Lost in the fascination with the unfettered and unfiltered access to Randy Moss via Ustream, including but not limited to Moss picking his nose and answering the Pulitzer-level question of whether he has “smelly poops,” is the impact of Randy’s candor on his intended comeback.
Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com writes that Randy’s antics could keep him from getting a chance to play again in the NFL.
“Everyone is watching, including NFL team executives,” Freeman says. “I spoke to one who said he has seen the Moss videos and believes Moss is utterly obliterating his chances of returning to the NFL.”
Indeed, some teams will be inclined to steer clear of Moss (and/or feel better about their choice to do so) based on “Moss TV.” But does this really raise a new red flag about Randy? Moss has always been wired a little differently. Moss TV is simply the latest manifestation of that.
And so if he can run (which still may be a big if) and if his head’s pointed in the right direction, someone will give him a chance. And if Moss comes back and has a big year and the owner of a team that didn’t get Moss wants to know why the G.M. didn’t pursue him, the G.M. can say that he didn’t sign Moss because he picked his nose on the Internet.