In Randy Moss We Trust!

Frances White@WestEndGirl62Analyst IIMay 12, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 14:  Randy Moss #81 of the New England Patriots catches a touchdown in the first quarter past Rashard Baker #27 of the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game on December 14, 2008 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The Patriots had a disappointing season by their standards last year. 

They finished the season with an 11-5 record that at any other time would have gotten them in the playoffs.

The football gods placed their fate on the hapless arms of Brett Favre and the New York Jets. They did what was expected and tanked the game causing Belichick protege Eric Mangini to lose his job.

All in all the Patriots had an admirable season for a team expected to finish with just about eight wins if they were lucky. Their starting running game was on the PUP list most of the season and Moss faced numerous double teams because of it. 

Moss didn't help his cause much when he gave a lukewarm response to his new quarterback. He said the right things, but one was left wandering if he would help Matt Cassell out.

Welker was the lone bright spot on the receiving corp, taking advantage in the slots with his shifty moves.

There were moments when Moss would tease us with his talent dragging the corners of the end zone with fantastic catches. Other times it looked like he quit on the play in moments when the Patriots needed their star receiver to stretch the limits of his talent.

He just didn't trust that Cassell could get him the ball in tight corners, he took plays off and misjudged the trajectory of the ball. It was a natural reaction to have doubt since Cassell had not experienced life as a starting quarterback since high school.

I am sure if he knew what he knew now that the Cassell had the system down, he would have trust.

Trust that when he jumped at his peak that the ball would be there and he would gladly accept the hit.

Trust that his speed would not be wasted on what he thought was an average arm.

That season is done with and his comfort zone Tom Brady is back ready to form once again, a potent Patriots passing game. Trust will be seen once again when he shows his Pro-Bowl talent. 

Trust will be seen when Randy's sudden burst of speed leads him to a single step and catch into the end zone. 


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