The man who helped turn a young Peyton Manning into one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history will have a chance to have a similar effect on a young Mark Sanchez.
But he’ll have to work his magic from a home office 750 miles from The Meadowlands.
Former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Tom Moore has joined the New York Jets as an offensive consultant. The 72-year-old will watch game tape primarily from his South Carolina home, according the Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. That probably means Brian Schottenheimer can breathe a sigh of relief, for now.
After helping Manning and the Colts dominate for 11 years, Moore was semi-retired as a “senior offensive assistant” the past two seasons in Indy.
“Rex [Ryan] and I go way back,” Moore told the New York Post Thursday. “We’ve had some great games against each other. I just have so much respect for Rex and his staff and the organization. When he made the offer, I couldn’t refuse it.”
Unfortunately for Ryan, the Jets won’t play the Colts during the 2011 regular season. But the two teams have met in the playoffs in back-to-back years.