Hunter Renfrow: Josh McDaniels puts a lot on slot receivers, but you can get rewarded

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Raiders receiver Hunter Renfrow had a strong 2021 season, leading the team with 103 receptions, 1,038 yards, and nine touchdowns. He was a Pro Bowler for the first time.

Now Renfrow will be playing in an offense coached by Josh McDaniels, whose scheme has famously worked well for slot receivers like Wes Welker and Julian Edelman.

Renfrow noted last week that even going up to Jakobi Meyers last season, McDaniels has done a good job in putting players in a position to succeed.

“First, they’re all really good players. From Wes to Julian to Jakobi,” Renfrow said, via Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I think [McDaniels is] just very good at teaching the details of it and those guys did a good job. It’s a lot of work and he puts a lot on them, but I think you’re rewarded if you buy into what he has to say.

“They’ve had some good receivers and then it’s just being where you need to be and being consistent.”

As a member of the 2019 draft class, Renfrow is entering the last year of his rookie deal. If the Raiders don’t sign him to a contract extension, Renfrow should be in line to make good money through either the franchise tag or the open market next spring.

30 responses to “Hunter Renfrow: Josh McDaniels puts a lot on slot receivers, but you can get rewarded

  1. But… but I thought it was Brady who turned cheap slot receivers into superstars.

  2. Man that Davante Adams trade is going to be hurting the Raiders for years to come!

  3. More evidence of a bad management decision to trade away the farm for WR that will not have the same production without an actual NFL QB. Raiders are toast in that division, enjoy the bottom!

  4. But… But I thought…

    +++++++++++

    Yes, it was Brady who turned cheap slot receivers into top playmakers, that is why he had to spend so much on Davante Adams.

    Without top playmakers like Davante Adams, Josh knows that his offense won’t scare anyone, because his offense won’t be able to SCORE ENOUGH. (Raiders offense was #18 on offense last season)

  5. Raiders would have to score 24 points in back to back playoff games to have a chance, right?

  6. No, but if the offense of a team can score 24 or more in back to back playoff team with a cheap squad, the coaches and GM will have no trouble building defense, and the team will be a dynasty.

    So lot of teams would be a dynasty with Brady. Belichick? You will see he is a garbage on offense.

  7. I am not even a Raiders fan and I think everyone is here making negative comments will eat their words. The Raiders lost a lot of very close games over the past few years. Carr is going to light it up and this playoff bound team might go further than you think.

  8. “playoff bound team”

    Chiefs 14-3
    Chargers 12-5
    Broncos 10-7
    Raiders 4-13

  9. No, but if the offense of a team can score 24 or more in back to back playoff team with a cheap squad, the coaches and GM will have no trouble building defense, and the team will be a dynasty.
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    Failed to score 20 12x, lost 8 of the last 9.

  10. William Lee says:
    June 6, 2022 at 11:22 am
    Then why did he spend so much on Davante Adams?

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    You do understand there are different WR’s in a formation, correct?

  11. Failed to score 20 12x

    +++++++++++

    Did he even fail to score 24 in Bucs?

    You should ask Belichick the CHEAP.

  12. Wardo,

    Read “Patriots QB coach open up on Cam Newton’s recent struggles’.

  13. Did he even fail to score 24 in Bucs?

    You should ask Belichick the CHEAP.
    ==========

    5 losses with 14 points or less, 1 Super Bowl
    7 losses with 17 points or less, another Super Bowl

    Thats on the QB.

  14. Lol, let us wait and see how Rodgers will do without Davante Adams. I don’t think he can even score 20 in playoff.

  15. Rodgers – 28 playoff/ppg

    Two-tenths more than Brady.

    He’ll be fine.

  16. Do you know MJ would have won 3 championships if NBA playoff was one-game series?

    I know how great Rodgers was when he was good, the problem is that he was a complete garbage when he struggles. That is why he couldn’t even make back to SB.

  17. Lol, looks like you think Brady texted himself about deflating football.

  18. 22 postseason games for Rodgers… twice he’s put up 20 points or less. 9%

    41 games for Brady with the Pats.. 12 games of 20 or less. 29.3%

    Rodgers has been garbage?

  19. Rodgers was a garbage WHEN his favorite plays were taken away.

    You put Rodgers in 2020 Bucs, he might even win MVP, but wouldn’t win SB, because he never even scored 24 in 3 consecutive playoff games.

  20. Rodgers post-season passer rating – 100.1

    Brady – 90.4

    Who has been taken out of their offense more? I mean, we don’t even need the kids new math here..

  21. In one of the playoff games, a defense will be able to do it, because a 13 year old knows what Rodgers will do even before game starts. We just don’t know which one when playoff starts.

    Jus watch the last throw against 49ers in last playoff, and watch #17. You will see what I mean.

  22. Superior QBR is about how good a QB throws to WR BEHIND defenders, an almost meaningless skill with the cheap squad given by Belichick.

  23. You said Brady can turn anyone into a superstar.

    Can’t have it both ways.

  24. I never said it. I said Brady was the only QB who had the skills to turn cheap slot receivers into TOP playmakers.

    Those slot receivers had talents, but other QB didn’t have the skills to fully utilize their talents, like I don’t think Davante Adams will be as productive as with Rodgers, though he is as talented as he was in Packers.

  25. William Lee says:
    June 6, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Yes, it was Brady who turned cheap slot receivers into top playmakers

  26. I’m a big believer that, most of the time, stats paint an accurate picture.

    The stats bear out, as presented here, Rodgers and Brady are pretty much the same player, man for man.

    The difference is the organizations they played for.

    .. see you next time.

  27. Name a thing other than throwing balls that makes deep throws harder than dink n dunk.

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