Tom Walsh (American football)

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Tom Walsh (born April 16, 1949) is a former NFL assistant coach, most recently with the Oakland Raiders. He was hired in February, 2006, as offensive coordinator by head coach Art Shell[1] but demoted before the end of the 2006 season and replaced by John Shoop.[2] After leaving the Raiders, Walsh stated that Randy Moss, whom he coached in Oakland, was "a player whose skills are diminishing."[3] Moss went on to break the single season touchdown reception record in 2007 after being traded to the New England Patriots.

Walsh spent the past several years operating a bed and breakfast in Swan Valley, Idaho[4] and served as the town's mayor.[1] Prior to this, he had been the head football coach at Idaho State University.

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  1. ^ a b "Walsh hired as Raiders' offensive coordinator",, February 23, 2006. Retrieved 17 July 2007
  2. ^ "Shoop to call offensive plays for Raiders",, November 29, 2006. Retrieved 17 July 2007
  3. ^ "Walsh: Moss' skills were 'diminishing' on Raiders",, May 16, 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2007
  4. ^ Oakland Raiders Hire Innkeeper
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jimmy Raye
Oakland Raiders Offensive Coordinator
February 23, 2006 – November 28, 2006
Succeeded by
John Shoop