Roddy, Randy and Julio would be unstoppable

 

Randy Moss making a reception over Falcons CB Christopher Owens. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Randy Moss making a reception over Falcons CB Christopher Owens. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Randy Moss has been to Flowery Branch before. In August of 2010, Moss practiced at the Branch with the New England Patriots in a joint-practice.

Even though he was a jerk and didn’t want to speak to the media, we probably should not hold that against him. Not so sure about this given the Falcons penchant to steer clear of “challenged souls,” but it could’t hurt to do some due diligence.

I can’t get this three-wide lineup out of my head. Roddy White to the left, Julio Jones to the right and Moss slotted on either side or in motion from one side to the other.

Patriots QB Tom Brady chats with Falcons QB Matt Ryan before Tuesday's morning practice between the teams in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Patriots QB Tom Brady chats with Falcons QB Matt Ryan before Tuesday's morning practice between the teams in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Then you think about the four-receiver lineup with Roddy, Randy, Julio and Tony Gonzalez. Wow, who’s going to stop that?

Five wides – Roddy, Randy, Juilio, Tony G and Harry Douglas or Eric Weems (Both are prospective free agents.)

Wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie is a strong and forceful coach. He certainly could firmly manage Moss.

And heck, if Moss becomes a problem, send him to Harsfield-Jackson in the black mini-van with a one-way ticket back to West Virginia.

The Falcons have to at least give my man Joel Segal (Moss’ agent) a call.

Here’s the ESPN story on Moss saying he wants to return to the NFL.

He’s even been endorsed by New England quarterback Tom Brady! (I don’t know where Giselle Brady stands on this development. I have to think that she’s all for receivers who catch her husband’s passes.)

Moss abruptly retired on Aug. 1 with a one-sentence statement from his agent, Joel Segal. But the ink had scarcely dried on the stories listing his career accomplishments — 954 receptions for 14,858 yards and 153 touchdowns over 13 seasons — when reports began to surface that Moss would be willing to return if the right situation presented itself. Tom Brady, with whom he connected for a single-season record 23 touchdowns for the Patriots in 2007, even said he’d welcome Moss back to New England.

Your thoughts?

Be nice, now!

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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225 comments Add your comment

Kingbyrd

February 14th, 2012
12:07 pm

kappellmeister

February 14th, 2012
12:07 pm

Kingbyrd

February 14th, 2012
12:09 pm

That would be a great line up DOL but I am fearful of Randy’s I play when I want to attitude and the effect it would have on the team.

James

February 14th, 2012
12:10 pm

Get the tackle from San Diego and fix that o-line and that offense would be the best in the league. Defense’s would fear us. Could never double-team a receiver or roll coverage.

Casey

February 14th, 2012
12:11 pm

As long as it’s a small (financial) risk, why not?!

Ray

February 14th, 2012
12:11 pm

Not a good idea

Ex-Season Ticket Holder

February 14th, 2012
12:12 pm

All good teams have one or two bad boys. The Falcons should give Moss a look.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 14th, 2012
12:14 pm

He’s like 35. He should be matured by now. Maybe the timing is right.

Ex-Season Ticket Holder

February 14th, 2012
12:16 pm

Given Randy Moss’ age, the Falcons should be able to get him at a discount.

Marcus

February 14th, 2012
12:18 pm

ehhhhhhhhhhhh… no thanks

One could make the case that Moss is like the Derrick Coleman of the NFL. Uber-talented but didn’t always give consistent full effort to max the talent people saw in him.

We need OL help, DL help, and more than a passing glance at shoring up the DBs.

James

February 14th, 2012
12:19 pm

All Moss wants is to get a ring. He knows that this will be his last chance to get one. He can’t risk messing things up and destroy that chance.

Casey

February 14th, 2012
12:19 pm

My fear is his “quit” attitude; that it would rub off on some of the younger guys.

Jusdoitok

February 14th, 2012
12:25 pm

That is a good scenerio-having that kind of lineup on offense. Randy Moss is the rogue receiver that would compliment the Falcons. The Falcons want to get away from being the choirboy underachievers-this is the way to do it. Mr. Blank-get this deal done ASAP.

PATIENCE

February 14th, 2012
12:25 pm

ADD ORSON CHARLES AND LAMICHEAL JAMES WITH A LOW RISK CONTRACT FOR MARCUS MCNEIL AND CARL NICKS ON THE O LINE. AND THAT WR CORP MATT RYAN HAS NO REASON NOT TO EXCEL. THATS A BETTER OFFENSE THEN THE SAINTS AND THE PACKERS HAVE RIGHT NOW. CAN YOU 19 – 0 AND SUPERBOWL NOW WHAT DEFENSE IN THE LEAGUE COULD STOP THAT

Mack

February 14th, 2012
12:26 pm

Enter your comments here

Mack

February 14th, 2012
12:28 pm

You have got to br KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!

J.J.M.

February 14th, 2012
12:28 pm

lmao I saw this and laughed so hard….roddy julio and douglas could be unstoppable for any elite QB….signing moss wouldnt matter if you dont have a QB who can get the ball to them or evn TRY throwing deep balls 4 times a game…poitless article

GTT

February 14th, 2012
12:29 pm

If he hadn’t accepted Tennessee’s money, while giving them no effort whatsoever, I’d say OK. But, since he did, no.

Jusdoitok

February 14th, 2012
12:29 pm

To all the naysayers, Randy Moss’s attitude is no worst than Roddy’s. That’s our problem-no one wants to speak his/her mind. This is still supposed to be a free country, at least for right now. Just look at the Hawks-no one on that sorry team has ever spoken their mind about the inept coaching or about the bad management choices they’ve made with drafting talent. Everyone on that organization is scared for their own paycheck.

DJ Sniper

February 14th, 2012
12:30 pm

2-3 years ago, I would have said hell no to this idea. Now, I’m warming up to it. That offensive lineup would give defensive coordinators nightmares all season.

I’m also starting to envision the idea of even taking a look at Albert Haynesworth.

O'Brien

February 14th, 2012
12:31 pm

I dont think Randy would be happy to be the #3 receiver. Plus his main goal will be to win a championship. The Falcons can’t even get out of the first round.

Nique

February 14th, 2012
12:35 pm

In theory this sounds great… No way it happens though D-Led! Flacons would not even make the call! On another note though, while everyone keeps talking about drafting a TE to replace Gonzo, I actually don’t think that’s the answer. I think the answer is acquiring FA Martellus Bennett who has four years of experience, has been groomed under pro bowler Jason Whitten, has shown flashes & is still just 24 years old!!! I think he’s a perfect fit for our TE issue & could allow us to run dangerous 2 TE set this year. He’s already been groomed by a tough prow bowl quality TE & getting a year to learn from the best TE ever will only make him that much better! He should then be able to step uninterruptedly into the starting role the following year without our Offense missing much of a beat & him still being young enough to grow with the youthful core we have!

Najeh Davenpoop

February 14th, 2012
12:36 pm

3 possibly elite WRs, no elite QB to get them the ball deep.

Jusdoitok

February 14th, 2012
12:38 pm

The work ethic I like. Maybe Randy did have an attitude with Tenessee, but, next to Jacksonville, they had the sorriest offense in the league. I think that the three of them, Randy, Julio, and Roddy-along with Tony will have a positive influence on the O-line as a whole. Matt will have to step up his game. Matt’s probably working on his body-as we speak-to strenghen that “noodle arm” of his and get his core in shape-ready on day 1 for mini-camp. He’ll have the benifit of having a full off-season and so will the other offesive players. We need to dump M. Turner-while he has some value. This is a passing league. Yes, you have to have your powerful running backs in place, but if Turner doesn’t lose all of that extra weight he’s carring, then trade him for running back who quicker to the hole and powerful to the cuts. Lastly, get a good backup to give Matt competition at the qb position.

RSM

February 14th, 2012
12:38 pm

I would rather have Hines Ward if the Steelers let him walk.

DDPO

February 14th, 2012
12:40 pm

Props to PATIENCE for being the first on today’s Falcons Blog to suggest that a UGA player could put them over the hump. The Packers had a pretty good offense and we see where that landed them. Same goes for the Saints.

DLed- What moves do you think that the Falcons will take to address their defensive issues?

D O Bedwetter

February 14th, 2012
12:41 pm

Kurtis

February 14th, 2012
12:41 pm

We haven’t gotten blow out of the playoffs the past two seasons because we didn’t have enough people to catch the football. Nope, we’ve gotten dominated because we haven’t been able to push anybody off of the line of scrimmage, on either side of the ball. We’ve got decent talent on this team, so just upgrade BOTH lines in a big way and we will be much, much closer to achieving what we all desire. .

J.J.M.

February 14th, 2012
12:41 pm

^^^ajeh I just said the EXACT same thing

just sayin'

February 14th, 2012
12:41 pm

watch it you’ll get banned…

tyger

February 14th, 2012
12:42 pm

Even Coach Blank isnt going for all those “black dots” this year…

Certainly, Randy Moss would improve our receiving core…
Even at 35, slowed from a 4.2 to a 4.5 is still better than most…
I see him on the outside rather than slot, but….

who is going to get him the ball…
Brady showed off his arm strength with that hail mary at the end…
Easily 60 yd in the air, Ryans went 45 wishfully…

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 14th, 2012
12:42 pm

Najeh Davenpoop — I said be nice!

Tom G

February 14th, 2012
12:42 pm

Do not even consider spending any money on a WR(unless he comes free) until you have addressed the OL and DL. Games are won and lost 90% of the time in the trenches?

Broken Wing

February 14th, 2012
12:43 pm

Having read White’s comments about Goodell, I’m not sure I even want to keep him on the team, much less add another prima donna.
Roddy doesn’t pay the commissioner’s salary but wants to criticize the amount! Roddy before you tweet again, please learn how to catch the ball!

D O Bedwetter

February 14th, 2012
12:43 pm

OK…..I see what you are doing. You are trying to stir the pot.

I might get banned, but you want to stir the pot?….Expect a mess.

You are absolutely $*^)#*^ retarded to blog this. Unless Moss can sack and or put pressure on QBs, or pass block, there is absolutely NO need for another WR

I will say it again. You $(^+(@% retard

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 14th, 2012
12:43 pm

Mack — Not kidding. At least check it out. That’s all I’m saying.

Boom Dizzle

February 14th, 2012
12:45 pm

Ask this question 2 — 3 years ago, my answer is HELL NO……right now, I’m to a point I’d at least think about it….

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 14th, 2012
12:46 pm

J.J.M. — Ice has been coached to be conservative. He’d have to take some shots with this crew. I’m just sayin . . . .

Shonuff

February 14th, 2012
12:46 pm

I’m not a Randy Moss hater, but he just can’t play anymore. The Patriots, who didn’t have a vertical threat, traded him off. The Vikings cut him and he did absolutely nothing in Tennessee. We could probably still get Jerry Rice for the name value, but he can’t play anymore either.

DJ Sniper

February 14th, 2012
12:47 pm

Najeh, I assume you’re referring to Matt Ryan’s arm strength. No, he doesn’t have the strongest arm in the league, but neither does Drew Brees. Brees’s strength is his accuracy. Hopefully Ryan’s accuracy will improve under this tweaked offensive system. I’d suggest for him to get in the weight room as well, but the guy isn’t a noodle arm as some people suggest.

just sayin'

February 14th, 2012
12:48 pm

spend more money on a wr?..see how far that’ll get you into the playoffs…if you can’t pass for more than 200yds with the current wr’s, how will another wr help that?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 14th, 2012
12:48 pm

D O Bedwetter – That’s gross! (My 5th grade science teacher used to call me that. That dude, Mr. Dozier, was a jerk. That wasn’t funny. #scared4life!)

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 14th, 2012
12:49 pm

just sayin’ — Banned? There’s this little thing called the FIRST AMENDMENT! (only hate speech folks get banned)

J.J.M.

February 14th, 2012
12:50 pm

“J.J.M. — Ice has been coached to be conservative. He’d have to take some shots with this crew. I’m just sayin”

so what was the point of him running the no huddle when he gets to make the play calling himself?

D O Bedwetter

February 14th, 2012
12:50 pm

This has nothing to do with maturity and everything to do with team needs and the bloggers ego.

The team needs line help.

The bloggers mommy and daddy did not pay him much attention, so he has to create it here with inane subjects.

Just stop

D. Orlando Ledbetter

February 14th, 2012
12:52 pm

Shonuff — He’s got to have something left in the tank.

Shonuff

February 14th, 2012
12:52 pm

I bet Terrell Owens is more ready to play than Randy Moss. At least T.O. was semi-productive his last year in the league. Randy Moss should be looking to do Dancing with the Stars, he can’t get open any longer.

Shonuff

February 14th, 2012
12:53 pm

Why does he have to have something left in the tank? The last season he played in the NFL proves he doesn’t.

Kenny D

February 14th, 2012
12:54 pm

Yes that would be nice to have Moss, Roddy and Julio ! However it would take Peyton to deliver the ball to Moss , Roddy and Julio……. Matt Ryan don’t know how to pull the trigger ! I still say Matt Ryan is a BUST !

Thurogood Marshall

February 14th, 2012
12:55 pm

Since when does free speech apply to private blogs?

Is this why you write a third rate blog? You failed Constitutional law?