Cardinals finalize hires of coordinators Harold Goodwin, Todd Bowles, add Tom Moore to staff.
By FOX SPORTS ARIZONAFS Arizona
Cardinals on Monday finalized the expected hires of offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and added longtime NFL assistant coach Tom Moore to their staff under new coach Bruce Arians.
Goodwin had been offensive line coach with the Colts for the past year after working from 2007-11 as offensive line coach in Pittsburgh, where Arians also was on the staff. Goodwin also served as offensive line coach for the Bears, with whom he started his coaching career in 2004.
While Goodwin will hold the title of offensive coordinator, Arians — who was offensive coordinator for the Colts last year and the Steelers prior to that — has said that he will call plays. It is unclear how other offensive duties will be divided, but it appears that the staff will have three assistants heavily involved in managing the offense.
Moore, who has worked in the league since 1997, has extensive experience as an offensive coordinator, calling plays for Peyton Manning and the Colts from 1998-2010 before retiring from coaching. He worked for the last two years as an offensive consultant for the Jets and Titans but recently left the Tennessee organization, saying he wanted to return to a more hands-on role. With the Cardinals, Moore will hold the title of assistant head coach of offense.
Arians was the Colts' quarterbacks coach from 1998-2000, working under Moore during that period. The 74-year-old Moore had also been offensive coordinator for the Steelers (1983-89), Vikings (1990-93) and Lions (1994-96) prior to his lengthy stint in Indianapolis.
Bowles, who has been primarily a secondary coach for various teams since starting his NFL coaching career in 2000, was promoted to defensive coordinator by the Eagles six games into last season following the firing of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo. He also served as interim coach for the Dolphins for the last three games of the 2011 season, going 2-1 after Tony Sparano was fired.
The remainder of the Cardinals' new staff has not been publicly announced, but according to a report Monday by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, all positions have been filled and the completed staff will be announced "soon."