As the New England Patriots face the very real prospect of losing their third straight game for the first time since 2002, the lack of a field-stretching threat in the passing game coupled with a potential three-game run of futility and the ongoing struggles of Chad Ochocinco could (not would or should, but could) prompt the Pats to pick up the phone and call Randy Moss.
As Peter King of Sports Illustrated pointed out during halftime of last night’s Maryland-Notre Dame game on NBC, Moss has not burned his bridge back to Foxborough, and Moss has told one veteran member of the Patriots that the Patriots are the only team for which Moss would play.
As a certain Internet hack pointed out in response, Moss has turned down two teams who offered him contracts this season. If the Pats would call Moss, one of the first topics would be the money. It’s believed that Moss is hoping for an annualized rate of $10 million, which with seven weeks left after Monday equates to $4.11 million for the balance of the year. Moss likely would give the Pats a discount, if the phone rings.
Of course, none of this is relevant unless the phone rings. But if the Pats get their collective bell rung on Sunday night, it could be time to throw a Hail Mary by adding a guy who has run under a few of them.