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Randy Moss: 'I wanna play football'

Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:11 am
Edited on: February 13, 2012 10:33 am
Moss did a USTREAM chat Monday and said he wants back in the NFL. (
By Will Brinson

There's really nothing more surprising in life than finding yourself watching Randy Moss do a live USTREAM chat at 10:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. Except for this: Randy Moss announcing that he wants to return to the NFL while chatting live with fans on USTREAM.

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"I wanna play football," Moss said Monday morning. "Your boy is going to come back here and play some football, so I'm really excited. I had some things I had to adjust in my life."

It just so happens that Monday is Moss' birthday, so he gave back to fans by hopping on the Internet and holding a live chat. He seemed genuinely surprised by the fact that 100-plus people were watching around 9:45 a.m. ET, but was straight-up shocked when the number swelled to over 500 by the end of the hour, thanks to various people like our own Mike Freeman sending out links on Twitter.

Moss' live chat was both bizarre and entertaining. At one point, he pulled out a bag filled with all the hair he recently cut off and said it smells like "sauerkraut."

But, again, the most important thing is that Moss said he's coming back to football in 2012. Or, at least, wants to come back to football. There are teams (the Vikings, Raiders and Titans most notably) that can be crossed off the list.

Perhaps the Patriots are too much of a stretch for Moss. But there will be someone interested in taking a flier on Moss, particularly if he's as motivated as he sounded on Monday morning. On his birthday. During a USTREAM chat.

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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:35 pm

Randy Moss: 'I wanna play football'

jhayes, thats a pretty good list. Randy could help any of those teams, especially Chicago with Cutler. Makes a lot of sense.

Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:34 pm

Randy Moss: 'I wanna play football'

When I first read this I said to myself 'No way he's too old for that"  But he only just turned 35.  Seems like he's older than that.  TO is 39! 

At 35, with 1 1/2 yrs off I think he could still be productive for a team that needs to stretch the field.  Plax put up 45-612-8 coming back from a very similar scenario (Plax was 34 when last season started) and I think there's no one who will argue Moss was and is the more talented far and away. 

If he does come back, though he gets lost in an awesome WR FA class that includes Vincent Jackson, Marques Colston, Reggie Wayne, DeSean Jackson, Stevie Johnson, Mario Manningham and Brandon Lloyd and perhaps (but doubtful) Wes Welker.  Gotta figure of those Jackson, Colston, Wayne, Manningham, Lloyd and maybe Johnson make it to open market.

Depending on what role he is willing to take, and for how much money, there'd likely be at elast half a dozen teams in the running for him if he comes in at a salary under that tier of WR.  Of course everyone's first thought is the Pats and I tend to agree.

Panthers could use a deep threat for Newton's big arm to go on the other side of Smith. 

How nice would it be to ensure Moss gets single covered down the field if you are the Cards or Lions?

Of course the 49ers having a big play reciver may have been the only thing keeping them from winning the SB this year.

Colston maybe walks, cheaper replacement in Moss for Brees in NO? 

Maybe the Jets?  They are a cluster right now though, maybe Moss would be too much noise.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:20 pm

Randy Moss: 'I wanna play football'

Arena league is always looking for washed up old receivers...  Ask T.O.

 T.O. had knee surgery last year and nobody was sure he would come back and make a difference in time to matter. His last leason was much better than Moss so I don't know how someone here says he has more left in the tank than T.O. His last year in Cincy he had 72 receptions for 983 yards and 9 TD's. How is that washed up?

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:14 pm

Randy Moss: 'I wanna play football'

Randy Moss in 2012 is Tiki Barber in 2011.

Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:14 pm

Randy Moss: 'I wanna play football'

Maybe the Jets take a chance on him. I'm sure Rex would rather have him on his team, than have to play against him. Considering Plax may not be back next season, that would open up a spot for Moss.

Washington could use him. If Shanny can sort out his QB situation... What does Washington have? Santana Moss, Jabaar Gaffney and Dante Stallworth.. Aging receivers with half the talent of Randy. Pick up Randy, add some guys via the draft, maybe free agency..

Cleveland needs guys for McCoy to throw to. As it stands his top target is Hillis; and that's with Massaquoi and Cribbs on the roster. Colt's been lacking weapons since the Browns drafted him. Randy would be a signifigant boost.

Jacksonville is in dire need of receivers. Esp ones who can stretch the field. Lewis at TE, and Mike Thomas at WR... The fact that MJD had the year he had this year shows that there no production on that list at receiver.

Chicago needs WR's. Nobody really emerged last year for Cutler except Knox and no one knows what kind of condition he'll be in for next year. The Roy Williams experiment was a disappointment. Cutler's got a cannon but needs guys to catch the ball and get deep. Moss can do both of those things.

The 49ers need a quality WR if they're gonna make a run on a yearly basis for the Superbowl. They've got the talent and Harbaugh showed he can take them to the championship game at least. Alex needs WR's. Vernon Davis can't do all the work. Crabtree has been a disappointment. He held out for more money and hasn't lived up to his contract. Ginn is more of a return man.

Rams get back Amendola and Clayton healthy next year. Now whether or not the Rams keep them.. Outside of that, Rosario and Llyod are Bradford's top targets.

Since: Jul 5, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:09 pm

Randy Moss: 'I wanna play football'

Brady mentioned he would have kept Moss, but he does not make the decisions.

Pats managers/coaches usually don't give players like Moss second chances.

Seau was the only other player which came back twice I know of. Any others?

With age comes injury prone. 

Moss wants to be on a playoff team. It won't be the Colts in 2012.

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:08 pm

Randy Moss: 'I wanna play football'

Fans to Moss, we don't!

Since: Jan 13, 2010
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:08 pm

Randy Moss: 'I wanna play football'

Randy Moss: "I'm broke and need a paycheck"

Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:54 am

Randy Moss: 'I wanna play football'

A General Manager signing TO or Moss is the medical equivalent of going to your doctor and saying, "Hey doc, give me a dose of cancer, please".  Your doc would say hell no. So should every GM in the NFL/CFL and Lingerie Football League.

Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:45 am

Randy Moss: 'I wanna play football'

I would take TO over moss, TO always  trains and plays hard. Make the talking easier to take if you are giving 100%

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