Bowen: Moss Was ‘Most-Feared Player’ During His Prime
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(WSCR) It’s no doubt Randy Moss was one of the best wide receivers in the NFL during his prime, but can the 35-year-old wide out still play at that level?
That’s the question NFL teams will have to address when they decide whether or not to take a chance on Moss.
“The question I have is can he still run,” Matt Bowen of the National Football Post and Chicago Tribune told The Mully and Hanley Show. “That’s the only thing I worry about. I’ve said before, when I played, Randy Moss was the most-feared player in the NFL on the offensive side of the ball. When you were a safety, sometimes they turn on the wide-angle film and you weren’t even on the film. Coach would say, ‘Where are you?’ and I’d say, ‘Well, I’m 30 yards deep. That’s Randy Moss.’ You’d be playing the deep half and you’d turn around and he’d be right next to you. He had that long stride to get on top of your cushion very quickly. He was the king of the deep ball.”
LISTEN: Matt Bowen on The Mully and Hanley Show
Even if the Bears don’t take a chance on Moss, Bowen said there will be plenty of other options at wide receiver once free agency begins.
“Everyone knows the Bears need a wide receiver,” Bowen said. “I think there are going to be a lot of options. You mentioned Vincent Jackson, maybe he’s not out there. Maybe it’s a guy like Dwayne Bowe or Marques Colston from the Saints.”