Happy Birthday Randy Moss! If you’re talking about the "right situation”, this is it. The New England Patriots are the only team Moss said he would come out of retirement for. Well, hello New England!
The Patriots have still done extremely well without Moss, but still haven't replaced the down field threat that he was for them. Yes, Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski have sufficed nicely in Moss’s absence, but neither are going to scare teams deep down the field like Randy Moss will.
That was more apparent than ever in the Super Bowl, with Gronkowski limited with an ankle injury. And let’s not forget about Chad Ochocinco, even though the Patriots coaching staff and fans already have.
The Ochocinco experiment didn’t go quite as planned as Chad had one of his worst seasons ever, failing to amass 20 receptions, 300 yards, or two touchdowns.
If anything, this gives the Patriots a great reason to cut Ochocinco and welcome Moss back with open arms. Of course, the last time he was with the Patriots he seemed to have little interest in the team or playing, which ultimately led to him being traded. So he may have to come back with a stern talking to or rules for his second chance.
Patriots fans will never forget is the magic that Tom Brady and Randy Moss made in the 2007 season, when they broke two separate NFL records together, not to mention the two playoff appearances in Moss' three seasons with the team.
They have already made it to the Super Bowl without Moss and there’s no reason they can’t win it with him.
With a year of rest under his belt, familiarity with the Patriots offense and a reunion with Tom Brady, Randy Moss could be the answer in New England.