So much for that Jake Locker to Randy Moss dream team. Titans G.M. Mike Reinfeldt told reporters last week that they are not planning on bringing back the wide receiver. Moss will likely hit the free agent market once the NFL lockout is over.
I can’t say that I am too surprised by the move. While Randy Moss’ Tennessee Titans teammates raved about him last season, he never looked comfortable at all on the field in their system. Moss was ineffective as a Titan and was a non-factor during his short tenure with the team. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver is at a crossroads after playing on three different teams throughout the NFL 2010-11 season.
Moss must have nothing left because the Titans are a team with a huge need at wide receiver. Thanks to Kenny Britt’s offseason “fun”, there is a good chance he could face a suspension. On top of that, his immaturity has to be cause for concern throughout the organization. The Titans cannot count on Britt at this point and definitely can’t build a passing game around him. Moss must have been the troublemaker that most NFL bloggers accuse him to be in order for the Titans to just allow him to walk away at this stage of the game.
I am certainly not surprised although it would have been interesting to see if the Titans could get anything out of Moss and rookie quarterback Jake Locker. I am guessing that Locker will start as QB if there is a season although the length of the lockout will likely determine that. Locker is a lot like Tom Brady so it would have been fun to see if Locker and Moss could develop some kind of chemistry in Tennessee.
And I don’t want to hear about the comparisons to Terrell Owens. The big difference between Owens and Moss is that Owens is still producing. Additionally, Owens took a big pay cut to play last year with the Bengals. It doesn’t appear that Moss is willing to make that financial sacrifice, not now anyway.