Could Randy Moss fit with the New Orleans Saints?
Recently Moss went to UStream, saying that he would like to make a return to the NFL.
Also that he would be willing to take a contract with no guaranteed money just to get back in the league.
"“This is not about money for him, he wants to play. He’ll want to be paid if he makes the team, but nothing up front. He’s not trying to grab a check.” -Jason Cole of yardbarker.com"
At the age of 35 Moss had previously told Heath Evans of the NFL Network that he can currently run a 4.35 to 4.38 forty yard dash.
If this is true, Moss, could potentially be a huge target for the Saints, and a legit deep threat with size, something the New Orleans Saints really don’t have.
It is essentially a no-risk/high reward situation.
The Saints could sign him to a one year contract and cut him if he doesn’t perform well in training camp or during the season.
If it does work out, he could be a nightmare for defenses around the league due to his size, speed, hands, and ability to out jump opponents.
The only defender that has been able to shut down Randy Moss has been Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets.
Moss would open up the Saints passing game even more with his deep play ability which would force safeties to be more hesitant on double teaming others, should Moss give it his all.
Everyone saw what Moss did just a few years ago with the Patriots and Tom Brady, and it could happen again with the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees.
If I were General Manager Mickey Loomis and the Saints however, I wouldn’t take a shot on Randy Moss even with the low cost.
Moss has had plenty of on-the-field and off-the-field distractions.
He has issues with down right giving up on his team, stopping in the middle of routes, and complaining openly if he isn’t the featured receiver on offense.
That’s something that the New Orleans Saints just won’t put up with, and I don’t believe it would not be in their best interest to take a gamble on a player with this type of attitude.
Crazier things have happened, however.
With the lack of cap space the New Orleans Saints have, and the risk of losing two of their receiving targets, Moss could be headed down to the bayou.
NFL.com reported, citing league sources, that Randy Moss could start making visits with teams immediately after the NFL Scouting Combine
The report also said multiple teams were interested in Moss, who could strike a deal before the start of free agency (March 13) if he’s in top condition.
The teams who were reportedly interested in Moss were not named, so it’s up in the air as to if the New Orleans Saints are one of those teams or not.
Head coach Jeff Fisher of the St. Louis Rams, who previously coached for the Tennessee Titans, remained open to the possibility that he and Moss could reunite in St. Louis.
Moss played under Fisher with the Titans in 2010