Elijah Moore “starting to get into a rhythm” for Jets

NFL: NOV 21 Dolphins at Jets
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This Jets season has not provided much for the team’s fans to be thankful for with Thanksgiving fast approaching, but rookie wide receiver Elijah Moore‘s recent play has been a bright spot.

Moore scored a touchdown for the third straight week during Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Dolphins and posted eight catches for 141 yards in the losing effort. He has 24 catches for 336 yards over the last four games, which earned him some praise from head coach Robert Saleh after Sunday’s game.

“Elijah has been getting better every week. I’m really pumped for him. He’s starting to get into a rhythm,” Saleh said, via Joey Chandler of NJ.com. “He had the explosive play which we all know that he is capable of. He’s stacking up days. He’s only going to get better. He’s going to be a special kid.”

Saleh’s not alone in seeing big things ahead for the second-round pick. Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard said that Moore is “going to be special in this league” and that gives the Jets one thing to feel good about as the losses keep piling up.

2 responses to “Elijah Moore “starting to get into a rhythm” for Jets

  1. I love watching the Jets struggles as much as anyone, but Elijah Moore did look really good! He had a one-hander on the sideline that was unbelievable!
    Poor guy will never taste success on that team, but he looks to be a heckuva receiver.

  2. Exactly! This is what happens when you get drafted by a bad team. Jaylen Waddle has as much if not better hands and route running as Tyreek Hill, but the Dolphins use him like a slot possession receiver. WR Screens, Slants, crossing and rubs. I don’t mind the occasional running sweep because these guys are wicked fast, but c’mon! How about let this guy tear down the sidelines with no Safety having the ability to get over top unless they are back 30 yards from scrimmage. Elijah Moore was all SEC and 1st Team All-American in a year with really good WR’s coming out. These 5’9″ guys get no respect as the trend is converting thinner TE’s to WR’s. 4.3 speed is rare. The Chiefs know how to utilize this… the Dolphins and Jets don’t.

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