Thursday, August 04, 2005

Moss' Mouth off to Running Start

It did not take long for Randy Moss to pontificating about his life in the NFL and his, uh, unusual end zone celebrations. Moss even apologized in advance for any of his antics that might occur during the season. At least he is planning ahead.

"There's no telling what you're going to see," Moss said Monday in his first interview of training camp. "I love what I do. I love having fun. When it comes to big games, you never know what you’re going to see out of me."

In fact, Moss said that if the Raiders are in a big game this season, he might stay for the whole thing.


He also notes the vast difference in the two playbooks. "It's night and day. The playbook in Minnesota was like one-plus-one. Here it's more like Algebra II. It's very complicated and I'm trying to get the plays down to where I can line up and after you do all that, everything else is very simple."

How hard is it to take a play off?

And do not blame the Vikings for having such a simple playbook under Mike Tice. It is hard to write a playbook and run a ticket-scalping business at the same time.

"My best football days I think are still ahead of me. In Minnesota there were a lot of things I couldn't do because the offense wouldn't allow it. Being here in Coach Turner's offense is something I am very, very excited about."

Moss said that he looks to be the next Leslie Shepard and Michael Westbrook, guys who flourished under Turner in Washington. Turner looks to be another in the great line of offensive coordinators that could not cut it in the NFL such as Mike Martz, Kevin Gilbride, and Rich Kotite.


Disgruntled wide receiver Terrell Owens missed the final part of the Eagles' morning practice Thursday with left groin inflammation. The Eagles said it is possible that he could participate in the afternoon workout.

Do not laugh, Jesus missed time with a groin injury, too.


Remember this the next time one of your friends uses an NFL writer to justify one of his opinions.

"In the first on-field session of camp, Vick didn't even approach mediocre, let alone perfection." -- Len Pasquarelli, 7/25

"I think one of the great things about watching this team practice is the beauty of the ball that Mike Vick throws. Gorgeous pass after gorgeous pass." -- Peter King, 7/27

Even Jason Giambi did not have that big of a turnaround.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll go with Len on that one. A throw that sails 15 yaards past a receiver is not gorgeous in my book.