Your Call: T.O. or Randy Moss August 5, 2007Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports, Your Call.
In this edition of Your Call, it’s the battle of two of the most talented, but most controversial receivers in the NFL. A debate that has been going on for years now, it’s your call as to who is the better receiver. Both Randy Moss and Terrell Owens have had their share of bad publicity and harsh criticism. They are two very different players with two very big egos. If you had to pick, this would be a very tough decision.
Moss, is a walking touchdown with the ability to stretch the field. Often double teamed, and sometimes trippled teamed, he somehow finds the ability to jump over defenders to snag down deep passes. He’s not a very good route runner, and isn’t a receiver that’s comfortable going over the middle, but does find a way to get in the endzone. His speed (even though he may have lost a step), combined with his size is what makes him a freak on the football field.
Terrell Owens is a physical specimen standing 6’3” and weighing a very strong 225, he is a cornerbacks worst nightmare. What he lacks in speed, he makes up for in size and strength. Owens is as tough as they come, and is not afraid to go across the middle. He has a seldom talked about strong work ethic, and always comes into training camp in great shape.
What also makes the choice even harder is the trouble these guys cause for the teams they play for. Both Moss and Owens must have read my post, Pro Athletes: How to Ruin Your Career in 10 Easy Steps. Between the two of them, here are just some of the most notable incidents: taking plays off, alleged suicide attempts, arrest, talking about your teammates to the media, mooning fans, excessive touchdown celebrations leading to fines, cussing out your coaches and quarterbacks on the sidelines, spraying the refs with a water bottle, not playing as hard because your not getting the ball, and walking off the field before the game is over.
This is a tough decision. You have two very talented guys that create more problems and distractions than they do touchdowns. Both are extremely talented and are always a threat. For some it may not be who is the best player, but who is less of a headache. It’s your call.