Randy Moss: Insubordinate WR Only Brings Aboard a Titanic Disaster at Tennessee

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Randy Moss: Insubordinate WR Only Brings Aboard a Titanic Disaster at Tennessee
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There eventually comes a time, especially when it involves a cancerous hazard or someone insubordinate, that we can simply create an analogy in regards of Randy Moss’ rebellious nonsense. In a sense, he kind of reminds you of the baddest ass thug ever, a pitiful quitter on the field and a selfish rogue as far as gelling with his teammates and a desperate coaching staff.

As the most irritable person in the league, Moss is a problem-child and needs to badly be an aloof from the game of football for which we are accustomed to his childish antics, postgame rants and stupidity. There is, however, one desperate franchise in the NFL, not bothered by his ignorance or frivolous personality.

And as it turns out, the Tennessee Titans are ignoring the possibilities of a risky notion, landing the talented but troubled wide receiver off waivers Wednesday. If there is a scare in the NFL, it’s because Moss’ actions present problems, not only to the league, but for the Titans. It’s clearly another blunder on behalf of the Titans, but also an inescapable upgrading. It’s a risk, of course. If this implodes and humiliates a classy organization, coach Jeff Fisher may not survive in his long-tenure.

However, he has control of his locker room and franchise, but knowingly bringing aboard Moss, creates needless tension and could rapidly drag down morale and divide a cohesive unit. It’s obvious, in a way, that a dauntless Fisher doesn’t mind the challenge and clearly remains fearless in accepting renegade players. Now is not the time to ponder why the Titans are so desperate in rolling the dice on Moss, currently owning a 5-3 record and still haven’t played the divisional rival Indianapolis Colts or Houston Texans this season.

Even if he’s the most gifted wideout in the league, Moss is eclipsed for his prior antics and team distractions. Isn’t that a good explanation for why he has been dumped twice this season, coming within a span of 26 days? As long as he is getting touches and winning games, Moss is content. But if he’s not getting touches or winning games, he’s discontent.

And maybe he is valuable to the Titans, but he wasn’t so priceless to the Minnesota Vikings, the team that acquired him less than a month ago, trading a third-round pick to the New England Patriots for Moss. In less than a month, the Vikings cut him and felt it was a regrettable decision to trade for a cancerous star.

“It was a poor decision,” Childress said. “I’ve got to stand up and I have to make it right. When it’s not right, you need to make it right.”

Wherever Moss winds up, he’ll bring his problems with him. Wherever he goes, he’ll be an unhappy superstar and unproductive. He settled for 13 catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns in four games in Minnesota, numbers that continuously is on decline in his 14th NFL season. In retrospect, he can still be a factor in the offense, only if he rids the mood swings and begins to play with a sense of urgency.

Even if he’s 33, Moss can still be explosive and a deadly threat on the field. If Moss doesn’t blend in and suddenly turns into a nuisance, Fisher can part ways with the erratic receiver, a veteran who is whacko on the field and has a tendency of backstabbing his teammates and coaches. At this point, Fisher feels it is worth taking gambles when it can very well benefit the Titans in a competitive division.

In the point of his tenure, he’s seeking a championship, but figuring that Moss is the solution is a mistake and it won’t last long before he’s unhappy again. Aside from his irritableness, the difference is now that Moss is coached by Fisher, an unrelenting and an austere coach, akin to former coach Bill Belichick in New England.

Yet he doesn’t quite fit the protocol, given his history in the past, the Titans are doing whatever it takes to stay in competition in a rigid AFC conference. So, they are suddenly delighted to welcome in a new playmaker. No matter what, though, he’s a trouble-maker more than he is a playmaker.           

All other teams were mostly smart enough, rejecting a distinguished wideout available following a stunning development and recognized that he was a controversial calamity for any team. Beyond all, he’s not a cure, but a malcontent receiver. Beyond all, he’s a soap opera, not a superstar on the field. For now, Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is missing in action, nursing a hamstring injury. And until he returns fully in good health, the Titans can benefit with Moss if he’s on his best behavior. His presence scares AFC teams and most are now force to plan differently. His presence makes the franchise more superior, only if he’s on his best behavior, though.

“Randy’s been a good teammate, and he’s very popular. I think this is a great opportunity for him. It’s a fresh start,” Fisher said. “We’ve got a great locker room. They’ll accept him. I’m confident he’ll accept his new teammates as well.”

Oh, yes, good luck with that Moss guy.

He is a huge risk.

 

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