New York Giants: Big Blue Should Make a Play for Randy Moss

Rick Weiner@RickWeinerNYFeatured ColumnistJuly 31, 2011

Moss back in 2007 when he had something to he does now.
Moss back in 2007 when he had something to he does now.Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

So Plaxico Burress decided that the New York Jets were his ideal landing spot.

Good for Plax. If Michael Vick is worthy of a second chance, so is Burress, whose idiotic decision to carry a loaded gun in the waistband of his sweatpants cost him dearly.

With Burress now playing for Gang Green, it leaves the Giants generally deep group of wide receivers is looking, well, a little thin.

Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham both return looking to improve on their breakout 2010 campaigns.

After that, the Giants have Domenik Hixon returning from injury, and a cast including Duke Calhoun, Victor Cruz, Samuel Giguere, Darius Reynaud, Devin Thomas and Todd Watkins as targets for Eli Manning and his nearly $100 million throwing arm.

Michael Clayton and Steve Smith both remain unsigned, and Ramses Barden finds himself on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list.

Eli simply needs another reliable receiver to throw the ball to.

Randy Moss is coming off the worst season of his career, a year that saw him bounce between three teams, never really finding a home or seeming to be comfortable.

It has been said that Randy Moss is done, he has nothing left in the tank.

Similar things were said about Moss following his 2006 campaign with the Oakland Raiders, which was at the time the least productive season of his career.

He responded by giving the New England Patriots three simply outstanding seasons, quickly pairing with Tom Brady to form one of the most lethal QB/WR duos in recent memory.

According to Joel Segal, Moss' agent, Randy is in "freakish shape" and is anxious to put last season behind him.

A motivated Moss is an effective Moss. His 6'4" frame, leaping ability and incredible athleticism make him a perfect fit for Big Blue.

With the Philadelphia Eagles now having three Pro-Bowl caliber defensive backs in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Asante Samuel and Nmandi Asomugha, the Giants cannot afford to go into the regular season with the receiving corps in the state it currently is.

Reuniting with Plax would have been nice, but Randy Moss is not a bad consolation prize.