Yesterday, I passed along the report that Randy Moss would welcome a return to the NFL, if that return meant that he would be playing for the New England Patriots. I also asked you to vote in a poll as to whether you would like to see Moss in New England, which you can still do HERE, and you overwhelmingly voted that you would like to see Moss back in Patriot blue. Tom Brady was asked about his feelings on a Randy Moss return, and Brady seemed to be on-board should the opportunity materialize.
“Would it surprise me? You never know in the NFL,” Brady told Boston sports radio WEEI. “I talked to Randy just before the start of training camp. I love Randy, he’s one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of the game, one of the greater players I’ve ever had the chance to play with. Unfortunately, I don’t make personnel decisions. If I did, I’d still have all my friends here — Troy [Brown], David Patten, Deion [Branch] never would have left. I’ve seen so many guys move on, then guys come back. Who knows? You never know what situation we’ll be in here next week, for that matter.
“I can’t get into [Moss's] brain at all. I love the guy. He’s a great friend of mine. If he ever did have the opportunity to come back, I’d certainly welcome it with open arms.”
The more I think about the possibility, the more in favor of it I become. My only hesitation come when I think about all of the times that Brady tried to force the ball to Moss. The game that sticks out in my mind the most in that regard is the Jets game from Week Two last season. Brady was clearly forcing the ball to Moss, which lead to picks and an offense that couldn’t keep the team in the game. If Brady can have Moss and keep his throw-it-to-whoever’s-open style, then this would be a positive move for the team. There’s a lot that needs to happen in order for this to be a possibility (injuries, poor production from the position), but it can happen.
It’s nice to know the team’s most important player would welcome it.