Tom Moore Confirms His Stunning Schedule

March 2nd, 2023

Tom Moore

One of Joe’s joys while attending the NFL Scouting Combine is mingling in the bars with NFL types of all kinds — executives, coaches, media, agents, etc.

It’s basically NFL’s spring break without the beach or the wet t-shirt contests.

Buccaneers senior offensive assistant Tom Moore, at 84 years old, is no stranger to the late-night scene. In fact, Joe caught up with Moore in an establishment around 11 p.m. last night.

Joe had to ask Moore about the stunning admission of Todd Bowles yesterday during his visit to the Ira Kaufman Podcast.

Bowles was talking about the dedication of new quarterbacks coach Thad Lewis, who has been a Bucs assistant for a couple of years and was promoted last month. Bowles noted he personally arrives for work at roughly 4 a.m. or 4:15 and Lewis often is already at One Buc Palace. The only guy that typically beats them to the office? It’s Moore.

Per Bowles, Moore arrives in the 2 o’clock hour, works out, showers and is enjoying coffee and settling into film work by the time Bowles arrives. Joe was in disbelief! But Bowles said he wasn’t joking and that Moore leaves the office around 6 p.m. That’s a 15-plus-hour day!

Joe had to get clarification from Moore.

Moore explained that he sleeps nightly from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. during a typical work week. He’s indeed rolling into One Buc Palace by 3 a.m., then he hits the gym, showers and starts his day.

“That’s what I know,” Moore said. “I’ve got 16 more years to go.”

For the math-challenged, that takes Moore to 100 years old.

Bowles explained that Moore is a brilliant and invaluable resource, and has been a fantastic mentor to him as a head coach.

Special guest Todd Bowles on today’s Ira Kaufman Podcast, presented by Bill Currie Ford.

16 Responses to “Tom Moore Confirms His Stunning Schedule”

  1. BucsGuy Says:

    Maybe he can teach Toilet Bowles clock management and how to use timeouts near the end of a game so your kicker can win the game for you…

  2. stpetebucfan Says:

    What an inspiration for a 75 year old guy like me. I’m getting close to those six pack abs by St. Patrick’s Day. The workouts are the easy part but as bodybuilders have always claimed a six pack of abs is created in the kitchen. The dieting is the challenge.

  3. The Tampa Bay Truth Says:

    So he was putting in at least double the hours that Arians was putting in.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    That ain’t inspiring……

    That’s saddening…….

    Sorry, but there’s more to life than work.

    Alota people who are work-aholics use their jobs to supplement or replace things in life that are missing.

    If you love what you do at work in life, then that’s great…….because the majority of us HATE our jobs!!!!!

  5. DoooshLaRue Says:

    That is amazing…….. that’s approaching Durable Donnie Dedication levels right there.

  6. Letsbucinggo Says:

    In a couple more years he will be old enough to run for president.

  7. Beej Says:

    I actually GOT to work at 0800 once

  8. robert Says:

    what anthem said!

  9. J Ghotier Says:

    The older I get and have got, there is something so peacefully blissful, quiet and relaxing and not so hustle and bustle about the wee hours of the morning. I love getting up at 4-5am and those first few hours of quiet and calm, then coffee with a sunrise to boot. It’s beautiful. I’ve been a 10pm-4am sleeper since like my mid-twenties. Was forced to do it at first for a job, but got used to it and made it my own schedule and now the early morning hours are a highlight of the day to come.

    And as long as you get the same amount of sleep, you still have the same amount of hours in a day to have fun, it’s just what sleep hours and awake hours do you do them at. You get used to anything and 6 hours of sleep is 6 hours of sleep no matter the time. I like to get up early for the solace and peace of the morning still myself.

    So there’s nothing really crazy about waking up at 2am or 6am or 10am if that’s the accustomed schedule. The crazy part is 84 and working 15 hours a day still. Tom Moore is a Legend and a football Treasure!

  10. Hodad Says:

    BucsAthem what’s the diifference being happy on vacation, or being happy with your work? The man is living his dream. We should all be so lucky to have such a passion for what we’re doing no matter what it is.

  11. Razor Ramone Says:

    You said it Hodad, 35 years in a job I hated built up some resentment, I’ve learned you gotta let that go. The upside, I started young and grinded, been retired 4 years now and loving it. I admire Coach Moore.

  12. LOL Says:

    So his life is his job, got it.

  13. Logan Says:

    Maybe it’s Tom moore’s calling to coach football. It is his passion and brings purpose to his life. Japan has a word for your purpose(ikigai), and once it is found they keep doing their purpose until they die. Considering he hasn’t lost his passion for the job at 84, I would say coach Moore has found his ikigai. A lot of us hate our jobs(myself included), but I wouldn’t say it’s saddening that he found his purpose but inspiring. I’m glad he is around to lend all his wisdom to the coaching staff. They need all the help they can get.

  14. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Maybe his wife is a nagger?
    Or, maybe she’s gassy?

  15. ABucAway Says:

    The man is living a great life, imo. Doing crap is overrated. Oh hey let’s go to the beach, again. Hey let’s go see this other part of the country. Why? After 51 years, I’d love to have Tom’s life. He’s living a dream and that is where he finds his bliss. Mr Moore is doing what heis thang and I’m glad it’s with a team I enjoy. 15 hrs of bliss everyday. You don’t get better than that

  16. unbelievable Says:

    5 hours of sleep per night?

    Dang. I’m only in my 30s and I’m trashed if I get less than 7 hours these days…