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The Daily Shoutout

Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:11 am
 
OPENING HIT: There is almost a sense of anger across football when it comes to Randy Moss. Fury, actually, because of what could have been been. He did this. And this. And all of these. If only he could have done that all of the time. That's the frustration. He's a definite Hall of Famer, no question. He's probably the second best receiver in NFL history to Jerry Rice. His numbers and physical talent proves that. But he was also Manny Ramirez. He left so much talent on the field and at times was just flat out lazy. That was always the frustration of Moss and always will be.

JUST BECAUSE.

I'll be at Ravens camp on Tuesday.

I'm hearing Vincent Jackson from the Chargers, one of the named plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NFL, and once extremely angry with Chargers management, is behaving like a true professional. The situation was once extremely vememous but tensions are easing.

THE LAST WORD: We end with one of the top five best sports lines ever. It comes from Moss when once asked how he'd pay a $10,000 fine for simulating pulling his pants down after scoring a touchdown. His reponse? "Straight cash, homey."

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 4:20 pm
 

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This "what he could have done" crap is useless. If Jay Cutler had half Peyton Manning's grasp of the game, he'd have already shattered every passing record there is (excepting career records). You have to marry drive, understanding, and intelligence to your physical skillset, or you're not going to do as well as you could. It's the reason a physically underwhelming specimen in Joe Montana is considered one of the greats, and it's the reason physically unparalleled Jay Cutler will always be mediocre.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:54 pm
 

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Moss does not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.  Sure he made some hilight plays and had a few good years, but he's a self-centered quitter.  His presence would demean the HOF. 



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:37 pm
 

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I was a huge Moss fan early in his career. He was unstoppable, a force of nature. Then, season after season, watching him take off plays and refuse to block, seeing the selfish antics on the field (walking off before a game is over), and reading about tantrums over pierogies (I freaking love pierogies), I no longer enjoyed watching him play. For all he does to take coverage away from other receivers and all that, if I'm a coach or GM, I wouldn't want anything to do with him because he is undependable. Need a WR to block on a run play? Well, then you can't run to Randy's side. Don't you think defenses catch on to this. Playing WR is about more than just catching the ball and running routes.
Apparently, everyone thinks Moss is a lock for the HOF. It would be a shame if he got in before someone like Hines Ward, who plays hard in all facets of the game, does anything to help the team win, and been highly successful both statiscally and as a huge contributor to team wins, yet apparently is not a lock for the HOF.



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:37 pm
 

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I was a huge Moss fan early in his career. He was unstoppable, a force of nature. Then, season after season, watching him take off plays and refuse to block, seeing the selfish antics on the field (walking off before a game is over), and reading about tantrums over pierogies (I freaking love pierogies), I no longer enjoyed watching him play. For all he does to take coverage away from other receivers and all that, if I'm a coach or GM, I wouldn't want anything to do with him because he is undependable. Need a WR to block on a run play? Well, then you can't run to Randy's side. Don't you think defenses catch on to this. Playing WR is about more than just catching the ball and running routes.
Apparently, everyone thinks Moss is a lock for the HOF. It would be a shame if he got in before someone like Hines Ward, who plays hard in all facets of the game, does anything to help the team win, and been highly successful both statiscally and as a huge contributor to team wins, yet apparently is not a lock for the HOF.



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:10 pm
 

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"Moss could do everything Rice could do and do it better."
-- this statement tells me 1 of 2 things.
1) you never saw Rice play
2) you're ignortant.

Thank You.



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:07 pm
 

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None of us truly knows how Randy was in the locker room so we cannot speculate on that part of him, but when he was put in a competitive environment  - like MN in his early years and New England from 2007 - 2009, he was as good as it gets at the WR position on the field.  Unfortunately he got distracted by a contract status last year, and it canabalized his 2010 season with the Pats and everything went down hill after that.  He should not be remembered for that, or his unwinnable situaiton in Oakland in 2005 and 2006.  If people want to criticize him for occassionally "taking plays off" during the rest of his career, then go ahead and criticize about 90% of the NFL players as well.  Randy was just more honest than everyone else by admitting it.   



Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:42 pm
 

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If Moss had played with Montana his entire Career and Rice had played with the likes of the dogs in Oakland it would be no contest. Perhaps if he had played with Brady for years he would probably have 250 TDs. Moss could do everything Rice could do and do it better.



Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:33 pm
 

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Randy Moss is the greatest wide reciever of the modern era and that includes Rice.  He caused the NFL to change defense coverages (ever hear of the Cover Two?). Rice had Montana and never had to play with a dog like the Raiders and a half dozen QBs. When he is finally eligible for HOF vote he should go in on the first ballot. Only the jealous old dogs who vote and who never wore a jockstrap will have a hard time coming up with stuff to justify their votes not to vote him in. If for some crazy moronic reasons he doesn't get in on the first ballot he should tell the HOF committee to go screw themselves.



Since: Oct 6, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 1:15 pm
 

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Moss will play this year, no doubt!!! He just doesn't want to go through the preseason garbage, but watch just before the season starts he will be signing somewhere. He can still play and where in this world will he get paid a few million for 6 months work, if you call it work what he does!!



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 1:04 pm
 

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How come white players who don't fit "into the box" are seen as "idiosyncratic" by the media while black players who don't fit in are seen as "lazy" and "wasting their potential?" 
How come you just totally made that up and can't provide examples of lazy white players who were called "idiosyncratic"? There are racial issues in the NFL. This isn't one of them.


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