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Randy Moss gets shut out once again

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There will probably a point in time where Randy Moss will do absolutely nothing on a Sunday and we won’t notice.  We’re not there quite yet.

The future Hall of Famer wasn’t targeted a single time in Tennessee’s 31-17 win over Houston Sunday.

Think about that for a second.  The Titans scored 31 points with Kerry Collins at quarterback, and Moss has nothing to do with it.  (Or to put it another way: Moss couldn’t even get a look against the sad Texans secondary.)

Moss hasn’t caught a pass in two weeks and declined to comment after the game.  He only played a handful of snaps, according to the Tennessean.

If nothing else, this could be a good topic for “Woody” to discuss on the radio this week.

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  1. unbreakable02215 says: Dec 20, 2010 1:04 PM

    Fisher won’t cut him. He hates Belichick and is keeping Moss on the roster for spite. Not really
    sure if Belichick would want Moss back (dirt
    cheap) even if he agreed to fall in line with what Pats are doing offensively. Might just be too risky
    because Moss is a flake. Never know how he might react/respond. Might be harmful to the
    Pats locker room. But its irrelevant any way because of Fishers’ dislike of Belichick. He can’t
    beat him on the field, so this is his petty way of
    getting back at him.

  2. canjura says: Dec 20, 2010 1:06 PM

    There will probably a point in time where Randy Moss will do absolutely nothing on a Sunday and we won’t notice. We’re not there quite yet.

    “probably be a point” right? :]

  3. quadryismail says: Dec 20, 2010 1:07 PM

    “Woody” is an idiot. I can’t imagine how much money he’s cost himself in a contract year like this.

  4. bkunza says: Dec 20, 2010 1:07 PM

    It won’t be long before he shows his true colors. He’ll get run out of Tennesse.

  5. tedvalentine says: Dec 20, 2010 1:15 PM

    RE: “Moss hasn’t caught a pass in two weeks”

    If you haven’t noticed, Kenny Britt is a better player and came back two games ago. Coincidence? I think not.

  6. boblavoie says: Dec 20, 2010 1:16 PM

    Could he, or should I say would he, take note of two other (star?) wide recievers and have his own talk show.

    Maybe he can call it “Woodie’s NFL Talk Radio Hour.” After all, he should prepair for retirement.

    Bet he wishes he was back in NE. Come on man!

  7. bradyisgod says: Dec 20, 2010 1:16 PM

    Branch, Welker, Gronk, & Hernandez. Who exactly do you suggest putting on the bench so that Moss could get on the field?……That is why he will never be back in NE.

    Cheers

  8. elroyjetsson says: Dec 20, 2010 1:20 PM

    unbreakable02215 says:
    Dec 20, 2010 1:04 PM
    Fisher won’t cut him. He hates Belichick and is keeping Moss on the roster for spite. Not really
    sure if Belichick would want Moss back (dirt
    cheap) even if he agreed to fall in line with what Pats are doing offensively. Might just be too risky
    because Moss is a flake. Never know how he might react/respond. Might be harmful to the
    Pats locker room. But its irrelevant any way because of Fishers’ dislike of Belichick. He can’t
    beat him on the field, so this is his petty way of
    getting back at him.
    ___________________________________
    You my friend are delusional. You’re not even remotely grasping at the fringes of reality. Get some help, NOW

  9. rushmatic says: Dec 20, 2010 1:21 PM

    @ unbreakable02215

    You have no idea what you’re talking about.

  10. deathmaskdivine says: Dec 20, 2010 1:30 PM

    Only 2 weeks left in the season, I suspect he’ll remain quiet.

  11. tootitan says: Dec 20, 2010 1:40 PM

    Randy Moss – from after-burner to after-thought.

    Now for new Titans news!

    How come none of the ‘esteemed’ national sports journalists are discussing Vince Young’s “emotional adolescent” behavior in sneaking onto the sideline late in the first half and sneaking away early in the fourth quarter? Jeff Fisher said he didn’t know VY had been there, which would indicate that Vince didn’t talk to him – maybe something like “Hey Coach, I’m really sorry for acting like a pouty 8 year old and I’d like to get together with you soon to apologize in person and clear the air.”

    Some obvious questions for you reporter types: What was your motivation in being there Vince? If you were there to support your team mates, why not be there from pre-game to locker room? And why not let folks know you’re there, instead of hiding inside that hoody (which provided more concealment than a monk’s cowl) like a thug or a coward?

    I’m just sayin’ . . .

  12. kriswd40 says: Dec 20, 2010 2:19 PM

    Have Moss’s skills really declined this much? Is he just not running / making an attempt? It’s hard to imagine a player that was perhaps the best receiver in the league a few years ago isn’t better than the 2nd or 3rd option on a losing team. Something is up that we don’t know about.

  13. pnoty96 says: Dec 20, 2010 2:48 PM

    kriswd40….think he has declined. He could still be a pro-bowl caliber…but all he will run is go routes ..and an occasional slant. If he would run the full gammit (assuming he can run routes) then it would open him up for an occasional go route. Think he still has decent speed…maybe not pre NE Randy speed…but he is 33. Shame. really used to love this guy as a player…now….he just dissapoints me.

  14. pastabelly says: Dec 20, 2010 2:52 PM

    I can’t see Belichick taking him back. They have essentially already swapped him out for Deion Branch. It’s not as if they are going to get rid of Branch just because an aging Moss suddenly becomes available and it’s doubtful they would give Moss Tate’s spot. With the drafting of Gronkowski and Hernandez, Belichick took care of the bigger targets for Brady. Welker and Branch are both great route runners and that works better with the NE offense in any case.

  15. bgoochy says: Dec 20, 2010 2:55 PM

    Have Moss’s skills really declined this much? Is he just not running / making an attempt? It’s hard to imagine a player that was perhaps the best receiver in the league a few years ago isn’t better than the 2nd or 3rd option on a losing team. Something is up that we don’t know about.
    ————————————————-

    Randy Moss runs a 9 route (half heartedly) and that’s it.

  16. j0esixpack says: Dec 20, 2010 2:58 PM

    It does appear that Moss’ skills have declined this season… playing alongside Brady that was hidden for the most part – though even playing with Brady, Moss didn’t have even one pass thrown 20+ yards deep to him.

    His main benefit to the Patriots early on was that his presence on the field kept defenses honest – but with a 6′ 5″ TE the Pats didn’t need Moss for goal line situations anymore, and he wasn’t worth the trouble he caused whinning for an extended contract – so Belichick traded him to a coach who always attempted to one up Belichick – costing him a 3rd round pick and his job.

    Once Moss failed to get the contract extension he craved from the Vikings and teams realized he was not the deep threat he was, it was pretty much all over for Moss.

    In addition to the 3rd round pick Belichick also has a case study for other veteran players who might want to put money ahead of winning. Had Moss stayed with the team even at a reduced role he might have been looking at a decent payday next season on a new team. Now Moss will be lucky to get a guaranteed contract if indeed he decides to play (or if there’s a season.)

    Ultimately one word describes Moss’ attempt to finagle a new contract via trade: FAIL

  17. NFLJunkie says: Dec 20, 2010 4:02 PM

    kriswd40 says:
    Dec 20, 2010 2:19 PM
    Have Moss’s skills really declined this much? Is he just not running / making an attempt?

    My take? No, he’s not really making an attempt.

    A couple of weeks ago, before Britt came back, there was a really telling (to me) play that I’m not sure the TV cameras picked up.

    Coming out of a stoppage in play, which gave everybody a pretty long breather, Moss ran a deep route (the ball went to an underneath receiver). Then he immediately waved to the sidelines to take himself out of the game.

    So…long breather, one play, and he’s taking himself out.

    Another time, he did a classic “I’m just gonna jog on this route so it’ll be obvious the play isn’t coming my way” thing. And I get the feeling they aren’t going to take that from him just like they wouldn’t take it from any of their other receivers.

    He’s not rocking the boat so much as he’s just doing the minimum required to get his weekly paycheck.

    And with Britt back doing the things he was doing before his injury prompted them to claim Moss, I think they’ve just decided to focus on playing the guys who are putting out the effort, and who actually want to be here next year.

  18. granadafan says: Dec 20, 2010 4:25 PM

    It’s his attitude that has declined. If he was being paid per catch, believe me, he’d be out there running like he used to. He’s like a bitter old man out there. Brett Favre is a big time douche, but at least he’s trying and giving it his all. Guys like Randy Moss and Terrible Owens have quit.

  19. richm2256 says: Dec 20, 2010 4:33 PM

    Have you ever sen an athlete so thoroughly screw hinself in a single season the way Moss has?

    Incredible.

  20. gloriousobastardos says: Dec 20, 2010 5:06 PM

    By the end of the year, Randy will go out with a bang – the last word!

  21. rameyag says: Dec 20, 2010 5:16 PM

    Randy’s current predicament is a class example of “what goes around, comes around.”

    He overestimated his value to the Patriots and became petulant when they failed to sign him to an extension.

    The Patriots being the Patriots, they traded him to the hapless Vikings for a third-round pick.

    I actually agreed with Randy, not Childress, regarding Childress’ obvious loss of control of the team; so, when the Vikings cut Randy and he was signed by the Titans, they did him a favor.

    Then, however, the negative karma kicked in big time as Vince Young imploded, Kerry Collins got hurt, Rusty looked, well, “rusty,” and the whole Titans’ team as imploded.

    Now, Randy’s playing for a team whose head coach is unlikely to be back; the Patriots are well on their way to another Super Bowl; the Vikings may be heading to Los Angeles; and there’s almost no chance that Randy will be back with the Titans.

    So, Randy’s left making with a one-year deal at a substantial discount to try to resurrect his career (and, by the way, I think he has a lot of TDs left in him), rather than playing for the successful Patriots, even if in a diminished role, and getting either an extension with the Patriots or signing a multi-year deal with another team thinking that it may be acquiring some of that Patriots’ magic with a player who can “stretch the field.”

    Randy, there’s going to be no multi-year deal without going through another season exactly the same as this season where you could not resist your penchant for self-destruction.

    Hopefully, next season, you will have finally learned your lesson.

  22. rameyag says: Dec 20, 2010 5:18 PM

    By the way, Randy, one more thing.

    You should fire that new agent if he wasn’t telling you that you were destroying your career, at least in the short-term, by the stupid moves you made this season.

  23. patriotsworld says: Dec 20, 2010 7:17 PM

    If anyone really doesn’t understand why quarterbacks don’t throw to randy anymore, why should they? Watching him put out half-hearted efforts that result in interceptions would scare me off too. He is the poster-child for the term “bum”.

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