Oakland Raiders: Is Denarius Moore on The Trade Block?
John Doublin – Aug 22, 2013
As the 2013 NFL regular season approaches, fans of the Oakland Raiders are rife with anticipation. The "new era" is fully under way, and the team is jettisoning it's dead weight, replacing it with high-character, high-motor guys.
Is Denarius Moore one of those? After a news conference with offensive coordinator Greg Olson and head coach Dennis Allen, many are left to wonder about that, and the rumor mill is buzzing.
According to the Examiner.com, Allen stated that Moore's concentration has dropped off, especially in practice. Moore's performances in practice have been described as "frustrating" and "inconsistent." Even though wide receiver is one of the most difficult positions to adjust to in the NFL, those are words you don't want your coaches saying about you.
There is no denying that Moore has the skills to be a real number one receiver, but unless those skills are consistently shown in practice and on game day, they mean nothing.
This has left Raider Nation wondering if Moore is going to be in Oakland much longer. He does have solid trade value, speaking solely of his physical skills. Moore is a player the Raiders could actually "profit" from in terms of draft position. Moore was taken in the 5th round of the 2011 draft, but it's widely accepted that he would carry much more value than that in a trade with a team desperate for a play maker at the receiver position.
Will Oakland trade Moore? Who knows? But, with the emergence of players like Rod Streater and Brice Butler, along with the return of explosive receiver Jacoby Ford, Moore needs to decide if he wants to be a Raider and start acting...and playing like it.
Raider Nation Times will follow this story and provide updates as they become available.
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