We saw the effect that one special athlete can do to a teams success first hand this weekend versus the Lions. Calvin Johnson ate our secondary for lunch and came back for seconds and thirds! Megatron is for real. We have been ugly on offense and Carson Palmer’s play has been less then stellar. Then an endowment from the NFL gods shows up on the field in the form of Denarius Moore (DMoe). DMoe is back and off the populated and very trendy injury bench.
You may look at DMoe’s stats for the day and say 2 catches for 13 yards, wow! The stats you need to spotlight are Carson Palmer’s (367 yards and one touch down with ZERO picks)! Carson connected with 8 different receivers on the day including Darrius Heyward-Bey. DHB, who had a career day, going 8 receptions for 155 yards (19.4 yard average). (Even T.J. Houshmandzadeh had 6 receptions on the day.) That’s the DMoe effect!
DMoe is not a covert project in the NFL anymore. His speed, route running and playmaking ability draws defenses in like a blue flashing light at Kmart. This kid was the steal of the draft and the other NFL team have taken notice. The game that put DMoe on the map was the San Diego game where he caught 5 passes averaging almost 25 yards per. “DMoe, NFL ….. NFL DMoe, nice to meet you!”
Side note: Good news for the team is Jacoby Ford began jogging at practice along with Darren McFadden. Taiwan Jones is also progressing and could see some action this weekend. YES!
Someone needs to call a priest to get rid of the injury demons in our locker room!
JBB Staff Writer
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