Trick number 2: Chris Moore’s breakout season
The Ravens faithful hyped up Chris Moore all offseason long. He ended up having a great preseason (though he always does). Moore was a player many thought would have a breakout season. He certainly has had the chance. Marquise Brown has missed two games this year and the receiver group hasn’t been that productive as a whole. Brown has 21 receptions. Willie Snead has 15 and Seth Roberts has 10. Do you know how many Moore has grabbed? Three.
There was a play against the Browns where he was wide open for an easy reception if he just had the awareness to land in bounds. He didn’t make the play. Moore hasn’t been heavily involved in an offense that needs more out of the wide receivers. He had 19 receptions last year. The year before that he had 18 receptions. If the Ravens didn’t draft Brown and Miles Boykin he may be able to get another season like that. Now it looks like he may not even end up with 10 catches on the year.
Moore is what he is. He plays well on special teams and he catches a pass once in a while. He’s not as exciting as Brown and he’s not even as reliable as Seth Roberts. He has the least potential of the Ravens’ receiving targets. Moore has the same number of receptions as Justice Hill, a player who has been severely neglected in this offense.
It’s hard not to root for Moore. He plays like a Raven. He’s a hard working special teams player, he works hard and gives a great effort. He’s just not a difference maker at the wide receiver position and the idea that he ever would be qualifies as getting a trick. Moore has three receptions for 21 yards. That breakout year didn’t happen. This is his fourth season and it’s time to stop thinking that a breakout season is on the way for him.