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Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout

Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:32 pm
Moss reportedly looked 'like the old Randy' on Tuesday. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

On Monday night,'s Ryan Wilson passed along a report that Randy Moss, currently a free agent, would be working out with the Saints on Tuesday. Some interesting reports have surfaced surrounding Moss since then.

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For starters, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Moss has a pair of other tryouts lined up for next week. And more importantly, Jay Glazer of reports that Moss "lit it up" in his workout with the Saints.

"Hearing from multiple sources re Randy Moss workout today he lit it up. Was told he ran about 45 routes and 'looked like the old Randy,'" Glazer tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.

If this is accurate, it's fascinating. And not just because no one expected any good news out of New Orleans for a while, hey-o. Moss has already rebounded once in his career from a season where he looked to be finished as an NFL player (in 2006, with the Raiders) to post record numbers the following year (in 2007, with the Patriots).

So it's not unfathomable that he could do the same thing again. Sure, he's several years older and took a year off of football this time. But Moss' game is predicated on speed, and if his speed is back and he's able to torch defensive backs on vertical routes, he's going to draw interest from teams in the NFL.

And even if the reports of Moss performance are being overblown a bit, he should still expect to hear his phone ringing more often in the coming weeks.

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Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:27 pm
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Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:25 pm

Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout

I think with the proper motivation and veteran leadership Moss would be just fine. He also would have to respect the quarterback and the coach.

All these are criteria are in place in New Orleans. Veteran quarterback with a proven winner as a head coach.

Randy hate to put up with BS that would not help in any way of getting to the Super Bowl or going deep in the playoffs.

If you look at how the Oakland Raiders  were when he was there, or the end of his playing days at Minnesota. Then take a look at how he played in New England.

I am sure that is why he put on such a display during this workout, as I think the Saints would be a good fit for Moss. He might not be the starter, but in certain situations he would stretch the defense as he still has the ability to get open for the long ball.


Since: Oct 23, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:19 pm

Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout

He stopped performing because he thought it pointless to bust his butt all week only to get a handful of balls thrown his way every game.

The most naive comment of the day. Wasnt hard to guess hes never played for your team.

He doesn't "bust his butt". Hes a guy who has all this god given ability and goes through the motions each week. Hes a guy who dating back to the Oakland Raiders has never played a snap at full speed if the ball was not heading in his direction. When he first arrived in oakland he was high speed, happy to be out of minnesota and played and practiced pretty hard, and then he played the Chargers and went across the middle for a pass and got clocked and ever since then he has been shameful to watch.

He'd be good to plug in a few plays and just chuck the ball deep, but its honestly a waste of a roster space because you can find a WR with 4.3 speed, that will actually throw a block, run a route, play the decoy actually be apart of the team and contribute more than Randy could.    


Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2012 8:27 pm

Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout

     Randy Moss is still one of te fastest guys n the league with great hands.  Yes, his effort can sometimes be called into question, but I think it has more to do with how the coaches handled him. He knows this is probably his last hurrah. If you didn't think he was qualified as a number one at this point (which is somewhat understandable) then he would still be better than any team's number two. 
     How anyone can deny this guy's talent is beyone me.  His stint in Tennessee doesn't count in my mind because it seemed the coaches weren't trying to use him effectively.  He was more like a decoy, which is what Moss hates the most. He stopped performing because he thought it pointless to bust his butt all week only to get a handful of balls thrown his way every game.  If the Titans had no intention of using him, then they shouldn't have signed him.
      Moss would do more than alright with a good team.  Let's also not forget that Randy has plunged a good amount of his personal fortune in his NASCAR trucks.  I thought it was a very dumb move on his part about four years ago.  It seems it has gottten only worse since then.  He will be playing for the check. Incentive-laden I agree is the way to go.  Randy Moss is not one of those guys who is the type to like to have regrets.  He wants to go out of the game on top and with his reputation intact.  He has gotten older and somewhat wiser.  Teams could do a hell of a lot worse than Randy.  But after a season or two he should definitely hang it up. Otherwise he is just feeding the vultures.  His legacy could take a nice turn if he were in the right situation.

Since: Dec 12, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:57 pm

Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout

He looked like the OLD Randy Moss, I think it would have been better to say he looked like a YOUNG Moss. That is unless he in fact looked old. Hey T.O. looked good in his workout. But can either of these two block or take a hit? 

Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:48 pm

Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout

Poison, Poison, Poison

Mr. I play when Randy wants to play is a toxic team chemistry
buster that you do not want in your locker room. As a seasoned veteran with
talent I might add, will receive looks from junior/rookie players for emulation
only to see the poison dripping out of Moss’s sweat glands when things do not
go his way. Any team that receives him will have to have a very strong veteran unit
to handle his childish behavior and keep him in line similar to Carter (times 3
or 4) in Minnesota.

4.3 seconds headed in the wrong direction takes too much
time, energy and money to correct. Yes, money he will try to demand NASCAR type
money, which will deplete resources most teams need to rebuild. His routes are predictable,
he loafs when the ball is going to the other side, a running play or he’s not
the featured receiver. But will demand NASCAR type money……

Most GMs in the end will thank the GM that takes Randy off
of the market so that they will not have to yield to the temptation of offering
this bust a contract. Remember all things that glitter in the spotlight (Saints
workout) are not necessarily gold.      

Since: Jul 20, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:47 pm

Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout

He's the most exciting receiver of all-time.  Rice was more polished, but Randy is a freak.  I love everyone betting against him.  Why is he washed up?! Because he spoke out of turn and got traded, then let go because he called out Childress for the banana he is? He was the scapegoat of a disasterous team in Minn.  Heimerdinger wanted to use the younger guys, but who says he's done?  The guy is a monster, and will be the comback player of the year.  Colston runs a 4.7 and is hurt most of the time.  Brees wouldn't know what to do with himself with Moss there.  He's actually going to be their good news and bargain with all their controversy.

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:39 pm

Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout

This is such a stupid story. Guy is done... Its fun to run go routes in shorts with every ball being thrown to u. Randy doesn't like it when 20 other guys are out there. Im sure he lit it up today. I know he won't be lighting anything up come september.

Since: Mar 3, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:02 pm

Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout

Yup, I knew he would come back strong. The guy can still run a 4.3 at his age! With all these young draft prospects running 4.5s, and with his 150 plus touchdowns it is a wonder more teams haven't tried to sign this guy.



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Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2012 6:41 pm

Report: Randy Moss 'lit it up' at Saints workout

As to whether or not a motivated Randy Moss is any good has never been the question, after all this is a guy who is going to the HOF when all is said and done.  The problem is getting him to look like he is doing something more than jogging an out route when you call for a run.  Coaches have never been particularly tolerant of players who march to their own beat and Randy has been black listed not because he can't play but becuase he takes plays off.  I would expect him to dazzle in a work out where a job is on the line but I wouldn't have any confidence at all in his willingness to carry that same level of motivation through every quarter of a 16 game season.

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