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Let the Randy Moss destination speculation begin

Tom Brady took the news of Randy Moss’ release much like the rest of us. He was momentarily stunned.

When told the news by our old friend Tom Curran of Comcast Sports New England, Brady “sighed a deep sigh and said no comment.”

Brady can call Moss — locally on a land line! — to commiserate if he chooses.  The speculation has started swirling aggressively in New England.  Would the Patriots want Moss back?

The notion sounds insane to me, but not to much smarter men. NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora says several general managers believe Moss will end up in New England.  For that to happen, he would have to pass all the way through waivers.

Moss could also refuse to report to any team that claims him off waivers, making it clear he only wants to play for New England.

Both of those scenarios seem unlikely.  Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Seahawks and Dolphins have already shown interest in claiming Moss.  The Dolphins would reportedly do it in part to “block” Moss from landing in New England.

Miami and Seattle both make some sense as destinations.  Each team could use a vertical threat.  The Seahawks have looked for downfield options. But why do we think the Patriots would even want Moss back?

New England made a strong statement on how much they value Moss when they dealt him for a third round pick.  They wanted to avoid all of his drama and thought they could win without him.  They are 3-0 since. It makes no sense to invite the drama back, even if Moss was appropriately humbled. 

(About the only sense it makes: It would be good “business” for the Patriots to get back
Moss for a reduced price when they got a pick for him. That makes Bill
Belichick look like the smartest guy in the room. Never hurts.)

Moss’ declining skills seems to be getting short shrift in most analysis we’ve seen. The Patriots would not have traded him and the Vikings would not have cut Moss if he was close to the same guy he was three years ago, much less eight. 

In half a season, Moss has 22 catches, 313 yards, and five touchdowns. Throws to him aren’t efficient.  He doesn’t destroy double teams any more.  He doesn’t always give great effort, especially on throws inside the numbers. Moss has real value, but his skill set is increasingly limited.

He’s a role player that requires the maintenance of a mercurial superstar.

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  1. Douchebaggery says: Nov 1, 2010 4:26 PM

    This is my list of candidates, sorted by record:
    Atlanta Falcons
    Kansas City Chiefs
    New York Jets
    Houston Texans
    Tennessee Titans
    Chicago Bears
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Washington Redskins
    Cleveland Browns
    Denver Broncos
    San Francisco 49ers

  2. Super Kyle says: Nov 1, 2010 4:29 PM

    Does it begin now, or did it begin the second after we found out?

  3. joetoronto says: Nov 1, 2010 4:29 PM

    He’s a quitter and a cancer, no thanks.

  4. Hap says: Nov 1, 2010 4:29 PM

    Wow ! That is HUGE news ! Look for The RedSkins to be playaz.

  5. Calgaryfin says: Nov 1, 2010 4:29 PM

    I wonder how much Viking’s management factored in that this was likely to seriously piss Farve off enough to sit himself down?

  6. Mooch says: Nov 1, 2010 4:30 PM

    Redskins, no question.

  7. SteelCurtnDee says: Nov 1, 2010 4:30 PM

    Bring him to Pittsburgh, we showed last night our offense needs help

  8. nottoday says: Nov 1, 2010 4:31 PM

    C’mon Skins! I know Shanny can handle you better now that he’s learned to handle e’s Fat Albert and now McNabb! hahaha…and I liked you years ago when you were with the Donkeys in Denver and Johnny Bronco as your QB!

  9. Strick says: Nov 1, 2010 4:31 PM

    I know it won’t happen, but gawd I’d love to see him wind up in Buffalo or Carolina…

  10. Ron Leflore says: Nov 1, 2010 4:31 PM

    Bellicheck should pick him up. Play him for a few games, get him a few touchdowns, make him look good. Then trade him to the Vikings again for a 4th rounder.

  11. Bigdoge99 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:32 PM

    Washington, Seattle, Miami, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, or St Louis all might be good possibilities.

  12. BillinVA says: Nov 1, 2010 4:32 PM

    The Randy Moss reunion tour continues in Oakland!

  13. Greenman says: Nov 1, 2010 4:32 PM

    No way he gets past the Rams.

  14. technoboy says: Nov 1, 2010 4:32 PM

    I would like to throw the Rams name in the hat…. With Moss they could win their division….

  15. shaggeez says: Nov 1, 2010 4:33 PM

    In half a season, Moss has 22 catches, 313 yards, and two touchdowns. Throws to him aren’t efficient. He doesn’t destroy double teams any more. He doesn’t always give great effort, especially on throws inside the numbers. Moss has value, but his skill set is increasingly limited.
    ___________________________________
    But I think it’s very telling that he still continues to draw the double team. The way the patriots played him yesterday give you the respect that they have. Multiple times the announcers commented that they had never seen safeties play as deep as the pats safeties were playing (about 20 yards deep). Part of it is probably the patriots refusing to lose via randy moss, but that’s the kind of defense it requires to prevent that from happening. I can’t think of another receiver who gets played in that extreme of a way. If anyone would know the kind of defense it would take to shut him down, it would be them at this stage in his career. And drawing double teams is enough to really help an offense. Just ask percy harvin.

  16. chipwade says: Nov 1, 2010 4:33 PM

    Seahawks! They would sign him tomorrow and cut him on Wednesday.

  17. durno99 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:33 PM

    Arizona………..Still a contending team with a good running game and can take the doubles off Fitzgerald. Their QB could use the help.

  18. FinFan6886 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:34 PM

    It is too bad that whatever team he ultimately goes to cannot get maximum effort with minimal drama. He is a great receiver when that happens. I hope it is not Miami…unless he somehow puts forth a reasonable effort and shuts the hell up. All Miami really needs is a deep threat

  19. BRUTUS9448 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:35 PM

    Wow chilly should get the best GM prize this year. A 3rd for 3 games with Moss. Chilly is done in minnesota

  20. Shut up FOOL says: Nov 1, 2010 4:35 PM

    Who cares what that clown does! All owners should ban together and pass on the drama queen. He’s a OVER paid, primma donna. He’s all about Randy …he’s as low as it gets!!!!!!

  21. epping16 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:35 PM

    Rams seem like the best fit if they are willing to take the risk of bringing a possible negative into the locker room. They are in desperate need of a quality WR and would be the favorites in the West by bringing him in.

  22. watson says: Nov 1, 2010 4:35 PM

    Broncos have first waiver right’s. If he get’s past that its the Seahawks and Dolphins.

  23. HomelandDefense says: Nov 1, 2010 4:35 PM

    douchebaggery, I would add SD to that list

  24. chipwade says: Nov 1, 2010 4:35 PM

    If the Dolphins signed him the Jets would have to cover Randy Moss in 3 different uniforms!

  25. Tony Alexander says: Nov 1, 2010 4:35 PM

    Washington needs more depth and talent at WR. It would not surprise me to see Bruce Allen make a play for Moss (with Danny’s urging behind the scenes)… and I think Moss would accept a deal to Washington

  26. Manning Man says: Nov 1, 2010 4:36 PM

    The Colts wide receivers are hurt. They need another weapon and Randy would fit right in with Peyton.

  27. JaggedMark says: Nov 1, 2010 4:36 PM

    Randy Moss to the Cowboys would “upgrade” their leadership issues.

  28. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Nov 1, 2010 4:36 PM

    Packers should pick him up. Then he can moon the Vikes in three weeks.

  29. Purple Delight says: Nov 1, 2010 4:37 PM

    Ugh….
    Somedays it is very very hard to root for my beloved team!

  30. blester01 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:38 PM

    Bring him to Cincy. Moss needs a makeover and we could use some more grease on the wheels to speed up the train wreck that is about to take place.
    Chad, TO, & Moss vs. Bratkowski & Mike Brown. It would be a beautiful show to watch.

  31. protectthishouse54 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:38 PM

    As a Dolphins fan I sure hope they leave Moss alone.

  32. Rambone says: Nov 1, 2010 4:39 PM

    I have Conferred with my associate Douchebaggery and have come to the conclusion that the following destinations make the most sense:
    Chicago Bears
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Washington Redskins
    Cleveland Browns
    Denver Broncos
    San Francisco 49ers

  33. Joel_mac5 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:39 PM

    “He doesn’t destroy double teams any more. He doesn’t always give great effort, especially on throws inside the numbers. ”
    Sounds like Dallas…

  34. AttackPack213 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:39 PM

    your list doesn’t include San Diego…interesting…or stupid.

  35. Didier says: Nov 1, 2010 4:39 PM

    Can you imagine how much better Pittsburgh would be with Moss?

  36. causeiambetta says: Nov 1, 2010 4:39 PM

    I think randy will only report to a team with a top flight QB. Falcons, Redskins, …. Patriots!

  37. Pack_Attack says: Nov 1, 2010 4:39 PM

    Thank God for Ted Thompson

  38. Marty says: Nov 1, 2010 4:40 PM

    So Minnesota just blew a 3rd round pick for nothing?
    That seems like a bigger story than “where Moss will end up.”

  39. thehouserules says: Nov 1, 2010 4:40 PM

    @Douchebaggery I would add the Colts to that list. They are in dire need of a WR, and I would think Moss would want to play for a quality QB and a contender.

  40. paintman34 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:40 PM

    he not only would go to miami to not go tro pats but cuz we need a deep threat bad

  41. midwest says: Nov 1, 2010 4:40 PM

    Take the Jaguars off of your list. The GM has already stated that there is no interest.

  42. Fins&Canes says: Nov 1, 2010 4:41 PM

    Marshall. Bess. Moss.
    That would be deadly AND would solve our redzone TD scoring issues. (Hopefully)…Make it happen Ireland/Ross!!! Why not?

  43. rickah99 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:41 PM

    I’m no Cincy fan, but could you imagine Carson Palmer’s fantasy value with: Ochocinco, Owens, and Moss??
    I’d love to see him in Philly, but I know Reid won’t go down that road again!
    Philly should consider it though…seeing as there won’t be a 2011 season anyway!

  44. It'sJustAGame612 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:41 PM

    “He’s a role player that requires the maintenance of a mercurial superstar. ”
    Not sure you call a guy that gets double teamed the whole game by the Patriots on Sunday a role player.. Since Moss arrived in MN, Percy Harvin exploded.. He still has the “Moss Effect”..

  45. finsbooyah says: Nov 1, 2010 4:41 PM

    Miami??? I hope no, even though I’m a fan of Moss… Moss and Marshall? There aren’t enough balls to go around. That seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

  46. chuckwood21 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:41 PM

    Maybe he should go to Cincy and be with his other prima donna brethren. It couldn’t bring their shows rating down any further that’s for sure.

  47. wd40 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:41 PM

    I wound also add The Steelers who with a spark would propel themselves as the Team to Beat and could use his occassional talent.

  48. Barius Maximus says: Nov 1, 2010 4:43 PM

    Bring him to Indy and have Manning throw it as far as he can and Moss to run a flag a post or a go. Moss is still worth it for those three patterns alone and Manning needs a forth threat without Dallas Clark. Bring him to Indy and shock the world!

  49. PackerRube13 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:44 PM

    Redskins, Seahawks, and Rams are the main options. With the Cowboys, Titans, and Patriots as outside potential suitors.
    I would love my Packers to pick him up, but TT wouldn’t do that…. EVER.

  50. birdmancometh says: Nov 1, 2010 4:45 PM

    Now, Super Kyle, it starts NOW. PFT said so. Any speculation before this point is hereby stricken from the record.

  51. claytonbigsby says: Nov 1, 2010 4:45 PM

    Brad Childress, Mike Shanahan sends you a big thank you note!

  52. Barometer says: Nov 1, 2010 4:45 PM

    I just feel bad for all the people that bought a Vikings Moss jersey… their orders probably haven’t even shipped yet.

  53. brian91388 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:45 PM

    I hear where Rosenthal is coming from, but he’s missing the point. If the Pats pick him up, it would be for the minimum, they wouldn’t claim him because they know they are the last team in the claim process and could simply sign him after the waiver process with Minnesota paying the salary. So if Moss slipped up one time, they could release him and that’s it. They would also keep him away from other rivals. They would be picking up a humbled Randy Moss who will go along with the program for at least the rest of the year. They would be smart to pick him up and simply adjust his role. The Patriots defense has really improved, and if their offense could get back that vertical threat they would definitely be the team to beat imo. Tate isn’t a consistent enough deep threat.

  54. los305 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:45 PM

    I would definitely take him here in Miami expect our coaching staff is scared to let it fly!

  55. ncsteve83 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:46 PM

    WHOEVER WROTE THIS:
    Broncos have first waiver right’s. If he get’s past that its the Seahawks and Dolphins.
    THATS WRONG.
    It goes by record, therefore the Bills and Panthers are first up. Where in the world did you get Denver from?

  56. nflhof says: Nov 1, 2010 4:46 PM

    All Moss should do is pick up a dozen doughnuts and drop them to Rex Ryan and bamm he has a job with the Jets.

  57. rexranius says: Nov 1, 2010 4:46 PM

    Favre is to blame for all of the cancer in MN.

  58. Brakadamaas says: Nov 1, 2010 4:47 PM

    Moss was an idiot in high school, and idiot in college and an idiot in the pros. I was more shocked that the Vikings picked him up than I am that they released him. Actually, I’m not shocked at all that they released him. He’s an idiot. That being said, somebody will pick him up, just like they keep picking up T.O……another idiot.

  59. reo says: Nov 1, 2010 4:48 PM

    Titans just lost Britt (their main deep threat) to a hamstring injury. They already see a ton of simple coverages on their WRs b/c of CJ. Moss would be a nice addition if they can deal w/ his attitude.

  60. bspurloc says: Nov 1, 2010 4:48 PM

    Eli manning to Moss Giants win!

  61. CC80 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:48 PM

    Paul Allen is reporting that Vikings players are happy with the move. Moss was dogging it in games for all to see but apparently was dogging it in practice as well.

  62. WNYhell5 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:49 PM

    The Bills don’t want him. Bills FANS don’t want him, either.

  63. Mikey says: Nov 1, 2010 4:49 PM

    Amid all this Vikings drama with Moss and Favre, I have a special request. Can we talk about teams that, I don’t know, matter?

  64. goskins575 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:49 PM

    why wouldn’t SD be an option? Maybe they are too cheap to do it.

  65. Bears_Beets_Battlestar says: Nov 1, 2010 4:50 PM

    Bring him to the Bears…what do they have to lose???
    They have 0 WRs, and if he comes in and destroys everything, who cares. Our schedule will kill us in December anyway so its worth it.
    Chicago loves its characters, and I’d deal with it.

  66. Phoffman33 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:50 PM

    I am amazed at how many people want this guy on their team. The Pats traded him for a third round pick and FOUR WEEKS later the Vikings are cutting their losses. He has nothing left you dont blow a 3rd round pick on a player then cut him.

  67. Hauschild says: Nov 1, 2010 4:50 PM

    I would think the Jets make the most sense for Moss, as they’ve got an O-line that can pass-block long enough for deep routes to develop, and they also don’t need tons of help, which means no pressure on Moss, which is when he flourishes.
    The ‘Skins make some sense, but all these GM’s have been burned so much recently, that they’re getting gun shy. That would be Dallas and Washington for sure.
    Seattle makes some sense, as Pete Carroll doesn’t appear to be terribly ethical or scrupulous. Moss appears to be a Carroll or Ryan type of player.

  68. Securb says: Nov 1, 2010 4:50 PM

    Brandon, Bess, Ronnie, Ricky & Randy…Bbrrr

  69. Wiseguy01 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:50 PM

    My vote is for the Chargers, they obviously need some help. With Moss always commanding a double team Gates will continue to flourish because you can’t really double team both players. Rivers has the arm to get Moss the ball and if anything just use him as one expensive ass decoy! It’s just if A.J. Smith can tolerate him, obviously he has a problem with players that speak their mind ( LT ). Makes sense to me, and if I was Moss, I would choose a team with a good QB and able to contend!

  70. TomBrady'sHairStylist says: Nov 1, 2010 4:51 PM

    My God, Bill Belicheck is a genius…

  71. MistrezzRachael says: Nov 1, 2010 4:52 PM

    NOONE..and I mean NOONE will clain him off waivers for $6.4 mill….No Way…they’ll let Vikings pay him the 6.4- the $25000 he was fined..
    Belichick will bring him back as 3rd wr…for $600,000 and incentive laden contract….This is bizarre.

  72. crazyguy says: Nov 1, 2010 4:52 PM

    I think the Bears HAVE to look at him. Also, 49ers and Seahawks.
    Still trying to figure out why Chilly is there but I am not complaining… KEEP HIM!

  73. Stark Raven Mad says: Nov 1, 2010 4:53 PM

    No way Randy Moss makes it past the first nine teams on waiver priority. Thus prolly one of the following:
    1. Buffalo
    2.Dallas
    3.Carolina
    4.Denver
    5.San Francisco
    6.Cincinnati
    7.Cleveland
    8.Detroit
    9.San Diego
    That said, the teams I see needing WR help are:
    3.Carolina
    4.Denver
    5.San Francisco
    7.Cleveland
    9.San Diego
    Carolina might not pass on him.
    Denver has proven it doesn’t like Diva WR’s (ie. Marshal trade)
    Would Singletary really want him in San Fran? I say no.
    I’m betting on Carolina, for the sole reason….can anyone name their number 2 WR? I had to look it up.
    The Depth chart says Brandon LaFell…..no way Carolina passes on Moss

  74. Lo Key says: Nov 1, 2010 4:53 PM

    Browns please… we have 0 WRs

  75. USA says: Nov 1, 2010 4:54 PM

    With Kenny Britt getting hurt and Chicago’s lackluster offense he wont make it past either of them and if he does the Jets will pick him up just cause they can.

  76. TripNasty says: Nov 1, 2010 4:54 PM

    Correction: 5 TDs this half-season, not 2
    I can’t see how the Patriots would want him back, but then again, why have the Patriots sucked up to Moss so much since he was traded.

  77. weswelkerspornstash says: Nov 1, 2010 4:54 PM

    I actually feel bad for Vikes fans. Is Matt Millen your GM? You guys are making horrible moves.
    As the great Sam Wyche once said,”This isn’t Cleveland”.

  78. Kiss Bills Rings says: Nov 1, 2010 4:55 PM

    I love me some Randy Moss but I’d be shocked if he were to end up with the Patriots….this year…..got a feelin’ he’ll be back next year though as a role player & at a very reasonable salary….just a hunch though

  79. wtf__seriously says: Nov 1, 2010 4:55 PM

    Wonder if the Jets are going to have to worry about covering Moss for a third time this season, and each time in a different uniform….

  80. USCG-BUC says: Nov 1, 2010 4:56 PM

    durno99 says:
    November 1, 2010 4:33 PM
    Arizona………. .Still a contending team with a good running game and can take the doubles off Fitzgerald. Their QB could use the help.
    Seriously, if they can’t get hte ball to Larry fitz then why the hell would moss consider it? He wants to play for a contender with a QB not a joke with 3 high School level QB’s!! If he makes it to the Rams they will scoop him up….come on the cardinals…rotfl

  81. sparky7 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:56 PM

    Suckers!!! The fans and media thought he was the heaven-sent keys to the Super Bowl for the Vikes. Why in the world would anyone want a guy who has stopped trying? Either Chilly is the worst coach in the NFL (he might be close actually) or Moss just got himself micked off 2 teams in a month. Do you really think he would magically transform into a classy player for a lesser team?

  82. PackerRube13 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:57 PM

    Redskins, Seahawks, and Rams are the main options. With the Cowboys, Titans, and Patriots as outside potential suitors.
    I would love my Packers to pick him up, but TT wouldn’t do that…. EVER.

  83. Kiss Bills Rings says: Nov 1, 2010 4:57 PM

    He’d be awesome lined up opposite Marshall, Megatron or A. Johnson….YIKES!!!

  84. Byrd Is The Word says: Nov 1, 2010 4:57 PM

    Redskins are my best guess.

  85. AlCortez says: Nov 1, 2010 4:58 PM

    Redskins make the most sense from a comedy angle. Rex to Randy? Gold.
    From a legitimate team-improvement angle… straight-up retirement, homey.

  86. RunningOutOfCommentNames says: Nov 1, 2010 4:58 PM

    I’m sure Scotty Fargo will use his degree in Internet Trollogy to let everyone know Moss’s destination….Stay tuned for details.

  87. Take says: Nov 1, 2010 4:59 PM

    Send him to the BURGH baby! Big Ben and him will BEAST on the league. Lets get it!

  88. coach says: Nov 1, 2010 4:59 PM

    Childress just doesn’t get it, Moss took two dbacks away so it opened up the middle. He’s done in MINNY… install Frazier now to get the players used to his way of football, probably alot more sound than Chilly’s. the way it sounds half of the players and coaches didn’t even know. If you look back when Matt Birk left was because of Chilly… birk was smarter about football than chilly and they clashed and it still happening and going to keep happening because everyone knows chilly has been bailed out by players for the records they were putting up. His extension should have never been given.

  89. DarnSkippy says: Nov 1, 2010 5:00 PM

    As a Pats fan, I would love to see either the Jets or Miami pick him up. Both have young QBs that he can throw under the bus and destroy their careers.

  90. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Nov 1, 2010 5:01 PM

    Arizona? Who in the name of Sam Hill is gonna get him the ball? It sure isn’t the two schlubs who play QB now…
    The QB situation in AZ is pathetic. Whisenhunt didn’t like Leinart for 3 years, but waited until September 1st to cut him AND knowing he had two schlubs for QB’s? That’s horrible! HORRIBLE!
    Are you gonna tell me that Jeff Garcia, unemployed Jeff Garcia, isn’t better that Max Hall or Derick “high-and-wide” Anderson? Because he is better.

  91. stiller43 says: Nov 1, 2010 5:02 PM

    He can go create the Big 3 in for the Cinci-Natty Lights.
    What a disaster they are.

  92. petro says: Nov 1, 2010 5:04 PM

    If I’m the Rams, I don’t let him no where near Bradford.

  93. INVAIDUH says: Nov 1, 2010 5:06 PM

    after that presser he deserved it.
    kudos to the vikings for getting rid of him.
    210lb cancer.

  94. Gautam says: Nov 1, 2010 5:07 PM

    maybe all this was a ploy by Belichick to get a draft pick & also get back Moss lol

  95. vesselsk says: Nov 1, 2010 5:08 PM

    It looked a lot like Belichick wasn’t going to let Randy Moss beat them regardless of what it took. I know Belichick is known for strange coverages, blitzes and games/stunts, but there were a lot of times where there was heavy pressure on Favre, but it looked like the Pats were sitting in a deep cover 2 on Moss. Why Childress didn’t go to short routes to get the ball in Moss’s hands and at the same time protect Favre from getting his clock cleaned is beyond me.

  96. Clevelander says: Nov 1, 2010 5:09 PM

    I don’t think the Browns should claim him, but I’d completely understand it if they did. For one thing, it would give Mangini somebody that was familiar with the Patriots (since the Browns play them this week). But Moss seems to have an allegiance to Belichick and might just be pissed that we claimed him. But on a team starved for a star receiver, he’d be appreciated and help out Colt McCoy’s development.

  97. habibfromnewdehli says: Nov 1, 2010 5:11 PM

    To all of you saying “THE REDSKINS,” please think for a minute.
    Your idiot coach doesn’t want your pro-bowl defensive tackle.
    Your idiot coach doesn’t want your pro-bowl quarterback.
    Why in the world would the Redskins be worried about Randy Moss?
    This guy is going to the Colts. BOOK IT!

  98. TouchdownRoddyWhite says: Nov 1, 2010 5:13 PM

    The way I see it, anybody saying “nobody” will pay his salary is not understanding the nature of the beast. There are some teams that are on the verge of disaster yet still have a shot at getting him off the waiver wire. Also, anybody saying that Moss has no value to a team knows absolutely nothing about the mechanics of football. Sure, he had two TD’s in 4 weeks and “only” averaged 15 ypc. But look at Percy Harvins numbers…
    First three weeks – 12 receptions for 106 yards. Less than 10 ypc.
    Last four weeks – 19 receptions for 287 yards. Approx 15 ypc.
    Sidney Rice getting healthier on the sideline must have scared defenses enough to back off of Harvin right?
    IF he winds up in NE(again) it’ll be AFTER he’s claimed off waivers and refuses to report. Which he’d only do if the Pats made it clear they’d take him back.

  99. NinersRule! says: Nov 1, 2010 5:18 PM

    I’d take him on the Niners any day

  100. epping16 says: Nov 1, 2010 5:18 PM

    I fear a desperate Mike Singletary will be bringing him to the 49ers.

  101. Rambone says: Nov 1, 2010 5:19 PM

    San Diego was left off of my list because they get Vincent Jackson back in 3 games and Rivers has had no problems passing the ball without him(5 games with over 300 yards passing). Why would they pick up Moss? it just doesnt seem resonable.

  102. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Nov 1, 2010 5:19 PM

    If the Dolphins take Moss, the entire front office should be fired, from the owner on down…because they are stupid.
    That being said, I bet Miami signs him.

  103. Scotty Fargo says: Nov 1, 2010 5:20 PM

    I see the haters are in full force in this topic too. Stay classy haters!
    Us Vikings fans will continue to show our class, respect and professionalism by taking the high road here.

  104. rayala3 says: Nov 1, 2010 5:23 PM

    Can a team claim Moss and shut him down for the rest of the year? Like when the Raiders wanted Deion in 2002 for the playoffs but the Charges claimed him solely to prevent him from going to the Raiders. Deion never played a down with the Chargers.

  105. realitypolice says: Nov 1, 2010 5:23 PM

    Stark Raven Mad says:
    November 1, 2010 4:53 PM
    No way Randy Moss makes it past the first nine teams on waiver priority. Thus prolly one of the following:
    1. Buffalo
    2.Dallas
    3.Carolina
    4.Denver
    5.San Francisco
    6.Cincinnati
    7.Cleveland
    8.Detroit
    9.San Diego
    ===========================
    Did any of you Einsteins who are randomly throwing out teams that could claim Moss off waivers check to see if that team had the 3.whatever million dollars in cap space it would take to do so?
    Any team claiming him off waivers is on the hook for the prorated salary he has left this season.
    Only AFTER he clears waivers are the Vikings responsible for the rest of his money. And once he’s a free agent, do you honestly think he will go to any of the crap teams you are all listing?

  106. Choirdrunk says: Nov 1, 2010 5:23 PM

    Fact is, *if* you can get Moss to play at his potential, there is not a team in the league that wouldn’t be better off with him on their roster.
    When playing at 100%, even at his current age, he’s a top 5 WR.
    Chargers or Bears (strong armed confident QBs who lack a #1 WR and, without a change, have a good chance of missing the playoffs) would be crazy not to put in a waiver claim.

  107. ppdoc13 says: Nov 1, 2010 5:30 PM

    I am not a Rams fan, but they seem like the logical choice. They are in a poor division and have a real shot of making the playoffs. They are very very thin at the WR position and have perhaps the best of the young QB’s who’ve come out in the last couple of years. And while they have virtually no shot of going deep in the playoffs, the excitement generated by a playoff run would do wonders for a fan base that is just getting back into the swing of it.
    I bet Bradford would love having Moss out on his flank.

  108. Dano50 says: Nov 1, 2010 5:32 PM

    I think the Giants should pick him up to carry the Gatorade!!

  109. timbo51 says: Nov 1, 2010 5:43 PM

    Chargers! Chargers! Chargers!

  110. Stark Raven Mad says: Nov 1, 2010 5:50 PM

    Realitypolice,
    You said that any team that claims him is on the hook for his prorated salary. You are correct.
    Although, there is NO salary cap this season, so cap has nothing to do with it. So who’s the Einstein now?

  111. skinsfan85 says: Nov 1, 2010 5:52 PM

    Let ‘em go to DC and run routes for McNabb!! The NFC would be a wrap if McNabb could air it out to Randy & Santana Moss… matter of fact, we’ll take Percy Harvin too if he’s so bent out of shape about this..

  112. JJ says: Nov 1, 2010 5:55 PM

    Vikes have a lot of good talent and weapons on their team…they just need a different coach. They didn’t need Moss to win anything…they proved that last year, but whenever Childress takes the reins, it goes South. ATTENTION MN VIKINGS—>YOU NEED A NEW COACH! Sidney Rice is way better then Moss…has anyone seen his practices, passion and drive? Truly a team player…he just needs to heal up. So I will make an attempt to speak for the Vikes’s fans here: Thank you for nothing Moss, and for wasting our time and money…everyone cease their order on their purple 84 jerseys; thank you Vikes for blowing our 3rd round pick for nothing, thanks for giving it to the Patriots along with the option to take back let down Moss; thank you Favre for bringing all the drama to MN…we wouldn’t mind the drama if you actually made it worthwhile and played the game the way you did last year; thank you, thank you, thank you…the lease is up on the dome soon…now we face the potential of losing a game so dear to Minnesotans. That Minnesota nice is what led Minnesota fans to embrace one of their biggest rivals in Favre (as a packer) as their own, and to give Moss a second chance…both let downs!

  113. jbraider says: Nov 1, 2010 5:56 PM

    habibfromnewdehli says:
    November 1, 2010 5:11 PM
    To all of you saying “THE REDSKINS,” please think for a minute.
    Your idiot coach doesn’t want your pro-bowl defensive tackle.
    Your idiot coach doesn’t want your pro-bowl quarterback.
    Why in the world would the Redskins be worried about Randy Moss?
    This guy is going to the Colts. BOOK IT!
    __________________
    I’m sorry habib – but you answered your own question. Moss will be a Redskin because the coach is an idiot

  114. realitypolice says: Nov 1, 2010 5:57 PM

    Stark Raven Mad says:
    November 1, 2010 5:50 PM
    Realitypolice,
    You said that any team that claims him is on the hook for his prorated salary. You are correct.
    Although, there is NO salary cap this season, so cap has nothing to do with it. So who’s the Einstein now?
    ====================
    Everyone but me. I am truly the idiot on this argument.
    Momentary brain fart.
    I do however, take some solace in the fact that I am the only person here who ever admits when they are wrong.

  115. FinFan6886 says: Nov 1, 2010 5:59 PM

    realitypolice says:
    November 1, 2010 5:23 PM
    Did any of you Einsteins who are randomly throwing out teams that could claim Moss off waivers check to see if that team had the 3.whatever million dollars in cap space it would take to do so?
    —————————-
    I think that many of these so called “Einsteins” are bright enough to realize that this is an UNCAPPED year…you know, the result of the owners taking the option to drop the CBA early…the single most impactful league issue in the last decade or so…does any of that ring a bell? Please think a little more before trying to belittle others

  116. frank booth says: Nov 1, 2010 6:09 PM

    Scotty Fargo says:
    November 1, 2010 5:20 PM
    I see the haters are in full force in this topic too. Stay classy haters!
    Us Vikings fans will continue to show our class, respect and professionalism by taking the high road here.
    ===================================
    PFT is filled with Viking whining. Since when have Viking fans been taking the high road?

  117. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Nov 1, 2010 6:16 PM

    I don’t think the Redskins should try for Moss. They have enough drama already.

  118. realitypolice says: Nov 1, 2010 6:29 PM

    @ stark raven mad:
    I tried responding to you, and they didn’t print it for some reason.
    You’re exactly right, and I’m an idiot.
    Damn, it seemed like such a great point at the time.
    Well, at least I admit when I am wrong.

  119. bradford8stl says: Nov 1, 2010 6:31 PM

    Bradford to Moss for the best NFC West!!

  120. classic3283 says: Nov 1, 2010 6:45 PM

    Does anybody know of any other players that have played for three teams in the same season?
    The only player I could find was Fritz Pollard.
    I found the info at SportsDelve.com, which goes into his career further.

  121. troll_aikman8 says: Nov 1, 2010 6:58 PM

    Doubtful about SD…..Norv and Moss had that awesome Oakland experience. I would think one or the other would spoil that possible destination.

  122. rraider says: Nov 1, 2010 7:04 PM

    San Diego is where he will land…………….i hope not but it makes the most sense to me…

  123. Philtration says: Nov 1, 2010 7:05 PM

    # Bears_Beets_Battlestar says: November 1, 2010 4:50 PM
    Bring him to the Bears…what do they have to lose???
    They have 0 WRs, and if he comes in and destroys everything, who cares. Our schedule will kill us in December anyway so its worth it.
    Chicago loves its characters, and I’d deal with it.
    ====================================
    Never going to happen.
    Lovie and Jerry Angelo are control freaks and love to put their own spin on everything.
    They are not going to have a player like Moss running his mouth and bashing the coaches.
    Especially with their own asses already on the line.
    99% of the Bear fans hate them and they are not going to throw more gas on the fire.

  124. graphx says: Nov 1, 2010 7:05 PM

    Gotta be going to the Bengals. “The 3 Huge-egos”

  125. Stark Raven Mad says: Nov 1, 2010 7:11 PM

    Realitypolice,
    It’s all good. It’s a hot topic and everyone has quick thoughts on the issue that aren’t always perfect. Mine included.
    After thinking some more, you do make a good point about Moss not wanting to play for a bad team.
    Any team that signs him only has him until the end of the season with no guarantees of signing long term.
    Since the trade deadline is over for this season, any team that picks him up only has him until the end of this season and can’t trade him until the off season IF he signs a new contract.
    That said, a team like Carolina might not take him because they won’t be able to keep him or trade him and they would be on the hook for his salary in a season where they are, for all intents and purposes, out of the playoff race. Not much business sense to make a play for him, unless they feel they can convince him to sign long term.
    My initial thought was Moss going to Carolina because it’s a glaring need. But need doesn’t 100% drive the decision making process.
    On the other hand, since John Fox is apparently on the hot seat, any desperate move to try and get more wins this season has to be factored in. Could Fox petition Panthers ownership to make the move?
    I really have no idea what any of the organizations are really thinking in terms of the decision making process, but it’s fun to play armchair owner.
    Now, if the Vikings would actually put Moss on the Waiver list, we’d find out soon enough. LOL

  126. davisjosh20 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:33 PM

    What about Denver? Doesn’t THAT make more sense as a Landing spot? Josh McDaniels LOVES bringing old Pats in, they need WR help (I think), and don’t they get 2nd crack at him, after the Bills? With a 2-6 record, doesn’t that make them the 2nd worse team?
    Obviously they have to “pay him his money,” like KGB said, but, I think it makes the most sense.
    Josh.
    As good of a writer as you have already employed.

  127. Scotty Fargo says: Nov 1, 2010 7:34 PM

    Hey guy, look for my updates in the latest Moss topic. As you can tell my source has been dead on all day, so be sure to get the latest info as he texts me!

  128. superb owl says: Nov 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    i agree, it’s the bengals.
    so then they will have batman.
    robin.
    and batgirl.

  129. Rashard Mendenballs says: Nov 1, 2010 8:02 PM

    Don’t be surprise if my Detroit Lions put in a claim for him…..Calvin Johnson and Randy Moss…i LOVE IT.

  130. Stark Raven Mad says: Nov 1, 2010 9:44 PM

    Davisjosh20,
    Denver is a possibility. They rank high on the waiver priority and could use a better WR opposite Lloyd. Orton and Moss could be a great combination. The Josh McDaniels/New England connection could help push the move as well.
    Only thing I can think of why they wouldn’t go for Moss is because of their history of trading Brandon Marshall. Marshall was great, but Denver didn’t want to deal with the drama and the same desire to avoid drama could keep him out of Denver.
    I think he would be a great addition to Denver though, no doubt. Plus, Denver might be keene to keep Moss away from San Diego if they start to show any interest, maybe?

  131. Jamezz23 says: Nov 1, 2010 10:50 PM

    It’s never gonna happen but just imagine if moss lined up across from megaton!! Would make lions already great TE’s even more useable, for sure open up the running game more. Just a thought but imagane trying to figure out who to double moss or Calvin!!

  132. Bdrunk says: Nov 2, 2010 10:38 AM

    MN gets criticized for signing him, then criticized for ditching him, but now everyone is clamoring to get him on their team. Good call.
    For the record, I don’t want him on the Steelers. They already have a developing deep threat in Mike Wallace.
    Moss can eff right off back to NE for all I care.

  133. Dave The Panther says: Nov 3, 2010 10:25 AM

    I wouldn’t put it past Billicheat if he told Moss to go along with the trade. New England get the pick and then be a prick and get waived.
    I don’t put it past Billicheat one ioda.

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