out.