16th Season in NFL (12 as a player)3rd Season with Raiders
Rob Moore enters his third season with the Silver and Black as wide receivers coach in 2016, and 16th NFL season overall.
Last year, Moore’s receiving corps was led by WRs Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, as Crabtree paced the team with 89 receptions (1,003 yards) and Cooper led the way with 1,153 yards (83 receptions). Cooper was voted to his second Pro Bowl and Crabtree was named an alternate for the annual all-star game after becoming the first pair of Raiders receivers to both go over 1,000 receiving yards since 2001. Cooper made history in his second year, becoming the third player in NFL history to records 1,000 yards and 70 catches in each of his first two seasons. He also set the mark for receptions by a Raider through his first two years (155). Crabtree enjoyed a stellar year in his second year with the Silver and Black under Moore’s tutelage, eclipsing 1,000 receiving yards for the first time since 2012 and leading the team with eight touchdown receptions.
In his first season in Oakland, Moore was charged with overseeing the development of rookie WR Amari Cooper, the team’s first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. Moore helped Cooper set franchise-rookie records for receptions (72), receiving yards (1,070) and 100-yard games (five). His reception total stands as the most by an NFL wide receiver 21 years old or younger. Cooper eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in just 14 games, becoming the first Raiders rookie and the first Raider since 2005 to reach that milestone. Moore also helped free agent Crabtree thrive in his first season with Oakland by leading the team with 85 receptions and nine touchdowns for 922 yards. Crabtree notched three 100-yard outings and tied career highs with his reception and touchdown totals. Under Moore’s tutelage in 2015, a total of four different Raiders totaled at least four receiving touchdowns, and five scores were accounted for by undrafted first-year player WR Seth Roberts.
After coaching five seasons at the collegiate level, Moore joined the Buffalo Bills in 2014 to help mentor a youthful wide receiving corps. Moore helped rookie WR Sammy Watkins, the team’s fourth-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, total 65 receptions for 982 yards and six touchdowns, setting the franchise-rookie records for receptions and yards. Under Moore’s guidance, second-year WR Robert Woods set new personal bests with 65 catches for 699 yards and five touchdowns. Another young wide receiver, Chris Hogan, also set career highs with 41 receptions, 426 yards and four touchdowns.
As wide receivers coach at Syracuse, Moore helped the Orange to three bowl victories in four years from 2010-13. Under his tutelage, WR Alec Lemon finished his career ranked first in the Orange record books for all-time receptions (201) and second in all-time receiving yards (1,780).
Prior to his coaching stint at Syracuse, Moore was the wide receivers coach for Phoenix (Ariz.) Junior College in 2009. He also spent time working as a consultant for Protect Management and Athlete’s Performance, training athletes for the NFL draft where he oversaw future draft picks including WR Robert Meachem, WR Dwayne Bowe, TE Vernon Davis, WR Golden Tate and WR Arrelious Benn.
Moore got his start in coaching at Montclair (N.J.) High School from 2002-03, working with wide receivers.
PERSONAL: Native of Hempstead, N.Y. ...Played 12 years as a wide receiver in the NFL…Was selected by the New York Jets in the first round of the 1990 Supplemental Draft…Spent five seasons with New York (1990-94) and seven years with the Arizona Cardinals (1995-2001)…Played in 153 games with 146 starts, and totaled 628 receptions for 9,368 yards and 49 touchdowns, earning Pro Bowl berths in 1994 and 1997…Led the NFL in receiving yards in 1997 (1,584), earning All-Pro honors, and an All-Conference selection from Pro Football Weekly…Played collegiately at Syracuse from 1987-89, starting all three years…Holds team records for receiving yards per game (75.8) and career touchdown receptions (22)…Earned three straight bowl berths with Syracuse, winning the Hall of Fame Bowl (1989) and Peach Bowl (1989)…As a freshman, helped the Orange to an undefeated season with an 11-0-1 mark…Named to Syracuse’s All-Century Team in November 1999…Attended Hempstead (N.Y.) High School, playing football and basketball…Has four children, daughters, Dakota, Savoy, Meadow and Charlie, and son, Satchel.
Silver and Black Productions sat down with wide receivers coach Rob Moore and learned about his special connection with the Raiders Hall of Fame Owner Al Davis.