Oakland Raiders’ Passing Game Looks Promising

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Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore (17) for a touchdown during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Deep Threat

Every No. 1 receiver in the NFL needs a deep threat on the other side of him to draw some coverage over there. It’s also helpful to have two deep threats in the game when you have good running back in the backfield. Opposing defenses have to choose to try to stop the deep ball or the run with the strong safety and that’s where the game will begins for the Raiders.

Remember Denarius Moore?

Yeah, the guy that averaged 18.5 yards per catch as a rookie.

That’s where he comes in!

Moore is the most dynamic receiver on the team but has had issues with drops since the Raiders went to the West Coast offense. Moore seems to have trouble focusing on the football underneath and in the middle of the secondary as he may be worried about getting hit. So instead of  setting him up for failure, he should be sent on vertical routes as Streater is the No. 1 target.

Right now, the Raiders have Moore running with the twos but I believe he’s going to rip it up in the preseason. Carr is going to hook up with him on deep routes then the Raiders’ staff will suddenly be reminded what Moore does well and allow him to do more of it. He just might be the guy that helps Carr win the job from Schaub.