Media Goes Mad Over Randy Moss’ Post Game Outburst - Page 2
And if they stay healthy, the Patriots have the potential to rival their 2007 team’s mega high powered offense because, for the first time in ages, Brady has tight ends that can get open and catch the football. Keep in mind however, that Moss is the key cog because of his ability to stretch opposing secondaries who have to respect his ability to get behind them on any given play.
He knows this and he also knows the Patriots are showing no inclination to sign him to an extension.
Now view it from the Patriots' standpoint. Moss right now is one of the top 5 receivers in the game. But he’s also 33, which is elderly for a speed receiver in the NFL. Further, he only runs about 3 pass patterns (granted all exceptionally well), but Moss's game is predicated on his incredible speed and as of today, he can still burn with the best of ‘em.
But that doesn’t figure to last. And that’s why a smart organization like the Patriots won’t overpay for a player who could lose it overnight. It likely won’t be this season and may not even be next…but the clock is ticking on Moss’s reign as a big time wide out and there’s a pretty good chance that any team signing him to a multiyear deal for big money will end up regretting it.
My point is that Moss’s rant was, and is, all about his ability to earn a living. As of today, he’s on the market and he’s got to sell himself to potential suitors, which includes reminding them he's still good and won't be retiring anytime soon.
Granted, going off to the press after a big win may not sit well with many, but in the NFL all that matters is production and Moss needs to make the guys who really count – the owners – want his considerable skills to be packaged in their team’s colors.
If a Jerry Jones or Dan Snyder decides he wants Moss, it won’t matter what the coach or GM thinks; they’ll spend the money and go get him.
Yeah, it’s not in the best taste, but as they say in The Godfather, it's only business. And in professional sports today, that’s really what matters most.