Re: Glad Randy Moss is no longer here=====>
posted at 11/2/2010 1:28 PM EDT
Good points, but I think the bad outweighs the good with Moss (which is why he was being phased out). He certainly would help WW's and hernandez, but do you think Bill O'Brien would be on board?
Also, I think he's a bit of a negative leader (I'm sure you read Patriot Reign). Reports today are that The Vikings were concerned about his effect on Percy Harvin (who loved him apparently...there's no denying teammates like Moss) and that he was a DB to some people who were serving the vikings food. A big deal? No. But it does give a glimpse of Randy Moss. He's loud and domineering, and it'd be impossible to have him play a bit role quietly IMO.
Anyway, I've written way too much about this. He'll probably be claimed, but it'll be interesting to see if he isn't. I bet BB likes the TEAM, and would like to see where they can go from here. All the pro Moss argument could've been applied to Terry Glenn in 01, and we all know what happened that year.
In Response to Re: Glad Randy Moss is no longer here=====>
I actually posted something like that too. Brady's rating to Moss this season was in the 60's. But football is conditional, and it is obvious (for instance) the the early season looks Hernandez was getting were underneath the spots Randy cleared out. I can see arguments for and against bringing him back. I will (as if I have a choice, lol) let the waiver process play out, and then let BB decide that one if he has the opportunity to do so. I cannot, as you are doing for your reasons, say NE absolutely should not, simply because he worked well here, and answers some needs in the short term. Although I recognize your concerns about the player. Pros: He is still a great WR, who just isn't world beating like in 2007, and he doesn't need to produce statistically to have an impact ... He could come cheap! The players here all love him and consider him a team player ... Cons: He already asked for a trade, and while I wouldn't characterize it as "shooting his way out of NE" it certainly casts a shadow on what bringing him back would mean ... He threw Minny under the bus ... more unprofessional than anything he has done here in NE... black mark He isn't the world's best type player anymore, and this draws attention to his shortcomings as a blocker, and short route runner .... do they lose something, that is to say, by taking Branch/Tate off the field sometimes?
Posted by zbellino