Moss' season winds to a seemingly quiet close

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:23 p.m.
Posted By Mike Wilkening

Randy Moss caught all of five passes in his first six games with the Titans, and his playing time has dwindled since Kenny Britt returned to the lineup in Week 14. However, Titans head coach Jeff Fisher believes claiming Moss off waivers from Minnesota in November was the right move. "Not a mistake whatsoever," Fisher said. "If I had to do it over, of course I'd do it. He's been great." Fisher indicated that Moss has been good in the locker room and helpful to his young teammates, and indeed, we're told he is well-liked in Tennessee. Moreover, his work ethic has impressed, and he's gotten along well with Fisher, we're told. That said, his lack of production has been mystifying. There is some sentiment that the Titans didn't do enough to get him involved in the offense when Britt was out of the lineup, but there's little doubt that injuries to QBs Vince Young and Kerry Collins hurt the passing game, helped force the team into a six-game slide and likely contributed to his lack of chances. There was some talk of Britt and Moss potentially playing at the same time, but that hasn't materialized. On Dec. 23, Moss said he would be open to re-signing with Tennessee and said he had enjoyed his time there, praising the city of Nashville and Titans fans. As far as his speed at this stage of his career, the 13th-year pro said, "I'm still running with the 20-year-olds." He joked, "It might take me a little longer to warm up."