Lance Moore: New Orleans Saints Constant Receiving Threat

By Alejandro Aviles
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore has been a model of consistency this season and is one of the biggest threats for the team. Moore is a threat in any situation whether it is down field for huge yardage or in the red zone for a touchdown. On the season Moore has hauled in 52 receptions for 822 yards and four touchdowns and has been a favorite target of quarterback Drew Brees.

Moore has been huge for the Saints all season and a prime example came in a Thursday night loss to the Atlanta Falcons last week. Moore had a game high and season high 123 yards on seven receptions. Moore helped keep the Saints in the game but failed to catch a seemingly easy pass in the end zone that proved to be a very costly drop for Moore and the team. Despite not making the potential touchdown reception Moore still played a great game as he caught for major yardage as well as plenty of first downs.

With his 822 yards this season and four games remaining Moore is likely to catch for over 1,000 yards this season which would be a first for the seven-year veteran. Moore is already having one of the best seasons of his career and he has outplayed teammate and fellow wide receiver Devery Henderson this season.

Henderson is the Saints’ number two receiver behind Marques Colston but Henderson’s production has not been very good this season. Furthermore, Brees has preferred to target Moore instead of Henderson. Moore has flown under the radar for many seasons in New Orleans but with his great play this season that is not likely to happen any longer.

I would even go as far to say that the Saints should make Moore the number two receiver instead of Henderson. Moore is clearly one of the best receivers on the team and he has great production this season so it would only be right to reward him.

Alejandro Aviles is the Featured Writer for the New Orleans Saints at Rant Sports @aaviles312

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