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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 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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Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:20 pm

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

Funny how all the sudden these guys change their tune when they realize there is no cash coming in......

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:00 pm

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

A player can be excused for not being a teamate.  Terrelle Owens has a big mouth.  He always wants the ball, complains verbally if he doesn't get the ball but his on field play is not indicitive of sulking.  He still blocks, runs his routes, puts his body on the line in a physical game.  Moss basically quits on plays while his teammates are running out the plays giving their all.  Moss too many times in his career has shown flashes of being a good teammate but than reverts back to his old selfish self.  Moss is not an old man by any means but it's a waste of a time for a head coach and a  headache to put up with Moss' behavior and lack of understanding the team game.

Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:59 pm

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

Seriously just go away...quietly. We all know that isn't possible. We saw what kind of freakish shape he was in last year, OR NOT!

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