We're looking at the WRs for 2009. I really think the game up in Lexington last November encapsulates a lot. We all remember seeing Stafford roll out to his right and throw a well placed pass to a leaping AJ Green. However, it may be harder to recall the play of this year's leader at the position, Mike Moore.
The Mike Moore bio tells us that on that day in the Bluegrass State he had a (then) career high 68 yards receiving. Forty-six of those yards came on a 10 yard crossing pattern that Moore decided had more in it. If you need the refresher as well, check out DawgTrader's YouTube rehash HERE. The play is about 3:30 in. Staff then hit Chapas on the all familiar P-44 Haynes for the TD and a 21-14 lead.
Moore would go on to eclipse that career high in yardage again in the Capital One Bowl. Here's the highlights from Orlando:
CMR has made it clear (in so many words) that the heralded Marlon Brown will play. The same can be said for the shifty Rantavious Wooten. But Cox has made it clear that he is most impressed with Moore's leadership and expects a big season from the fellow 5th year senior.
As exciting as it was to see Brown sit in his gymnasium back in February and don a Dawg cap on national television, I'd feel a little more comfortable in September with a sure-handed receiver taking the field as a target for Cox. Moore runs crisp routes, creates space, makes the catch and fights for yards.
Good recipe if you ask me.
In a year when the offensive skill positions seem fairly lackluster as compared to last season, significant production from #82 would bode well for the Sanford Stadium scoreboard.
UPDATE: MikeInValdosta's comment helped me remember a piece the Great Hale did on Moore talking about his compadres. He doesn't mention Troupe or Kin, but he does offer a brief prognostication on what he may be able to do opposite AJ. You can click - - - HERE.