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Your Call: T.O. or Randy Moss August 5, 2007

Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports, Your Call.

randy-moss.jpgIn 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.jpgTerrell 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.



1. sportsconversation - August 5, 2007

TO. They both give you about the same headaches, but TO has continued to produce the past couple years and Moss hasn’t. If you have to put up with the crap, at least get something in return.

2. kidal25 - August 5, 2007

T.O. has had a more stable career. Moss was good in Minnesota. At least T.O. has some “heart” compared to Moss. Moss didn’t even want to be part of a struggling franchise. Moss only played good when the team around him was good. T.O. has some issues. I would pick Moss’ attitude over T.O.’s any day. Moss always wants the ball even in the preseason. T.O. produces though. I can’t even type this anymore. T.O.=better chance of winning.

3. coaks - August 6, 2007

“You’re so wise. You’re like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair.” – Anchorman


4. Tino - August 6, 2007

If I had to choose between the two I would take TO. I do think that with the chance of a championship you will see Moss try harder this year. That shouldn’t be the case, he should play all the time, but I think it will have an effect on his season.

5. waistloss - August 6, 2007

T.O. no matter how much drama he creates, he delivers on the field. He doesn’t take plays off. He backs up what he says.

6. The Mixtape Monster - August 6, 2007

Looks like I’m in the minority here, but I think I’m going to take Mo$$. Less headaches than TO, and when worse comes to worse, if Moss isn’t getting passes, he’s just gonna sulk on the bench and not give a F. If TO isn’t getting passes, he’s yelling and screaming at coaches and the quarterback.

All of Moss’ haters will be surprised when he becomes the ultimate role playing reciever this year. I HATE THE PATRIOTS, but they made the right move by snatching him up. Remember when the Vikes were good? No headaches from Moss that year…

7. thegridirongoddess - August 9, 2007

Neither. Both are egomaniacal drama dawgs who cause derision on the team and coaching staff.

If they were only two receivers in the universe and someone held gun to my head and forced me to choose, well, in that case, I’d have to go with Moss. T.O.’s strut of arrogance would make me wanna kick him in the balls.

8. Chase King - August 29, 2007

I got to go with my man T.O. the only thing that he doesnt have is the speed. Not saying that T.O. is slow just not as fast as randy. Besides that I think T.O. is a better athlete. He plays to win. Unlike Randy. As you saw in Minnesota. Yes T.O. has a big mouth but he produces. He can run every route, across the middle, fades, slants, drags. The only time that Randy comes across the middle is to get subbed out and before game when he is stretching.

9. Jaker28 - October 19, 2007

T.o can back up shit becasue his “popcorn wasnt ready” for the patriots overwhelming domination!!!!, T.O = great athelete, unbelivibale talent, but an attitude of shit, he is way to cocky, he talks shit, he has no respect!!!! MOSS = great athelete, unbelieveble talent, also bad attitude, ugly display of public behaviour and cocky but not as cocky as owens…..these 2 are one in the same, the only difference is moss is tall lanky and fast, and t.o is strong and fast! Moss runs weak routes and doesnt cross the middle, TO drops the ball tomuch and lacks in speed alittle bit…….but hey compared to there pass this year it seems they have simmered down a bit, they seem to be respectfull, moss is more humble now, owens is more fo a team player, and they both are producing! so far this season they have both re-invented themselves and look what teams they have their contribution for succes, the Pats and the Boys. lets hope moss and t.o remain the same for the rest of the season and maybe their career because the way these powerhouse recivers are conducting themselves on and off the field so far this year is a huge improvement!

10. Nathan - November 30, 2007

T.O – As for the speed question – the guy still runs a 4.45 40.. While thats pretty good what you also get is a guy that once he gets going he is going to run away from guys. There is quick and then there is top speed. Not as quick as some small guys off the line Owens reaches escape velocity shortly after 30 yards and I doubt there is many if any in the league that can catch him. I would say Randy Moss is quicker but might be T.O thats going to run away from you on the big one.

As for trash talk.. T.0 has matured by many magnitudes since joining Dallas.

11. paratrooper - December 3, 2007

All you have to do is look at the numbers. Randy Moss is a new player since coming to new england patriots. tom brady has teamed up with him and they are almost unstopable. Moss has changed his whole additude. The players like him, and belichick likes him so he must be doing some thing right.

12. ghettophilosopher - January 23, 2008

I will have to go with Moss for this one. You get the feeling Randy isn’t even trying, yet he is getting those stats? I mean Moss can beat you in more ways than one and is a magnet for the ball. T.O. has more dropped passes and has been known to have a dropped pass problem. Lets see, Moss made Daunte Culpepper’s career. The QBs that TO has had, remain good even after the loss of TO. Donovan Mcnabb, Jeff Garcia.


13. JBall - February 10, 2008

OK guys, post season is over, it’s time to remember your wife or girlfriend. Maybe you better make up for ignoring her for most of January. How about a Valentines gift from 1-800-Flowers.com (http://www.1800flowers.com)

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