Tom Moore Says He Wants To Coach Until He Dies

February 1st, 2021

Mike Evans works with Tom Moore, and Evans talked about Moore today.

Legendary NFL offensive guru Tom Moore, the beloved Bucs’ 82-year-old assistant coach, (a man who drank Manhattans with Ira Kaufman after Super Bowl III) was very firm today in his news conference.

Moore said he wants to coach until he can’t get the job done any longer — or until the Grim Reaper knocks on his door.

“I want to coach until physically or mentally I can’t, or until I die,” Moore said. “Because there is absolutely nothing about not working that turns me on. I want to coach as long as I can. I want to coach as long as someone will hire me.”

Moore added that he loves the Bucs’ coaching staff — “my kind of people” — has had both rounds of his COVID-19 vaccines and he’s eager to work next season “and the next year and the next year.”

After a long college career, Moore entered the NFL as Steelers wide receivers coach in 1977. He has three Super Bowl rings and served as offensive coordinator for the Colts, Steelers and Lions.

There are many examples of Moore being well liked and appreciated around One Buc Palace. Mike Evans said today that a highlight of this season was getting the perpetually serious Moore to smile a couple of times.

17 Responses to “Tom Moore Says He Wants To Coach Until He Dies”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    tom moore is the don zimmer of football…

    just don’t let pedro martinez anywhere near him,,, 🙂


  2. Snook Says:

    Biggest hire by the Bucs since Gruden.

  3. chris L Says:

    legendary! let’s get him a lombardi!!! awesome to hear he got the vaccine too!

  4. gp Says:

    Just the kind of person you want to have around for a long long time.

  5. Durango 95 Says:

    “Tom Moore Says He Wants To Coach Until He Dies”

    Now THAT is a headline!

  6. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Agreed Tommy Boy. I may practice law that long. If you love what you do and it pays well, why quit and risk Alzheimer’s! Stay mentally sharp.

  7. I CARE NOW Says:

    Hope he doesn’t kick the bucket after having those shots. To many people are dying. Its more deadly and unknown than the sickness itself.

  8. I CARE NOW Says:

    Sorry, just my educated opinion. I wont respond to anyone who wants to argue. All I meant is that I am praying for the man.

  9. Adrnagy Says:

    Tom Moore= the qb whisperer

  10. Steven007 Says:

    Care now, no reason to argue that point. Your demonstrably wrong with that exceedingly uneducated take. Now if you cared about the Bucs winning this weekend, I could get on board.

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  12. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    I have had Covid twice now. Once in January last yr, once in November last yr.
    I will never take a vaccine. I don’t trust it

  13. Adrnagy Says:

    Here’s your educated answer.

    Moore made the transition to the NFL in 1977 when he joined Chuck Noll’s coaching staff at the Pittsburgh Steelers, initially serving as receivers coach. Within three years on the Steelers, Moore earned two Super Bowl rings and in 1983 he was promoted to quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.

  14. Adrnagy Says:

    At the end of the college football season in 1988, Arians was hired in the NFL as a running backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. It was during this time with the Chiefs that he worked with the coach who brought him to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bill Cowher. He also spent one season as the tight ends coach of the New Orleans Saints in 1996.

    Following this stint was when he made a name for himself when he got the job as the quarterbacks coach of the Indianapolis Colts in 1998.

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m sure Brady can really use him….

    Not really.

  16. ModHairKen Says:

    Men drink Manhattans.

  17. Rob in Land O Lakes Says:

    “I may practice law that long.”

    Alvin? What type of law? (No, I’m not looking for legal advice!)