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Raiders news: Dennis Allen ok without No. 1 wide receiver in 2013
- Updated: September 5, 2013
The Oakland Raiders are a virtual mess on the offensive side of the ball heading into the 2013 season, and the wide receiver position is a perfect example of that fact.
The Silver and Black still don’t have an outside threat they can consider a No. 1 receiver. While fantasy football degenerates and Raider Nation may not approve of that fact, head coach Dennis Allen is fine with it.
“I think we have a lot of good receivers,” Allen said. “I think all those guys can step up and make plays. I think we’re happy where we’re at from the receiver position. We have guys that bring different elements and different strengths. We have to find ways to put those guys in position to succeed.”
Denarius Moore and Rod Streater are listed as the starting wideouts, withMoore situated as the de facto top option. Though he had a respectable season a year ago where he finished with 51 catches for 741 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Raiders’ real conundrum lies in who will be delivering passes this season. Moore had a strong season with Carson Palmer under center, but Oakland is reportedly willing to go through the growing pains of starting Terrelle Pryor. That means that Moore’s production may take a hit in the early going and that there could be some issues with getting the ball deep downfield.
It’s not a question of talent at the wide receiver position, but more about consistency at quarterback. If Pryor can prove he can improve his accuracy and decision-making, then the Raiders will get more production from their best playmakers at wideout.
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