Sio Moore debut showed promise
Sio Moore made his Oakland Raiders debut this past Friday night, and it showed promise.
Jason Witten got called for a holding penalty on Sio Moore, and then two plays later Tony Romo got sacked by Moore for a five yard loss.
Moore finished the game with just two tackles and one sack which ended being the only sack by the Raiders on the night.
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he plans on using Sio Moore kind-of the way he used Von Miller when he was the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos.
If he can get close to what Miller gave Denver his rookie season it’ll be huge for the Oakland Raiders because clearly they are in need of some pass rush.
Connecticut was the place Sio Moore grew up in, but he was born in Liberia which happens to be in Africa.
He then moved his high school freshman year to North Carolina.
Sio Moore has been called by many as a disciplined linebacker, that follows his assignments, and keeps his gap responsibilities to prevent cutbacks.
He has also been called a solid tackler.
With the ability to line up against TE’s and big receivers and having great route running will be a big plus for him to get allot of playing time come Sundays.
Redshirt freshman year he played in four games, and four games in the 2010 season he ended up becoming the starter.
At Connecticut Sio Moore finished with 16 sacks, 4INT’s, and played in a total of 41 games.
The 6’1″ and 240 pound uconn product should get his fill of pass rushing plays this year because the Raiders will need some pass rush which more then likely will have to come from other places then the defensive line.
Sio Moore will be an Oakland Raiders player to keep an eye on, with the potential of becoming rookie defensive player of the year.