Monday, February 13, 2012
Does Randy Moss fit in AFC East?
By James Walker
Future Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss says he wants to return to football in 2012. Moss is one of the most dynamic receivers of all time, and if he’s in shape, someone will give him a shot.
Would he be a fit in the AFC East? Let's examine.
Skinny: The Bills could have a need at receiver, especially if pending free agent Steve Johnson is too expensive to re-sign. The Bills have been unafraid to take chances with controversial receivers in the past. Buffalo signed Terrell Owens for one year when Owens was released by the Dallas Cowboys. Could Moss be next?
Skinny: Miami is undergoing a lot of changes with a new head coach in Joe Philbin, a new West Coast offense, and most likely a new quarterback. Bringing in a player like Moss could be too much of a distraction for a rookie coach trying to establish a new program.
New England Patriots
Skinny: The Patriots tried the Moss experiment before, and it was mostly successful. New England will be searching for a deep threat this offseason. The Patriots would love to have the 2007 version of Moss. That same level of interest in the 2012 version isn't as high, but you can't completely rule it out.
New York Jets
Skinny: The Jets need a replacement for pending free-agent receiver Plaxico Burress, but Moss isn't the answer. New York has enough chemistry issues in its locker room as it is, especially on offense. The structure isn't in place for the Jets to take on an extra personality like Moss.