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Moss to Titans

Posted on: November 3, 2010 4:42 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2010 4:45 pm
 

Randy Moss is a member of the Tennessee Titans.

What does that mean?  Jeff Fisher is a confident head coach.

We know Fisher coaches with an arrogant style -- which I like by the way -- but by claiming Moss the Titans coach has to be prepared to deal with one of the big babies of the NFL.

I think Fisher can handle it, but it still makes no sense. The Titans were awarded Moss on waivers Wednesday, one day after he was let go by the Minnesota Vikings

What I don't understand is why the Titans want him. They are a run-first team with Chris Johnson. They aren't exactly known for their passing game. They have Kenny Britt emerging as a big-time player at receiver, so why bring in a guy who can impact a young player in a bad way. Britt has some injury concerns and maybe it's worse than expected.

Even so, Moss makes little sense. I think his influence on young receivers could hurt the Titans.

I can hear the conversation now.

Moss: Kenny, don't run hard when the play isn't going your way.

Britt: Really, Randy?

Moss: Yeah, save your energy.

Britt: I get it now.

That's called dogging it. If Moss rubs off on Britt that way, it will make this a horrible move.

The Titans and Randy Moss? It just seems like a mismatch to me.

It's like marrying Linday Lohan. Her looks blind the fact she's a train wreck. Moss's speed does the same for him.

 

 

Category: NFL
Tags: Randy Moss
 
Comments

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 8:55 pm
 

Moss press conference?

Seems a little odd that I haven't heard a peep out of Moss about his new role in Tennessee.

Just saying ... don't you think some reporter would have at least got some kind of phone statement out of him by now?

Please correct me if I'm wrong. I just got home and haven't seen much on tv yet.



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 8:02 pm
 

Moss to Titans

when did you start watching football ? there is no salary cap this year and noone knows if there will ever be one again .



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 4:21 pm
 

Moss to Titans

Also, if Moss did consider returning to New England, there would be additional salary cap considerations for the Pats. Moss would probably have to re-structure before any deal could be done. But there could be all sorts of incentives added in. Anythings's negotiable.




Since: Nov 4, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 4:15 pm
 

Moss to Titans

Does Pete think about these articles before he posts them? 

Ah, maybe the Titans think that defenses will have to key on both Randy and CJ...

Britt out for 6-8 weeks meant 8 or 9 in the box on first down, and not many WR options to choose from on 2nd and 3rd and long.

Maybe he is not the greatest human being, but as for a weapon that needs to be accounted for on a football field, Randy Moss certainly adds a dimension the Titans would lack with Britt out.

The Vikings season is over and they knew it. 

The Pats sold a 4th, got a 3rd and the most productive seasons out of Moss.  They were the only winners in the RM lottery.





Since: May 26, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2010 4:13 pm
 

Prisco, you're way off.

Has Randy Moss caused issues in the locker room in the past? Yes.
Are there questions about Moss' work ethic? Yes.
Could this move backfire? Yes.
Do the Titans have a need at WR. YES.
Is Moss still a deep threat? YES.Can Moss still be a dangerous weapon? YES

Moss does have his issues, but it was revealed today that Kenny Britt will be out 6-8 weeks, meaning he is likely gone until the playoffs. In the meantime, who will be catching passes? Bo Scaife is a solid TE, but he's no Dallas Clark or Jason Witten or Antonio Gates. Nate Washington? He's ok, but he's really a #2 option. Justin Gage is a #3 at best. Damien Williams is still very raw, and Lavelle Hawkins is more valuable on special teams. Moss fills an immediate need for a team with playoff aspirations. The Titans could still win the south, and i think they can. The Colts don't look as threatening this year. However, if this team doesn't have an option to stretch the field, they stall out and even if they make the playoffs they are 1-and-done. Moss gives them a guy with playoff experience at WR who can stretch the field and make the spectacular catches.

One other thing you have to look at is the impact he'll have on the running game. Yea yeah, he's not a blocker, but he is a threat to go to the house on any given play. Just having him on the field makes it where you can't roll that 8th man up in the box, you have to devote double coverage to him on any play. That leaves 7 in the box, and opens things up even more for CJ2K and Javon Ringer to rack up big yards. Not to mention he opens up the underneath routes for Scaife and Washington. When Kenny Britt comes back, if he doesn't end up on IR, that offense could be dangerous. I can't think of many teams that wouldn't love to have a guy like Nate Washington as the #3.



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:50 pm
 

Moss to Titans

Would I ever have conducted myself like Moss did to the catering service? To cause a scene over nothing significant. I'm so surprised someone didn't wrap his knuckles after that tantrum.

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Uhhh... maybe he was a bit unhappy with his current situation. You think?? I personally don't believe he ever wanted to go back to Minnesota. And his frustrations with Childress and his coaching staff had to have had him boiling mad at that point.

Having said that, I read those accounts, and his actions certainly weren't acceptable. But again, here you have someone whose potential was being wasted - and Moss was more than aware of that.




Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:46 pm
 

Moss to Titans

Everyone ask yourself this one question?

Would I ever have conducted myself like Moss did to the catering service? To cause a scene over nothing significant. I'm so surprised someone didn't wrap his knuckles after that tantrum.




Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:36 pm
 

Another thing I noticed

I watched the entire Moss post game press conference and there was one thing I noticed that was not repeated.

He said that he got a chance to meet Branch for the first time and had positive comments about meeting him. Seemed to have a lot of praise for him. Something you might say if you want to earn acceptance by a group.

And you don't think he wants to be in NE?

As I stated before ... if he plays, the Titans better bench Moss if they meet NE in the playoffs! 12 men on defense! Hahahahaha ...



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:15 pm
 

Moss to Titans

Still no word from Randy Moss online.

He has a Twitter account: r81m and I've seen nothing on that either.

I'll believe he'll be a Titan when he actually shows.




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:02 pm
 

Moss to Titans

This is being analyzed way too much fellas.  Tennesse's owner is worth about 1.1 billion dollars.  He's risking a whopping 3 million dollars in an uncapped year for the chance to make the playoffs and make some noise if this works out.  If it doesn't work out,  who cares?  It's only money and the guy has more money then God.

Let me dummy this down for some people.  He's paying Moss .003 percent of his net worth.   It's like a guy making 40 thousand dollars per year working in sales investing .003 percent of his income or 120 dollars in an advertisement in the newspaper to profit from.  If it works, awesome.  If it doesn't, he still pays his mortgage, no problem.

If Moss works out and they make the playoffs and win a playoff game, he makes his money back and a whole lot more.  If not, it doesn't change a thing for him.

So why not try it??  He's going to be a bad influence on a young wide reciever? Really??? Give me a break.  If this kid comes back and starts screwing around because Moss says so then he's useless and it's better they find out now rather then later.

This decision was strictly a risk reward kinda thing.  The reward is much greater then the risk....




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