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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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Comments

Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:25 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Buffalo bills are going 2 pick him up and the big baby is going 2 refuse 2 play for them . Just heard it !!!!!



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:24 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Shockingly, the 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 ’s complex, timing-based passing attack.

Are you kidding me?  Moss would do for Indy what he did for everyone else, namely draw deep help on every play and keep the eighth man out of the box.  Manning would benefit huge from that alone.  Secondly, if Moss can make Duante Culpepper an all pro, I'm sure Peyton Manning can figure out how to get him the ball occasionally.  Lastly, if you have watched Moss lately, you will notice he has been shown by the media during games mentoring younger receivers and pointing out potential areas of the defense to exploit.  Randy Moss has matured as a football playerand benefited from being in a classy organization (the Pats, not the Queens). 




Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:24 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

The Rams have played surprisingly well at 4-4.  With the exception of one game, they've had the lead in the 4th quarter.  The defense is markedly improved, Sam Bradford is developing quickly, and the only real weak spot on the team is Wide Receiver.  As they're only a half game out of the lead in the NFC West, it could make sense, even at $6.4MM.



Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:22 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

no way .....we don't want him back in oakland.....and no one else will take him.....back to new england.....and hopefully payback for the tuck rule happens this year GO RAIDERS





Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:20 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I say Cincinnati is the perfect fit!  T-"Uh Oh", OchoJohnson and then add Mr. Moss?
Talk about a recipe for entertainment!

I'm sure team chemistry would be awesome. 
(Please note sarcasm)



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:17 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I expect Moss to clear waivers, and then re-sign with the Vikings at the league minimum.  But seriously, what a disastrous year for the Vikes.  After last year's near Super Bowl appearance, things has disintigrated quickly.  Then again, they signed two seperate deals with the devil this year, so it can't be too surprising.  I do like Favre, though.  I wish it could have ended better for him.  And if Vikings fans are looking for someone to blame for this mess, don't look at Favre, go after whoever that 12th man on the field was in last year's NFC Chmpionship game.  Favre could have retired after the Super Bowl...



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:16 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Plus, the Bears could get Moss to share with them everything he learned about the Vikings system over the past month.

That'll take about a minute and a half.  Or you could just watch any quarter of a previous game, and you pretty much got it down pat.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:14 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

The only teams that make sense to pick him up are those that have a chance at winning at the end of the season, need WR, and that think Moss might not be a problem because he won't be the entire focus of offense. The Bears, Redskins, Falcons, Bucs, Dolphins, and possibly even the Colts due to injuries I think might take a crack at him.



Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:13 pm
 

Moss & Moss, LLP

Bottom line folks.  Which team has a head coach and a QB who will not only refuse to entertain Randy's diva persona?  Ding Ding Ding Ding!!  Tell them what they've won Johnny!!!   Washington Redskins, with Shannahan and McNabb.  Does anyone really think that Lovie Smith and Jay Cutler could handle Moss?  That's just silliness.   Who can't see that the bridge in New England was not only burned, but it was destroyed by a stinger missile.  The Colts?  That's funny.  Dolphins?  That is almost more funny.  Chad Henne would become Randy's biznatch.  Randy would have zero respect for Chad.  Now... Seahawks and Chargers, that could work.  BUT... Randy is from West Virginia man.  He would much rather stay east-side and roll with McNabb instead of Matt and Phil.  It will be neat to see Moss & Moss, LLP open their doors and begin to take down the NFC East!  Well, maybe not all that, but it could still be fun.  Hail.   



Since: Sep 3, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Welcome to Arrowhead Mr. Moss


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