I love NFL football and I love the New York Jets. I watch games every Sunday and I dominate fantasy football. That’s my resume, but despite how geeked up I get each and every weekend, my armchair general managing abilities are not quite what they are on the baseball side. Because of this, I’m going to try to stay within myself and not get myself into trouble by over-analyzing things. I’ve got some things to get off of my chest though so this may be more of a classic rant than anything else. Anyway, the title says it all. The New York Jets need some real wide receivers and Randy Moss is out there. I shouldn’t have to say anything else, but I will.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not the least bit enthusiastic about the Jets receiving corps. And please don’t come at me with any Santonio Holmes noise. If there is one thing that I can’t stand in the NFL it’s second or third tier receivers with the misconception that they’re elite and that they’re entitled to diva behavior. Nothing about Holmes even whispers elite to me. I’ve got a buddy who keeps referring to him as a “top shelf weapon”. He’s a Miami Dolphins fan, so he must just enjoy watching Holmes fumble, drop passes and cause drama. Holmes reminds of that girl from school who’s decent - you know, a seven on the 1-10 scale. Only she parades around as if she’s a 10. “Get the f*** outta here” is what I’d say to her and that’s the way I feel about Holmes.
I could go through the other New York Jets receivers, but they really don’t have any names I feel like mentioning here. The point is Randy Moss could come in and immediately be the best receiver on this team. Obviously there is more baggage than we could imagine. I’m not suggesting the Jets sign the dude to a long-term deal, but if they’re going to be content with mediocrity on offense – and this offense is firmly mediocre – why not roll the dice? At the absolute least, you know the Jets would be guaranteed two MONSTER games from Moss. Maybe even a full season if he’s motivated to knock the New England Patriots off of their perch atop the division.
I know this is a risk and I know the New York Jets already have enough characters in their locker room. The way I see it though, the offense can’t get any worse at this point so why not sign the game’s most prolific home run hitter?
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