Cardinals HC Arians begins to fill his staff

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Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is getting his staff together and in place.

On Monday, Arians hired Todd Bowles as his defensive coordinator, Harold Goodwin as his offensive coordinator and Tom Moore as his Assistant Head Coach/Offense.

Bowles brings 13 years of NFL experience with him to Arizona. This past season, he was defensive coordinator for the Eagles. He took the position after Juan Castillo was fired.

He and Arians have some long standing history. Bowles was a team captain at Temple in 1985 under then-head coach Bruce Arians.

Bowles played as a defensive back with the Redskins (1986-90, 1992-93) and 49ers (1991). He appeared in 117 career games, and helped the Redskins win Super Bowl XXII.

Bowles was the assistant head coach/secondary with the Dolphins for four seasons (2008-11) and was also interim head coach for the final three games of the 2011 season.

Before he joined the Dolphins, Bowles was the secondary coach for the Cowboys for three seasons (2005-07).

He’s also coached the secondary with the Browns (2001-04) and the Jets (2000).

Bowles began his coaching career in 1997 at Morehouse College. He served as defensive coordinator/secondary, before moving on to serve under legendary head coach Eddie Robinson at Grambling State (1998-99).

Goodwin comes to the Cardinals after spending the 2012 season as the Colts offensive line coach.

Before his time with the Colts, Goodwin spent five seasons with the Steelers as an offensive assistant (2007-11).

Goodwin’s first NFL job was with the Chicago Bears, where he served as an assistant offensive line coach for three seasons (2004-06).

Moore is the most tenured of the three, having spent 34 years in the NFL, including 13 years with the Colts (1998-2010), twelve of them as offensive coordinator, and one season as a senior offensive assistant.

Moore spent the final five weeks of the 2012 season as an offensive consultant with the Titans, after consulting the Jets in 2011.

Moore and former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning arrived in Indianapolis at the same time, and they made beautiful offense together.

Under Moore, Manning set Manning set Colts franchise records with 4,682 completions, 54,828 passing yards and 399 TDs. Manning also won an NFL-record four MVP awards (2003-04, 2008-09).

Before joining the Colts, Moore coached with the Saints (1997), Lions (1994-96), Vikings (1990-93) and spent 13 seasons with the Steelers (1977-89).