Report: Tom Moore joining Cardinals staff

AP

When Tom Moore’s consulting gig with the Titans came to an end, he said he wanted another job in the NFL for the coming season.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Moore is going to be part of Bruce Arians’ staff in Arizona. Moore won’t be offensive coordinator — Harold Goodwin is leaving his post as Colts offensive line coach to take that job — but will be the assistant head coach-offense for the Cardinals.

Arians was a quarterbacks coach under Moore in Indianapolis from 1998-2000, a period when the Colts were developing Peyton Manning into one of the league’s best quarterbacks. The roles are different, but developing even an above-average quarterback in the next couple of years would be a pretty big step in the right direction for the Cardinals.

La Canfora also reports that veteran defensive assistant coach Tom Pratt will be part of the staff concentrating on the pass rush. The Cardinals led the league with 58 sacks during the 2012 season, giving Pratt some good material to work with heading into next season.