NY Jets WR Elijah Moore 'doesn't understand' his lack of targets

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Spirits are high at Florham Park following a third consecutive NY Jets victory, this time a three-score blowout win over the Green Bay Packers on the road at Lambeau Field.

Jets fans were understandably excited about the victory, although wide receiver Elijah Moore had other things on his mind as well. The second-year wide receiver took to Twitter after the game to call into question his lack of targets this season.

Now, Moore made sure to clarify that winning games is "all [he] ever wanted" and that he doesn't want to come across as "the selfish guy," but he also made it clear that he wants to have a larger role in the offense.

Moore's tweet was in response to a tweet from ESPN's Rich Cimini that showed that Moore wasn't targeted a single time in the Jets' 27-10 victory over the Packers. Cimini said that it was "hard to understand" to which Moore responded that he "doesn't understand either."

NY Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore isn't happy with his lack of touches

Once again, it should be noted that Moore attempted to express his displeasure in the most politically correct (for lack of a better term) way possible. He clarified in a later tweet that he supports all of his teammates and reiterated again that winning was the most important thing.

Still, it's evident that he's unhappy with his current role.

Head coach Robert Saleh was asked about Moore's tweet when speaking to the media on Monday, and the second-year coach did his best to downplay the situation.

Saleh said that he "had a conversation" with Moore and that he was "fine." Saleh called Moore a "competitive young man" and reiterated that he was one of the Jets' "high-character individuals."

In Moore's defense, he has a point. The 22-year-old wideout has just 16 catches for 203 yards through six games. He's sixth on the Jets in catches, sixth in targets, and fifth in receiving yards.

By the look of things, however, it appears as though Saleh and Moore spoke about the issue and smoothed things over. Saleh respects Moore. Moore respects Saleh. It's probably safe to say that the two worked things out.

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This is a situation that bears monitoring, but if the Jets continue to win, it'll be hard to complain about their offensive target share. Moore may be underutilized, but winning cures everything.