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Moss talk surfaces in Arizona

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Randy Moss is retired.  And yet no one really believes it.

Appearing on 620 KTAR’s Burns and Gambo Friday afternoon, former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner made the case for adding Moss to the mix at receiver.

“I don’t think there’s any question he could help,” Warner said.  “I still think there’s something in the tank for Randy. . . .   He has a great relationship with Larry Fitzgerald.  That could be a huge plus coming to this organization.

“I think a deep threat is something that they need.  They need somebody that can stretch the field.  As good as Larry is, that’s not the player that he is.”

Cardinals players had been pushing for Braylon Edwards, who ended up taking a one-year, $1 million base contract in San Francisco, with an inferior quarterback.

Per a league source, the Cardinals definitely want a deep threat.  The problem is that there aren’t many guys out there who can provide that straight-line speed not named Randy Moss or, if healthy, Terrell Owens.

Whether they’d make a run at Moss remains to be seen.  Whether Moss would be interested is the bigger question.

We doubt that he would be.  But money talks, the Cards have the cap room to pay him, and the presence of Fitzgerald can’t hurt.

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25 Responses to “Moss talk surfaces in Arizona”
  1. wryly1 says: Aug 6, 2011 7:05 AM

    Oh puleez, Randy Moss is not coming out of retirement for a rebuilding team, with an unproven QB, to draw coverage away from Larry Fitgerald. Keep dreaming, AZ.

  2. stixzidinia says: Aug 6, 2011 7:08 AM

    Great, so Moss can stretch the field for the 2 plays a game he actually goes 100%. Moss did nothing for 3 teams last year. He’s worthless.

  3. mello10 says: Aug 6, 2011 7:18 AM

    Would be a nightmare for Kolb. I think he’s going to be a solid QB in this league, but I’ve watched every snap he’s taken (regular & pre-season) and he’s got NO ARM. Every time we went deep to Jackson he had to slow down, and left you holding your breath. He has one of the most accurate arms in the NFL, but his arm strength is poor. A WR like Fitzgerald is perfect for him, but Moss would blow-up if he actually ran a deep route, got open, and Kolb couldn’t make the throw. Not want you want for a young QB.

  4. erfoster says: Aug 6, 2011 7:20 AM

    where does moss call home in the off season?

  5. shooliganza says: Aug 6, 2011 7:23 AM

    Mike, I love your new Papa John’s commercials. You’re going to sell a ton and a half of pizzas. You seem like a cheerful good guy who anybody would like to be around, in the commercials. Anyway good going – I’ll bet you make make more $$$ from those than you do from PFT.

  6. kendiesel says: Aug 6, 2011 7:32 AM

    Just what the uproven QB needs… Moss is good, but unfortunately, he’s more trouble than he’s worth.

  7. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Aug 6, 2011 7:32 AM

    At this point in his career, why go to a rebuilding team? Title contenders like the Jets, Colts or Eagles would be way better destinations.

  8. beckzhere says: Aug 6, 2011 7:33 AM

    Kolb might actually have a decent season if he was throwing to Fitzgerald and Moss. The move makes a lot of sense to me.

  9. marima07 says: Aug 6, 2011 7:58 AM

    Randy Moss is Elvis! There are sightings of him everywhere now

  10. kcfanatic says: Aug 6, 2011 8:04 AM

    That would be a fun circus to watch.

  11. JackLeone says: Aug 6, 2011 8:06 AM

    If Moss is interested he could really help Kolb. T.O. is our there a well.

  12. usdiveteam says: Aug 6, 2011 8:15 AM

    Am I the only one who really believes Moss is done? The only way he comes back is if
    New England calls!

  13. pjxii says: Aug 6, 2011 8:25 AM

    Eagles, Baby!

  14. freakish213 says: Aug 6, 2011 8:37 AM

    I can see Moss in AZ. Moss has an ego, maybe an ego problem, and playing third WR for the Eagles or the Jets probably didn’t sound too good to him. But on an AZ team where he can legitimately have a chance to be the #2 guy, on a team that will throw a ton if Kolb is the QB they think he is, and run loads of 3 and 4 WR sets it just makes a lot more sense for his ego. More chances to be the man. Not to mention AZ made some great moves to get back to the top of the weakest division in football. I wouldn’t dismiss this until the season is over and Moss hasn’t suited up.

  15. tucknrolle says: Aug 6, 2011 8:48 AM

    Straight cash homie…

  16. killxswitch says: Aug 6, 2011 9:03 AM

    Since when is Larry Fitzgerald not a deep threat?

  17. goawayeverybody says: Aug 6, 2011 9:27 AM

    erfoster I think he stays in west virginia.

  18. phillybirdgang1933 says: Aug 6, 2011 9:35 AM

    marima07 says: Aug 6, 2011 7:58 AM

    Randy Moss is Elvis! There are sightings of him everywhere now
    ————————————————————————u rite about that…………………………….
    here in da 215 , he was spotted eating.thursday night.
    we need desean sighting around here…………………………

  19. coachknights says: Aug 6, 2011 9:42 AM

    Really trying to figure out how Larry Fitzgerald is not a deep threat.

  20. blaz0037 says: Aug 6, 2011 10:34 AM

    Really trying to figure out how Larry Fitzgerald is not a deep threat.

    ——————————————————–

    One word…Speed. Kurt Warner knows it. That being said, he is still a top 5 WR.

  21. sweetnlow44 says: Aug 6, 2011 10:35 AM

    Coming from a Seahawks fan… PLEASE SIGN HIM AZ!!! Would love to see this cancer kill a division rivals’ locker room!

  22. satanphoenix says: Aug 6, 2011 11:35 AM

    1. Just to reiterate… Fitz can be wearing a cornerback blanket and if the QB is accurate enough (like Warner, hopefully Kolb) he will still catch the ball.

    2. in Moss’s case his tactic was to lull the CB to sleep by acting like he’s quit and dogging it. The one time the CB falls for it he’s looking at Moss in the endzone with the Ball.

    3. Moss may come out and play in November if a team that he fits with and is bound for a Playoff berth has a need caused by injury.

  23. terrellblowens says: Aug 6, 2011 1:19 PM

    This just doesn’t make sense, Mike. Money is not a problem for a guy who made like $30 million over the last 3 years. Moss wants a Super Bowl ring. Arizona has done a pretty good job rebuilding the team but they’re probably not a Super Bowl contender. Also, Kolb does not have a great deep ball. How does it make any sense for a guy with a so-so deep ball to be throwing to the best deep threat in NFL history? If Moss reportedly turned down offers from the Colts and Eagles, then how would the Cardinals make more sense

  24. j0esixpack says: Aug 6, 2011 2:42 PM

    How’d that work out for the coaches of the last two teams Moss plated for?

  25. angryredbirds says: Aug 6, 2011 8:26 PM

    Kurt Warner is no longer an employee of the Arizona Cardinals.

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