Wednesday, February 28, 2007

On Second Thought, Moss...Maybe...

According to an article in today's Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, sources "close to the situation" say that the Packers are definitely interested in Oakland receiver Randy Moss...if. That's if they can get him to restructure his contract. Without doing that, the Packers apparently do not see him as a feasible addition to the team. But if Moss is willing to do that...just maybe Moss could wind up in Green Bay. What would be his incentive? Getting out of the football wasteland that is currently the once-proud Raiders franchise is one benefit. The other advantages are playing for a better team and with a Hall of Fame quarterback, i.e., Brett Favre.

The article notes that Raiders sources at the recent NFL combine in Indianapolis were indicating that Moss would not be returning to the team this season. Apparently, the Packers and Raiders have talked about the possibility of trading for Moss when the trading period begins on March 2.

There is a lot of baggage that comes with Moss. The Raiders believe he quit on them last year. Moss admitted while with the Vikings that he'd take plays off. Character and locker room chemistry have also been areas of concern with Moss. On the other hand, as an unidentified Raider is quoted in the article as saying, "If he had respect for Brett, then he could bust his tail for him." A motivated Randy Moss is something that the league probably hasn't seen since his rookie year. Would a playoff shot with Brett Favre be worth the motivation and a pay cut? Buckle up, might be a bumpy ride...and check out the full article here.

Survey Says...

The early take on whether or not fans want to see Moss as a Packer is this poll from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, showing a fairly even split between those who do and those who don't. At the time of this posting, results are as follows:

Would you like to see Randy Moss in a Packers uniform?
Yes (52.1%)
No (47.9%)
Total votes: 2,713