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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Redskins say Randy Moss could be a factor

By Jason Reid

Although wide receiver Randy Moss had little impact during his Tennessee Titans debut in Week 10, he still could be a major factor Sunday against the Redskins, Redskins players said.

"He's a great receiver, a great player," inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh said. "He's definitely one of those guys that you have to prepare for."

Moss had only one reception for 26 yards during the 29-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins. He began the season with the New England Patriots, was traded to the Minnesota Vikings and signed by the Titans after the Vikings released him.

Overall with the three teams, Moss has 23 receptions for 339 yards and five touchdowns. In his 13th season in the league, the likely future Hall of Famer no longer is considered the force he was earlier in his career, but "I think he's still fast, fast as he was," said cornerback Carlos Rogers, who may be sidelined Sunday because of a hamstring injury. "You seen it in New England, the way he done it in New England.

"That lets you know he's fast. This [the Titans' offense] is a different offense. [The Patriots] offense is explosive. They have no so many different routes, so many different ways that they use him besides just lining him up and throwing the ball deep."

When Moss was with the Patriots, they regularly attempted to stretch the field. And quarterback Tom Brady and Moss teamed on many deep passes. The Titans, well, that's just not their thing.

Quarterbacks Vince Young and Kerry Collins are not on the Brady's level as passers, so Coach Jeff Fisher prefers to rely on dynamic running back Chris Johnson. But if the Titans choose to incorporate more deep balls into their game plans for Moss, he's still capable of producing long gains.

"When I watch the [New York] Jets play, [cornerback Antonio] Cromartie defended, what, seven or eight deep passes," Rogers said. "Maybe one curl that he [Brady] threw. So if I'm playing him, just the way some offenses use him [to] stretch the field, just play deep.

"Make him hit the curls, the hitches. That ain't what they throwing to him. I think he still got the speed, still got the ability. And offenses that use him all over the field like the Patriots do, you'll see that."

Judge Moss after the season, Rogers said.

"He's still learning the offense, so it's kind of hard to tell after the one game," he said. ... "They probably just tell him what to run in the huddle. So you wouldn't really know" right now.

By Jason Reid  | November 19, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
 
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Comments

Moss's head is in Beantown. Of course, he can still beat you with his body.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 19, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

I am the initial person to post on this blog entry, which makes me feel privileged.

Posted by: jcabana | November 19, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

I am the initial person to post on this blog entry, which makes me feel privileged.

Posted by: jcabana | November 19, 2010 10:08 AM |

If you ever even think about posting first again, you come and ask my permission. You're not "privileged" until I say you're privileged.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 19, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Pssst.... Chris Johnson could be a factor, too!

Posted by: Alan4 | November 19, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Moss's head is in his own backside


fixed it for ya....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

"Randy Moss could be a factor if he ever gets his head out of his ass and into the game"


There...fixed it for ya...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 19, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Dammit -- beep-beep ruined my joke. Anyway...

The Redskins are getting thinner and thinner. This doesn't bode well for my 8-8 prediction, especially with most of the secondary nursing injuries. Landry is playing hurt, Horton is out for the season, Rogers is out. Most of the o-line is dinged but playing through it...yeesh. Not good.

I knew Shanahan's personnel selection would be questionable, but he usually puts together talented offenses. If there was one thing he was always good at in Denver, it was finding good, unheralded OL and WRs. So I don't understand how he lost his touch on that side of the ball. Where are the surprise breakout players on offense? It's infuriating.

Galloway and Williams are no good -- we knew that. How did he not see it? Why did he take so long to cut Devin Thomas and promote Banks? Was he trying to look like "The Mastermind" by stashing players on the practice squad who everyone knew were better than the guys who made the regular roster? If so, it just made him look more foolish. If someone had signed Ryan Torain or Brandon Banks before the got promoted, he would have had egg on his face.

Posted by: jcabana | November 19, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

No sex in champagne
Room with a view of shower
Making it rain babes

Posted by: learnedhand1 | November 19, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

I am the initial person to post on this blog entry, which makes me feel privileged.

Posted by: jcabana | November 19, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Actually, you're tied for first, so you get to share a cookie with beep, oops sorry, you're sharing a french fry!!!

Posted by: monk811 | November 19, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Wow Greg...get outta my head!

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 19, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Moss gets alligator arms if he knows he's going to get hit. Landry and Rogers need to put an exclamation point on hits when the ball is thrown that way.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 19, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Where are the surprise breakout players on offense? It's infuriating.


Posted by: jcabana | November 19, 2010 10:16 AM

Anthony Armstrong for sure. Perhaps Keiland Williams. That's not bad for two undrafted players in one off-season.

Posted by: MColeman51 | November 19, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Screw Moss...I'm glad Kenny Britt ain't playing.

** Friday's Haiku entry deadline is 12pm EST **

Anyone else care to judge? I always like them all (except for hessone's). Nate's entry was very deep.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 19, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Alan4, you're right about that Chris Johnson fellow...

And people crowing about Vick > Young should bear in mind that Young is a pretty good player... and that Vick played lights out, better than just about anybody else could for a single game, but he was aided and abetted by our absolutely putrid defense.

With all that said... don't tell the Titans, but this is a TRAP GAME! The Skins are going to win Sunday, and it's gonna be ugly as hell.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 19, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Where are the surprise breakout players on offense? It's infuriating.


Posted by: jcabana | November 19, 2010 10:16 AM

Anthony Armstrong for sure. Perhaps Keiland Williams. That's not bad for two undrafted players in one off-season.

Posted by: MColeman51 | November 19, 2010 10:21 AM |

I'd add Torain to the list. Problem is that we've had fewer surprise break outs and more surprise break downs.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 19, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Stripper strattled me,
Can't stop itching from the crabs,
Second time this month!!!

Posted by: monk811 | November 19, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

brown, technically I posted first, so you owe me like 10 cokes or something....given that I don't drink soda on the regular, you're off the hook...THIS TIME...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

The Skins are going to win Sunday, and it's gonna be ugly as hell.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 19, 2010 10:23 AM

Think back on their four wins. "Ugly" is the only way they know how to do it.

Posted by: MColeman51 | November 19, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

brown, technically I posted first, so you owe me like 10 cokes or something....given that I don't drink soda on the regular, you're off the hook...THIS TIME...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2010 10:26 AM

I'll take the sodas!

Posted by: PlayAction | November 19, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

beep, given torian's injury history, I'm leery of any kind of dependence on him offensively....I did see some wiggle in KWill's game the other night...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

"Ugly" is the only way they know how to do it.

Posted by: MColeman51 | November 19, 2010 10:26 AM

There are no ugly wins. Only ugly losses. Like Monday night.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 19, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

There are no ugly wins. Only ugly losses. Like Monday night.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 19, 2010 10:30 AM

Remember the 9-7 win over the Rams last year? That was an ugly win, and a harbinger of bad juju to come.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 19, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

beep, given torian's injury history, I'm leery of any kind of dependence on him offensively....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2010 10:29 AM

Next you're gonna tell me that you don't think Malcolm Kelley's been star because of his alleged "injury history." Man, you're tough on these guys.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 19, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Where are the surprise breakout players on offense? It's infuriating.

Posted by: jcabana | November 19, 2010 10:16 AM


Anthony Armstrong and Ryan Torain say 'hi'...which is exactly two more "surprise breakout players" than most teams get in one year. I mean, really dude...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 19, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Club don't have dental;
Teeth fell out, no worries though;
Gumming feels damn good!

Posted by: monk811 | November 19, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

beep, given torian's injury history, I'm leery of any kind of dependence on him offensively....I did see some wiggle in KWill's game the other night...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2010 10:29 AM
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They need three running backs to be active for this game. Would like to see Torain and Portis back in the lineup, but not sure about either. If neither can go, this might be the week james Davis gets the promotion...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 19, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

"Ugly" is the only way they know how to do it.

Posted by: MColeman51 | November 19, 2010 10:26 AM

There are no ugly wins. Only ugly losses. Like Monday night.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 19, 2010 10:30 AM
-----------------------------------------
There are ugly wins. An ugly win is laying the three hundred pound blind date but being able to sneak out of her house without waking her in the morning...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | November 19, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Strattled? I don't think it means what you think it means.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | November 19, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Yea, have to at least give Randy Moss some respect. At anytime he can take the top off our defense. But I worry about CJ2k more than Randy.

Check out my new Redskins blog!!!!: Roccoskins.com

Posted by: roccoskins | November 19, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

ben roethlisberger,
vince young and brett favre do it.
can't tame the monster.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | November 19, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Damn monk...working hard for those points!

From yahoo sports re: Keiland --

"With Torain presumably on the mend (provided he avoids warming up too vigorously next week) and Clinton Portis due back, Washington suddenly finds itself with a crowded backfield."

Crowded backfield = Good for skins, bad for fantasy.

Does Williams have much of an injury history? He "seems" as durable as they come.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 19, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Ya know after going 4-12 last year im pretty pissed we arent undefeated right now.

Posted by: zjenks | November 19, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

portis is done ocntract wise after this year correct?? Lets find out what KWill/RTOrian, and JDavis can do, while slowly pushing CP out the door....he's not the future for this team...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | November 19, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Ya know after going 4-12 last year im pretty pissed we arent undefeated right now.

Posted by: zjenks | November 19, 2010 10:47 AM

Redskins are undefeated...on the road, against teams with a winning record.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 19, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Ya know after going 4-12 last year im pretty pissed we arent undefeated right now.

Posted by: zjenks | November 19, 2010 10:47 AM

Conventional wisdom laid 90% of the blame for that 4-12 season at the feet of an inexperienced coach and a mediocre QB.

Both have been replaced by Big Name "winners". We were supposed to be contenders.

Posted by: Alan4 | November 19, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Ya know after going 4-12 last year im pretty pissed we arent undefeated right now.

Posted by: zjenks | November 19, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse


I know right? New Coach, New GM, New Defense, New Defensive Coordinator, New Offensive Coordinator, New O Line Coach, New Def Line Coach, New Running Backs Coach, New Wide Receivers Coach, New Water Boy, & New Towel Boy.

Superbowl or busy baby!!! Yeah, take it to the house!

People really should have curbed their expectations. We've been competitive in all but one game and that was a perfect storm. The eagles would have beaten anyone on that night. Most likely not as bad as they beat us, but still.

Posted by: Devo2 | November 19, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Club don't have dental;
Teeth fell out, no worries though;
Gumming feels damn good!

Posted by: monk811 | November 19, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

WINNER!!!!

Posted by: myeldell | November 19, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Strattled? I don't think it means what you think it means.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | November 19, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Hmm, in my world it would mean the woman has her legs spread, sits down, then wraps her legs around the other person. Now if you're busting balls cause I spelled it wrong, sorry, it's Straddle!!!

Posted by: monk811 | November 19, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

dik said it below the beeps on the last thread, and others have alluded to this: gotta manage our expectations for this year. I was hoping for 8-8 going into the season, and that still feels do-able.

Staying medium on my expectations... as hard as it is when they've dropped some "winnable" games. Trying to avoid too much overreaction to last Monday's debacle...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 19, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Here you go again Greg...the "throw the young guys out there and see what they can do" thing is for teams that are playing for next year...we're not dead yet, dude. You play to win the game. Besides...isn't Torain still down? Portis (if healthy) and Williams is all we've got otherwise...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 19, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Monk can't spell hahahaha

Posted by: PlayAction | November 19, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Monk can't spell hahahaha

Posted by: PlayAction | November 19, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Sorry I'm not a NERD like you, and you didn't specify in the Official Haiku Rules about spelling errors!!! I think I've been named the winner anyway!!!

Good info on Keiland, I actually like him and hope he's on the team next year. Not a feature back type, but if he steps up his blocking he can be a good 3rd down back or goal line back!

Posted by: monk811 | November 19, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Conventional wisdom laid 90% of the blame for that 4-12 season at the feet of an inexperienced coach and a mediocre QB.

Both have been replaced by Big Name "winners". We were supposed to be contenders.


Posted by: Alan4 | November 19, 2010 10:55 AM |

In your fantasy world maybe, but most of us knew that with the terrible talent collected and wasted here for the last 10 years this was atleast a 3-4 year process.

They will get better every year but if you thought playoffs this year then you were way off base.

Most of us predicted between 7-9 to 9-7 and we are on track for that.

Posted by: Flounder21 | November 19, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Sometimes a misspelling is an opportunity to coin something new...

strattle (verb): mess with a man's head by spreading one's legs, sitting down on him and wrapping one's legs around him.

Example: "Do you see that dude over there getting a private dance? See the look on his face? That girl totally strattled him!"

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 19, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

I don't know why alot of y'all are claiming DT11 wasn't worthy of a roster spot.

Y'all are killing me with the logic.......

The only reason he got cut was he was too cocky and not a practice player, which you have to be good at to get on the field.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 19, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Sometimes a misspelling is an opportunity to coin something new...

strattle (verb): mess with a man's head by spreading one's legs, sitting down on him and wrapping one's legs around him.

Example: "Do you see that dude over there getting a private dance? See the look on his face? That girl totally strattled him!"

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 19, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

I copyrighted it, I'll send you my bill for using it!!!

Posted by: monk811 | November 19, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

dive ass

Posted by: PlayAction | November 19, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

The only reason he got cut was he was too cocky and not a practice player, which you have to be good at to get on the field.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 19, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

So you're saying he would have lined up as a receiver and ran perfect routes and surprised people with his athleticism and awesome play??? Come on, the dude couldn't even keep his kick returning job cause he ran like a crackhead and couldn't wait for blocks to develop, you really think he's gonna ball out as a receiver? He got cut for a reason, it's the same reason he hasn't been active in a Panther game yet, and the reason is he sucks!

Posted by: monk811 | November 19, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Beeps, go to the next post you dive asses!!!

Posted by: monk811 | November 19, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Mike Shanahan could also be a factor. He concerns me more than Randy Moss.

Posted by: deshackleford | November 19, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

I would say any man with helmet ligning up against the Redskins is a "factor", let alone a future hall of famer.

Posted by: eello | November 19, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

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