Randy Moss to the Unemployment Line
Well that didn’t take long…. after a desperate move to acquire Randy Moss and try to salvage their dismal season, the Minnesota Vikings have released Randy Moss. This occurs just one day after Moss openly criticized Head Coach Brad Childress, the Vikings coaching staff and absolutely gushed over his former coach, Bill Belichick.
Moss was fined $25,000 for not speaking to Minnesota media last week and in his post-game presser after yesterday’s loss to his former team, he notified the media that he wouldn’t be answering any questions for the rest of the year. At least from them that is. Randy told reporters that he would conduct his own interviews and answer only the questions he asked himself. Bizarre, but not that shocking when you consider who we’re talking about.
Add this type of behavior along with his limited role, effort and production in the Vikings offense and the sad reality that the team is likely out of the playoff race and you are left with today’s results. Randy Moss has been cut by the Vikings after being acquired via trade from the Patriots only 3 weeks ago. The crazy career of the great Randy Moss takes yet another unexpected turn and we’ll now sit and wait for another playoff contender to scoop him up.
Randy can still play at a very high level and if a team is willing to roll the dice and sign him to at least a decent extension, they might be able to reign him in for the rest of the year and maybe two. Say what you want about Moss, but when he’s happy & motivated, he is a force and he can add tremendous value to a playoff contender.