Denarius Moore wasted no time Thursday night in showing a small but vocal crowd at O.co Coliseum what all the fuss was about in the Raiders' preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals.
The most pleasant surprise in the first dozen practices of training camp, Moore took the field for the first time on the last play of the first quarter, a false start by Khalif Barnes.
On the first play of second quarter, quarterback Jason Campbell found Moore breaking free against cornerback A.J. Jefferson on a crossing route for a 26-yard gain and a first down at the Arizona 36-yard line.
Moore later caught a 2-yard pass on a quick screen left and converted a first down with a 9-yard completion from Kyle Boller on a drive that ended in a 25-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski, his second of the half.
A fifth-round draft pick out of Tennessee, Moore has been the standout Oakland receiver since camp opened.
Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald immediately hauled in a 43-yard pass from Kevin Kolb down the left sideline, a play in which Van Dyke actually had good coverage.
A short time later, Beanie Wells broke a high tackle attempt by Van Dyke running to his left and gained 15 yards.
Three times, Bresnahan sent defensive backs on blitzes, each time forcing starting Arizona quarterbacks into incomplete passes.
The first came from free safety Michael Huff on the second play of the game. Huff came free and forced Kolb to unload.
In the second quarter, with the second-string defense in the game and Arizona backed up at the 17, Bresnahan called for blitzes by safety Jerome Boyd and cornerback Jeremy Ware on consecutive plays, both against quarterback John Skelton.
The first came on third-and-7 from the Oakland 43. Later, with the Raiders at the Arizona 36, Barnes jumped again. When Schilens was dumped for a loss on a reverse, Janikowski came out for 52-yard field goal attempt.
Janikowski never got to kick, because Barnes jumped for a third time, with coach Hue Jackson sending out Shane Lechler to punt rather than attempt a 57-yard field goal.
Kolb was 4-for-7 for 68 yards, 43 of them coming on the pass to Fitzgerald, before giving way to Skelton.