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Even if Randy Moss is in shape, will it matter?

Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:32 pm
Edited on: July 14, 2011 12:35 pm
 
MossPosted by Josh Katzowitz

WR Randy Moss, who was tossed around the NFL last year like he was some kind of moody player with noticeably thinning talent (imagine that!), wants to become a force once again in pro football.

Basically, he wants to become the “old Randy Moss” when he was a moody, ultra-talented receiver that actually made an impact in the games he played. And coincidentally, that’s exactly what he’s become, at least according to his agent.

Not only that, Joel Segal told NFL.com that Moss is in “freakish” shape and is ready for the lockout to conclude so he can sign with his next employer.

"Randy has been working out, two-a-days, all spring and summer in West Virginia," Segal said. "He is determined, motivated and, quite frankly, has a huge chip on his shoulder. Whatever team ends up getting Randy, they're going to know they're getting the old Randy Moss. He's not just coming in to be on the team, he's going to be Randy Moss -- a difference maker."

Moss, though, has a few problems. He’s 34 years old, and his skills, simply put, have declined (perhaps “sharply” declined). Patriots coach Bill Belichick had no problem getting rid of him last year, and after butting heads with former Vikings coach Brad Childress, Moss found himself a non-entity with the Titans.

With the three teams last year, he combined for 28 catches. Yet, he managed to catch five touchdown passes, which lends credence to the opinion that Moss retains some of his deep-ball and jump skills. But other than that skill set, Moss has become a much more limited player.

Which might mean that no matter how freakishly in shape Moss is right now, it won’t really matter to those who sign free agents. His age certainly won’t change and I can’t imagine that his attitude will either. And unless Moss has the older-age skills of Terrell Owens (also, ahem, a free agent), his career as a viable NFL player is in jeopardy.

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Comments

Since: Aug 20, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Even if Randy Moss is in shape, will it matter?

Holy moly guys, he's only 34.  He is still top 10 material. Moss will sign, play his guts out and have a great year, cash in the next year and secure his retirement.




Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:53 pm
 

Even if Randy Moss is in shape, will it matter?

he still a dic_



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Even if Randy Moss is in shape, will it matter?

For the vet minimum I would sign Moss..he still can be a red-zone force.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:31 pm
 

Even if Randy Moss is in shape, will it matter?

It is just Randy trying to pull one more big paycheck.....weed is getting expensive.



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:16 pm
 

Even if Randy Moss is in shape, will it matter?

that's good to hear that Moss is in great shape,but I hate to say this.....it seems to be just another ploy by an agent to get his client signed by an NFL team. It's going to be the same with Moss just like "TO"......"talent and skills" vs. "age and baggage".




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Even if Randy Moss is in shape, will it matter?

Deliberately ran over a meter maid in Minnesota though...

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Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 7:24 pm
 

Even if Randy Moss is in shape, will it matter?

I'm thinking Moss has never been "accused" of murder, or gotten multiple dui's, or done anything other than be a diva .  That mooning incident is a joke, as I have heard for years the Packer fans line up and ACTUALLY moon the Vikings team bus when they come to town.  I think his td celebration is hilarious if that is true. 

If by chance he really is in shape, and gets a chance to play somewhere, he should be able to get at least 6+ td's, which is possibly avreage in the NFL, but still makes a difference.  Yes he is old and worn down and can be a pain in the ars, but I would consider bringing him in for a look!  What is he... 2-3 years removed from setting a record for td's in a year?  No reason he can't be a top 10 wr this year if he is in shape.

I wish he had handled himself differently at times, but he should be a 1st ballot HOF'er!  Too bad Jerry passed on him twice in the first round of the draft that year.....




Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Even if Randy Moss is in shape, will it matter?

The big question is, has he gone to Oz, to see the Wizard? Because with all the workouts and being in "freakish" shape, without the heart, it`s All for Nothing.



Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 6:58 pm
 

Even if Randy Moss is in shape, will it matter?

He would be a perfect fit for Pete Carrol in Seattle. Whitehurst has the arm and Moss still can run the post.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 6:46 pm
 

Even if Randy Moss is in shape, will it matter?

I don"t think any of us were concerned too much about what kind of shape Moss is in.  I think the problem is the guys is a head case.  That said, I doubt he is going to improve his position unless he is seeing a shrink.


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