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Moss: 'I know I can still play at a high level'

Posted on: April 2, 2011 6:43 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Once the labor dust (or "if," perhaps) settles, Randy Moss will be one of the more intriguing free agent wide receivers on the market.

Sure, he's old, he looks like he could finally be washed up, and he played for three different teams in 2010. But if you listen to him, he's still got some football to play.

"I want to play wherever they want me to play," Moss told ESPN's Ryan McGee in a recent NASCAR-related interview that wasn't supposed to cover football. "Like I said, I'm a free agent. I know I'm 34. I know I didn't have a great season last year. But I also know that these still work [holds up his hands] and I know I can still play at a high level.

"We just need to get this season back on track so I can start working on finding that team that wants Randy Moss on their roster."

The full interview is pretty awesome, and worth a read, mainly because it shows what a NASCAR junkie Moss is and has a couple pretty funny anecdotes about Moss in the NASCAR world (like running after Tony Stewart, who peeled out of there).

But back to the point: can Randy Moss play in the NFL in 2011? The answer, despite the wide receiver's struggles last season, has to be "yes."

Remember that it wasn't that long ago that Moss made a one-handed grab over Darrelle Revis in a Patriots-Jets game. And also remember that once upon a time, Moss was left for dead following a miserable season with the Raiders. Then he went to New England and played some of the best football of his career. That opportunity might not come up in 2011, and it's possible that we've seen the last of Moss' relevance. But counting him out completely, after having seen his career progression thus far, is a bit foolish.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:01 pm

Moss: 'I know I can still play at a high level'

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 6:20 pm

Moss: 'I know I can still play at a high level'

I'm a Moss fan too. A great great player with some personality quirks.

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: April 7, 2011 11:19 am

Moss: 'I know I can still play at a high level'

Being a Packer fan I would love to see him back in Minnesota.  Mabe the Vikes can sign TO and Ochostinco too.

Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:49 pm

Moss: 'I know I can still play at a high level'

I agree -  Moss is not a drama queen and he is not washed up.
Maybe if all his critics paid attention to his attributes and talent instead of perpechuating (sp) his bad rep, they would feel lucky that this guy was in our time.

Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:49 am

Moss: 'I know I can still play at a high level'

Many comments on his work ethic. Mostly ignorance of the facts. His off-season training regimen is as tough or tougher than any reciever in the league. Speed is his biggest asset and conditioning maintains it. he easily has 2-3 years left, barring injury. Moss physically, is unique. 
I have followed him since Marshall. At 6'4" and 194 entering the league, his talent was deep/go routes. Slants/crossing routes would have gotten him banged up big time and bye bye speed. His mentor was Chris Carter how worked on his hands and feet play during Carter's reciever camp.(he still runs it).
Unfortunately.Carter in those days also took no vow of silence, he was also the team leader on offense,normally the role of the QB, due to a constant turnover of QB's, Moss took his lead from "C2". Moss mistakingly tried to take that role when Cater went to Miami and the problem was started when Cullpepper took over at QB, many wanted the role back to the QB.
Toss in Greene's local war with the media, calling him Edi Amin's brother and other racist remarks and the ordered boycott of local media, which resulted in Moss never becoming the"friend of the program" and he starts taking hits, media wise, add in Moss's weak PR abilities, you have a disfunctional WV hick ruined by a traditionally disfunctional franchise, at least until Zyggi took over, and you get the mess that's resulted.
As a 44 year Viking fan, I had hoped beyond any reasonable chance that Moss would return to Minnesota. It happened!! The truth was Moss never sounded off with what was wrong with the coaching staff last season. He shut up. Even took a 25,000 dollar fine missing his mandatory pressor to avoid it all.
The coaching staff completely ignored his info on how to play the Patriots, actuall came up to him during the game and said "he was right".
His last goal is/was to win a superbowl to cap off the second best career in the history of the NFL.

As a trucker, if I'm working for a "jerk", I tell him to "go forth and multiply" and get a differnt job. Moss couldn't,the team owns him.
Favre was more beat up, immobilized, and the 0-line was in worse shape as well.
Moss is useless as a deep threat if the QB cannot get him the ball more than once or twice a game. He looses focus and the double coverage on a team that can't get him the ball. Hence, Oakland and last season with the Vikings. it even happened with the Titans. Just as he was signed the Second string QB went down as well. 
End of story.
Childress gets fired as a direct result of disobeying Zyggi's orders to "fix it up with Moss.His rant to a caterer, while uncool should have been kept in house and addressed that way. Moss doesn't back down.Childress showed he was no Bellichik.
Moss did nothing wrong in New England. Kraft knew they weren't going to resign Moss and that's there system, drop big talent if you think the guys behind can do the job. After all, Bradey was the QB. The Pats deliberately ignored Moss while at the same time signing Bradey.
They knew he'd get PO'd and then be open to a "trade". Brilliant. It worked...
Sure he has rewsponsibilty in all this
Bottem line? With the right coach, a good QB and 0-line, this guy can take you to a new level. PERIOD.

Now you know the rest of the story........

Since: Aug 20, 2010
Posted on: April 4, 2011 7:26 pm

Moss: 'I know I can still play at a high level'

Can u just imagine those three egos together.  Good thing it's an open air stadium, couldn't fit all that in a dome.

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2011 6:09 pm

Moss: 'I know I can still play at a high level'

there is an opening or 2 down cincy way---maybe stinko and t.o. can add him to their tv "show" while he is trying to sell his talents to mike brown

Since: Nov 14, 2010
Posted on: April 4, 2011 5:09 pm

Moss: 'I know I can still play at a high level'

Yes, Moss can play at a high level, however its his inability to accept his role as an employee of the NFL, the organization, and the fans.  He comes to Minnesota with high expectations on the field and low expectations off it.  And, he succeeded.  Then, he comes back with high expectations on the field and low expectations off.  Well, he exceeded his expecttions off the field and failed his expectations on the field.  the only way for him to meet expectations is for the expectations to be lowered.  He has lost a step, and he has become more divisive.  He has lived up to expectations equalling that of TO and 85(that's OchoCinco).  His window is closing, but his mouth is widening, I used to be a big Randy fan, but after last year Im so dissapointed with his actions off the field and not impressed with his performance on the field which was his only saving grace.

Since: Nov 14, 2010
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:59 pm

Moss: 'I know I can still play at a high level'

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