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The Freak Wants To Play

He’ll play when he wants to play, and apparently he again wants to play.

Randy Moss took advantage of a slow news week, and the name power he still possesses with NFL fans, to make a splash and announce his desire to unretire from football and make a return to the NFL.

“I just wanna go to a team and play some football,” Moss announced in a Monday webcast that marked his 35th birthday.  “Faith, family, and football, that’s my M.O., bro.  Your boy be back for the upcoming season.”

“I’m coming to tear somebody’s heads off, man,” Moss said via another webcast in the evening.  “I got something on my shoulder and it’s a chip that I need to get it off.”

A Randy Moss with a chip on the shoulder has proven to be the best kind of Randy Moss over the years, but he has a personality that seems to always be forgetting the lessons he had to learn along the way.  Specifically, Moss sounded as if he genuinely would have liked things to end differently when he got his second chance in Minnesota.

“I got regrets of how I left New England, I got regrets of how I left Minnesota, and I got regrets of how I retired,” Moss said.

I’ll admit that I have a soft spot for Randy Moss, as he will always be one of the top receivers to ever play for the Vikings, but if I am willing to put aside sentiment and hope for E.J. Henderson to be replaced then I am certainly able to ignore my desire to see #84 suit up once again in purple.  This team needs to get younger talent on both sides of the ball, and Moss doesn’t fit that description.

The good news for the Vikings is that the already deep free agent class at wide receiver just gained one more name.  Of course, this comes on the heels of a report that the Eagles will franchise DeSean Jackson, so the free agent pickings will continue to get slimmer between now and March.

Still, I will enjoy seeing Moss play again if a team is willing to give him yet another chance… as long as that team isn’t the Chicago Bears.

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Adam Warwas

Adam Warwas (Founder) has been writing about the Vikings for a total of eight years. Five of those years have been here at Vikings Territory where he continues to surround himself with enough talented individuals that people keep coming back. As proud as he is of what Vikings Territory has become, his real treasures are in his home... a beautiful wife and three amazing children (and a dog named Percy).

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  1. I’m with you, Adam. I don’t see any scenario where Moss fits into the Viking plans. We all would love to see Randy Moss, the player, of the late 90’s and early 2000’s, but he doesn’t exist any more. Meanwhile, in spite of the regrets he expresses, most of who Randy Moss is will never change, and you gotta be pretty good to ask a team to accept that. Who will take a chance on him? His work in his last year with three different teams does not a good resume’ make. It will be an amusing sidelight to watch, but it won’t be anything close to blockbuster.

  2. idk, with a chip and that much time off, he could change some, decide to concentrate really hard, and go nuts. he’s got the physical skills, it’s just, does he mentally want to do it?

    can’t see the vikes doing a RMlll, but some team might give him a shot, and the fact that we don’t want it to be the bears, or anybody else in our division, speaks volumes about how scary good he might come back and be, especially when motivated, if only for a season or three. unlikely, but i think the potential is there

  3. I agree, Adam. As much as I would love to see a refreshed/hungry Moss back in purple, I don’t think it would be the right fit in Minnesota. I hope he gets his chance with a competitive team with a decent QB, that will hopefully bring out the best in him. Apparently he texted Heath Evans (the worst sports analyst ever), that he is running a forty at the moment. Maybe be would be a good fit in Houston opposite Andre Johnson, that would be pretty scary…

  4. Only as a last resort if they cant sign any of the other FA’s. Really dont want to go in this year with no improvement at wr position.

  5. Hopefully they can improve at the wr position, I do hope Moss gets another chance somewhere…
    Wished he could go out on top. and with a good attitude to match…