No More Randy Moss in Minnesota
The Minnesota Vikings waived temperamental receiver Randy Moss today, according to reports at NFL.com and, well, just about all of Twitter. According to Michael Lombardi, who broke the story, and his Twitter account, the team was informed by Brad Childress:
Childress told the team in meeting they waived Moss as Moss did not go back with the team to Minnesota. Moss was not in the meeting.
I’m curious what Brett Favre thinks about that, although, considering Moss’ lack of production these last two weeks (four receptions for 38 yards; one touchdown), perhaps the writing was on the wall. Perhaps even more surprising was the lack of news on Sidney Rice’s hip, because even if Moss wasn’t has productive, he still represents a threat all defenses have to prepare for.
If the Rice isn’t going to be available for a few more weeks — according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Rice isn’t expected to be available in Week 9 — are Percy Harvin’s shoulders broad enough to carry the load for a passing offense that looks more and more anemic?
Considering Moss’ kind words for everything New England Patriots yesterday, it’s not hard to imagine him on the phone right now with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, asking for his old job back.