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Live chat with WR Denarius Moore on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 11:05 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Wide receiver Denarius Moore is the most exciting rookie the Raiders have had in quite some time. He burst on the scene early in training camp by making the spectacular look routine every day in practice.
People began taking notice once they were able to see Moore’s exploits in Oakland’s four exhibition games. Once the regular season arrived, Moore caught the attention of people outside the Bay Area.
Now, he is on everyone’s radar, if not their fantasy teams. I am pleased to announce that Denarius Moore, a fifth-round pick out of Tennessee, has agreed to take part in a live chat Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until he runs out of answers.
So, please, sign in early, submit your questions and enjoy what the engaging receiver has to say on an array of topics. If he handles this assignment the way he does his roles with the Raiders, it’s sure to be a smashing success.

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  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!!!
    Boston Red Sox, choked big time these last 3 games…so did Atlanta! Wow…and tey had big leads on the wild card…but I do bet that the Yankees purposedly lost every game to Tampa just so they don’t have to see Boston in the playoffs! But what do I know…
    Anyways…I hope that choke job continues here in Oak Town! Like Big Rich said….he wants the Black Hole ROCKIN’!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    “McClain is one of the reasons it’s a new day in Oakland. The second-year linebacker out of Alabama made 12 tackles against the Jets.”

    **************************************

    Ann Killion = great writer!!!

  • hwnrdr

    48.Raiderbuck Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 6:04 am
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/?eref=sinav&sct=hp_nv_a

    Look who’s on the front page!!

    Gotta love the props, but the last time they did that…

  • RaiderRockstar

    LOL @ Ann Killion & JFB!

  • Raiderbuck

    Is there room on the bandwagon for Killion? Maybe we should just throw her under the wheels and call it a day. She’s written some scathing articles over the last 5 – 6 years.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Attn RoMac: It’s probably a sure thing that the Patriots TE is going to embarrass you sometime during the game. You can give a little payback by burying Welker when the opportunity presents itself.

    -JB

  • RaiderRockstar

    I don’t think McClain should be on the field very much. Boofalo went with their dime in the 2nd half, and picked Brady apart. Having a slow indecisive defender going against Brady sounds like suicide to me.

    -Seymour Bush

  • RaiderRockstar

    DHB, McClain, the defense. No worries I have lots to complain about to keep you guys on an even keel.

    -Dakota

  • Just Fire Baby

    The Raiders are getting a ton of props everywhere.

    Yesterday, the Herd and Bruschi talked about the Raiders more than any other team. Both were buying them, and the Herd said they reminded him of the Jets from two years ago, and they made the AFC championship game.

    INteresting note, Bruschi said that Mankins and Seymour used to just go at it in practice, and a few times it ended with punches being thrown.

    Should be fun to watch.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Rolando McClain 6-8 52 yards and his 19 catches allowed on season 2nd worst to #Patriots McCourty with 23

    -inonewordraider

  • RaiderRockstar

    it was McClain’s missed tackle near the line then the hold that broke the play.

    -lefty12

    Yeah, McClain had him wrapped up and went for the suplex when he should have just finished the play.

    -LA to TheBay

  • RaiderRockstar

    Bruschi said that Mankins and Seymour used to just go at it in practice, and a few times it ended with punches being thrown.

    Should be fun to watch

    ***

    awesome!

    two former franchise tag players face off :P

    Let’s hope Tommy Kelly & Ronaldo McCrohns step up in a big way this Sunday in terms of pressuring Brady and snuffing out the underneath passing routes

  • hwnrdr

    McClain did pi** me off when he had LT and he got spun around like a rag doll! I mean, why did Branch have to run from all the way across the field to stop LT at the one? Anyways, Rolando better be on his “A” game this Sunday, and that doesn’t mean make “A” of himself!!!

  • Raiderbuck
  • bcz24

    hey Raiderbuck, any chance you can cut and past that article here? I cant read it.

  • Raiderbuck

    One of the central themes of the excellent ESPN Films documentary “Catching Hell” was that Cubs fans believed the Steve Bartman interference play was a sign that the 2003 version of the team was just as cursed as all of its predecessors. It wasn’t anything special; it was just the same old Cubs.

    That same thought may have crossed the minds of Raiders fans this season. Over the past few years, Oakland’s front office has frequently stockpiled the roster with talented players, but that talent hasn’t led to a stockpile of wins. Instead, those players have consistently failed to perform up to their talent level. The scoreboard has shown some of those same inconsistencies so far this year. Victories over Denver and the Jets were both impressive achievements, but in between was a contest against the Buffalo Bills that saw Oakland get out to a 21-3 halftime lead and then give up 35 second-half points on the way to losing 38-35.

    A stretch like that might make Oakland fans wonder if this is the year the Silver and Black finally turn the corner or if this is simply another instance of the same old Raiders, blowing games they have the talent to win.

    But after doing detailed game tape and metric analysis, it is clear this team is not the same old Raiders. In fact, it looks like a bona fide playoff contender.

    You have to sign up for more, and that’s just wrong. :)

  • hwnrdr

    Here you go…I actually do have an insider account…why? I really don’t know…

    One of the central themes of the excellent ESPN Films documentary “Catching Hell” was that Cubs fans believed the Steve Bartman interference play was a sign that the 2003 version of the team was just as cursed as all of its predecessors. It wasn’t anything special; it was just the same old Cubs.

    That same thought may have crossed the minds of Raiders fans this season. Over the past few years, Oakland’s front office has frequently stockpiled the roster with talented players, but that talent hasn’t led to a stockpile of wins. Instead, those players have consistently failed to perform up to their talent level. The scoreboard has shown some of those same inconsistencies so far this year. Victories over Denver and the Jets were both impressive achievements, but in between was a contest against the Buffalo Bills that saw Oakland get out to a 21-3 halftime lead and then give up 35 second-half points on the way to losing 38-35.

    A stretch like that might make Oakland fans wonder if this is the year the Silver and Black finally turn the corner or if this is simply another instance of the same old Raiders, blowing games they have the talent to win.

    But after doing detailed game tape and metric analysis, it is clear this team is not the same old Raiders. In fact, it looks like a bona fide playoff contender.

    The obvious place to start is to note the play of Darren McFadden. He has always been a dominant player (he was every bit as good as Jamaal Charles on a per-game basis the past three years) but his early MVP-like start is finally getting him the acclaim he deserves as one of the NFL’s best running backs.

    But space may be opening for McFadden because of the progress quarterback Jason Campbell has made in his second year in coach Hue Jackson’s system. Campbell ranks in the top 10 in the league in both Total QBR and in passer rating.

    Campbell has also made zero bad decisions (defined as when a quarterback makes a mistake with the ball that leads to a turnover or a near turnover — such as a dropped interception or fumble recovered by the offense) this season, so it isn’t as if his numbers are the result of luck.

    He’s not just throwing a bunch of safe passes, either — 31 percent of his throws have been of the vertical variety (vertical being defined as aerials thrown 11 or more yards downfield).

    AP Photo/Jack Dempsey
    Jason Campbell is off to a great start in his second season in Hue Jackson’s system.

    That Campbell is gaining 11.8 yards per attempt (YPA) on those vertical throws is impressive enough (only five quarterbacks last year finished the season with a vertical YPA that high), but what makes it even more notable is that it has been largely achieved without the services of Louis Murphy, Jacoby Ford and Kevin Boss. All three have missed significant time because of injury and yet Campbell and the offense have continued to thrive.

    One reason Campbell is having success on downfield passes is the superb job the Raiders’ blocking wall has done in protecting him. Oakland has allowed only two sacks this season (a total that is tied for the lowest in the NFL) and one of those occurred on a fluke play when McFadden tripped Campbell while trying to make a block.

    That Oakland has achieved this total while having a second-year player (Jared Veldheer) at left tackle and a rookie (Stefen Wisniewski) at left guard speaks volumes for how well this group has been coached.

    The improvements are not limited to the offensive side of the ball, however.

    No team allowed more rushing yards in 2008-10 than the Raiders, but this year they’ve done a very good job of stopping the run. They are presenting the opposing team with an unfavorable blocking situation 56.8 percent of the time. Only three teams posted a 50 percent or higher total in this metric last year, so Oakland is on an elite pace here.

    The Raiders’ pass defense is also holding up despite losing the overrated Nnamdi Asomugha to free agency. Oakland ranks tied for seventh in YPA allowed (6.9), 13th in passer rating allowed (85.3) and is one of only six teams with at least 10 sacks.

    So what has caused this turnaround? There are two main reasons.

    It starts with the Raiders’ front office/scouting department. Over the past three years, the team has drafted numerous quality starters (Wisniewski, Veldheer, Ford, Rolando McClain, Matt Shaughnessy) as well as a slew of talented depth players (Denarius Moore, Chimdi Chekwa, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Taiwan Jones, Lamarr Houston). Al Davis has taken a lot of heat in recent years for drafting JaMarcus Russell with the No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft, but very few front offices can match his team’s draft success rate over the past three years.

    The second reason is Jackson. His hiring looks like a wise move on many levels. It gave Campbell a second season in the same system (something he had not had since high school) and allowed the team to tap into Jackson’s energy. He has the passion of a gospel preacher as well as a clear vision of what type of team he is trying to build.

    And that, more than anything else, may be why this team is ready to break out. When talented young players are fired up to play for an enthusiastic coach, it can result in a lot of wins. For the 2011 Raiders, that formula could mean as many as 10 wins and a spot in the playoffs.

    KC Joyner, aka the Football Scientist, is a regular contributor to ESPN Insider. He also can be found on Twitter @kcjoynertfs and at his website. He is the author of an annual fantasy football draft guide, which is currently available, and “Blindsided: Why the Left Tackle is Overrated and Other Contrarian Football Thoughts.”

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    D Moore has already had a better career than DHB.

    The end

  • bcz24

    Wow.

  • Raiderbuck

    I KNOW!!! Isn’t that awesome! Now to keep the players from believing the hype, and keep getting better every week!

  • hwnrdr

    70.Raiderbuck Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 7:28 am
    I KNOW!!! Isn’t that awesome! Now to keep the players from believing the hype, and keep getting better every week!

    I agree! I hope they only believe in the hype that they can do it!

  • Turducken

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 5:12 am
    The Sox had an epic choke-job, and now we will complete the terrible week for New Englanders with a smashing victory, and leave them limping out of California.

    What an amazing hour or two last night in baseball though. There is nothing like the energy of a Raider game in sports, but there is nothing like a last game of the season pennant race in baseball in sports either.

    Too often, the last week or two of the NFL is mostly irrelevant, and there are boring, blowouts throughout the playoffs.
    _____________________

    They better be limping. I hope we bloody Brady worse than Sanchez. Look at this crap news reporting:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Breaking-News-Tom-Brady-has-cut-his-hair?urn=nfl-wp8168

    Who gives a rat’s ass? I officially hate the Patsies worse than any AFC West team. Seeing Buffalo beat them last week was so beautiful.

  • guest123

    Raider 49 Pats 38

  • guest123

    I know I changed my MUP pick to Taiwan Jones, so I’ll live with it. But you know who my MUP pick originally was? Chimdi Checkwa.

    Checkwa is your 2011 season MUP.

  • guest123

    Boston fans are pissed about now. Tampa Bay stole their wildcard spot from them, greatest team ever assembled on paper choked. It’s great to see them all on suicide watch.

  • guest123

    Now those blowhard Boston fans are going to try and talk up their beloved Pats. I hope we smoke them good this weekend. Drop Brady like he was Jay Cutler.

  • JLofty

    Dmoore is going to slay a pasty or two…

  • guest123

    Oh by the way,

    I fugn hate Boston teams in general.

  • guest123

    DMAC’s stats:

    #1 NFL RB on his way to 2k yards.

    61/393/3 rushing and 11/84/1 receiving in 3 games.

    He’s on pace for 325/2,096/16 rushing and 59/448/5 receiving.

    DMC for MVP

  • Turducken

    I can’t stand Boston teams either. Or their fans.

    We gotta get in Brady’s face, raise those arms and knock down balls. That’s how Buffalo got a couple of those picks. The Patriots can’t overcome turnovers anymore. We have to win in that dept

  • http://www.aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    SharkCatcher Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Someone needs to ask Denarius his thoughts after jumping in the blackhole for the very 1st time in his career last Sunday.
    ——————–
    If I have to see that sorry ass Raider fan step to the side and let DMac land on his ass after his Blackhole dive one more time, I’m going to puke.

  • hwnrdr

    I saw that too…like he didn’t want nothing to do with it…

  • Pretty Rick

    Raiders-38 Pats-34

    Anyone else think we should take a 15yd gimme and give Tom Brady a good hard shot driving him to the ground? Not a dirty shot to the knees or head blow but a good solid pile drive to the ground to give him something to think about. Rolando McClain’s known for his super slams,, might as well make good use of it this week.

  • guest123

    The key to getting to Brady is getting around his feet. Make him move out of his statue stance he likes to deliver the ball from. Make him rollout or dance in the pocket. He’s a bad decision maker when he tries to be the hero. Use his ego against him and force him to make a play. But under our terms, not his.

  • guest123

    We need as many DB’s as we can get this Sunday. Getting back MM34 would be huge. McClain is going to need to man up to take down that beast TE Gronkowski.

  • qodrn

    Catching up on my reading. Some preseason predictions in case you all missed them.

    Kawakami

    Raiders Record 7-9 third place
    49ers Record 7-9 third place
    Boom Team Detriot
    Bust Team Giants
    Super Bowl Teams Phili vs. Baltimore
    Raiders Blackouts Four
    49ers Blackouts None

    Poole

    Raider Record 7-9 Third Place
    49er Record 8-8 Third Place
    Boom Team Detriot
    Bust Team Colts
    Super Bowl Team NE vs NO
    Raider Blackouts One
    49er Blackouts Two

    Purdy

    Raiders Record 8-8 2nd Place
    49ers Record 6-10 3rd Place
    Boom Team Cleveland
    Bust Team Colts
    Super Bowl Team NE vs. Phili
    Raider Blackouts Three
    49er Blackouts One

  • Method To My Madness

    YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH now that is how you start off a morning!

  • Method To My Madness

    86.qodrn Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 8:21 am
    Catching up on my reading. Some preseason predictions in case you all missed them.

    Kawakami

    Raiders Record 7-9 third place
    49ers Record 7-9 third place
    Boom Team Detriot
    Bust Team Giants
    Super Bowl Teams Phili vs. Baltimore
    Raiders Blackouts Four
    49ers Blackouts None

    Poole

    Raider Record 7-9 Third Place
    49er Record 8-8 Third Place
    Boom Team Detriot
    Bust Team Colts
    Super Bowl Team NE vs NO
    Raider Blackouts One
    49er Blackouts Two

    Purdy

    Raiders Record 8-8 2nd Place
    49ers Record 6-10 3rd Place
    Boom Team Cleveland
    Bust Team Colts
    Super Bowl Team NE vs. Phili
    Raider Blackouts Three
    49er Blackouts One

    ********************************

    HAHAHA good stuff Q-man….experts eh?

  • guest123

    @ B@auce

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra
  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra
  • http://www.socalbelts.com NoLuv4Hoes

    Just got my raiders texans tickets for next week anyone going to that game?

  • inonewordraider

    The Dolphins played the Pats tit for tat. We’re better, it’s a much longer flight, and they’ve never heard/seen anything like the black hole this Sunday

  • Turducken

    Black Hole baby! Classic quote from Brian Waters today in the Boston Metro:

    “It’s the only place I’ve ever seen an old lady in a wheelchair flipping you the bird with both hands.”

  • hwnrdr

    93.inonewordraider Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 8:35 am
    The Dolphins played the Pats tit for tat. We’re better, it’s a much longer flight, and they’ve never heard/seen anything like the black hole this Sunday

    I believe what killed the Dolphins was when they couldn’t punch it in on 4th down and then Welker busted through for 99 1/2 yards the very next play! That is what we have to stop from happening….

  • qodrn

    Week One: Ghost – exact score
    Week Two: Sullivan – closest
    Week Three: Pretty Rick – closest

    /Breaking News/ Raiders 41 NE 31
    Big Banana Raiders 31 Pats 28*
    Carl Weathers Raiders 47 – patsies 20
    Dakota Raiders 28 Pats 27
    Datruth Score: Raiders 42 Pats 35
    Dhedee98 Raiders 42 Pats 34
    DonManokiansNeighbor Raiders 42 Pats 34
    EMRaider NE 35 OAK 41
    Fingers Raiders 35…. Patsies 30….
    GG Raiders 41 Patriots 21
    Ghostraiders Raiders 40 patsies 35 a Classic win!!Guest123 Raider 49 Pats 38
    Hairybrush Raiders 34 Pats 30
    Hendu Raiders 23-ne 17
    JLofty Raiders 41 Pasties 34
    mikedlopes 38 – 27 Raiders
    Method to My Madness Raiders 30 Pats 21
    O Raiders 45 Butt-Pats 35
    PlunketforHOF Raiders 34 Cheatriots 14 After Goldilocks knocked out of the game before the half
    Pretty Rick Raiders-38 Pats-34
    qodrn Raiders 35 Patriots 32
    R8derCain Raiders 31 Pats 28
    R8derRay 41-38 Raiders
    Raider510 Raiders 31 Patriots 28
    Raiderjhawk 37 Raiders – 35 Patsies
    RaiderLen Raiders 38 Patsies 27
    RaiderMarty RAIDERS 41 patriots 24
    RaiderRockstar Oakland 38 Gisele Bündchen 34
    RaideredoutLA
    Raiderzmaverick Raiders 34, Pats 28
    Reallionreb 38-28 Raiders
    Redneck Raider 35-31 RAIDERS
    RobRaider raiders 27 pats 20
    Severeraiderz Raiders 35 Pats 31
    Silverandblack666 Raiders 41 Pats 38

  • qodrn

    thanks for printing that article from the Espn insider. I am too cheap to may the $3.33 Disney is demanding monthly for this stuff.

  • guest123

    MUP = Chimdi Checkwa

  • oldschoolraider

    The key to sunday’s game….

    First play. RoMac piledrives Welker into the ground, picks him up by his ankles, and beats Brady with his lifeless body.
    As they cart Brady off the field, he mumbles incoherently… “I was sure they wouldn’t recognize me with my new haircut.”

    Raiders 29 Patriots 14

  • inonewordraider

    guest123 Says:
    September 29th, 2011 at 8:20 am
    We need as many DB’s as we can get this Sunday. Getting back MM34 would be huge. McClain is going to need to man up to take down that beast TE Gronkowski.

    _________________-
    I was just thinking that. If any of our corners go down (Routt, Chekwa, DVD) we’re f’d. I know Huffs a good cover guy but we might need up to 7 cover guys at once. We would have already but why not sign a corner?