Truth & Rumors > NFL

Raiders benched Denarius Moore

Views
4475
Comments
17

04:52 PM ET 12.03 | Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen confirmed in his post-game presser that WR Denarius Moore was benched in the Browns game for dropped balls: "Dropped a couple balls, and we got to make plays when you've got opportunities...It wasn't from a lack of effort, but we've got to make plays when we've got an opportunity." Rookie Rod Streater took Moore's place and responded well, with three catches for 96 yards and a TD.

Oakland Raiders Team Site

Denarius Moore, Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE Denarius Moore, Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
December 3, 2012  06:08 PM ET

Who???

Comment #2 has been removed
December 3, 2012  06:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Can you spell JaMarcus Russell?

P-u-r-p-l-e D-r-a-n-k?

December 3, 2012  06:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Raiders !!Bench the underperforming dogs. If Al Davis was still there, you couldn't do anything with one of Al's pets.Can you spell JaMarcus Russell?

You can't bench 40 players.

December 3, 2012  06:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Raiders !!Bench the underperforming dogs. If Al Davis was still there, you couldn't do anything with one of Al's pets.Can you spell JaMarcus Russell?

Moore's been productive the vast majority of this season. Very productive, actually.

He doesn't have a history of drops, and they happen to everyone on occasion. Calvin Johnson actually has more drops this year than Denarius Moore.

December 3, 2012  07:03 PM ET

It's a much bigger problem with the Raider passing-offense is how poor a downfield thrower Palmer is now.

Allen and Knapp keep insisting on this vertical-heavy passing-offense that's supposed to be coupled with a strong run-game to make it work.

Problem is, McFadden has been terrible with Knapp's new blocking scheme (whereas he was a beast with Hue Jackson's), and Palmer has an old-man arm now that can't make accurate deep-throws anymore.

The result is that even when Moore and Heyward-Bey's hands are like glue on a given Sunday, they're still only catching like 40% of their targets because Palmer's dubious arm is making already low-percentage throws even more low-percentage, and to make matters worse, they're not even able to exploit play-action as intended because the run-game is terrible now.

There's a mess of problems with the Raiders offense. Benching Moore for two drops is basically just the move of an increasingly panicked coaching staff unwilling to acknowledge the real problems they've created for themselves.

December 3, 2012  07:03 PM ET

*A much bigger

Comment #8 has been removed
Comment #9 has been removed
December 3, 2012  09:02 PM ET

play Pryor!!

December 3, 2012  09:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Raiders !!Bench the underperforming dogs. If Al Davis was still there, you couldn't do anything with one of Al's pets.Can you spell JaMarcus Russell?

Is that the cub scouts? The Raiders...Ha the joke of the century!!! Like DJ is !!

December 3, 2012  09:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Is that the cub scouts? The Raiders...Ha the joke of the century!!! Like DJ is !!

True.

December 4, 2012  07:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It's a much bigger problem with the Raider passing-offense is how poor a downfield thrower Palmer is now. Allen and Knapp keep insisting on this vertical-heavy passing-offense that's supposed to be coupled with a strong run-game to make it work. Problem is, McFadden has been terrible with Knapp's new blocking scheme (whereas he was a beast with Hue Jackson's), and Palmer has an old-man arm now that can't make accurate deep-throws anymore.The result is that even when Moore and Heyward-Bey's hands are like glue on a given Sunday, they're still only catching like 40% of their targets because Palmer's dubious arm is making already low-percentage throws even more low-percentage, and to make matters worse, they're not even able to exploit play-action as intended because the run-game is terrible now.There's a mess of problems with the Raiders offense. Benching Moore for two drops is basically just the move of an increasingly panicked coaching staff unwilling to acknowledge the real problems they've created for themselves.

That's the whole problem. When Palmer does throw you a catchable ball, don't squander it.

December 4, 2012  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who???

I am a life long Raiders' fan and I barely know the guys name.

December 4, 2012  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It's a much bigger problem with the Raider passing-offense is how poor a downfield thrower Palmer is now. Allen and Knapp keep insisting on this vertical-heavy passing-offense that's supposed to be coupled with a strong run-game to make it work. Problem is, McFadden has been terrible with Knapp's new blocking scheme (whereas he was a beast with Hue Jackson's), and Palmer has an old-man arm now that can't make accurate deep-throws anymore.The result is that even when Moore and Heyward-Bey's hands are like glue on a given Sunday, they're still only catching like 40% of their targets because Palmer's dubious arm is making already low-percentage throws even more low-percentage, and to make matters worse, they're not even able to exploit play-action as intended because the run-game is terrible now.There's a mess of problems with the Raiders offense. Benching Moore for two drops is basically just the move of an increasingly panicked coaching staff unwilling to acknowledge the real problems they've created for themselves.

Agreed offensive strategy sucks, you either need to make your strategy fit your personnel or find personnel to fit your strategy. A good head coach should be able to do both over time.

December 4, 2012  12:31 PM ET

Are you saying they need a coach that can coach ?

 
December 4, 2012  12:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Are you saying they need a coach that can coach ?

They do, but Allen is in his first year, they should give him another year or two to figure out what works (and who works).

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Clippers, Warriors exchange barbs
    Views
    867
    Comments
    436
  2. 2
    Time to penalize NHL's perennial losers?
    Views
    1245
    Comments
    274
  3. 3
    Report: Raiders to release Terrelle Pryor on Monday
    Views
    1426
    Comments
    59
  4. 4
    Will NFL owners blackball Donald Trump?
    Views
    1323
    Comments
    57
  5. 5
    Packers lovers have own dating site
    Views
    1138
    Comments
    45

SI.com

SI Photos