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The Titans were the only team to claim Randy Moss

Money is the cause of Randy Moss’ discontent this season.  It’s the reason the Titans will be his third team in a month.

The Patriots didn’t give Moss the contract extension he wanted, so he began to make life difficult for them.  There have been more questions than normal about Moss’ effort this season, with a nagging belief that Moss is trying to protect his moneymaking legs for one last contract.

The irony is that Moss has torpedoed his free agent value with his actions since August.  The Titans had the 22nd highest priority when they claimed him, but no team with a better record than the Titans claimed Moss either, per Michael Lombardi of NFL Network. 

The Dolphins desperately could use a deep threat, but didn’t claim him for his talent or to “block” the Patriots.  The Redskins, Raiders, Jets, and Seahawks similarly passed. New England didn’t want him back at his current salary.

In the end, 31 teams decided that Moss wasn’t worth less than $3.5 million over nine weeks for a playoff push.  If Kenny Britt didn’t pop his hamstring against the Chargers it may have been 32 teams. 

Perhaps this will serve as a wakeup call for Moss that he needs to play nice in Tennessee.  He also has to produce big numbers in the Titans offense to avoid the same contractual fate as Terrell Owens: a series of increasingly small one-year deals.

We suspect the damage may already be too great for Moss to recover from.

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18 Responses to “The Titans were the only team to claim Randy Moss”
  1. joetoronto says: Nov 3, 2010 5:51 PM

    His attitude is the reason he WON’T make the HOF.
    You kids that say otherwise, just wait and see.

  2. thomasreilly says: Nov 3, 2010 5:59 PM

    One has to wonder if his agent was OK with this plan, or if it is all Randy.
    They couldn’t have made a worse plan if they tried…

  3. slack37 says: Nov 3, 2010 6:01 PM

    Maybe he shouldn’t have called his coach a “cancer patient”.
    Oops, wrong sport.

  4. MercyMe says: Nov 3, 2010 6:01 PM

    Can’t argue with this article. Randy is very likely to end up with the same fate as TO. Working year to year on a contract and always having to prove himself.

  5. Craig Keller says: Nov 3, 2010 6:03 PM

    ummm.
    “In the end, 31 teams decided that Moss wasn’t worth less than $3.5 million over nine weeks for a playoff push. ”
    WRONG!
    only 21 teams decided that. The waiver wire works sort of like the draft. The Titans have the “21st worst record” in the league right now.

  6. buckup says: Nov 3, 2010 6:09 PM

    “In the end, 31 teams decided that Moss wasn’t worth less than $3.5 million over nine weeks for a playoff push.”
    So YOU think there are 31 teams (not including Titans) who are in the playoff hunt? For real? I’m an optimist, but…..

  7. TDHawk says: Nov 3, 2010 6:14 PM

    I don’t know how to say this softly so I’ll just come out with it. Both T.O. and Moss are flaming idiots. I don’t know either personally but I’d bet they’ve got some serious personality issues aside from the usual coddling. They have each cost themselves millions in endorsements and future contracts.
    Both supremely talented, naturally gifted, I wonder if their agents give them hell. An attorney can only rightly serve his/her client by giving that person a frank opinion. Regardless, while both are head cases and now perceived as damaged goods, at least Terrell has NEVER been accused of loafing. Moss better save every nickel from his playing days.

  8. MrHumble says: Nov 3, 2010 6:21 PM

    Moss and T.O……they will both be bitchin’ when they get passed over for the HOF and it will be because of their antics and baggage. Neither one of them can understand that for every action there is a reaction, for every act a consequence….they think it’s all about “me, me, me”, to hell with the reporters, coaches, fans, teammates, etc.” but they apparently haven’t figured out who will be ignoring them when it comes to HOF balloting.

  9. jusford says: Nov 3, 2010 6:24 PM

    Hate to say it, but Moss will rebound with the Titans.

  10. thomasreilly says: Nov 3, 2010 6:37 PM

    It makes you wonder if the agents for these players (and put ocho-johnson in there as well) have just given up for their own sanity….I mean, how do you counter the actions of these players? One must tell them what they want to hear and hope to collect the best commission left on the table- forget telling the player what they need to be told.
    On a different note, has there been a more stupid comment than Tom Jackson saying it was “refreshing” to hear a player “speak his mind” after Moss’s post game comments? TJ has made some dumb comments in his day, but that takes the cake.
    TJ- “what did you think of the buffet, Randy?”
    RM- “I wouldn’t feed that to my dog. I was poor once, but I don’t have to eat that @#^% now!”
    Refreshing, right TJ?

  11. Someone says: Nov 3, 2010 6:48 PM

    Vikings are idiots for dumping Moss says all the haters. Yet no one wants the guy except Fisher who is willing to deal with anyone no matter how messed up they are.
    The Titans do have one positive. Hopefully Moss will be a bit humbled by all of this.

  12. william a says: Nov 3, 2010 7:00 PM

    It’s good that Randy will finally get a bye week to rest his weary legs (and sore ribs from all those short crossing patterns).
    Now the only question is whether he enters the Hall of Fame as a Viking with the Chill Pill presenting him.

  13. jrhsd says: Nov 3, 2010 7:04 PM

    # Craig Keller says: November 3, 2010 6:03 PM
    ummm.
    “In the end, 31 teams decided that Moss wasn’t worth less than $3.5 million over nine weeks for a playoff push. ”
    WRONG!
    only 21 teams decided that. The waiver wire works sort of like the draft. The Titans have the “21st worst record” in the league right now.
    ——————-
    Idiot, you don’t think he knows that?
    It is reported that #’s 23-32 also did not make a claim.
    Maybe you could actually read the article?

  14. jaypeso says: Nov 3, 2010 7:16 PM

    ummm.
    “In the end, 31 teams decided that Moss wasn’t worth less than $3.5 million over nine weeks for a playoff push. ”
    WRONG!
    only 21 teams decided that. The waiver wire works sort of like the draft. The Titans have the “21st worst record” in the league right now.
    Ewwww burn

  15. Hauschild says: Nov 3, 2010 7:43 PM

    It’s sort of sad the Moss didn’t think more highly of playing with Brett Favre to give it his all. I suspect someday when he’s posted on his recliner with the reading glasses on that he will feel some regret.

  16. melikefootball says: Nov 3, 2010 7:53 PM

    One time I would like to see the owners step up and sayno we aren’t going to let this type player run our league…..never happen.

  17. Jangles says: Nov 3, 2010 11:34 PM

    ummm.
    “In the end, 31 teams decided that Moss wasn’t worth less than $3.5 million over nine weeks for a playoff push. ”
    WRONG!
    only 21 teams decided that. The waiver wire works sort of like the draft. The Titans have the “21st worst record” in the league right now.
    Ewwww burn
    ————————
    No other team put in a claim, meaning that all but one of the teams in the NFL actually wanted him. Why are you so dense?

  18. dewdirty says: Nov 4, 2010 9:01 AM

    Moss and T.O……they will both be bitchin’ when they get passed over for the HOF and it will be because of their antics and baggage. Neither one of them can understand that for every action there is a reaction, for every act a consequence….they think it’s all about “me, me, me”, to hell with the reporters, coaches, fans, teammates, etc.” but they apparently haven’t figured out who will be ignoring them when it comes to HOF balloting.
    _________________________________
    WOW! Moss and TO are behind only Jerry Rice in TD. Both are top 10 in receiving yards and both will finish in the top 5 of all time in receiving yards. They may be jerks, but they are the definition of the HOF!

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