Offensive consultant Tom Moore attended Sunday's win over the Chargers and was spotted on the field during the pre-game warm ups, fueling wild speculation that he took an active role in the offensive operation. Some yahoos on radio call-in shows even suggested that Moore, the former longtime Colts coordinator, was calling plays.
Here's the deal: Moore's visit was scheduled prior to the season, long before the Jets' offensive struggles began. In fact, they're trying to schedule another visit for him later in the season. Moore wasn't on the field during the game and, no, he wasn't secretly calling plays from the press box. Enough of the grassy knoll theories.
Moore, whom the Jets hired as an offensive consultant during the offseason, spent training camp with the team. Since then, he has been working out of his home in Hilton Head, S.C., breaking down practice tape and tape of upcoming opponents.
So, no, the Jets didn't summon Moore to the game to watch over Brian Schottenheimer, and his presence wasn't the reason why the Jets, for a change, played consistently on offense -- although I'm sure he was willing to share some insight.