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Tom Moore coming back, again

Friday night’s Cooter-included announcement from the Colts didn’t mention the future of long-time offensive coordinator Tom Moore, apart from the fact that Clyde Christensen now has Moore’s job.

Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star reports that Moore will return for the 2010 season, as a senior offensive assistant.

Last year, Moore and offensive line coach Howard Mudd retired, ostensibly due to changes to the league’s pension system.  They thereafter returned as consultants, but they landed in the same positions they previously held.

Moore joined the Colts in 1998, the same year quarterback Peyton Manning was drafted.

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15 Responses to “Tom Moore coming back, again”
  1. hounds64 says: Mar 20, 2010 9:10 AM

    I think Peyton needs Moore / Cooter to be successful next year.

  2. Michael LaRocca says: Mar 20, 2010 9:19 AM

    He’s not going to unretire more than Brett Favre, is he?

  3. The Oven says: Mar 20, 2010 9:26 AM

    Now they just need to bring back Jim Mora Sr., if only for the sound-bites.

  4. oldschool says: Mar 20, 2010 9:28 AM

    Great to see Octogenarians working….

  5. 3GChief says: Mar 20, 2010 9:41 AM

    hounds64 – Funniest comment I’ve ever read on PFT.

  6. Child_Please! says: Mar 20, 2010 9:57 AM

    This is old. Moore is not even an OC, he is window dressing,,,, just like Jim Caldwell is, and Tony Dungy was. Everyone knows Manning is the QB coach, Head Coach, and Offensive Coordinator.

  7. Cro-Mags says: Mar 20, 2010 10:37 AM

    “Everyone knows Manning is the QB coach, Head Coach, and Offensive Coordinator.”
    Except when he blows it in the playoffs, then it’s someone else’s fault.

  8. WTBucs says: Mar 20, 2010 10:47 AM

    Clyde Christensen is bad for Manning. When Clyde was OC for the Bucs under Dungy, it was run, run, pass, punt 80% of the game, offense never got better than high 20′s ranking. One of the reasons Dungy got canned was because Dungy didn’t want to fire Clyde. The guy will put a crimp on Manning’s style. If it ain’t broken….

  9. edgy1957 says: Mar 20, 2010 10:56 AM

    The Colts have been lucky to have the same offensive system for Peyton’s early years. Continuity like that is hard to find and is a big reason for the success of the Colts and the Patriots.

  10. casey says: Mar 20, 2010 11:28 AM

    “Everyone knows Manning is the QB coach, Head Coach, and Offensive Coordinator.”
    “Except when he blows it in the playoffs, then it’s someone else’s fault.”
    All Caldwell had to do was stay out of Manning’s way, which he failed to do. And look what happened when the window dressing tried to be important.

  11. tryagain says: Mar 20, 2010 12:02 PM

    ‘All Caldwell had to do was stay out of Manning’s way, which he failed to do. And look what happened when the window dressing tried to be important.’
    Oh, I didn’t realize Caldwell made that interception!

  12. VanceRefrigeration says: Mar 20, 2010 12:15 PM

    Welcome back, Tom. I see the background check on Jim Bob Cooter finally came through.

  13. Fan of Football says: Mar 20, 2010 12:19 PM

    “All Caldwell had to do was stay out of Manning’s way, which he failed to do. And look what happened when the window dressing tried to be important.”
    Casey, you just validated Cro-Mags argument. So Caldwell’s whole involvement in the SB was just limited to the play with Mannings’s INT.
    lol, at least Manning didn’t need to call out the lineman in public and throw them under the bus like he did last time. This time he had his GM do it.

  14. AmishGangsta says: Mar 20, 2010 2:44 PM

    Fan of Football said-”All Caldwell had to do was stay out of Manning’s way, which he failed to do. And look what happened when the window dressing tried to be important.”
    Casey, you just validated Cro-Mags argument. So Caldwell’s whole involvement in the SB was just limited to the play with Mannings’s INT.
    lol, at least Manning didn’t need to call out the lineman in public and throw them under the bus like he did last time. This time he had his GM do it.
    All Peyton had to do to win the Super Bowl was what he always has to do-be nearly perfect because of a flawed team around him. No other qb would have SNIFFED the Super Bowl with the worst running game in the league like Peyton did.
    Unfortunately, he came up short in the Super Bowl. But that doesn’t change the fact that he was the ONLY reason we were there.

  15. Stetson wears panties says: Mar 20, 2010 7:46 PM

    Tryagain,
    If you want to be accurate, you should say “Oh I didn’t realize that Caldwell ran that piss poor route”.
    Caldwell got in Manning’s way when he pulled the starters vs. the Jets.
    Nice one hounds…
    Manning is simply the best qb to play the game and that kills the haters….

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