Should the Patriots Take Randy Moss Back?

Mar 16, 2011

Randy Moss
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In a very candid interview with Erin Henderson on KFAN 1130 (Minneapolis) Randy Moss expressed his desire to return to the Patriots. Why wouldn’t he want to go back? They have one of the best quarterbacks in the league, one of the best coaches in the league, and a young defense that should improve in the possible upcoming season. That’s not the million dollar question though. Should the Patriots bring Randy Moss back?
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He was a disruptive force to say the least last year. He was bitter that the Patriots did not want to extend his contract. He pretty much forced his way out of New England. Going from Bill Belichick’s Patriots to Brad Childress’ Vikings had to be a culture shock. Brad Childress, who seemed to always think he was the smartest guy in the room, was rigid to say the least. If he was going to try to tell the gunslinger Brett Favre what to do, you know Randy wouldn’t be an exception. Well, that backfired on old Chilly. Both Moss and Childress were sent packing.
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Moss caught on with the Titans, but they were in about as much turmoil as the Vikings were. It’s unclear why they even brought him in. He wasn’t even used as a decoy.
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Like his exile to Oakland in 2005 and 2006, Moss has seen the other side of the mountain, and it ain’t pretty. At this stage in his career it seems that only a few situations fit Randy. The Patriots being one of them.
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Sure the Pats moved on without Randy Moss, going 11-1 after cutting ties. Their season ended with a bitter defeat at the hands of the New York Jets. Would Randy have made a difference in that game? Nobody will ever know. I’m really torn as to whether a reunion makes sense. If Randy comes in with the right attitude, I think there is still something left in the tank. Unfortunately, you can never quite tell. Plus, his mood can change on a dime. If he does sign with the Patriots it will be pennies on the dollar. Give him a deal with lots of incentives. I know he’s been given umpteen chances already in this league, but those with the most talent get cut the most slack.
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The last time he escaped to New England he and Tom Brady rewrote the record books. I don’t think that will happen this time around should he sign, but I think there’s still magic there.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CCC
    March 16th, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    Why not?
    he’ll come sortas cheap, so they win

    plus Bill likes keeping a old WR on a roster

    Troy Brown, Kelly Washington, Joey Galloway, Torrey Holt, Deion Branch, Reche Caldwell, Chris Calloway, Bert Emanuel, J.J. Stokes, David Patten, Tim Dwight, Sam Aiken

    seems he always has some cast-off WR and several other positions
    As you see = not all work
    but Moss is different
    he still has Pro Bowl ability

  2. LestersLegends
    March 17th, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    i agree. plus, now that he’s been with other organizations again he knows that he had it pretty good in NE

  3. Larry
    March 17th, 2011 at 7:38 am #

    If I was a Patriot fan I would not take him back, He is too much of a distraction and he just is not that good, But as a Jet fan I say sign him to a 10 year 300 million dollar contract with it all guaranteed

  4. LestersLegends
    March 17th, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    Haha Larry. I think he can be good when he wants to be. Plus, he opens the field up for everybody else.

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