I think the assessment of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is unfair, but I do agree, however, that he should relinquish his play calling duties.
On Wednesday, former long-time Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Tom Moore said he wanted to return to the sidelines after spending last season as an offensive consultant to Dowell Loggains with the Tennessee Titans.
If Garrett’s plan is to surround himself with a knowledgeable and experienced coaching staff, then there are very few offensive minds as experienced as the 74-year-old Moore. If you don’t know who Moore is, he joined the Colts as their offensive coordinator in 1998, coincidentally the same year that Peyton Manning was drafted No. 1 overall.
Moore remained with the Colts for ten years from 1998-2008 and during that time he helped establish the Colts’ offense as one of the most potent offenses in the NFL . Plus, he was crucial to Manning’s development as a quarterback. But, after spending some time away from the sidelines, he got the itch to coach again and said it doesn’t matter where. In fact, he said he’s interested in any offensive coordinator job that’s open.
“I’d like to get a job as an offensive coordinator in the National Football League.” Moore said. “I don’t know if that is going to transpire or if that is going to happen, but that’s what I want to do. I don’t want it to be a deep, dark secret…I am still young by my standards, so I can do it. I’m a young 74. You have to do something worthwhile in your life, and I feel I have some things to offer.”
It sure sounds like Moore still has the fire in his belly and could be just what the doctor ordered for a Cowboys offense that needs some new life.