Before you start getting too excited or displeased depending on your opinion regarding Randy Moss, first know that nothing is even being talked about with the Detroit and Oakland organizations. This is just being thrown out there as something to discuss on the radio. You never know what could happen someday down the road, but for right now, this isn't even a rumor, it's just a topic for discussion.
Tom Kowalski: I don't think anything's brewing, but I think you raise a good point. People have asked about the Lions pursuing Jerry Porter, but I think if you're going to make a splash, go after Moss -- who clearly would welcome a change of scenery. It's extremely unlikely, though, because of the salary cap implications, but it's interesting to think of how this offense would blossom with Moss out there.
Even with the character issues, I would love to see this happen. I really don't like Randy Moss and never have because of the things he's done on and off the field. But, as a player, I have a lot of respect for him. He's a great talent and someone the Lions could use greatly.
I know, Detroit already is packed to the roof with wide receivers, and already has a star in the making with Roy Williams. Either way, Moss would bring something to this offense that no one else has in a long time. Since Barry Sanders retired, Detroit hasn't had one of those players that is a real threat for an MVP if you catch him in the right season. Also, Detroit hasn't had one of the top players by position since Sanders either. Adding somebody like Randy Moss would bring a dimension back to the Lions that hasn't been seen in ages it seems like.
As stated by Tom Kowalski in his answer to the e-mail, Moss would love having a change of scenery. He's made it public that he isn't enjoying his stay in Oakland. When you're criticizing your coach and quarterback in front of the media, it gets out pretty easily. And that's exactly what happened. I'm sure Moss' first choice wouldn't be Detroit, but I would imagine the focus of the Lions' offense would center around Moss. Right now, in Oakland, Moss is complaining about not getting the ball enough. In Detroit, that wouldn't be a problem at all.
Disregarding the salary cap as those specifics would have to be worked out if this were to happen, let's now look at what it would take to get Randy Moss to the Motor City. There's no reason to give up too much for him seeing as he isn't necessarily a necessity to bring over. But, I think it wouldn't be that hard to make the trade. As talked about above, you could include Mike Williams in the deal. Williams is rarely going to play for the Lions this season, and is a former first round pick that just needs a different team to succeed with. Maybe Oakland fits that description. Toss in a midrange draft pick while you're at it and Moss could be a Lion.
Oakland would probably not get rid of him that easy as he is one of the best wide receivers in the game, but I'm sure they're not dying to keep him either.
It's just a thought, and also something very interesting to talk about. Leave a comment with your opinion on this. Would you want Randy Moss to be a Lion?