We are in a battle for the division and a have a legitimate chance to own the best record in the NFC (we are 4-4 and the leader is 6-2). This is not happening next year or two years from now, it is happening now! As a few people have suggested, we can lay down and say "we are not ready, please don't hurt us!" OR we can play the Laurinaitis, break em in half football like the Jets did last year and end up driving SJ39 straight up their asses into the playoffs.
However and to get to that point, we have somebody worth covering in our receiving corps. Clayton goes down and we die in the 3rd and 4th quarter. The stats show the facts. I know it, you know it and our coaches know it. So why the hell aren't we going after a solid WR?! Moss was a gift from god to be available at this time of the year. What was the big risk in picking him up? Three million? That’s chump change for a billionaire like Kroenke. I am very disappointed in our Ownership, Devaney and Spags right now. The three guys that have taken “the gamble” on Moss have been happy with his production and for the most part his behavior (Belichick, Fisher and Turner.) All three have been long time NFL head coaches with very good records and reputations for making good personnel moves. Chili was just a minor pit-stop for Moss and a coach that is losing his locker room.
So what was the problem with the Rams and Moss? He gets irritated with reporters and may also get mad when a caterer gets an order wrong? Who cares! So let’s forget about the 1,300 yards and 16 td's he averaged with the Pats or his career accomplishments that will land him in the hall of fame. I have been listening to NFL Network all day and have yet to hear a bad thing about the guy. Favre comes on and says “he is a great WR, the most knowledgeable I have seen" & he also notes that "Randy may not put forth 100% on every play but tell that to the defense when he catches that 75 yard TD pass". Brady comes on and says “I don’t know how this helps our team” and then continues to praise him. The point being, that I have never observed a player once say anything negative about him, besides a pissed off defender. My guess is that Chili will be fired at seasons end and Spags went to him for piss poor advice. Nice work! Don’t listen to the Hall of Fame QB’s and the “coach of the decade” listen to a guy that will be unemployed at seasons end!
Moss was a no risk, no brainer. If you don’t like his attitude cut him, no skin off of our nutts. Another big hit that we took by not signing him is the compensatory pick that he would have given us if we decided to send him into the free agent pool at seasons end. It really was a win, win situation. The simple fact is that he produces at a position that is holding us back from being a very good team, should have been reason enough. He offers “instant offense” and defenses would have had a real problem if they continued to keep 8-9 in the box. Right now they can stop our most dangerous receiver (Amendola) and our most dangerous weapon (Jackson) by playing a run stopping defense. Injuries have killed us and Devaney has done nothing to stop the bleeding. In my opinion that shows very little faith in our chances of winning anything this year.
I will go back to Faulk saying that “every game is the most important game” and Marino talking about how he thought he would be back to the Super Bowl multiple times after the first one during his sophomore campaign. In my opinion we should be gearing up for the division and a weak NFC because we may get one chance at it. Before you start spewing typed diarrhea remember how close the Jets were last year, a very similar team but, with a threat at WR. When the “D” put nine in the box the Jets routinely made them pay for it with a completed deep pass. Sanchez didn’t have to throw it 50 times all he had to do was hit 2-3 deep passes a game and that sent the defensive backs into their deep thirds keeping them out of the running game. We owe it to Jackson to have a typical defense to run against, we owe it to Bradford so that he can continue to develop as an all around passer and we owe it to Shurmer so that he can call the plays that are in his playbook. I wont even mention how much they owe the fans. Well as Rams fans are used to hearing "there is always next year" Go Rams!