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Moss and T.O. will give their new teams the most of whatever they have left

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The 2012 season has plenty of story lines, including one involving two players we never thought we’d see again.

Randy Moss and Terrell Owens are back, and they’re forcing every East Coast-biased reporter to keep both eyes on the NFC West.

So what can we expect from Moss and Owens?  Here’s exactly three minutes on the topic, via a special edition of PFT (Not Quite But As Of Monday Will Be) Live.

If you watch it, you’ll hear a pretty intriguing stat within the first 30 seconds.  And then you can watch the rest if you like what you hear.

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23 Responses to “Moss and T.O. will give their new teams the most of whatever they have left”
  1. lafayettesaint says: Aug 17, 2012 3:06 PM

    The 49′ers deserve Moss.

  2. marvin49 says: Aug 17, 2012 3:18 PM

    @lafayettesaint

    I think you were attempting to insult the Niners but I couldn’t hear you over the thundrous applause in my headphones re-watching Vernon Davis catch the game winner in January.

  3. wayne1693 says: Aug 17, 2012 3:25 PM

    Although some call the NFL the No Fun League [no TD celebrations, too strict on taunting, too many flags if the D sneezes in the direction of the QB, etc.]…the 2012 Season is definitely going to be more FUN with T.O. and R.M. in the game; and would have been even more so had Chad Johnson not gone WW[i]F[e].

  4. lwstarr says: Aug 17, 2012 3:26 PM

    I just want to know…who’s wearing #81?

  5. roth19 says: Aug 17, 2012 3:29 PM

    @marvin49

    Sounds fun.

  6. ytsejamer1 says: Aug 17, 2012 3:30 PM

    This is going to be the season that determine who the number two all time receiver turns out to be.

    Could be interesting… one guy plays in SF with a guy not really known as a gunslinger. The other guy plays…well, in Seattle.

    Should be interesting….

  7. arlingtonassasin says: Aug 17, 2012 3:35 PM

    …..and then lose to the Giants because your team is one dimensional

  8. jjbadd385 says: Aug 17, 2012 3:35 PM

    Seriously, as hard as it was to land a job, I too believe TO will play his heart out. Moss went through some low points but he wil play hard too. The both feel like they have something to prove & I have always believed every great player has one more good game left. In this case, I hope they have 1 more good season. I wish them both well, & I’m a Broncos fan that has no interest in either.

  9. cash804 says: Aug 17, 2012 3:42 PM

    The Saints deserve their suspensions…but Drew Brees does not deserve and explanation.

  10. jibanez0810 says: Aug 17, 2012 3:42 PM

    Randy moss at this age is still better than a lot of starting WR in the NFL.

  11. patswillreign says: Aug 17, 2012 3:44 PM

    We would be watching Moss break Rice’s all time TD record this season if all that bs didn’t happen in 2010 and he was still a Patriot.

  12. sxt004 says: Aug 17, 2012 3:53 PM

    And lose to the giants who we literally embarrassed several weeks prior. Your number 1 defense that we put up 30+ points on and blitzed rather than play coverage…yeah you’re right. Dude do you watch football or do you sit on your computer in your alex smith jersey playing WOW?

  13. jimmydixx12 says: Aug 17, 2012 3:55 PM

    And the Saints deserve everything that’s happened to them…and some.

  14. marvin49 says: Aug 17, 2012 4:18 PM

    @sxt004

    Dude, the commish just called…something about bounties.

    Seriously dude….Saints fans really shouldn’t say a damn thing about anything these days.

    The Giants won the NFC Title game and deservedly went to the Super Bowl. I got no beef with them or their fans.

  15. goldenperspective says: Aug 17, 2012 4:24 PM

    Saints to L.A. The crime of N.O. has worked its way into the football team.

  16. LoCoSu@%s says: Aug 17, 2012 4:45 PM

    At this point, Moss is more likely to do better.
    He’s been training with his teammates longer, has a more settled QB situation and HC he seems to like playing for.

    For T.O – it all depends on how quickly the QB situation in Seattle plays out as well as him getting back to playing speed.

    I wish both players the best except when T.O plays the niners :)

  17. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 17, 2012 5:02 PM

    Im tired of seeing these two guys linked together. Moss is a quitter and T.O is a beast that leaves it all on the field. They are NOTHING alike

  18. insanelomein2 says: Aug 17, 2012 5:06 PM

    Moss — best deep threat for a QB who cant throw a deep ball.

    TO — best receiving option on a team without a viable QB

    Both of these receivers will give all (the words) they got and will play football somewhere in there.

  19. fsf7 says: Aug 17, 2012 5:09 PM

    No matter how Mike Florio portrays Owens and Moss – talking about how many touchdowns they had in their careers, etc. – although he neglects to state that list includes only ACTIVE WRs.

    Florio makes two very misleading comments in the video: (1)People forget what Moss did in 2007 when everyone thought he was washed up in 2006 and (2) people assume he was terrible when he went through 3 teams in 2010 – but he made a great one handed catch beating Revis.

    I don’t know who these hypothetical “people” he refers to are – but Moss was acquired by the Patriots because he QUIT on the Raiders (same way he quit on the Vikings) & he was dropped by 3 teams in 2010 for the same thing that has been his trademark his whole career.

    Moss has put up spectacular numbers when he played on pass-heavy teams that set the all-time record for points in a season, but imagine him playing on the pre-Roethlisberger Steelers who won with running the ball behind Jerome Bettis, great defense and a mediocre QB. Would Moss be willing to play to the team style like Hines Ward, laying blocks? How would he do on the 2008 Titans (Chris Johnson/Kerry Collins) or the current Ravens with Rice and Flacco?

    You want to “assess” Moss – let’s see how hard he plays when the 49ers play to their strengths, running the ball with Frank Gore and playing a field possession game.

    As far as Owens goes – here’s a guy who played hard – no question – and showed a lot of guts for how he played in the Super Bowl on a broken leg. He also set the 49ers back several years, reneged on a deal to go to Baltimore, destroyed the Eagles organization – dividing the locker room so badly they went from a team just shy of the Super Bowl to medicore and made a career out of showboating and putting himself before everyone else. He couldn’t keep his committments to an Arena football league team and has made a disaster out of his personal life.

    What is disgusting is how these guys, based on statistics – are considered Hall of Fame players. But the reality is that for all their padded statistics, neither would ever put the needs of the team before the needs of themselves – hence they combined for zero championships despite both playing for teams that genuinely had the ability to win it all.

    WRs like Hines Ward, Rod Smith and Marvin Harrison may not have gotten the same media attention – but they always gave their team everything they had every game through their entire career – Owens and Moss “ready to give everything they have” is a joke in and of itself – because they’ll give everything they have, so long as there is something in it for them.

  20. deangelo23hall says: Aug 17, 2012 5:15 PM

    I hope Moss knows to run his 9 routes 20 yds shorter to compensate for Alex Smith’s noodle arm

  21. jibanez0810 says: Aug 17, 2012 8:19 PM

    “sxt004 says:
    Aug 17, 2012 3:53 PM
    And lose to the giants who we literally embarrassed several weeks prior. Your number 1 defense that we put up 30+ points on and blitzed rather than play coverage…yeah you’re right. Dude do you watch football or do you sit on your computer in your alex smith jersey playing WOW?”

    Who won that game again? Oh, that’s right.

  22. cali49er707 says: Aug 17, 2012 9:42 PM

    4512dawg4512 says:
    Aug 17, 2012 5:02 PM
    Im tired of seeing these two guys linked together. Moss is a quitter and T.O is a beast that leaves it all on the field. They are NOTHING alike
    ——————————
    So Moss is a quitter because, he plays for the 9ERS?? Owens is a beast because, he plays for YOUR seacawks?? Your an IDIOT!! Just years ago when Owens was a 9ER you hated him & now he is a beast because, he is on your team. SHUT UP!!!

  23. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 18, 2012 3:30 AM

    Cali- lots of respect, but I’m not a Seahawks or a 49er fan. Moss has a history of giving up on his team, he’s a quitter, plain and simple. Terrell Owens is H.O.F wide receiver, I’d take him on my team ANY day over Moss…. T.O doesn’t quit, their names dont even belong in the same sentence

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