Will the next Tim Brown Please Stand Up?

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Okay, it is safe to say the Raiders have not had a solid number one receiver since Tim Brown wore number 81 and torched opposing defenses. Many, including myself, make the argument for Tim Brown being the third best wide receiver to ever play the game. Brown finished his soon to be hall of fame career with 1094 receptions for 14934 yards and 100 touchdowns receiving, 1 rushing. Tim Brown retired after the 2004 season and the Raiders have not had anything close to a solid receiver since. Insert Denarius Moore who the Raiders are desperately trying to turn into a start. Moore had a solid rookie season in 2011 with 33 catches for 618 yards and 5 touchdowns. Moore was expected to have a breakout year in 2012 but instead had a sophomore slump catching only 51 balls for 741 yards and 7 touchdowns. Still the Raiders and head coach Dennis Allen believe Moore is a player.

Denarius Moore said, “I feel like I’m on the path to that elite level, but I know I need to be more consistent in everything I do.” Elite is a very strong word, maybe a word Moore should not be using just yet, but we all do love the confidence, all Moore needs to do now is put it on the football field and I do believe he can. Denarius Moore has one problem and that is Denarius Moore. Carson Palmer said in 2011, “Moore is going to be as good as he wants to be.” This is true and Moore has all the potential in the world to be the elite receiver he envisions himself being, all he needs to do is become more consistent. Imagine how frustrating it is for Raider coaches to have a stud like Moore on the team making a spectacular catch on one play and then dropping the ball the next. Moore needs to decide what type of receiver he is going to be because there are two types of players in this league, elite and then there is everything else, nothing else matters. We will see where Moore will fall in 2013.

 


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One Response to “Will the next Tim Brown Please Stand Up?”

  1. John LoRe, PhD says:

    First, thank you for your endorsement of Tim Brown. I agree that he is an all-time great WR. It irks me that dopers (LT) and blow-hards (Warren Sapp) are enshrined, but TB waits. An obvious first ballot HOF’r is the victim of his gentlemanly ways, I guess. People also forget that he was an outstanding punt returner as well! As for DMoore, he has a a ton of talent, but so far he has shown that he is limited in his ability to run timing routes. He is more like Randy Moss than he is like TB or Wes Welker, and as long as we game plan to his strengths, he will shine.

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