It seems just like yesterday that an undrafted free agent receiver showed up at Raiders training camp with some jujitsu moves that his agent taught him to keep cornerbacks off of him on the line of scrimmage. Rod Streater not only got some separation from defenders but also from other players at camp, winning a roster spot last year and catching 39 passes for 584 yards. This season, he's gotten better and is looking to erase an embarrassing statistical trend for Oakland. The Raiders haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since Randy Moss in 2005, the longest drought in the NFL along with Jacksonville. Streater has 54 catches for 846 yards and needs 154 in the last two games, in San Diego and at home against Denver, to reach 1,000. "There's something about that number you want to get to as a receiver to be considered one of the good ones for the year," Streater said. "That's what I'm reaching for and also to get these last wins." Now 77 yards a game may seem like a lot for a Raiders receiver, but Streater is averaging five catches and 85 yards per game in new quarterback Matt McGloin's five starts. That's up from three and 47 in the first nine games with Terrelle Pryor and Matt Flynn. "He's going to be in the right spot all the time," McGloin said. "He knows what he's doing. He shows up every day; he works hard; he goes about his business; I can trust him. "I can throw him opportunity balls and there's a 50-50 chance he's going to come down with it." The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Streater had a 44-yard touchdown in the first game against the Chargers, a 66-yard catch against the Eagles and a 48-yard touchdown against the Jets, showing that he is more than just a possession receiver.
Rod Streater trying to end Raiders' 1,000-yard drought
San Francisco Chronicle | Dec 21