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No quit in Moss -- at least this time

Posted on: August 1, 2011 1:52 pm
Edited on: August 1, 2011 1:55 pm
 
Randy Moss has quit before. He's quit on plays. On a series. Or two. Or three. Or a few dozen. He's quit on seasons. He's quit on teams.

But I refuse to believe Moss will go out this way. His reported retirement should be taken extremely lightly. The first major injury a team gets, Moss will be back. The first time any team calls and feeds Moss' ego, he'll be back.

Team: "Randy, we need you."
Moss: "You do, really?"
Team: "Yes."
Moss: "Sign me up."

Moss is a moody and emotional superstar. He's likely ticked that no team was breaking down his doors to sign him. In speaking to people around football before his alleged retirement, there was little interest in signing Moss to big money. Or even medium money. Teams were trying to get Moss on the cheap, and that probably ticked him off to no end. So he huffed and quit. Because that's what Moss does. He quits and comes back, quits and comes back.

And he'll be back again.
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Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 3:29 pm
 

No quit in Moss -- at least this time

Ive had Moss on my keeper team for years now, so I'm on his every move. This is about an arrogant little brat who doesn't get his way and starts whining, crying, kicking, and screaming if it's not all about RANDY. The guy likely still has the skill set, but you've got to literally "play ball" with your team mates or you'll be left out. How many can remember on the school playground that if you weren't tight with the QB he'd just throw the ball to someone else- or someone he was simply better friends with. When you're constantly parading your ego out there and making sure everyone knows it there are going to be setbacks. Randy Moss reminds me of the bratty kid whose parents never spanked him or taught him any discipline whatsoever. He is in the unfamiliar stage of his life where he is being humbled and he simply doesn't have the knowledge, experiences in his life, or maturity to know how to handle it. Not if, but WHEN he accepts this and understands the NFL is sick of his stupid antics and nonsense, he may actually have an impact because he will finally have something to prove in his life. TO was very much the same way when he was younger and though he is still in love with himself, he's at least gained a grip to a degree that he simply is not superman and cant do this forever. Considering his age, it almost seemed like TO got bigger and stronger in the twilight of his career- because it became a situation where he had to show the NFL he could still do what he did as a young WR. Deion Sanders even wore the number 37 to let everyone how old he was and that he could still play at that age... he too was awfully full of himself. It's amatter of gracefully growing older and accepting your limitations for what they are. Randy's just not ready to do that yet and doesn't really know how. It's kind of sad really.



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:52 pm
 

No quit in Moss -- at least this time

The difference with Plaxico is that he wants to play.  Moss lost interest 2 years ago.  He is too old to get by on talent alone.  I definitely think he stays retired because he burned 3 teams last year and the rest of the leauge knows it. 



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:35 pm
 

No quit in Moss -- at least this time

This is Moss, not Plax dumb@$$



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:29 pm
 

No quit in Moss -- at least this time

He was on 2 contending teams (and a 3rd non-contender) last year.  He had 2 hall of fame qbs in Tom Brady and Brett Favre throwing to him.  Even on good teams with hall of fame qbs, he was largely a non-factor.  Whether it is a lack of desire or diminished speed/skills, or both, it wouldn't surprise me at all if Moss really is done.  Why would any team give him even "medium money" when he couldn't produce at 3 different stops last year?   Don't get me wrong, I imagine that he could still produce if he is motivated to do so, I just don't think there is a GM that wants to pay even "medium money" for a 34 year old with a bad attitude that might produce, or might quit. 



harwich82
Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:27 pm
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harwich82
Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:27 pm
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Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:25 pm
 

No quit in Moss -- at least this time

Well the problem is Moss won't play for $3M. 


Rock Strongo II
Since: Jul 19, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:04 pm
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