Bad work ethic, disruptive behavior, and being cancerous to team unity are just the tip of the iceberg in describing the physical and talented Randy Moss.
If you remember, when Moss was drafted by Minnesota, he had a list of all the teams that passed on him, and vowed to exact his revenge. It should be noted, however, that he got back at them, all within a couple of years.
Teams across the NFL considered signing Moss as an open-shut case: Buffalo being a team that, whether or not the player has character flaws, can be considered an exception, because of their sheer need for talent in any aspect. Buffalo instead claimed Shawne Merriman off waivers from the San Diego Chargers.
For Tennessee, the Moss signing makes sense. WR Kenny Britt, who exploded for seven catches, 225 yards and three touchdowns against Philadelphia in week seven, is on the shelf with a hamstring injury.
Yahoo Sports reports that Britt could miss anywhere from 4-8 weeks, but don't quote that; what we know for sure is, he is a definite inactive Titan for week 10.
Randy Moss is certainly not a guarantee after his lack of care recently, but you can't argue that it couldn't work out for Coach Jeff Fisher advantageously. Moss will have a bye week for week 9, which could help Moss learn the Titans system.
According to a Sacramento radio station, 1140 KHTK, Randy Moss was the aggressor in the Vikings' locker room during a catered event.
Minnesota brings in local eateries to provide home style cookin' for the team. They've been doing this for awhile now. Apparently Moss vocalized his displeasure, stating something along the lines of, "I wouldn't even feed that to my bleeping dog".
Sean Leahy of USA Today commented as such: "Gus Tinucci, the caterer, said Tuesday that Favre looked furiously in Moss' direction when the since-released receiver unleashed his outburst."
Click the link to read the entire article, and the whole response from Vikings players, and food catering staff.
Childress spent no time in disbanding Moss from Minnesota, using Sidney Rice's comeback from injury as a catalyst. Players in the locker room said that 'they tried to change the subject, but the look on the face of the caterers was of complete embarrassment'.
Moss has been in the news for these types of things his whole career. As stated above, Moss immediately started calling out teams that failed to draft him. He then stormed to Oakland, and told a Bay Area radio station that 'I'll play when I feel like it, but if I know we can't win or compete, why does it matter?"
The Patriots seemed to have settled his issues, but honestly, they just won, and he shut up.
His talent is unparalleled by most in the league, and he has certainly achieved Hall of Fame numbers, (whether he gets elected is another question). The question for Moss is, will he try?
Should be interesting for Tennessee: If anything, it will allow for a little more running room for Chris Johnson. If ever they decide to focus solely on the run, then Moss will get a chance to rekindle his love for the long ball.
We will see if it helps the Titans, but I wouldn't expect flying colors.
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