Oakland Raiders: Breaking Down the Depth Chart at Wide Reciever


Sept. 16, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 35-13. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Here are the wide receivers currently on the Oakland Raiders roster and their current season stats,  starting with the no. 1 and 2 recievers:

1. #85 D. Hayward Bay

Rec. 7

Yds. 84

Avg. 12

TD. 0

2. #17 D. Moore

Rec. 3

Yds. 67

Avg. 22.3

TD. 0

3. #10 D. Hagan

Rec. 5

Yds. 54

Avg. 10.8

TD. 0

4. #80 R. Streater

Rec. 6

Yds. 46

Avg. 7.7

TD. 1

5. #84 J. Criner

Rec. 0

Yds. 0

Avg. 0

TD. 0

Now here are Carson Palmer’s stats

TD. 2

Int. 1

Yds. 670

RTG. 84.1

As much as any sports writer/critic would love to blame an Oakland Raiders’ quarterback for the team’s early lack of success, it’s hard to blame this one.  The receiving corps including the TE’s have not produced as expected.  There has to be a problem  when the only receiver to have caught a touchdown after two games this season is the only wide receiver on your team without a picture on NFL.com.

D. Hayward Bay’s avg yards per catch is laughable, especially when it’s only third best  when compared to the next two worst averages of 7.7 and 0.  The offensive line up to this point has not helped one bit this season either.

Moore’s average of 22.3 yards per catch is impressive but he has yet to show anything for it.

Although they have faced some good Defensive backs, that is hardly an excuse for such a lack of production. Last season they were even talking playoffs during the early part of the season.  For a team who believed a season ago they could make the playoffs, even win the weak AFC West Division, proving themselves against tough defensive match ups is something they should be eager to do.  If so far this season these two games are them trying to show what they can do as a team then they haven’t shown much.  If anyone needs to step up it is D. Hayward-Bay, we will see if he will this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers (ouch).