Randy Moss Waived by Vikings, Leaves Fans In Shock

Tanner ThomsSenior Analyst INovember 1, 2010

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 31:  Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings runs onto the field before a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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In a stunning turn of events, the Minnesota Vikings have reportedly waived Randy Moss, a day after the Vikings went on the road against Moss' former team the New England Patriots.

Moss, acquired on October 6, only caught 13 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns in four games with Minnesota.

Randy never appeared interested in making a real impact for the Vikings. Moss was even criticized after Sunday's loss for not making his best effort to catch a long pass from Brett Favre.

Randy's attitude on the practice field couldn't have helped his case to stay on the team either. Many felt as though Moss was selfish.

As most of us know, Randy has never been one to shy away from bad decisions and attention. The situations at practice really come as no surprise to me.

However, I feel disrespected as a fan knowing that Moss felt as though he was better than the team itself. No player ever has the right to feel that way.

Despite the below-average stats on the field, Moss was able to open up multiple opportunities for 2009 first-rounder, Percy Harvin. Nonetheless, many believed Randy would have had a much bigger impact than 13 catches.

It was clear that Minnesota's offense wouldn't be like that of 1999 with Cris Carter, Robert Smith, Daunte Culpepper on the field with him.

This past Sunday, Moss only hauled in one pass for eight yards against him former team. He was targeted on several occasions, but they were obviously unsuccessful.

Being the hothead he can sometimes be, Moss had one of the more famous post-game press conferences of late.

" For the league to fine me $25,000, I'm not going to answer any more questions for the rest of the year. If it's going to be an interview, I'm going to conduct it," said Moss during the press conference.

Moss' attitude definitely didn't go over well with Childress, who announced to members of the Vikings that he would be cutting Randy in the very near future.

It's also being reported that multiple players and higher-ups with Minnesota are very displeased with Brad's decision to waive Moss.

This isn't the first poor decision Childress has made this year. He's been called out by both Favre and Moss this year for the way he handles decisions on the field.

Coach Childress made one of the worst challenges of all time yesterday on a ball that was clearly caught by Brandon Tate. Even the announcers for the game ripped Brad for his foolish decision to challenge.

Another bad decision was made shortly before the second half when the Vikings went for it on fourth and one, rather than kicking a field goal to go up by three points.

The Vikings are a team that is falling apart before our very eyes. Brett has seemed to get hurt in every game, and now a future hall of fame WR is getting waived.

Minnesota gave up a third-rounder for four mediocre games from a receiver who severely underachieved after he was dealt.

Randy Moss' agent, Joel Segal, announced that Moss was saddened by the news that he was going to be waived this morning.

No guaranteed waive has been officially made yet, but coach Childress told the media that Moss is definitely no longer part of the team.

Thus far, both the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins have been linked to possibly picking up Randy, but we are far from anything of that nature yet.

After the way Moss spoke of New England, it would be surprising to myself, personally, if the Patriots didn't put in a waiver-claim for Moss.

"I miss y'all. I love you, guys. I'm out," Moss exclaimed before exiting the room.

It's evident that Randy would be ecstatic if New England were to want the legendary receiver to come back.

After 48 hours of being waived, Moss will become an unrestricted free agent. There's little to no chance we will see Randy back with the Vikings after the way everything has played out over the last 24 hours.

Hopefully we will soon see Sidney Rice making his long-awaited return with Minnesota in the very near future.

The Vikings need all the help they can get at this point in time.