With all of the talk of teams possibly claiming veteran receiver Randy Moss this morning after Minnesota waived him, I thought this article by former NFL player Matt Bowen of the National Football Post was a pretty good read this morning.
Bowen claims that Moss still can get deep and take the top off a defense and that he is still the best deep ball threat in the league. And after watching the Seahawks struggle to get open against press coverage against Oakland, a deep threat is something Seattle sorely needs.
First on the waiver claim is 0-7 Buffalo, moving from worst to first based on league record. If Seattle claimed Moss, they would have to pay the remainder of his $6.4 million salary, about $3.4 million.
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“I still see Moss as the best deep ball threat in the entire league. Can win against the league’s top corners and will eat up any safety playing Cover 2 on top of the numbers. If I am looking to make a major upgrade going into Week 9 of the NFL season—and have a squad that is thinking playoffs—I put in that waiver claim today. No question about it because he changes your offense.”
Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network breaks down what happened with Moss in Minnesota in this video.
Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports that Seattle remains one of the teams possibly interested in making a waiver claim on Moss.
Dave Boling of TNT says an aging Moss would not be a good fit for Seattle.
Andrew Perloff of Sports Illustrated details teams that might be interested in Moss.
John Clayton of ESPN doesn’t think it’s a bad idea for the Seahawks to bring Moss into the fold for the rest of the season.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that the Hawks dropped from No. 2 to No. 10 in rush defense after giving up 239 yards on the ground to Oakland.
KJR’s Ian Furness and Hugh Millen break down the Seahawks in this Hardcore football audio segment.
Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News says the N.Y. Giants will try and continue their four-game winning streak, but they do have concerns about the -5 turnover ratio.
Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York writes that the Giants believe they are just getting started, and that this year could be special for them.