The loss of K.J. Hamler had me quite worried about the Denver Broncos offense. After losing Jerry Jeudy (our most talented route runner, hands down), losing K.J. Hamler takes another tool out of the belt for the Broncos offense.
Sure, you didn't see Hamler’s stats as eye-popping or extraordinary. But what you don’t see on the stat sheet is that teams have had to respect his speed when he’s on the field in 11 personnel. Safety help has oftentimes been over the top of his route because he has the kind of speed that can make any NFL corner look bad one-on-one.
So a lot of the passes you see to Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick are happening because of the threat over the top of Hamler. Without him, teams can be much more creative in how they use their safeties to slow down the Broncos' offense.
The Raiders honestly were quite silly to leave Moore on their practice squad. He’s a 4th year player with 47 games of experience under his belt. He’s seen 134 targets in NFL games with over 1,000 yards of passing, 14+ ypc, and 13 TDs.
No one picked up Moore when the Raiders stashed him because NFL GMs are smart and know if he’s on the practice squad, they can swoop in and sign him on short notice if they get a couple of significant injuries in their WR room.
I’m not so sure you won’t see him this week either. Speed kills and you can have Bridgewater or another player help him with the calls as he learns the offense.
Welcome to Broncos Country David Moore!
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