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Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Posted on: November 1, 2010 3:40 pm
Edited on: November 1, 2010 3:50 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

How badly did the Vikings want to rid themselves of Randy Moss? Bad enough to admit that the third-round pick they gave up for him is now a sunk cost.
R. Moss (US Presswire)
Because this move occurs after the trade deadline, Moss must go through NFL waivers. Thus, for the next few hours, we’ll all be speculating about which team will claim the lightning rod receiver. Waiver orders are determined by record, so the 0-7 Bills have first crack. Moss’ former Patriots team (his presumed preferred destination) is a league best 6-1 and therefore will have the last crack.

It’s possible that all 31 teams could pass on Moss, given that whatever team claims him on waivers would be subject to paying his $6.4 million 2010 salary prorated over the rest of the season. Of course, with no salary cap in place, overpaying for Moss may not be a big deal.

Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune reports that the Dolphins and Seahawks have expressed interest. The Dolphins would want Moss simply to avoid letting the Patriots get him (what, you thought Miami was looking for someone to mentor Brandon Marshall?). The Seahawks flirt with every potential big name receiver.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network says general managers are telling him Moss will likely clear waivers and wind up back on the Patriots.

It is rumored that the Redskins are interested (they’re involved in every wide receiver rumor these days – probably because, aside from Santana Moss, they don’t have any decent wideouts of their own). Shockingly, the Colts have been mentioned as a possible suitor. But Moss would be a disaster in Indianapolis, as he’s such a stiff, imprecise route runner. No way could he be eased into Peyton Manning’s complex, timing-based passing attack.

The Chargers seem like a possibility, though they’re about to get Vincent Jackson back. Plus, Malcom Floyd’s bum hamstring will heal at some point. Both of those players are better downfield targets than Moss.

A dark horse team could be the Chicago Bears. Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith are both on the hot seat and could be desperately looking for a spark for Mike Martz’s offense. Jay Cutler is one of the best deep-ball throwers in the league. Plus, the Bears could get Moss to share with them everything he learned about the Vikings system over the past month.

Stay tuned…

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Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:17 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Detroit is up and coming Moss is a melcontent and would do more to damage the Lions than help.  I don't see anyone claiming him on waivers he is too much of a headache and would be a bigger headache for a team not in contention for the playoffs.  I think someone will sign him as a free agent and extend him a couple of years since that was his big Bitch in New England.  They don't love me they don't want to show me the money now it seems as if he is begging to go back there.  Sometimes it pays to shut your mouth and let things work out.       

Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:11 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I agree with your view. this Minny team is a disaster, and childress is a nitwit!

Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:09 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss


Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:08 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

What a waste of a month. Having a Randy Moss, makes the Vikings a better offensive club. Not because he's going to catch 10+ passes for 200 YDS and 3 TD's each game......but because he stretches the filed and makes passes to Harvin, Shiancoe and even Gerhart possible.

This is truly a case of "cutting off your nose to spite your face". Sure, he's going to act like a spoiled child at times but what did you expect when he returned. Manage him and keep him involved!

Yet, in this case, if you overlook the narcissism and tantrums, you can only accuse him of not being very diplomatic. If someone spends 15 minutes watching any Viking game this season, they'd realize that there is a management problem in Minnesota. If you think Randy Moss could be a distraction, what does that make Brett Favre? Instead of managing the Moss situation, they place him on waivers. Instead of managing the Favre situation, they ignore it.

I guess that the additions of Hank Baskett, Greg Lewis and Greg Camarillo, who have a combined 14 receptions for 174 yds., makes the Viking coaching staff feel secure in the offensive firepower. In fact, since Moss has been back, Harvin has 19 receptions, 294 yds. and 2 TD in the last four games. Even Toby Gerhart has 6 receptions for 67 yds. in 2 games. I wonder why that is?

Regardless of what they think about Moss, the coaching staff has now made it even more difficult for the team to compete. Not to mention the fact that you just gave away (yes, gave away) an opportunity to get something in return for Moss. Who knows if an explosive package of receivers like Baskett, Camarillo and Lewis when put with Moss, couldn't have gotten a McNabb from the Redskins. Why waste time trying to get something for a receiver you gave away a third round pick to obtain? Put him on waivers and be happy you don't have to pay him.

I remember a WR the Vikes picked up on waivers back in 1990.  He was a real head case and his team, the Philadelphia Eagles decided he needed to go. Interesting that he caught 11 TD passes for the Eagles in 1989 but he had terrible drug problems. Most people won't remember his name today because he was such a derelict............ his name is Cris Carter and he went on to catch another 110 TD passes for the Vikings.

In my opinion, the kids are running around without much adult supervision. I think it's time for the owners to cut their losses with this head coach and put someone in charge like Frazier or get Billick out of retirement.  Someone needs to give this talented group of players the best opportunity to win!

Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:06 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

the only flaw to your theory is the Patriots are the last team to get a waiver pick.  if it gets to that they wont claim him, just wait 24hrs and sign him to a new deal.  Now that Moss has seen how great Belichek is and the Patriots compared to the Vikings he will accept less money making Beliichek's plan tha more genius! ! 

Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:00 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Why would Moss want to go to Seattle? To have over the hill bald loser Hasselturd throw to him? Please. get real.

Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:55 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Cinci should pick him up, they seem to like the mouthpiece WRs

Since: Jun 2, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:55 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Maybe he could replace Wade as coach of the Cowboys?

Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:54 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I Would love to see Detroit take him!!!
whew calvin and randy and Nate on the field at the same time!!!!!
Hey, linehan was his coach the first time around in minny!!! hmmm
Believe me wierder things have/will happen with the lions!

Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:43 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

It's almost as if with each new offering Andy Benoit is trying to prove he knows less about football than Pete Prisco and Gregg Doyle, and folks that's hard to do.

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