Evan Moore, TE/WR

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  1. backrow

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    here's a good story, Browns have another come out of nowhere recovery project (just like Trusnik, their starting ILB), signed out off their practice squad, Evan Moore had a great game in his first action as a pro. Evan Moore is 6'6 and 247 with a good speed and soft hands.


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    Little-known Evan Moore shows surprising skill as a pass-catching tight end: Browns Insider
    By Mary Kay Cabot
    December 06, 2009, 11:30PM

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When Evan Moore woke up on Saturday morning, he was on the Browns' practice squad. Later that afternoon, he was elevated to the 53-man roster. By the end of the Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Chargers, he led the team with 80 yards on six catches.

    Oh, did we mention it was his first pro game?

    Signed to the practice squad on Nov. 9, Moore had a debut to remember and may become a sorely needed weapon at tight end.

    "In the most humble way possible, I'm confident in my abilities," he said. "These coaches put together a game plan that gave me the chance to make plays and I knew that if we called these plays and I was out there running them, that I could take advantage of it. I'm not surprised, but I'm happy about it."

    Josh Cribbs wasn't surprised either.

    "Moore came out of the woodwork and he's goiing to be good for us," said Cribbs. "He's going to be one of those guys that has incredible talent. On scout team, he was unbelievable, just killing our first-team defense. We had to make him active and look what he did out there today."

    Moore made his mark immediately catching three passes for 42 yards on the game's opening drive to lead to Mohamed Massaquoi's 11-yard TD catch. He also made a fine catch of a deep ball out of bounds. Later, in the fourth quarter, he caught a 13-yarder on fourth down to keep alive a field goal drive.

    The only one he'd really like to have back was the one that bounced off his helmet on the final Browns drive.

    "For the most part, football is football and our coaches have done a really good job of kind of ingraining it in my head. I've seen a system like this before. Obviously, I blew it when I got popped in the head. I won't forget that one."

    Eric Mangini was impressed.

    "To be able to go from the practice squad to a game and have that type of production, it's not easy to do," he said.

    Moore was originally signed by the Saints as an undrafted rookie out of Stanford in 2008. He spent all of last season on injured reserve before being waived earlier this year.

    "This is my fourth week here and [he and Brady Quinn] have been able to get after it a bit in practice," he said. "Brady's a good quarterback, so if I just get to the right place, he's going to put the ball there."
     
  2. Don Wassall

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    Looks like Mangini, out of desperation, is giving some White athletes a chance in order to improve his pathetic team and maybe save his job. Moore and Trusnik, and Matt Roth was picked up and immediately given lots of playing time.
     
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    I feel like I've read this same script before: Coach on the hot seat with a coal black team signs some white guys and they "magically" start playing more competitively and even win a few. However, in the offseason these guys are caste aside by the coach, who's job was saved by these guys, for new affletes. It seems like Mangini, as well as other coaches in the past, know that there are better players on waivers or the practice squad but only turn to them when there all-black experiment goes wrong. The all-black formula is almost always tried first by coaches when logic and facts prove this to be the worst way to start. Look at Dolphins pre-Saban, Saban and post Saban for an example of this.

    Things like this make me think that maybe bigunreal is correct in calling the NFL one big show. If coaches put racial quotas above winning games then the results, while not scripted or acted, are only real to a certain extent.

    The NFL reminds me of the phony left vs right or democrat vs republican political system. Whether you support the Jags/ Redskins (Dem) or the Colts/ Packers (Rep), any aware individual like ourselves know you are still getting screwed in the end. Just like a 3rd Party Ron Paul cannot win, a 75% white NFL team cannot exist. All of the variables and constraints of the system are too controlled for that to happen. Predictably, alot of the same global elite influence both institutions.
     
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    Yes and they are all playing well and getting noticed by local press and fans.
     
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    Great post! When this site began, the biggest hurdle was getting people -- even most racially aware Whites -- to understand that racism against Whites in sports was a logical and integral part of the bigger picture. So many peoplethink that sports is somehow immune fromthe racial sensitivity, racial gerrymandering, propaganda, and "politically correct" thinking that permeates every other aspect of American society. Or that it isn't possible for "whites" to discriminate against Whites in athletics,ignoring the fact thatit's the same "white" power structure that initiated and institutionalized affirmative action everywhere else.

    Now, more racially aware Whites and even some DWFs are putting two and two together. The NFL is so out of kilter that it may end up inadvertently being a key weapon in discrediting multiculturalism and the rest of the mass social engineering schemes that have been imposed from the top down on the American people. The myth of black supremacy in sports and physical endeavors is no more real than the media-created and sustained images of Tiger Woods and Barack Obama.Edited by: Don Wassall
     
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    In the sports world this is still a dominant thought among DWF's. I often get into arguments about, and also read pundit who espouse the idea that there isn't/can't bea "black" bias, since WHITES are the ones in charge of recruiting and hold the vast majority of coaching posts. Which, of course as we know here on CF, is a lie.
     
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    Yea Don, I can relate to the struggle you went through since I was one of those people. I was politically aware of the PTB's structure/system but unaware that the sports world suffered from the same evils. Thankfully for this site, I now know otherwise.
     
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    from rotoworld.com:

    Evan Moore caught two passes for 34 yards against the Steelers in Week 14.
    Moore started out hot, with three targets and 34 yards on the game's first two drives. He was a Brady Quinn misfire away from another huge gain and a possible touchdown. Moore will remain a top option in the Browns' passing game, and Dynasty leaguers should take flier in next week's waiver wire.

    hmm, how strange that a practice squad body from a week ago suddenly became Browns top receiving option...
     
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    I sure would like to see more of Evan Moore. He made a circus catch against the Pats early on and then disappeared. More Moore is what I say.
     
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    Thought you guys might like this article. Judging by the comments a lot of Browns fans wouldn't mind seeing Moore at wideout.

    ...Edited by: DWFan
     
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    it doesn't come as any surprise (to us, but maybe it should since those are DWFs we're talking about) but every post game article i've read had multiple comments calling for Evan Moore to start... at WR!
     
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    Yes, all Browns fans seem to be in agreement about getting rid of Robiskie "the most sure receiver in the draft", and more than half want Moore want to be in his place. Of course there are the comparisons to Joe Jurevicius and the caste speak "hes not the fastest guy, he just gets open and uses his size". Either way, still good news. He did run a 4.67 which is faster than someone like Boldin, but he plays much faster on the field.
     
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    looks athletic enough to me!
     
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    This is interesting.

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    Browns TE Evan Moore was split out wide on 87 percent of his 193 snaps last season.
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    Jimmy Graham of the Saints was second among tight ends with
    58 percent of his snaps out wide. In other words, Moore is a tight end
    in name only. The Browns haven't officially changed his position to wide
    receiver, but that's the function he plays in the offense due to his
    poor blocking skills.
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    was this from WeenieWorld? that's their usual modus operandi, somehow finding a way to bag on a White player despiteinformationthatshould be considered a complimentary report.

    Evan Moore is a terrific blocker ... for a wide receiver. it's not his fault the Caste System has pigeonholed him into being considered a tight end. the guy is the real deal as a wideout, and only his racially-appropriate positional slotting and his lack of playing time couldgive any credibility to a negative report on his abilities.
     
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    The key stat is Moore's mere 193 snaps. He showed from his very first game in 2009, when he had 6 receptions for 80 yards, that he's a real talent. But he had to serve a racial apprenticeship in 2010 behind the lumbering mediocrity known as Ben Watson. Virtually everyone agrees that WR is the Browns' area of greatest need -- though of course many are stillexpecting Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie to "blossom" --while Moore remains an afterthought at WR and TE. With McCoy at QB and Hillis at least a part-time RB, it's hard to imagine the Browns using Moore properly in '11, namely asatall down-the-field wideout and redzone threat that would significantly enhance their offense.
     
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    Interesting that Evan's NFL.com bio lists Evan as a WR but the Browns list him as a TE. He had a 20.1 yards per catch average in 2010. He should be starting at TE at the least. It infuriates me to see Ben Watson catch a pass and then appear to run in slo-mo until he is quickly tackled. I know he was timed as being pretty fast out of college, but he sure doesn't play fast to me. His best yearly yards per catch average was 15.2 in '05, his second season. His career average is mediocre, as Don mentioned.
     
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    It sure is from Weenieworld. It's true what they say, Moore is only a tight end in name. It's also true for many of the other white tight ends in the league. Imagine how good players like Shockey and Scheffler could have been if they played the wide receiver position and were 30 pounds lighter. They'd be just as good as guys like Calvin Johnson.
     
  19. Riddlewire

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    A couple of quotes from an observer of Browns Training Camp:

    All from this website.
     
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    The Browns have been desperate for WR help in recent seasons. Moore makes so much sense in that role that it's unlikely to happen, as it didn't last season and in 2009 when Moore made an instant impact in his first game with Cleveland. Guess we'll find out soon how wedded to Caste mythology Fritz Shurmur is when we see how Hillis and Moore are used.
     
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    Yeah it would make the most sense to use Moore, they only drafted Greg Little, who is very raw at WR, was a rb and only one year of wide receiver. They got rid of Stuckey who had the most reliable hands (although he was like a poor man's Lance Moore). Brian Robiskie showed promise of putting things together at the end of the season but I just don't see him getting anything over 500 yards receiving, and thats him reaching his fullest potential. Mohamed Massaquoi was inconsistent and is suffering from a bone injury in his foot right now. Cribbs is just a return man that doesn't do much in the passing game. So that leaves Watson and Moore. Moore had more receiving yards than Robiskie with half of the targets.

    The report is that Robiskie has been underwhelming in camp struggling with getting seperation, Little is dropping a ton of passes. Browns fans are hopeful because Shurmur supposedly made something out of a "nobody" in Amendola but we all know that Amendola had it in him to be a good receiver all along, which is why Im wondering he didn't try to pick up a White receiver like Sanzebacher or Maehl because even if they did use Moore they would still need another reliable receiver. However, when the cuts are made I am sure there will be a good White receiver to choose from. It would be nice if they could get Curtis but he is with the Chiefs I believe. Matt Jones is still out there but there is a better chance of me winning the powerball than that happening. It would be awesome to see Jones and Moore stretching the field, power formations/zone blocking scheme. Hillis could run wild better than what Foster did last year (Johnson and Walter to stretch the field and zbs he was breaking off big runs and he is much slower than Hillis and getting less yards after contact).
     
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    This wouldn't surprise me at all.
    Vic Carucci of the Browns' official website believes Evan Moore will lead the team in receiving this season.

    Despite a little speedhump in the form of a concussion, Moore is lighting up training camp by all accounts. At 6'6/250, he has wide receiver skills in a tight end's frame and impressive hands. Even though Moore is technically the No. 2 tight end behind Ben Watson, he's working his way onto the TE2 radar.
     
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    Read last night that he signed a new deal. I might be wrong but I think it said he's in Cleveland until 2015.
     
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    Evan Moore has his first big catch of 2011.Cleveland's tight end signed a two-year contract extension on Friday with the Browns, who are expecting big things from the 6-foot-6 Moore this season.

    The Browns confirmed Moore's new deal.
    A person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press that Moore's extension is worth nearly $3 million per year and carries through the 2013 season. The person told the AP on condition of anonymity because paperwork had not yet been submitted to the NFL. Moore signed a one-year tender as a restricted free agent before training camp started.

    "I will be a Brown for at least 3 more years," Moore wrote on his Twitter account, evanmoore89. "Couldn't be happier about it. Great organization. Great fans."


    The 26-year-old Moore caught 16 passes for 322 yards in 12 games last season, but the Browns believe he could be a major piece in their new West Coast offense. Moore had a strong training camp and preseason, developing a nice chemistry with second-year quarterback Colt McCoy.

    Moore signed with Cleveland in 2009 after spending one season with Green Bay.

    Moore, who had 103 receptions during four years at Stanford, missed two games last season with a hip injury before being placed on injured reserve the final two weeks. He also sustained a concussion in Week 2 against Kansas City, and suffered another mild concussion two weeks ago in an exhibition against Detroit.


    If he can stay healthy, Moore has a chance to put up big numbers with the Browns, who have installed a pass-friendly offense for McCoy under first-year coach Pat Shurmur. Moore has the size to play close to the line of scrimmage and speed to line up on the outside like a wide receiver.


    Moore's extension is the second given by the Browns during the preseason. Last week, the team signed four-time Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas to a 7-year, $84 million extension, the largest contract ever given to a lineman.


    The Browns are $19 million under the salary cap and may next try to sign running back Peyton Hillis for more years. Hillis, who rushed for nearly 1,200 yards last season, is in the final year of his rookie contract and is scheduled to earn the league four-year minimum of $555,000.



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