Moore Consulting: Let’s Play This Out a Bit …

The Jets have not made it a secret that Tom Moore is part of the Jets staff this season as a consultant — but what’s the end game?  Moore has made it abundantly clear that he is there to “strictly observe” and has denounced negativity in all forms.  He doesn’t like being negative?  Well … there goes any shot of him becoming an OC in New York …

But let’s not forget the Jets lured Mike Westhoff back from retirement … it’s not like they haven’t done it before.  So what’s he here for?  Here’s some viable and non-viable thoughts I’ve had about his ‘behind the scenes’ role with the Jets.  Add your thoughts in the comments.

Red Zone Help — Last year the Jets were 28th in Red Zone efficiency and so one of the things that the Jets have been very forthright about is that they brought in Moore to help make that more potent.  This year the Jets are ranked 1st in that same statistic.

Validator of Offense — ‘Observing’ can take many forms.  I have to think that there’s some internal division on what the team thinks about Schottenheimer.  I have zero proof, but my best guess is that Rex isn’t all that enthused with his his OC’s abilities and maybe more importantly, the ethos of how he constructs an offense.  Meanwhile, the front office (Tannenbaum & Johnson) are more behind Schotty.  Maybe both sides agreed that bringing in a subject matter expert to perform a validation of Schottenheimer’s work was a partial benefit of also getting some red zone help?

More than Just Offensive Consulting but Coaching Consulting — Moore’s help to the offense this season has been good, but the Jets might be in the business of looking for a new coordinator this offseason.  It’s a common occurrence that when teams are facing real crisis in leadership, they look for former coaches – now consultants – to help them hire someone.  Guys like Dan Reeves have been in the news in recent years like this. So while Rex isn’t in question, his expertise in creating an offense sort of is.  So would the Jets rely on Moore help guide them in finding their next OC on which everyone can agree?

What About Bill? — Going into this season, the easy answer to replace Brian Schottenheimer was OL Coach / Running Coordinator? Bill Callahan.  The Jets prevented Callahan for interviewing for some vacancies this last offseason.  Is Callahan still the natural promotion for the Jets?  Do the Jets feel like they need something else

How About Eventual Replacement? — Now this is where it gets a little trickier.  Moore is 73 years old, doesn’t like negativity, and sounds like he’s enjoying his returement. But he’s got that itch and loves football.  But Rex relishes his presence.  But the players are all responding very positively to him.

Could the Jets pull a Godfather III on Moore?




26 comments
Dave SchuItz
Dave SchuItz

well we'll see how it goes I still have confidence in the guys

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

Coyotes take a nice pound of flesh off the Pens.

Klinkhammer for Ulfie's kid. That is a steep price the Pens just paid, and i am happy he went West..

jmoney93
jmoney93

i still doing understand how no one made Neil pay some sort of price for the hit on Hammer

John Pentony Jr
John Pentony Jr

Let them rest and heal up for most likely Playoff Hockey.

shlo
shlo

I don't like it, obviously, but we have the required  depth which will give them time to heal properly.  Hamonic is the real concern since his concussion. He plays hard  and it does not look like he'll last long in the league.

Paul Zuppello
Paul Zuppello

Thank god Pullock will come up. Need at least one right handed shot on the point.

islesfan31
islesfan31

Does this suck? Yes. But this is why we have depth - for the situations where we lose some key players, we have players in our system who can hopefully come in and try and fill the gaps until these guys are back.


I'm not as worried as I'm sure we all would've been in years past. Just stay focused and keep the effort coming. 

Matt Cocalas
Matt Cocalas

No sweat. This team is deep and never gives up

bubbamac19
bubbamac19

This - THIS - is why you don't talk trade in November! Identify your weaknesses and deal from your strengths at the deadline.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@jmoney93 Cause it was a clean hit... And this is why "Reinhart isn't expendable" for a trade. 

So please stop trying to trade away our defensive prospects for forwards, its not a good long term idea.

phishstyx1
phishstyx1

@jmoney93  Boulton was not in the line up. Neil would have destroyed Martin if he wanted to go

Don22
Don22

@islesfan31 I agree.  Of course not happy about it, but it's part of the game. It's time for guys to take the baton and run with it.  It's a challenge and good, deep teams make sure things like this don't derail them.  Maybe it slows their pace a little bit, but they need to keep going.

dzruggie
dzruggie

@rmbbanned2 @jmoney93 It is a terrible idea plain and simple.  Thought Reinhart played well last night.  He obviously needs experience and confidence at the NHL level but he is a big, string kid with a heck of a future.  

@phishstyx1 @jmoney93

Most definately as I have also posted on an earlier thread, people who love Martin believe he is Mike Tyson, when he is only a big middleweight. and would get hurt in a dance with Neil.

Don22
Don22

@phishstyx1 @jmoney93 Because it was a tight game and nobody wanted to take a dumb penalty.  Let's be honest - Neil's hit was fine.  He just got him good and from I could see jammed his shoulder.  Nothing really dirty about it except that Hammer didn't see it coming.  That's part of Neil's game - just like Clutter - make a big hit and hope someone retaliates and takes a penalty.  

shlo
shlo

@Brian Serviss @shlo I don't know, it looked like shoulder, but I believe that any hard hit can aggravate the concussion.

islesfan77
islesfan77

 @phishstyx1 @jmoney93 I am not so sure of that. I don't "love" Martin, but I don't think a fight between Martin and Neil would be as one-sided as some people on here appear to think.