Oakland Raiders: Why Wide Receiver Is a Major Concern

June 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In 2009, the Oakland Raiders wide receivers struggled due to unstable quarterback play, an inconsistent offensive line, a case of the dropsies, and overall lack of experience.
But, they grew up.
When you look at the core of Oakland's wide receivers—Louis Murphy, Darrius Heyward-Bey, and Chaz Schilens—each took their lumps while experiencing substantial growing pains.
Murphy definitely showed that he is capable of being a reliable receiver. Whether or not he is a number one option is still the question, but his clutch performances showed that he is not afraid to step up in key situations.
Heyward-Bey took the majority of the lumps in his rookie year. But what I can say is he definitely learned that physical talent isn't enough in the NFL. It has been good to see him to continue to perfect his craft in this offseason. Hopefully, that hard work will translate to the regular season.
For Schilens, health is still his biggest enemy. But, what I can res...

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