Ozzie wouldn't even take a phone call from Randy Moss
Ozzie wouldn't even take a phone call from Randy Moss
I have a feeling Kruger stays. Suggs is making 6.5 million next year, Kruger isn't getting more than that anywhere else (obviously unless some team over pays). Every interview I've seen Kruger do postSB he's saying "I want to stay in Baltimore, I love Baltimore". I know that doesn't mean anything, but he seems genuine and I think he knows that if he re-signs here on a reasonable 2-3 year contract and keeps his performance up, he'll get a big contract from us.
Flacco signs a 6 year 111 million deal (18.5 a year)
Kruger --- although I hope he realizes he can't be the number 1 pass rusher on a team
Free-Agent Surprise :
Bart Scott or Freeny
I didn't like the match of Moss and Smith (Alex), because Smith doesn't have the arm to get it to Moss. Kaepernick does, but for some reason he and the organization liked Crabtree. Moss was really coming in as the third WR, when I don't think he was the third best WR on that squad.
If Ozzie can call Bryant McKinnie's agent, I think he can inquire about Randy Moss.
Also where was Moss in the SB? Jacoby had two huge TDs in that game, while Moss pretty much did nothing.
I think we should look at drafting a wide out early on this year, or maybe even signing a younger player, but Randy Moss isn't the answer.
There is the old' "I play when I wanna play" quote. When you actually research the context in which he was asked the question, you'll find that the question was whether or not playing with a veteran like Chris Carter motivates you to play. The fully quoted answer is Moss saying that he doesn't need Carter or the coach to motivate him. That he, essentially, comes ready to play. The media took it out of that context and ran with it.
Now, there have been some bad moments. Walking into the locker room against Washington, before the game was over. The story about how disrespectful Moss was to a catering company that Matt Birk is familiar with.
He actually wanted to come to Baltimore and said that Baltimore was at the top of his list. Minnesota could have sent him. They didn't.
I did a thread on Moss a while back and provided quotes from some of the league's best and most respected coaches and players, citing the erroneous idea floating around that Moss cheats on routes. Larry Fitzgerald himself came out and said that people who say that don't understand how intelligent a player Moss is and how much film he studies. Other quotes cite how he sets up his routes by sometimes slowing up and giving the impression that the ball is not coming his way, only to speed up and get open deep.
Heath Evans came out and talked about his experiences with Randy Moss, when Moss first arrived in New England. he talked about how everyone had this idea that Moss didn't train hard, because he's such a slim guy and so forth. Moss invited Evans and several other Patriots to come train with him in the off-season. Evans said that it was the most grueling workout regimen he'd ever been through, that some players couldn't even make it through the whole thing and that some actually didn't show up after that first day.
The only former teammate or coach of Randy Moss that has ever put a negative word about him in print is Chris Carter, the guy that was jealous of Moss from the start and just as immaturely backstabbed him in the media time and time again.
Carter came out and talked about the first time he practiced with Moss. Moss apparently showed up after Carter. Carter pulled him up and told him that nobody shows up after him (Carter). Carter himself even said that he didn't have any problems out of Moss after that. So, for Carter to say some of the things that he's said over the years has been questionable.
The only other guy that I know of that came out and said something about Moss was Rice, who is the greatest WR of all time, so that was understandable.
Every well run organization that Moss has been a part of, he's done well for. He did well early in Minnesota and he did well in New England, until it hit him that they weren't going to extend his contract. He's hardly the first player to ever voice his displeasure about not being able to stay with a quality organization.
Moss would do just fine here, with this organization, QB and offense.
With all that said, we will still be opening Thursday night football up without Moss on the team.
Don't care about his attitude, he just isn't a very good player anymore.
I see Joe Flacco throwing to Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin and Randy Moss. Can you imagine the confidence in that meeting room?
Who better to teach the most promising deep threat in the league, than the greatest deep threat of all time?
I will also site one significant difference between Jones and Moss. I had to apologize to Jacoby Jones, because he had a much better season than I thought he would. However, Randy Moss is a far superior hand catcher. Can you remember any significant catches that Jones made where he really had to extend with his hands the way that Boldin has? Moss brings that element to the outside.
Is Moss turning into Benjamin Button or some shit ---- why are we even talking about that old guy???
We have a deep threat in Smith ---- I would take Jones or even Doss over him at this stage.
Why we would even want Moss over Jones is beyond me??
J. McClain (cut)
C. Williams (signs elswhere)
Kruger (signs elswhere)
Randy Moss can still be a legitimate deep threat. At this stage in his career, he is not at the level where he can elevate the game of a Daunte Culpepper, but he can be very successful with a quarterback like Joe Flacco.
Moss is a more reliable pass catcher in tight coverage than Jacoby Jones. Moss is a more reliable hands catcher than Jacoby Jones. Moss is a better route runner than Jacoby Jones and is a better reader of defenses than Jacoby Jones. His veteran presence can directly impact a player in Torrey Smith, who is also known for being a vertical threat.
I may be premature in saying this without looking it up, but Moss may also be less expensive than Jacoby Jones this upcoming season.
It is intriguing to witness how we view the aging veterans of other teams, compared to our own. We want to keep Ed Reed around even though he can't tackle and can't even catch half of the routine interceptions that come his way, but we want to keep him for his field awareness and the fear he still puts in opposing QBs.
Well, does Randy Moss not still put fear in opposing CBs. Does he still not require safety help over the top? Does he not still have arguably the best hands in the league?
When you have a player like Jacoby Jones, you have to hinge his success on how low an option he is, convincing yourself that you don't have to ask him to do much and that he can be successful under those circumstances. However, with a CB draped all over him and the game on the line, you are not going to him with full confidence.
With Randy Moss, you want the ball in his direction, because there's no doubt it's going to be caught, in tight coverage or not.
What role would he fill on our team when we Already have 2 great starting WR's and a good number 3 with a decent number 4 who most scouts think will be our number 2 in a year or two