Many of you who know me also probably knew this article was coming. I strongly voiced my opinion back in the beginning of October when Jason Tarwater wrote Chiefs make right call avoiding Moss regarding Randy Moss‘s trade from the New England Patriots to the Minnesota Vikings.
At that time, it seemed that
many most Kansas City Chiefs fans were in agreement… Chiefs fans wanted NOTHING to do with Randy Moss. The Chiefs were 3-0 and everything was perfect in Chiefs kingdom. The Chiefs are still playing well, and at 5-2, lead the AFC West, but this time, I think many fans may want to change their minds on the topic of Randy Moss in a Chiefs uniform.
Monday evening Vikings coach, Brad Childress confirmed that Moss would be placed on waivers, ending his four game second tour with the Minnesota Vikings, a stretch where the Vikings won only one game and Moss caught 13 balls for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Vikings are expected to officially place Moss on waivers Tuesday morning. Once on waivers, teams will have a chance to claim him based on reverse order of NFL rankings.
Don’t be surprised, however, if Moss never hits the waiver wire. Vikings owner, Zigi Wilf is reportedly very upset by the decision to waive a player he played a part in bringing back to Minnesota. It may be head coach Brad Childress who finds himself jobless Tuesday morning instead with Percy Harvin echoing Moss’s displeasure with the Vikings coaching staff and offensive philosophy and play-calling.
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This time the Chiefs do not have to give up a draft pick, they simply have to pay Moss the remainder of his 2010 contract, $3.38 million. Chances are slim, however, that Moss will make it to the Chiefs at 25th in the waiver process.
I am a HUGE fan of elite wide receivers, and no matter what you think of Randy Moss, he is a true #1 wide receiver. Most Chiefs fans will agree that Dwayne Bowe simply is not a #1 talent and a true #1 WR is needed so that Bowe may be utilized to his full potential.
Randy Moss would give the Chiefs a legitimate deep threat… Nnamdi Asomugha WILL completely shut down Bowe in week 9, and then again in week 17. Yes, the Oakland Raiders appear to be for real, scoring 92 points in their last two games!
The Chiefs have scored 55.
Moss would allow Bowe to move into a more comfortable role as the Chiefs’ #2 WR, away from the elite NFL corner backs. Randy Moss as #1 WR also opens up MUCH more for the slot receiver, Dexter McCluster (when healthy). There is no arguing, Moss created Wes Welker, and Welker’s stats post-Moss make that fact very clear to any NFL fan. Also imagine, NO team in the NFL would be able to stack eight or nine in the box to stop Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones… Stack the box; get burned deep. It is that simple.
This Chiefs team is missing ONE piece before they can be included in the discussion of NFL’s elite teams… The Chiefs are desperately missing a deep-threat in the passing game… With Moss, the Chiefs become one of the NFL’s elites!
In the beginning of October, Chiefs fans were excited for the team’s hot start, but for the most part, were cautiously optimistic… Now that November has begun, every Chiefs fan is starting to feel the Chiefs are legit playoff contenders and want to do anything to win.
In November, Chiefs fans see the NEED for a top-notch #1 wide receiver.
In November, Chiefs fans know Matt Cassel absolutely cannot take over the passing game by himself in a critical situation.
In November, Chiefs fans will want Randy Moss, whether they know it right now or not…