Elijah Moore: I don’t understand lack of targets

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The Jets are riding a three-game winning streak after taking down the Packers at Lambeau Field, but it isn’t all smiles for every member of the team right now.

Wide receiver Elijah Moore was not targeted for any passes in the 27-10 win over Green Bay. He had one catch in Week Five and shared some frustration about his role on social media in response to a tweet about his lack of targets.

“If I say what I really wanna say . . . I’ll be the selfish guy . . . we winning. Grateful! Huge blessing! All I ever wanted. Bitter sweet for me but I’ll be solid. So I’ll just stay quiet. Just know I don’t understand either,” Moore wrote on Twitter.

Moore followed up to say that everyone “rocking out” needs to keep doing so because it is leading to wins, but it is safe to say that Moore hopes to be doing more rocking in the weeks to come.

12 responses to “Elijah Moore: I don’t understand lack of targets

  1. Just come out and say it Elijah, you don’t thing Wison is cut out for the job because he doesn’t target you like Flacco does!

  2. Or Garrett Wilson…..both have NFL talent/ability that Wilson has yet to target. A Solid defense and run game have amounted to wins, which is the point, but when playing from behind Wilson is going to have to step up and target his playmakers

  3. Someone explain to these WRs that “targets” are based on what the QB is doing and not necessarily the play call from the OC. If the QB is under duress or the defensive alignment indicates that play won’t work – and the QB has to go to a hot-read or safety valve, then guess what? The “star” (aka, diva) WR is not going to get his “targets”.

  4. I don’t see this as whining. He had a very good year last year, and he’s perplexed as to why this year he’s overlooked in most every game. Valid question by him…

  5. I don’t get it either Elijah…get him more involved…the more successful options the Jets have ,the harder it is for future defensives to game plan against you.

  6. My guess is that what we hear in public from him is not more than he shares with those in the locker room. Perhaps he can be traded to the Cardinals since they collect misfits.

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