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Titans list Randy Moss as starter, but he'll get plays off

The Tennessee Titans didn’t acquire Randy Moss to be a backup.

Moss is listed as a starter on the Titans’ depth chart this week, with Nate Washington listed as the other starter at wide receiver.

However, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean quotes Titans coach Jeff Fisher as saying he can’t see Moss being in a position to be an every-down player, playing 60-70 plays a game. So Moss will get some plays off by design.

Maybe that way he won’t feel the need to take so many plays off when he’s on the field.

For now, it’s no surprise that Moss is a starter. The main reason the Titans wanted Moss is that they’ve been shorthanded at wide receiver, with Kenny Britt and Justin Gage both injured.

The big question is how Moss will fit in with the Titans when they’ve got all their receivers healthy, and whether he’ll be able to handle a reduced role. For now, Moss is a starter because the Titans don’t have much of a choice.

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15 Responses to “Titans list Randy Moss as starter, but he'll get plays off”
  1. Patsfan1776 says: Nov 9, 2010 1:03 PM

    Don’t worry about Randy, he’ll take some plays off when he is on the field too.

  2. Tinbender says: Nov 9, 2010 1:23 PM

    At least the owner will have someone else to flip off. LOL

  3. BigB says: Nov 9, 2010 1:31 PM

    Randy will put forth 100% effort, he’ll see action for about 70% of the total plays and only put forth about 30% effort on those plays.

  4. prmpft says: Nov 9, 2010 1:54 PM

    …you mean he will TAKE plays off – c’mon get it right…

  5. HenryDIII says: Nov 9, 2010 2:05 PM

    Randy has been taking plays his career. This is no revelation.

  6. reginaldlewis says: Nov 9, 2010 2:10 PM

    Yeah Nate Washington is going to start over Randy Moss I’ll bet that will go over well….use some common sense Florio Moss would be PISSED if he was regulated to a backup role you don’t put a Hall of Fame WR on the bench…

  7. jj jones says: Nov 9, 2010 2:16 PM

    So Moss will be taking plays off? What is the story?

  8. PFTisRetarded says: Nov 9, 2010 2:19 PM

    Randy Moss doesn’t block. You need good blocking WRs to break off huge the huge TD runs that Chris Johnson thrives on.

  9. ejtowne says: Nov 9, 2010 2:38 PM

    Say goodbye to those long break away runs from Chris Johnson Titans fans. As long as Randy(do what I want)Moss is out there blocking, you can expect that Corner or Safety to be making that saving tackle.

  10. shaggeez says: Nov 9, 2010 2:54 PM

    When the titans receivers all get healthy, I don’t think he will see a reduced role. You can’t tell me that justin gage and nate washington are going to start over randy moss. Plus, justin gage has not shown any ability in the last few seasons to stay on the field for more than a couple weeks at a time, so I doubt it will be an issue. Kenny britt and randy moss lined up at wr and nate washington/damian williams at slot. It sounds good to me.

  11. SamieT. says: Nov 9, 2010 3:23 PM

    Some of you leaving comments don’t understand what “taking plays off” means.
    Jeff Fisher is saying Moss won’t be on the field each and every play the Titan offense is on the field.
    It doesn’t mean Fisher is giving permission for Moss to “dog it” on a certain number of plays.

  12. conquer1 says: Nov 9, 2010 3:27 PM

    I don’t care if he takes plays off. As a matter of fact, I HOPE he takes plays off.
    He’s one of the best in the game and has taken plays off his entire career. If that’s what it takes for him to be great, I’ll take it.
    Him on the field, taking plays off, is still better than every last Titan WR going 100% all the time.
    And CJ doesn’t need the downfield blocking by the WR’s. Moss is going to have 2 guys on him, anyway. If CJ gets in space, it’s over.

  13. Richm2257 says: Nov 9, 2010 5:44 PM

    SamieT. says:
    Some of you leaving comments don’t understand what “taking plays off” means.
    Jeff Fisher is saying Moss won’t be on the field each and every play the Titan offense is on the field.
    It doesn’t mean Fisher is giving permission for Moss to “dog it” on a certain number of plays.
    ————————————————-
    Yeah, some of “us” get that, Samie, and we think YOU are the one who doesn’t understand that Moss, permission or not, is still going to take plays off, while he’s ON the field too.
    Signed,
    Patriots, Vikings fans

  14. NFLJunkie says: Nov 9, 2010 6:14 PM

    I don’t know why Wyatt excerpted things that way. Read the full quote from Fisher (transcript of the press conference is on titansonline.com). Fisher said he thinks it will “only be a short time” until Moss is playing 100% of the plays — before he qualified with comments about managing the snaps and keeping everyone fresh. But they’ve been giving WRs occasional breathers since Derrick Mason was a starter.
    Check out how many times the Titans have even run 60-70 offensive plays in a game this year. I bet Fisher is hoping they have start worrying about all those snaps for their offensive skill players. Being that the defense has been on the field way too much so far.

  15. Sloancold says: Nov 10, 2010 4:37 AM

    Cavity check Moss all ya want. All you’re gonna find is Tennessee running back Chris Johnson.

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