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NFL Free Agency: Should the Indianapolis Colts Consider Randy Moss?


There was a time near the end of last century, when wide receiver Randy Moss was the most dynamic player in the National Football League. Moss was nearly unstoppable. Moss took the NFL by storm, as a speedster with amazing hands.

Those glory days are behind the Hall of Fame-caliber wide out, and now the 15-year veteran finds himself once again looking for work. The wide out’s skill set has diminished over time, but he could still possibly be beneficial for a team looking to find a big target in the passing game. If the Indianapolis Colts are interested in short-term help, then maybe they should look Moss’s way.

The Colts have been shopping around for a receiver in NFL free agency, but their search has come up empty so far. Indianapolis has their own Hall of Fame receiver in Reggie Wayne, but outside of that, their passing attack is packed with young and unproven talent. The Colts indeed do need someone on the opposite side of Wayne, but they also need a player ready to take over the top spot when Reggie retires.

Moss recorded a catch in 14 regular season games with the NFC Champion San Fransisco 49ers in 2012, but never had more than four catches or 75 receiving yards in any single showing. Still, his simple presence on the field would demand attention. If the Colts need a big target with big hands for their young quarterback, then maybe they should give this old man a try.

 

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  • unknown

    Get him!!!!

  • Gary Dodson

    Moss won’t go after the catch in traffic.During the Super Bowl he had 3 opportunities but let the ball sail over his shoulder instead of going for it and taking a hit.As a motivational player and experienced vet Moss would make an excellent WR coach.But on the playing field his days may be numbered and value in that role questionable.

  • redmid17

    No it would be a horrible idea. If we acquire another WR, it should be a younger one or one from the draft we can develop. Moss would just take snaps from Hilton and Brazill, unless he wasn’t good enough to. Then we’d just be wasting the roster spot and money.

  • http://twitter.com/HOOTIEWHODISBE J.M. Nicholas

    There is no doubt that Moss is nowhere near the player that he usd to be, but he’s still a freak of nature, which attributes to his longevity…still, the Colts seem to have made their choice with Heyward-Bey, which is just a younger version of the same coin flip