Remembering Randy Moss
Randy Moss decided to call it quits yesterday after 13 seasons in the NFL. Moss was clamored as being in freakish shape and hungry to rebound from the 2010 season, his worst ever. But Moss and his agent didn’t find what they were looking for on the open market and the 4-time First Team All-Pro wide out decided to step away from football.
So, now that Moss officially retired, I guess it’s time for me to boast about his Hall of Fame statistics and rip him for being lazy and selfish. I should be compelled to mention his 7 trips to the Pro-Bowl, being named Rookie of the Year in 1998, and his NFL record 23 touchdown receptions in 2007. I can’t leave out that he is in the top 5 all-time in receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and overall touchdowns. I guess I should also mention some of his famous antics, like squirting water in a referee’s face or pretending to moon Packers fans after a touchdown. Who can forget his most memorable off the field quote, “straight cash homie.”
Well, although I mentioned all of Moss’ accolades and follies above, that’s not what this article is about. Nope, this article is not about whether Moss is a first ballot Hall of Famer or how he could have done so much more if he would have had Jerry Rice’s attitude to go along with his freakish athleticism and skills. It’s not about any of those things. Why? Because I don’t think Randy Moss has played his last game in the NFL yet. I strongly believe Moss will be back with some team by week 4 the latest. It’s just a matter of time before some team loses one of their wide receivers to injury and are desperate to replace his production. Who is that desperate team going to look toward to fill that void? Some random undrafted free agent or a guy who’s a threat to make a big play every time the ball is snapped like Randy Moss? I think the answer is pretty definitive. Moss will return to his normal position, flanked out wide, ready to run his patented fly route. For which team? That, I don’t know. When will he return? That answer, I believe, is just a matter of time.