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Report: Randy Moss didn’t want to take his talents to South Beach

In the frenzied day leading up to Randy Moss’ waiver claim by the Titans, the Miami Dolphins were mentioned perhaps more than any other team as a possible landing spot.  Miami let him pass.

It turns out that the Dolphins were interested, but the feeling wasn’t mutual.  Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Dolphins “put out feelers” to Moss’ camp, but word came back that he wouldn’t be enthusiastic about joining the team.

It’s unclear why Moss didn’t want to play for the Dolphins, and surely were other reasons why Miami didn’t claim him.  It’s also worth considering that the Dolphins could be covering their tracks, spreading the word about Moss’ lack of interest when they are taking heat at home for passing on him.

We can’t kill the Dolphins for not claiming Moss, whatever the reason. But the front office deserves some blame for not finding a way to manufacture big plays.  For a second straight year, the lack of a consistent deep threat has hurt the offense.  Chad Pennington won’t fix that.

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37 Responses to “Report: Randy Moss didn’t want to take his talents to South Beach”
  1. andyprough says: Nov 12, 2010 1:19 PM

    “Randy Moss didn’t want to take his talents to South Beach”

    ===============

    He was a bit worried, because D-Wade is playing like crap so far, and Chris Bosh brings nothing exceptional to the table. Randy didn’t want to get pushed around and laughed at by Big Baby and the Celtics while watching LeBron jack up crazy 3-point attempts

  2. hnirobert3 says: Nov 12, 2010 1:20 PM

    Because Dan Henning is calling plays and he thinks we’re back in the 40′s where the passing game was nonexistent…

  3. packerrube13 says: Nov 12, 2010 1:23 PM

    That would have been a very scary offense. Moss Marshall? Yikes. Who do you double? As long as Moss tried…

    But Moss fits perfectly with the Titans and should give max effort if Fisher gets to him. He can open things up for Johnson, and Vice Versa. Also, VY is tops for passes over 21 yards already. Add in Moss? This offense, who up until last weekend was first in points scored I believe, could light it up. Scary. If the defense can slightly improve, you may be looking at this years version of the 2009 Jets, 2008 Cardinals, and 2007 Giants, teams that made late runs to the championship game/superbowl after getting hot late in the year…

  4. iselldrugstoandyreidskids says: Nov 12, 2010 1:24 PM

    When te dolphins sent out feelers they came back asking “what should I do?”

  5. gotitan says: Nov 12, 2010 1:25 PM

    His talents will be in South Beach on Sunday! 0-4 at home the Fins will be.

  6. knucklebucket says: Nov 12, 2010 1:28 PM

    Miami did themselves a favor by not picking him up. Without a QB to get him the ball, that move would have most likely ended badly.

  7. chrisvasu says: Nov 12, 2010 1:34 PM

    So Brandon Marshall isn’t a consistent deep threat? Are you serious?? Chad Henne just sucks….that’s the real problem.

  8. ckeltner says: Nov 12, 2010 1:40 PM

    I would think it has something to do with his over the top love affair with NE and the fact that its in the same division as Miami….or something like that.

  9. charleswoodson says: Nov 12, 2010 1:41 PM

    Moss is playing for a one-year contract next season because NO TEAM will sign him again to a multi-year contract.

    So he needs to put up excellent numbers for the rest of the season, a result that will NOT happen in Miami.

    Tennessee is a better chance, but he had no choice in the matter, given TN is the only team that claimed him!

    What a loser! He blew millions by Acting Out in MN and whatever he did in NE.

    Randy is Toast.

  10. nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2010 says: Nov 12, 2010 1:42 PM

    He didnt want to have to face a healthy Revis come December

  11. conormacleod says: Nov 12, 2010 1:43 PM

    Love Florio’s attitude of hating all things Moss. Let’s evaluate what Moss did in Minnesota, and I mean other than open up the entire middle of the field so Percy Harvin could become a pro bowler.

    He insulted a caterer, told the owner the Coach sucks (which over 90% of the world agrees with), and told the media that the Patriots are a better team than the Vikings.

    BTW: his teammates, for the most part, would have chosen him over their Coach. There was a cancer in the Minnesota locker room all right, and it’s still there.

    My point? Moss still makes every team he is on better. It’s all about wins and losses in the NFL.

  12. finfan68 says: Nov 12, 2010 1:46 PM

    Miami desperately needs a down-field threat and Moss could have been that guy…he also could have been the lazy, unmotivated malcontent that throws his talent under the bus with his childish mood swings…and that could have easily rubbed off on Brandon Marshall. Passing on Moss was not a dumb move; getting rid of Ginn was. The Dolphins have been successful when they actually tried to throw the ball down the field. The OC seems hell-bent to abandon whichever part of the offense that is working. When the running game is looking good, he calls several passes from -1 to 3 yards from the line of scrimmage. When the passing game finally starts finding a rhythm, he brings in the wildcat, etc. It is almost like he is trying several different things without any recognition or care of what is actually working…or failing miserably.

  13. semperfi24 says: Nov 12, 2010 1:47 PM

    …..So is Moss going to have a new commercial coming out?

    What should I do….? Should I give max effort when its a run play? Should I play when you want me to play? Should I pretend that Chilly isnt a dope, and Favre isnt washed up? Should I pretend I wanted to leave New England when it is obvious I didnt? What should I do?

  14. tnphinsfan says: Nov 12, 2010 1:48 PM

    Moss going to catch a case of VD in southbeach this Sunday

  15. brintfatre says: Nov 12, 2010 1:52 PM

    Randy needs to be with a team who has a strong and experienced head coach like Jeff Fisher or Bill B. His problems are mostly media related and guys like that can help him in that respect. The media has been out to get him from day 1 of his career.
    Brett Favre is much more corrosive and has done much more damage to teams he plays for than Moss but because the media loves him it’s a different story. Just think if Moss had skipped training camp and been out of synch with his QB and caused his team to lose 5 games….
    Miami’s head coach still wears his sunglasses at night…

  16. SteelTown6 says: Nov 12, 2010 1:54 PM

    “It’s unclear why Moss didn’t want to play for the Dolphins, and surely were other reasons why Miami didn’t claim him.”

    What other reason did they need?
    Would you want somebody who didn’t want to be there?

  17. domeunit says: Nov 12, 2010 1:58 PM

    Randy Moss is trash, no matter how much money he makes, and no matter how many TDs he scores, he will always be 10 pounds of crap in a 9 pound bag

  18. highfivefootballfan says: Nov 12, 2010 2:09 PM

    hnirobert3 says:
    Nov 12, 2010 1:20 PM
    Because Dan Henning is calling plays and he thinks we’re back in the 40′s where the passing game was nonexistent…

    ==================================
    you must not watch dolphins games. henne is throwing the ball an average of 35 times per game. last week we had 11 called rushing plays. that’s it. the reason henning sucks is because of the restraints he put on henne, such as not allowing him to audible at the line of scrimmage, and forcing him to play in a 10-15 yard window instead of a 30-40 yard window where he can really use his big arm and physical abilities (not to mention that would make marshall MUCH more dangerous). my biggest problem with henning is – if you’re going to put those restraints on your QB then you need to let your running game do most of your offensive talking…but he’s putting those restraints on henne and then asking him to throw 35 times a game with no support from the running game. basically a suicide mission.

  19. trollaikman8 says: Nov 12, 2010 2:10 PM

    I hope mom questions were off the table when they sent those feelers.

  20. phinfan says: Nov 12, 2010 2:13 PM

    Because Dan Henning is calling plays and he thinks we’re back in the 40′s where the passing game was nonexistent…

    true so true!

  21. steelerdynasty2010 says: Nov 12, 2010 2:15 PM

    Moss would NOT have been pleased with replacing Henne for Noodle arm. Yea, noodle arm is accurate and doesnt turn it over, but he also cant get it to where Moss will be….DEEP! good move MIA, at least team chemistry wise.

  22. smoothdaddyride says: Nov 12, 2010 2:27 PM

    Pennington led a way less talented Dolphins team to 11 victories. They have been in close games they could have won (all but the Pats game) this year save for a few mistakes so I’m not too worried about the presence of a deep threat…just looking forward to more sustained drives, 3rd down conversions, and TDs instead of FGs with Penny taking the snaps, reading the defenses and making the accurate throws to the smart decision on the field.

  23. anarchopurplism says: Nov 12, 2010 2:36 PM

    Moss is a country boy…….he wanted no part of South Beach.

    Plus, the Titans need him more and he fits schematically.

  24. jimmy1smith says: Nov 12, 2010 2:39 PM

    Maybe Randy hear their catering vendor wasn’t any better than the one the Vikings were using.

    BTW, what a crock that is, Childress was looking for any excuse when he told that whopper. Like you get rid of a talent like Randy Moss over a small incident like that. 0

  25. Florio's Lawyer says: Nov 12, 2010 2:42 PM

    anarchopurplism says: Nov 12, 2010 2:36 PM

    “Moss is a country boy”

    LOL
    You don’t see many gangsta types in the country…

  26. cbrianwatkins says: Nov 12, 2010 2:52 PM

    anyone blaming Henne and not Henning for the Dolphins offensive woes, doesnt know jacksh*t about football, and definitely is not watching the Dolphins play each week

  27. mobuccsfan says: Nov 12, 2010 2:53 PM

    #
    semperfi24 says: Nov 12, 2010 1:47 PM

    …..So is Moss going to have a new commercial coming out?

    What should I do….? Should I give max effort when its a run play? Should I play when you want me to play? Should I pretend that Chilly isnt a dope, and Favre isnt washed up? Should I pretend I wanted to leave New England when it is obvious I didnt? What should I do?
    ____________________________________

    Someone beat me to it! Well played, well played! Everyone catch the last three episodes of South Park by chance? Too dang funny! I think it’s hilarious what’s happening to the Heat and I’m a Heat Fan!

    Okay, back to football though…I personally just think Randy Moss is done. He might have a few good games left this season, time shall tell but I don’t think he’s the same player he once was.

  28. semperfi24 says: Nov 12, 2010 2:57 PM

    BrintFatre,

    I have no reason to defend anything Dolphins, but you my friend, are an idiot! Sporano wears sunglasses all of the time because of an accident when he was a teen. His eyes were burned really bad, fortunately he still has his vision, but the light is painful for him, so he wears sunglasses ALL the time. Feel free to make fun of the Dolphins, but making fun of Sporano’s sunglasses is about as low as you could possibly get.

    With that said, I will give you the benefit of the doubt, and assume you didnt know the real reason when you posted that……

  29. greeneggsandelbow says: Nov 12, 2010 3:22 PM

    Moss didn’t want to go to Miami because the Dolphins SUCK! With or without him.

  30. nomesayin says: Nov 12, 2010 3:30 PM

    With Pennington, they don’t need to deep. I’m no finfan, but I like the veteran better. Henne is too inconsistent. They have more of a chance with Pennington. He’s very accurate. (for a noodle-arm…)

  31. beastofeden says: Nov 12, 2010 4:08 PM

    He’s a hillbilly from West Virginia. Those folk are afraid of big city action.

  32. david7590 says: Nov 12, 2010 4:24 PM

    Who would want to play in a second-rate city like Miami?

  33. ejtowne says: Nov 12, 2010 4:25 PM

    Maybe Moss wanted to be the big shot on whatever team he landed on, and with Brandon “big mouth” Marshall already there…

    There is not enough room in that circus for two clowns.

  34. mean13 says: Nov 12, 2010 4:27 PM

    Only 1 of the 32 teams put in a claim for this cancerous turd.

  35. tollesmonsta says: Nov 12, 2010 4:35 PM

    Can you imagine Randy trying to get the ball with Pennington slinging it? That would have been hilarious.

  36. cornerdenizen0 says: Nov 12, 2010 4:36 PM

    @Florio’s Lawyer who says:
    You don’t see many gangsta types in the country…
    —————————————–
    Dude. Where you been? The worst kind of ‘gangstas ‘are in the country. In thats fact the premise of the book In Cold Blood.

  37. jetsman80 says: Nov 12, 2010 9:47 PM

    EVEN MOSS KNOWS THOSE FREAKIN GAY TEAL UNIFORMS ARE FOR BORN LOSERS !

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