Its funny that 3 times since 1965 did I get excited when they drafted a player. First one was Chuck Foreman and I had a poster and jersey I wore to death. When they drafted Moss I went totally Bonkers (I knew something was wrong when Dallas Passed on him and he was a Cowboys fan amazing) because I had seen his Highlights at Marshall he just lit it up and then his nickname "The Freak" and they weren't kidding folks let me tell you. He slipped to the Vikings by some miracle (Wore his Jersey to Death). Moss slipped because of "Questionable Personality Attributes" in other a total screw up with legal problems and possible drug issues. Lets not also forget he had transferred from FSU to Marshall pretty odd not to want Bowden as a coach especially in light of Bowden saying Moss was a "Bigger Version Of Deion Sanders hmmm...Pretty rarefied Air don't you think for a freshman to get from Bowden. Everywhere Randy Played he set records for Td's. Big Play receiver who had The Legacy type ability to break open a game with Big Game ability and skills to match. Speed,Leaping Ability and Good Hands. Total Lightning in a Bottle
His first QB was Brad Johnson (unreal) and Moss had a 2 TD first game and 95 Yards. I knew from that moment on we had something special as we did In Cris Carter someone equally in Mosses league and ability but a veteran player who like Moss never found a Interview he didn't like and very opinionated as well or Outspoken hmmm. When Moss made the Vikes in 1998 he was paired with someone he could not only learn from but respect his football abilities also because he had already climbed the the stat boards making him one of the most elite effective recievers (who wouldnt run across the middle that one still makes me laugh today) that ever played sub one JERRY RICE! I would even go as far as to say if Moss had the same QB quality that Rice had he to might be where CC's LEGACY is.
Beyond the stats comes a person who squirts refs with Water Bottles, Tries to run over people with his car and numerous other odd behaviors for someone with his talent as a football player and his life outside of football need to be considered. Randy Tell me something with all the physical tools and guidance and luck you had having Carter next to you and teach you did you never learn the key to being great isn't the stats or the trash talk or even the numbers. CC was always outspoken and I didn't always agree with what he said but he stood by his convictions unlike you whose convictions usually had you rooming with a guy named Bubba and there stands the difference. I just cant believe spending all those years with CC never seemed to be able to help straighten out your priorities. It cost you being with the Vikes instead of the Raiders where you certainly were loved even though your behavior was less then juvenile. Now one might think that your travels to Oakland got you a place on New England and Brady and it did. Everyone thought you were done but you weren't. Again you broke records. Again they sent you packing. Why do you think? Why did the Vikes send you packing again? They needed a receiver and all you could do was mouth off and play lame. They always said you took plays off you werent involved in. That does not make for a great reputation nor does your ability to stir up a locker room. When The Vikes cut you ONE team was interested. Let me ask you this how many times was Jerry Rice traded or cut. How Many times was Cris Carter Traded or cut. You were never cut because of ability because you have all galaxy ability and epitomize the word's Narcissistic and Diva in the same breathe pretty amazing. Think CC or JR wouldnt have had a zillion offers if they had ever been cut at the end of their run? Think your travels have proven you to ever be mentioned as a person like the above 2? Football numbers are great for stats but when they talk about you in the future think anyone is going to just say he broke all these TD records? My guess is the diatribe that follows will include some of your finer moments. Lucky you weren't around for the Boating Party in 2005 or am pretty sure you might have graced the pages for that also.
If you truly are retired take heed in knowing you have a fan in your football skills in me. You have also disappointed many with your antics. If this is the end do something good for a change and teach and mentor other receivers on your dime. Do something good for your fellow man. Leave that as your legacy not what you already have as a person. Good Luck Randy unless you make changes you are going to need it.