Randy Moss ran a sub-4.40 during his workout for the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday? With all the turmoil going on in New Orleans as of late this may be the first bit of good news they have had this offseason.
So far, most of the news swirling around the Saints’ organization has been about the “bounty” scandal concerning ex-defensive coordinator Greg Williams and some of the defensive players who participated in the bounty program.
The other news has been about Drew Brees’ and his displeasure with the Saints using their franchise tag on him. Brees wants $23 million a year but the Saints are looking to pay him more in the ballpark of the $18 million he will get if he signs the franchise tag.
But if the Saints can come to terms with Brees and sign Moss then look for another big year for their offense. The Saints are a perfect fit for Moss because they play in a dome and Moss is one of the best in the league at stretching a defense with his speed and catching ability.
He probably won’t have another receiving season like the one he had playing with Tom Brady back in 2007 but Moss can put up some big numbers because he is hard to guard one-on-one. With defenses rolling their coverages towards Moss, tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Darren Sproles will have a lot more room to operate.
And Moss will be happy not having to run routes into the teeth of the defense. The Saints have speedsters on their team but none who have shown they can consistently hold a spot in the lineup. With Moss occupying a receiving slot and consistently putting pressure on defenses with his speed, Graham and crew can exploit more matchups in the middle of the defense.
That is if the Saints can sign him. With reports of Moss’s stellar workout, more teams are going to show interest in signing him.
If Moss is looking for one more big payday though, it would be in his best interest to play with a quarterback like Brees who will get him the ball early and often. We’ve seen in the past how Moss loses interest when he is not involved and we wouldn’t want that now would we?
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