PDA

View Full Version : YES! Rahim Moore!


Breaker
04-29-2011, 04:14 PM
Enough said!

OBF1
04-29-2011, 04:21 PM
I love me some Rahim Moore, We picked him for Denver with our first pick in the 2nd round in the Orangemane mock draft.... Yes, I also have inside sources :)

Baba Booey
04-29-2011, 04:22 PM
Very nice

misturanderson
04-29-2011, 04:23 PM
So much for Champ playing Safety. Hopefully he can stay at CB for a while.

Bob's your Information Minister
04-29-2011, 04:47 PM
You guys sure like skinny football players.

baja
04-29-2011, 04:53 PM
You guys sure like skinny football players.

Everybody's skinny from your point of view.

Chris
04-29-2011, 05:01 PM
Everybody's skinny from your point of view.

Got ems.

Swedish Extrovert
04-29-2011, 05:10 PM
So much for Champ playing Safety. Hopefully he can stay at CB for a while.

McBath at SS?

I think Champ will eventually play FS.

Garcia Bronco
04-29-2011, 05:10 PM
Is this guy supposed to play the run? I don't think so.

WABronco
04-29-2011, 05:17 PM
Rahim Moore and Darcel McBath...somewhat redundant, no?

Jason in LA
04-29-2011, 05:18 PM
I'm extremely happy with this pick. I've known Rahim since his Jr year in high school. I'll post some photos of him from back then. He's a really good guy. A real leader. He was All City as a 10th grader and playing safety he always seemed to get his hands on the ball. I wasn't surprised that he was a starter as a true freshman and his sophomore year he led the nation in picks. I wouldn't be surprised to see him getting a lot of playing time really soon. He's not the type of guy that takes a long time to develop.

Old Dude
04-29-2011, 05:26 PM
Rahim Moore and Darcel McBath...somewhat redundant, no?


That's exactly what I'm thinking. Sure hope I'm wrong.

Breaker
04-29-2011, 05:45 PM
You guys sure like skinny football players.

you sure like foodstamps and fat women

Boomhauer
04-29-2011, 05:50 PM
I really like this selection. Going forward the Broncos now have two very good young S's. We need someone to learn from and replace Hill, and Moore is likely it. He's got receiver-like body and ball skills with great instincts, quickness and good straight-line speed to cover CF and ballhawk.
Bruton has speed to burn (4.40-40), but looks a lot better in man than zone. He's probably Dawkins replacement and should be a star. McCarthy has great instinct, good straight line speed, but I think he's a solid back-up for both S spots at this point.
---------------------------------------------------
Rahim Moore and Darcel McBath...somewhat redundant, no?
That's exactly what I'm thinking. Sure hope I'm wrong.
I was thinking that as well, but more "Finally we dump McBath". Guy was always lost, hurt and didn't have the physical skills.

DarkHorse
04-29-2011, 05:58 PM
I'm extremely happy with this pick. I've known Rahim since his Jr year in high school. I'll post some photos of him from back then. He's a really good guy. A real leader. He was All City as a 10th grader and playing safety he always seemed to get his hands on the ball. I wasn't surprised that he was a starter as a true freshman and his sophomore year he led the nation in picks. I wouldn't be surprised to see him getting a lot of playing time really soon. He's not the type of guy that takes a long time to develop.


:thumbs:

Really happy with this pick, we've continued to target character guys too!

yerner
04-29-2011, 06:00 PM
ucla sucked. sorry i'm bitter. you dudes got me thinking dt alll year.

footstepsfrom#27
04-29-2011, 06:07 PM
Rahim Moore and Darcel McBath...somewhat redundant, no?
Exactly.

epicSocialism4tw
04-29-2011, 06:16 PM
I'm extremely happy with this pick. I've known Rahim since his Jr year in high school. I'll post some photos of him from back then. He's a really good guy. A real leader. He was All City as a 10th grader and playing safety he always seemed to get his hands on the ball. I wasn't surprised that he was a starter as a true freshman and his sophomore year he led the nation in picks. I wouldn't be surprised to see him getting a lot of playing time really soon. He's not the type of guy that takes a long time to develop.

Tell him that Broncos fans are excited about him and we cant wait to see him succeed in Denver.

SureShot
04-29-2011, 06:18 PM
...and eat a sammich

OrangeSe7en
04-29-2011, 06:34 PM
I like Moore. I think he was a little undervalued because he had an off year statistically compared to his junior year. The guy seems to react really well to the ball. That can shave .10 or more off of his 40 time compared to faster safeties that dont react as well. Even though he only had one INT in 2010, its still the same guy who had 10 INTs in 2009. So, we know he can ballhawk. Like many of you, Im disappointed withe DT situation but I still like this pick and it compliments the Von Miller pick nicely. We add a guy who can pressure the QB along with Doom, so it makes sense to get a good ballhawking CF. The guy moves well and seems to play faster than his 40 time.

Perry1977
04-29-2011, 07:11 PM
I hate, hate, HATE this pick. He's a toothpick who can't tackle. John Lynch and Shannon Sharpe both looked like they could pick this guy up and snap him in half. Out of all the players in this year's draft, this is the one that I absolutely did NOT want Denver to draft. With Paea, Bowers and Austin still all on the board, it made me sick to my stomach when we picked Moore. This is Alphonso Smith II. A "ballhawk" who can't tackle anybody.

Here's some "highlights" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0sFfFdQ-u0

But you might want to turn the audio down on that clip and play the audio from this one instead while you watch it, will be much more appropriate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg

Ugh. McFadden is licking his chops right about now.

LongDongJohnson
04-29-2011, 07:24 PM
I hope he can tackle. As the last line of defense, we cant have him missing tackles all over the place.

OrangeSe7en
04-29-2011, 07:24 PM
I hate, hate, HATE this pick. He's a toothpick who can't tackle. John Lynch and Shannon Sharpe both looked like they could pick this guy up and snap him in half. Out of all the players in this year's draft, this is the one that I absolutely did NOT want Denver to draft. With Paea, Bowers and Austin still all on the board, it made me sick to my stomach when we picked Moore. This is Alphonso Smith II. A "ballhawk" who can't tackle anybody.

Here's some "highlights" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0sFfFdQ-u0

But you might want to turn the audio down on that clip and play the audio from this one instead while you watch it, will be much more appropriate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg

Ugh. McFadden is licking his chops right about now.

If anything, you should be complaining about the Franklin pick, not this one.

OrangeSe7en
04-29-2011, 07:30 PM
I hope he can tackle. As the last line of defense, we cant have him missing tackles all over the place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im2SZjMaO2A

1:18

Perry1977
04-29-2011, 07:37 PM
This one is full of Moore being blocked out of the way, trying to arm tackle and avoiding contact like the plague. It's pretty long, though, so you might have to restart Yackety Sax a time or two:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTiR3L6NQHY

KevinJames
04-29-2011, 07:55 PM
Ed Reed Jr. Welcome To The Denver Broncos.

Rahim Moore is a ball hawk hes got ball skills you just can't teach.

gunns
04-29-2011, 08:01 PM
I am so excited about this pick. Besides the DT position safety is a long neglected position. I for one feel that those horrible games with the Colts were more because of our stupid safeties than anything. Yes we've had Lynch, who was a great tackler, but little else, and Dawkins who had 1/2 a good year with us but since Atwater we've had nothing. This will improve our secondary immensely and I'm looking more forward to coverage and INT's, I'll take those over tackles right now. This just may make me forget EEEEEEEEEEDDDDD REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED! ;D

Pony Boy
04-29-2011, 09:41 PM
Great pick but he does have a chicken chest....... we need to get him in the weight room asap

driver
04-29-2011, 09:47 PM
Well he's little but he is slow.

Taco John
04-29-2011, 10:04 PM
You guys sure like skinny football players.

"Who you calling skinny?"

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5888/dennissmith.jpg

SonOfLe-loLang
04-29-2011, 10:04 PM
Rahim Moore and Darcel McBath...somewhat redundant, no?

If you havent noticed, the strong safety is a bit of a dying breed. We need great coverage safeties

schaaf
04-29-2011, 10:56 PM
the best part about this pick is that he really wants to be here and his two favorites are Dawkins and Bailey... Welcome to Denver Rahim!!!

thumpc
04-29-2011, 11:01 PM
We need ballhawks in this league.

OrangeSe7en
04-30-2011, 05:25 AM
We need ballhawks in this league.

Yeah, they kind of work well with a pass rush. You gotta have the pass rush first though.

Ratboy
04-30-2011, 06:07 AM
If you havent noticed, the strong safety is a bit of a dying breed. We need great coverage safeties

:thumbs:

Rep. This is why I am not overly concerned with some poor tackling by him. He won't need to tackle when he's picking the ball off.

McDman
04-30-2011, 06:57 AM
Hopefully Dawk can teach him some better technique when tackling.

KO5K
04-30-2011, 06:58 AM
:thumbs:

Rep. This is why I am not overly concerned with some poor tackling by him. He won't need to tackle when he's picking the ball off.

You're making the assumption that teams will actually throw against us.

The reality is, why would they bother? They might as well just run it straight up the gut and then take it to the house when Dawkins and Moore whiff on tackles.

worm
04-30-2011, 09:11 AM
Some work done by a Steeler fan on Moore as a prospect.

http://pittsburghsteelers.thefootballfanshop.info/pittsburgh-steelers-news/potential-steelers-draft-pick-profiles-rahim-moore-free-safety-ucla/

After reading all of the comments from the latest 7-round mock draft I posted a lot of people felt that if the Steelers were to miss out on Mike Pouncey, Jimmy Smith, Brandon Harris, and several other of the potential targets than the team would be better served taking UCLA Free Safety Rahim Moore over a supposed reach like Ben Ijalana. Well that got me thinking so I decided to take a break from profiling potential second round picks to give a little more focus on Moore and his fit as the Steelers first round pick.

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/563119/rahim-moore1_medium.jpg

Rahim Moore Player Profile:

Height: 6í0″
Weight: 202lbs.
40 time: 4.53
Vertical: 35in
Arms: 30.25in
Bench: 11reps

Pros: Rahim Mooreís best attributes are his instincts and his hands which make him a dangerous ball hawk. Heís excellent at breaking on the ball , especially on deep routes, and has receiver hands to pick it off. His specialty is zone coverage which makes him a good fit for the Steelers defense. He was a 3 year starter at UCLA, never missing a single game since the day he stepped on campus, and ended his collegiate career with 14 interceptions. Moore also has good straight-line speed and very fluid hips.

Cons: While Moore may have had 14 careers interceptions 10 of those came during his sophomore campaign, with only one coming in his junior, and final, year. Many feel as though Moore is a bit of a one-year wonder. Most of the discrepancy comes from UCLA playing him closer to the line of scrimmage during his junior year and the rest comes from QBís avoiding throwing into his area of the field. Itís also worth noting that Moore was working under the tutelage of Carnell Lake during his 10 pick year in 2009. Lake left after that lone season in Westwood.

Moore is also not an explosive tackler. While he employs a good overall wrap-up technique, because of his lack of strength heíll never be known as a vicious hitter which is something that is somewhat expected from Steelers Nation. He also has trouble shedding blocks in the run game. And for all his skills in zone coverage his ability to play man-to-man is a little lacking. When assigned to cover the slot heíll often times get burned while trying to read the QBís eyes.

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/563147/RMoore_medium.jpg
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/563151/rahim-moore_medium.jpg

Draft Stock: Currently Rahim Moore is the consensus top prospect at the Safety position. Most sites give him at late 1st-mid 2nd grade. Mock drafts around the web have Moore going to the Denver Broncos at pick 36, but he most certainly will not make it past the Houston Texans at 42 especially after they cut Eugene Wilson. At the earliest I could see the Baltimore Ravens selecting him at 26 given their needs in the secondary and needing an heir to Ed Reed who will probably retire in another year.

NFL Player Comparison: Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas
Like Thomas, Rahim Moore is a true ball hawk in zone coverage but lacks the size to be truly effective in run support.

Final Word: Iím a big fan of Rahim Moore. I think he would be a great addition to the Steelers defense. With Troy Polamalu usually roaming in the box it would be nice to have someone with Mooreís talents playing deep centerfield. Because heís more of a finesse player, i.e. not the physical, big-hitter type that the Steelers typically have on defense, I have a hard time seeing the Steelers taking him. However itís definitely time for the Steelers to get some talent in the secondary that can actually intercept a pass besides Troy. If the team feels the same way I would have absolutely no problems with the Steelers selecting him with the 31st pick if Mike Pouncey, Phil Taylor, or any of the top CBís were already gone. Although given the amount of zone coverage the Steelers employ in their defensive scheme theoretically they could have Moore play CB, especially if they brought him along slowly in Nickel packages to start with.

TheReverend
04-30-2011, 09:20 AM
Rahim Moore and Darcel McBath...somewhat redundant, no?

...Until nickel downs (the majority of the defensive snaps these days).

Then we're glad we have the added range.

OrangeSe7en
04-30-2011, 09:24 AM
...Until nickel downs (the majority of the defensive snaps these days).

Then we're glad we have the added range.

And thats overlooking the simple fact that McBath hasn't done much in 2 years, where Moore actually might do something. If Moore is productive in any way, no, they're not at all the same.

TheReverend
04-30-2011, 09:30 AM
And thats overlooking the simple fact that McBath hasn't done much in 2 years, where Moore actually might do something. If Moore is productive in any way, no, they're not at all the same.

Because he got hurt a couple times last year?

His ROOKIE year he played most of the year subbing in for our FA priority and HoF'er Dawkins AND netted 2 picks and 3 PD's in that rotational spot duty.

Kid can play if he can stay healthy. Both he and Moore would be very nice to have on the field TOGETHER.

Cito Pelon
04-30-2011, 09:32 AM
...Until nickel downs (the majority of the defensive snaps these days).

Then we're glad we have the added range.

So who will we have on nickle downs? Squid, Rahim, McBath, Von, DJ, Elvis, Ayers, Irving, Champ, Goodman, Hill?

OrangeSe7en
04-30-2011, 09:32 AM
Because he got hurt a couple times last year?

His ROOKIE year he played most of the year subbing in for our FA priority and HoF'er Dawkins AND netted 2 picks and 3 PD's in that rotational spot duty.

Kid can play if he can stay healthy. Both he and Moore would be very nice to have on the field TOGETHER.

He hasn't done anything to justify not looking to upgrade.

rugbythug
04-30-2011, 09:34 AM
Because he got hurt a couple times last year?

His ROOKIE year he played most of the year subbing in for our FA priority and HoF'er Dawkins AND netted 2 picks and 3 PD's in that rotational spot duty.

Kid can play if he can stay healthy. Both he and Moore would be very nice to have on the field TOGETHER.

Agreed. 2 guys who can make plays on the ball is good. Ss is easier to fill than fs

TheReverend
04-30-2011, 09:39 AM
So who will we have on nickle downs? Squid, Rahim, McBath, Von, DJ, Elvis, Ayers, Irving, Champ, Goodman, Hill?

Welp, we now have a 3 way battle McBath, Moore and Carter for the 2 slots on the back end lol

Cito Pelon
04-30-2011, 09:40 AM
And thats overlooking the simple fact that McBath hasn't done much in 2 years, where Moore actually might do something. If Moore is productive in any way, no, they're not at all the same.

Well, McBath (and David Bruton) came in as rookies playing behind Mike Nolan's FA acquisitions Renaldo Hill and Brian Dawkins.

Both McBath and Bruton did ok in spot duty as injury replacements, but McD and subsequent DC post-Nolan Wink Martindale were coaching for their jobs and depended on the vets Hill and Dawkins.

Granted, McBath has broken the same forearm twice I believe, so if he can avoid smacking his forearm into helmets he can still pan out as a good FS. He's obviously been a great ST addition.

TheReverend
04-30-2011, 09:41 AM
So who will we have on nickle downs? Squid, Rahim, McBath, Von, DJ, Elvis, Ayers, Irving, Champ, Goodman, Hill?

Elvis, Vickerson, Ayers and Miller

DJ and Irving

Champ, Goodman, Cox (pending arrest lol)

2 of McBath/Rahim/Carter

Cito Pelon
04-30-2011, 09:49 AM
Welp, we now have a 3 way battle McBath, Moore and Carter for the 2 slots on the back end lol

I guess the big deal with nickle defenders in the defensive backfield is - can they make the open-field tackle on an RB that breaks through?

Dawkins was great at that, great open-field tackler. Hopefully, the safeties we have now can make that great open-field tackle. That type of safety has been lacking for a long time in Denver, until Dawkins came to town.

TheReverend
04-30-2011, 09:52 AM
I guess the big deal with nickle defenders in the defensive backfield is - can they make the open-field tackle on an RB that breaks through?

Dawkins was great at that, great open-field tackler. Hopefully, the safeties we have now can make that great open-field tackle. That type of safety has been lacking for a long time in Denver, until Dawkins came to town.

http://thestartingfive.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/brian-dawkins.jpg

(Fyi, he missed on that tackle by like 10 yards lol)

Carter can tackle and hit.

Cito Pelon
04-30-2011, 09:53 AM
Elvis, Vickerson, Ayers and Miller

DJ and Irving

Champ, Goodman, Cox (pending arrest lol)

2 of McBath/Rahim/Carter

You could throw Squid into the mix. Seems to me he has very good skills as a nickle back.

A decent nickle lineup. Obviously some of the young guys have to step up.

Cito Pelon
04-30-2011, 09:57 AM
http://thestartingfive.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/brian-dawkins.jpg

(Fyi, he missed on that tackle by like 10 yards lol)

Carter can tackle and hit.

Wait a sec, wasn't that the great play Dawkins made to save a TD?

Carter? You mean McCarthy?

Edit: Nevermind, wasn't paying attention to the draft pick Carter.

TheReverend
04-30-2011, 10:12 AM
Wait a sec, wasn't that the great play Dawkins made to save a TD?

Carter? You mean McCarthy?

Lol no, that was Dawkins whiffing. One of my favorite misses of all time. Not nearly as bad as his game vs AZ in the NFCCG that year though. That was ugly.

And no... I mean Quinton Carter...

Cito Pelon
04-30-2011, 10:25 AM
Lol no, that was Dawkins whiffing. One of my favorite misses of all time. Not nearly as bad as his game vs AZ in the NFCCG that year though. That was ugly.

And no... I mean Quinton Carter...

Yeah, I figured out the Carter reference finally. But Dawkins has been a great open-field tackler over his career. Made some great open-field tackles for the Broncos to finish his career.

Gutless Drunk
04-30-2011, 10:35 AM
UCLA S Rahim Moore addresses the media via conference call following his drafting by the Denver Broncos 45th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.

On being a Denver Bronco

ďFirst of all itís a blessing. I feel thankful. I thank God I met with the Broncos at the Combine. Itís been one of my favorite teams after watching (CB) Champ Bailey and being a big-time fan of him. Itís truly a blessing. Iím so excited.Ē

On learning from S Brian Dawkins

ďI canít wait. I look forward to the time that Iíll be there because I know heís getting older. I wish I could meet him professionally where he could never age and me and him could play for several years. Iím excited to learn from a hall of famer and Champ Bailey. These guys are my favoriteóChamp and BDóever. You know, I even have a picture of them on my phone and my laptop. Iím a huge fan. I canít wait to get hooked up with them and get to work.Ē

On whether he expected being picked by the Broncos

ďI was confident at the Combine I was a possible pick, but when I woke up I knew I was going to be a Bronco. I just felt it; I knew what they needed. Iím excited; I canít wait.Ē

On receiving a Broncos helmet in NYC

ďThey gave it to me. Shannon Sharpe signed it, and Iím excited. Itís a blessing. Itís funny, I was talking to Shannon before and I just said itís been an honor to meet you and I got to go up on stage and meet him again. Itís a great feeling.Ē

On what he brings to his position

ďI understand the game. I put in work. The coaches around me are able to prep me and I canít wait to get around Brain Dawkins and Champ.Ē

On receiving the call

ďI couldnít even hear. I knew it was Denver, but I thought it was the Denver Nuggets (laughing). It was Coach (John) Fox. John Elway got on the phone.Ē

On the 2011 Broncos draft class

ďDefense wins championshipsÖVon Miller is a big-time talent. He has every little bit of a second (overall) pick you can think of. Heís just that type of guy. I canít wait to make plays on the field with him.Ē

On his statistics dropping from 10 interceptions his junior year to one his senior year

ďThere are a lot of people staying away from me. I have that respect where people donít want to throw over me. There were those games where it wouldnít come my way at all. I learned a lot from that. Overall, I made more tackles and other plays than I ever did. So thatís the reason for that. It wasnít a lack of play-making ability. It was just one of those years where they stayed away from you. They knew all about you through the whole off season.Ē

On his draft experience in NYC

ďI knew I wasnít going to be a first-round draft pick, which is fine because I never planned to be one. I knew my range; I knew what I was going to be coming out of college. The overall experience has been spectacular. Today I feel like I went No. 1 overall. Iím so excited. I canít wait to get to work and get to Denver.Ē

28473