Former Purdue WR Rondale Moore to get more opportunities, Cardinals coach says
Rondale Moore had a limited role with Arizona Cardinals in year 1. The former Purdue standout is going to be receiving a bigger role in year 2 per Bob McManaman of AZ Central.
Moore had 435 yards receiving and 1 touchdown as a rookie, showing flashes of what he did during his time at Purdue. His ability to make explosive plays has carried over to the NFL, and is why Cardinals WR coach Seam Jefferson wants to get him the ball more often.
“Rondale is my biggest whiner,” Cardinals wide receivers coach Seam Jefferson said. “For good reason, though. I want to get the ball in his hands because he can create with the ball in his hands.”
Jefferson went on to explain how the team is planning on using Moore. The Cardinals have mainly used him on the outside, but are looking at using him in the backfield as well as many other positions.
“We’ve played him outside and we’ve played him inside, so he’s gotten work at both the X and the H inside,” Jefferson said. “You’re going to see him in a bunch of positions, even in the backfield, coming out of the backfield. He’s one of those guys who can do it all. He’s quick, he’s very sure-handed. He can separate in the break area, make guys miss after the catch. … The offense is totally wide open for what he can do for us this year.”
Moore may be set up for a similar role to Deebo Samuel, who just signed a huge extension worth $73. 5 million to remain with the San Francisco 49ers.