Moore: "They believe in me"

Mike Clemens
August 11, 2019 - 3:18 pm

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Green Bay, WI – Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said J’Mon Moore had his “best practice of the year,” Sunday, as Moore got open, catching short to mid-range passes over the middle and in the flats.

At 6-foot-3 and 203lbs. with a muscular upper-body build, Moore could be another James Jones in the Packers receiver corps.

Except Moore has consistently had a problem dropping passes.

It was evident again last Thursday night in the Packers preseason game vs. the Houston Texans.

Green Bay had intercepted a Joe Webb pass and took over at the Houston 3-yard line early in the 3rd quarter.

On a 4th and 1, quarterback Tim Boyle tossed a short pass to Moore that bounced off his hands. Earlier in the game DeShone Kizer targeted Moore on a crossing route over the middle. Although the pass was slightly behind Moore, it was catchable. It went incomplete.

Fortunately on the 4th and 1, the Texans committed an illegal contact penalty, giving Boyle and company a new set of downs at the 1-yard line. After two running plays failed, Boyle and player caller LaFleur went to Moore again, and this time completed a touchdown pass that put Green Bay up 21-10.

“They believe in me,” said Moore at his locker Sunday. “I appreciate them.”

However, with a receiver corps as deep as the Packers appear to have this year in training camp, Moore is fully aware that even though he is a former 4th round draft pick from 2018 out of Missouri, he is “on the bubble” when it comes to roster decisions.

Moore said the night before his stand-out performance in Sunday’s practice, he mentally focused on believing in himself, and trying to regain the confidence and consistency he had as a receiver in college.

Moore had two bad drops on potential big plays earlier that day. The 24-year-old said he had to just envision putting any failures or doubts he’s had the past year in Green Bay behind him, and convince himself that he could still fight through this slump.

“I just have to forget about those things and focus on letting the game come to me,” said Moore.

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