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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: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 3:21 pm
 

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

So, for all of you hoping your team is the next team to get one of these guys, I do hope you realize what they bring to your team.
I heard the same thing in 07? Moss was washed up, then look 23 TD's and a 16-0 season.



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 3:17 pm
 

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

What two things do the following players have in common: Randy Mosso. Terrell Owens. Chad Ochocinco. Brandon Marshall. Braylon Edwards.

#1: All are prima donna wide receivers.

#2: None of them have a Super Bowl ring.

So, for all of you hoping your team is the next team to get one of these guys, I do hope you realize what they bring to your team.

And what they don't.



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 3:16 pm
 

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

The problem with Randy Moss was never with anything below the neck, it was with his brain & his mouth. Unless he's had a brain transplant and been fitted with a muzzle, he's the same Randy Moss that we've all become used to.



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:44 pm
 

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

Randy Moss was a talented, entitled punk his entire career. And just like Latrell Spewell and Allen Iverson (two other talented, entitled punks) he's discovering what happens when the talent goes: "Don't call us, we'll call you." Good riddance to bad trash.



Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Uh-huh

An agent pumping up his free agent client? Imagine that? It must be true!   /end sarcasm.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:13 pm
 

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

I wounldn't mind seeing him on the Pats again. If he stinks the Pats will cut him, no lose situation.



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:06 pm
 

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

Indy! Indy! Indy INDY!!!!!  Maning would get this player pumped in a second, and Moss will beat his PAT record!!!  That is the best and quite frankly only place he needs to end up.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:03 pm
 

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

He's in freakish shape mentally too. He always has been. Every time things don't go his way, he freaks out and quits.



Since: Feb 4, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Randy Moss sucks

The following players were better than Randy Moss last year:

Deion Branch
Hank Baskett
Greg Lewis
Nate Washington
Damian Williams
Justin Gage

All of those receivers saw playing time ahead of Randy Moss.  And he's going to be BETTER this year??!?



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:45 pm
 

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

To be fair if Moss is in freakish shape then he's going to be really effective even if he does take plays off.   Moss has gotten by purely on his ability to run fast and jump high in the league, so I mean if you are looking for a vertical threat...he can still be really effective.

And I don't like Moss but just remember, a lot of players take plays off because well...fatigue is part of the game.   At the end of the day what matters is the results, and you can hate on Moss but the results speak for themselves, he has had a very very successful career and has been a constant factor in game.    That isn't to say I support taking plays off or anything but it just happens in any sport, and to pick on one player forit seems somewhat silly to me.


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