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Monday, August 1, 2011

81 reasons why Randy Moss should go into the Hall of Fame as a Patriot

By Rocky

He set the record for most touchdowns in a season (23) by a wide receiver in 2007 with the Pats.

He averaged 16 touchdowns a season as a Patriot and 13 per season as a Viking.

In terms of complete seasons he averaged 1 extra yard on his longest completion in New England vs the Metrodome.

He averaged 3 more first downs 61-to-58 in a Flying Elvii hat.

After Oakland broke him and Raiders’ head coach Tom Walsh said, “Randy Moss is a player whose skills are diminishing, and he's in denial of those eroding skills...Randy was a great receiver, but he lacked the work ethic and the desire to cultivate any skills that would compensate for what he was losing physically later in his career." He went on to double (x 2) his receptions and (x 2) his yardage per game.

According to Pro Football Reference his 2007 Patriots season was one of the 67 best of all-time with their highly scientific rating of 20.

Had his only interception (1) playing for the Patriots in 2009.

His average fantasy football position rank was 1 spot better with the Pats than the Vikes.

He was called a bad egg (well, that’s on the nicest side of the scale), was fined once (1) for mooning a crowd in Vikings pads, came to New England and was fined for criticizing officiating but that was rescinded as it was thought he had a point, and then when he went back to wearing the horns was fined twice (2) again.

He is the number 1 Pats wide receiver of all time in yards per game—he averaged 75 yards every time he suited up for the red, white and blue.

In 2010 he spent four games as a Patriot and scored 3 times; he only reached the endzone twice as a Viking in the same amount of games before he realized there’s no place like New England, there’s no place like New England.

Randy Moss’s Wikipedia photo is of him in Patriots gear (+ 1), though that was two teams ago (In comparison Brett Favre’s photo is of him in a Wrangler Jeans ad, I mean from his time with the Packers).

For every two videos on YouTube tagged “Randy Moss, Vikings” there are 3 tagged “Randy Moss, Patriots.” And the whole “straight cash homey” thing happened in Minnesota.

He played in 1 more Super Bowl with the Patriots than any other team. 

23 + 16 + 1 + 3 + 4 + 20 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 1 = 81

He is number 1 and 81 in our hearts.

1 comment:

  1. Nice article Rocky.

    I would just like to point out that unlike major league baseball, NFL players do not go into the Hall of Fame as a member of one specific team. The HoF does list all teams a player played for in his career, but generally speaking a player is considered to go into the Hall of Fame as member of the team he spent the majority of his career with; i.e. Franco Harris is considered to be a Steeler Hall of Famer but not a Seahawk Hall of Famer.

    With free agency and the result in more player movement than in previous generations, perhaps that will change. Ironically Moss will have a more difficult time becoming part of the Patriots' Hall of Fame than enshrinement to the NFL Hall of Fame; I can't think of too many other players where that is the case.