Aug 28, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore (17) looks to catch a pass from quarterback Derek Carr (4, not pictured) during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
The stars have to be aligned just right for Moore and the Raiders because if they drafted Sammy Watkins, Moore would have likely been traded. But after the Bills traded up to take Watkins, the best player in the draft, Khalil Mack, fell to No. 5 for the Raiders. Then of all things to happen next, Carr falls all the way into the second round for the Raiders to take at No. 36, giving Moore the big-armed quarterback he needs.
Starting out 3rd-string together this offseason, Carr motivated a discouraged Moore and the two worked their way up to twos. Then going into the preseason finale, Schaub has to rest his elbow tendinitis while Jones and Streater, rest with him. Carr and Moore were then inserted into the starting lineup against the Seahawks and showed that even the “Legion of Boom” couldn’t stop them.
The organization then learned that they don’t have to have the problems they were having in the passing game. So they made the change at quarterback for the passing game to work but shouldn’t forget about his favorite receiver. A supremely talented, mature-beyond-his-years quarterback throwing to a supremely talented receiver that finally gets it are impossible to stop.