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Don’t rule out a Randy Moss return

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We gave Randy Moss a round of applause last night, in light of his decision to retire from the NFL.  But since the move has all the earmarks of a kid who decided to take his bat and ball and pretend to go home, we’re not ready to conclude that this is going to stick.

Sure, he may be adamant about his decision for now, given that he’s miffed that he didn’t get the kind of offer he thought he’d receive.  And he probably genuinely believes he won’t come back.  But what happens if a contending team with a high-end quarterback loses a No. 1 wideout?

Whether it’s the Patriots, Colts, Saints, or Eagles, we think an in-season phone call and a fair (in Randy’s view) offer would bring him to town.

We also think it makes sense to keep an eye on any objectively solid teams with strong-armed quarterbacks.  Jay Cutler, for example, has been compared to Jeff George, both in good ways and in bad.  But George and Moss were a great combination 12 years ago in Minnesota, given that George could fire it and Moss could go get it.

Thus, like Brett Favre, we won’t believe Moss is done until at least two seasons go by without Moss playing.

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39 Responses to “Don’t rule out a Randy Moss return”
  1. romoscollarbone says: Aug 2, 2011 10:11 PM

    I guess so. IDK though Moss is arrogant enough to just leave, and never be heard from again.

  2. mcarey032 says: Aug 2, 2011 10:11 PM

    Glad you got the scoop on this story.

  3. richm2256 says: Aug 2, 2011 10:12 PM

    Whether it’s the Patriots, Colts, Saints, or Eagles, we think an in-season phone call and a fair (in Randy’s view) offer would bring him to town.

    —————————————————————
    Which begs the question:

    does Randy Moss know what kind of season Randy Moss HAD last year?

  4. randysavage4ever says: Aug 2, 2011 10:14 PM

    why doesnt the same agent for Jason Campbell make the move for him in Oakland, they need a WR, they tried to get Ocho before the Pats got him…

    oh wait Randys agent is the same agent as Campbell, Joel Segal – make the move

    if not whatever, peace Randy

    TO better then you bc he still wants to play and ball,

    you wanna retire? whack. not come to Oakland whack too….

    no one else wants you, get the point. They are disrespecting you with these 1 year deals and low money

    when bums are getting paid wayyyyy more

    if Manning had any moxy he would lobby

    but he wants to keep his 1 ring vs rex grossman in a rainy SB… great

    Steelers r a good fit with all WR’s being like 5 foot 8

    whatever I’m one 1.

  5. Topher says: Aug 2, 2011 10:14 PM

    I agree with the dude who said he wouldn’t vote for Moss for HoF due to him giving up several times in his career.

    HoFers don’t quit.

  6. jacksaysfu says: Aug 2, 2011 10:25 PM

    No one wants this diva.

  7. theytukrjobs says: Aug 2, 2011 10:27 PM

    I don’t think Moss wants to play badly enough to accept a support role. I think it is the money and the role that he doesn’t accept.

    Randy Moss was unfortunately born into a society not yet advanced enough to understand and appreciate him.

  8. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 2, 2011 10:29 PM

    You know Randy isn’t retiring for good.

    Giants should sign him.

  9. dcrams20 says: Aug 2, 2011 10:30 PM

    Ok, I’m going to say that this belongs in the ‘Obvious’ file. Most, including me, will be very surprised if he doesn’t pop up somewhere this season….

  10. pappysarcasm says: Aug 2, 2011 10:31 PM

    Me hopes that pooplog mystappears forever! What a pitiful excuse for a human!

  11. marv80 says: Aug 2, 2011 10:31 PM

    Its hard to tell but he could be in that brett favre “I want the most attention” stage now I can see a couple of retirements out of moss before it all said and done hell we still aint said that brett favre is done yet I think Randy is heading into diva stage

  12. enrgy2burn says: Aug 2, 2011 10:37 PM

    wonder if he’d like to come play for the eagles…. jackson, maclin, and moss…. {drool}!!!

  13. oscojoe says: Aug 2, 2011 10:43 PM

    What ever his weeknesses are (they are alot less the most people who post on this site) and there are some.

    He is a First Ballot Hall Of Famer!

    What interest me is “Who will he have as his presenter when he gets Inducted?

    Best Guesses:

    - Chris Carter
    - Dante Cullpepper
    - Dennis Green
    - Tom Brady
    - Randy Him Self

  14. theguywhotoldtimtebowtoshutthefup says: Aug 2, 2011 10:45 PM

    Jeff George can be 93 years old, only standing because of a walker, & NFL teams will still think about signing him.

  15. 3octaveFart says: Aug 2, 2011 10:47 PM

    “But since the move has all the earmarks of a kid who decided to take his bat and ball and pretend to go home…”

    So in other words, he really didn’t retire, he just quit. Again. What a POS.

  16. peanutbutter&jelly says: Aug 2, 2011 11:05 PM

    moss is washed up. either because he has lost any will what so ever to really give any effort or he really has lost a step or 2. in any event noone wants this quitter especially at his asking price.i do have a great money making idea and that is i’d like to buy moss for what i think he’s worth and sell him for what he thinks he’s worth me and all my friends could retire on that deal

  17. beefy617 says: Aug 2, 2011 11:20 PM

    Pats need to just take him back if not to use him in plays but at least to get the fans amped for the season lol

  18. alldayvikings says: Aug 2, 2011 11:29 PM

    I’ll go round 3 with moss on the vikes

  19. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 2, 2011 11:29 PM

    Is it just me or does everyone wish that ‘randysavage4ever’ was a passenger in Macho Man’s car that day?

  20. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 2, 2011 11:32 PM

    Bye, Randy

  21. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 2, 2011 11:34 PM

    Oh, and yeah…shocking. Another NFL diva who can’t stay retired and just wants attention…by the way, where the hell is Bret?

  22. relaunche says: Aug 3, 2011 12:12 AM

    Please come to Chicago….Please

  23. marjax says: Aug 3, 2011 12:20 AM

    I really hope randysavage4ever was drunk when he rambled that comment off.

  24. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 3, 2011 12:33 AM

    “Is it just me or does everyone wish that ‘randysavage4ever’ was a passenger in Macho Man’s car that day?” —-

    That’s cold, man

    But… Yeah

  25. nola4eva says: Aug 3, 2011 12:34 AM

    Drew Brees, Randy Moss, Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Darren Sproles, Robert Meachem, Jimmy Graham, is an insane offense prowess.

  26. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 3, 2011 12:35 AM

    Moss is just being his normal, pouty self because nobody was crawling over broken glass throwing money at him to get him signed.

    He’s over…

  27. freedomispopular says: Aug 3, 2011 12:36 AM

    Interesting you mention the Colts. Imagine what Peyton could do with Moss.

  28. msclemons67 says: Aug 3, 2011 12:53 AM

    Just for comedic value we need a team to sign Favre AND Moss.

    You know it would be funny as heck.

  29. phoenixraider says: Aug 3, 2011 1:42 AM

    Lmao Randy had to hang em up with no ring.. I love IT!!! If you quit on your team you are NOT a 1st ballot hall of famer period.. Randy hows that humble pie taste?? Loved watching karma get ya last year it was GREAT!!!

  30. wtsparrow says: Aug 3, 2011 3:05 AM

    I don’t understand why we have to watch all of the NFL Networks and the 4 letter networks half assed farewell tributes to this guy who never gave it his all when he’s going to be on a roster this season without a doubt. so stupid… WHITE TROATED SPARROW

  31. wtsparrow says: Aug 3, 2011 3:11 AM

    TERREL OWENS >>>>>> RANDY MOSS

    W.T. Spurrow

  32. henryd3rd says: Aug 3, 2011 5:15 AM

    Did he submit his retirement papers to the NFL? If and when he does then I’ll believe he’s retired. Until then I believe he’s on on a self imposed sabbatical.

    Plus it cost big money bankrolling that stock car team of his and in time he’ll be back.

  33. plundergrunge says: Aug 3, 2011 5:37 AM

    I like that Dallas has (at least for now) diverted from the path of Al Davis and have become more like the Green Bay Packers as far as free agency goes…

    BUT, we all know how Randy felt about going to Dallas in 1998. It might be nice to see Moss finally don the star.

    How he would fit? Not sure.

    As a GM, I wouldn’t make the move; as a fan, though, I’d love to see Randy in Dallas.

    I hope it another Bryant injury isn’t what brings him there.

  34. xmgmx says: Aug 3, 2011 6:53 AM

    No doubt, just wants the attention. No way he is done yet. He hasn’t thrown his arrogance around enough yet. Too bad someone with a brain didn’t get all Moss’ talents.

  35. cliverush says: Aug 3, 2011 7:54 AM

    What happened to this man? He seems to be alone all the time. No friends or companions to give him support or advice. Sad to see. Randy is or was a great talent who can no longer focus on the job. Teams who need his talent will have to take the emotional turmoil that accompanies him.

  36. pigeonpea says: Aug 3, 2011 8:07 AM

    It says a lot when (despite his amazing talent) he is cut from the Pats, and the Pats go on to sign overrated locker room loudmouth Asso Holo to take his place.

    Seriously. Moss is about as welcome in an NFL locker room as T.O. would be. Both of them have serious attitude/mental problems.

    Good luck, Randy. There is no doubt you will be enshrined in Canton one day, and now you can smoke all the dope you want without any worries of getting caught via a random urine sample.

  37. melikefootball says: Aug 3, 2011 12:27 PM

    A greta ploy by Randy and his agent. I”M RETIRING, so you better hurry if you want me. It worked for some QB for years.

  38. rell595 says: Aug 3, 2011 1:55 PM

    we all know randy gonna play this year

  39. sfkforever says: Aug 3, 2011 6:04 PM

    Moss should have been the first thing the Bears did in FA a no brainer he would have been the perfect fit for Cutler…better then dropsies Roy Williams…

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