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Packers' 60-second rant: Moss in Green Bay a bad pipe dream

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By Dan Arkush

If we can believe Jeff Fisher when the Titans head coach says at least "30 of the 32" head coaches in the league have to at least be thinking about adding Randy Moss to their rosters, it certainly would seem likely that Mike McCarthy has set aside some time in the last 24 hours to discuss that possibility with Packers GM Ted Thompson.

While adding Moss probably isn't very realistic, you have to admit it's a very intriguing thought, considering the current state of the Green Bay offense.

Think about it for 60 seconds. While Greg Jennings has gotten better and better since TE Jermichael Finley was eliminated from the offensive equation, the rest of the Packers' receiving corps has, quite honestly, left a lot to be desired.

There isn't a tougher cookie at his position than Donald Driver, but in the last few weeks, it has looked like he is starting to crumble, operating at much less than full strength due to a nagging quadriceps injury. Driver told a Milwaukee radio station Tuesday that he is going to be sitting out the Cowboys game this Sunday night, and Packers Nation can only hope that two full weeks off — with the Packers' bye next week — will enable him to get healthy.

Then you've got James Jones to consider. In Week Seven against the Vikings, he was a major force with four catches for 107 yards. In Week Eight against the Jets, the Packers would have been better off with actor James Earl Jones in his place, considering how poorly James Jones the football player played in that game.

Jordy Nelson had his moments against the Jets, but like Jones, he has been inconsistent, and who knows about Brett Swain, who entered the mix for the first time this season against the Jets?

Taking into account all of the above, wouldn't Moss be worth considering? The answer would be yes, if Moss was anywhere close to the same receiver who performed so well for the Patriots before being deemed expendable enough to be traded to Minnesota. But Moss was just ordinary with the Vikings before probably ruining their season, which is why it would be the shock of all shocks if the Packers claim him around 3 p.m. or so tomorrow.

Too bad the old Randy Moss is no longer with us.

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