Aug 28, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes for a first down during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
Chemistry With the Quarterback
A few articles ago, I wrote of how Carr and Moore could take each other into the starting lineup for the Raiders. Now, it’s one down, one to Moore go and Moore’s performance should have been enough to win him the No. 1 receiver job. Either way, the chemistry Carr and Moore have will eventually dictate who the No. 1 receiver is as Moore’s speed looked made for Carr’s arm strength on their 36-yard touchdown.
But that’s not all—their chemistry also showed on their 3rd-and-10 conversion and 11-yard back-shoulder fade for a touchdown. Carr told reporters after the game, “D-Mo’s a good receiver. He’s obviously fast. He ran that go-route right by that guy. He’s someone that I can trust and someone that I feel good going to.
Chemistry with the teams best quarterback is the best thing that you can have when trying to be the No. 1 receiver. That’s what Streater and Holmes had with McGlion to get a little something going for themselves last year. So now that Carr has taken the role of starter, Moore should definitely end up the No. 1 receiver because he’s the best and has a rapport with Carr.