It took him three years to wear out his welcome in New England and just over three weeks to do the same in Minnesota. So how exactly is a disgruntled Randy Moss going to help the suddenly resurgent Raiders?
At this point in his career Moss has little to prove and even less to gain. He needs a contract and Al Davis is beginning to run out of scratch. Despite the recent rebirth, the Raiders remain locked away in blackout purgatory causing rookie Rolando McClain to pull a Moss by refusing to talk to the media until he sees more fan support. Is this the type of atmosphere Moss should be thrown into?
With the way Moss sulked his way out of Oaktown there is little doubt he’d increase ticket sales. In fact, quite the opposite, his presence just might drive away even more Silver and Black faithful than it would attract.
Yes, there are injuries mounting faster than excuses from Wade Phillips. Yet this team still finds ways to win. Mix in Moss and who knows how his up and down attitude will affect the budding locker room chemistry.
Darrius Heyward-Bey finally had his breakout moment. While the presence of Moss on the field would greatly benefit the second year receiver, what happens in the locker room could seriously retard DHB’s growth. The same can be said for the entire team.
Tossing Moss into this locker room would be like giving an asthmatic a lit cigarette mid-cough. Just as a struggling franchise begins to find its feet the rug gets pulled as the Ed Werders of the world campout under Al’s office window awaiting the drama to unfold.
This was a marriage that didn’t work four years ago and this time around it would just be a one night stand. Like failing to strap up before lying down with Paris Hilton, this is nothing more than a few moments of pleasure that could have long lasting side effects.
Randy Moss might be on waivers today but this is one move Al Davis and Tom Cable need to take a waiver on. Make no mistake; this franchise is headed back to the top. One day, in the near future, the welcomed dilemma of adding that volatile final piece to a champion puzzle will occur. Until then, some relationships are better being left alone no matter how they ended. If history serves as any indicator, there is no way a Randy Moss reunion would end any other way except badly.