It hasn’t been the greatest start for the Oakland Raiders’ receivers. Is there a way that the taking corps can get it right versus the Denver Broncos?
The Oakland Raiders a adorable 2-1 through their first three games of the season. However, last week’s loss to the Washington Redskins was all too exposing. Oakland did not show up in a primetime spot. While the secondary was picked apart by Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, it was the Oakland acceptance corps that was the most troubling.
Through the maiden three games of the season, it has been the Oakland taking corps that has graded the worst in Pro Football Focus‘ eyes among Raiders’ location groups. Only one receiver for the Silver and Black has even an average grade on the year, following to PFF.
That would be Michael Crabtree, who garner a 75.4 on 114 snaps. He had three touchdown greeting versus the New York Jets in Week 2. Crabtree has a 75.0 receiving grade and a 74.5 run resistant grade. Those are solid, but the rest of the Raiders’ receiving corps has graded horribly.
Newcomer Cordarrelle Patterson has a 55.1 overall grade hugely because he is a solid racing back for a receiver with a 71.8 running grade. He hasn’t been much of a threat at receiver (48.2 grade) or in run blocking (43.2 grade).
Seth Roberts hasn’t made the most of his 134 snaps, which are the second most among Oakland receivers. He has a 40.1 overall grade, with a 40.7 taking grade and 39.4 run blocking grade.
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The maximum culprit for the Raiders’ lackluster start at grantee has been No. 1 wideout Amari Cooper. He has been dealing with dropped passes ubique the first three games. Cooper has a 40.1 overall grade. While he has been decent in run blocking at 61.0, his acceptance grade is terrible at 39.4.
In short, the Raiders’ receiving corps has to get best for this offense to live up to the hype. Other location groups need to get best as well, but the receivers have more work to do than the rest. Oakland has a tough matchup versus the No Fly Zone defense of the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Is there any way that the Silver and Black receiving corps can get right in Week 4 on the road in Denver?
Simply put, invade the Broncos’ secondary at the cornerback spots looks to be a lost reason. Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. have overall PFF grades of 84.9 and 82.5, gradually. Add in third corner Bradley Roby and all three Denver cornerbacks have at least a 69.2 coverage grade.