Is Randy actually trying to deny what Carter was saying? Because it's true. We saw it many times in games, and he said as much to anyone who would listen.
I don't know why you would bring him in if you were a team that wasn't going to make the playoffs. It would be better to develop a younger guy (like Green and Jones from last year) than spend money on a washed-up, bad attitude player who probably wouldn't want to be on a non-winning team anyway.
And playoff teams don't want to mess up any chemistry they may have. Moss is no longer the missing piece teams may be looking for, not even Chicago.
As someone pointed out, if Owens can't get a job (heck, can't even get people to watch him try out) then how is Moss going to get one.
I say good-riddance.
It was fun watching you when you were at your best.
Moss has had motivation issues, but he hasn't been the cancer that TO is...not by a long shot. Moss will get looks (I think) because while he's had problems and he certainly had quit on teams, he's both more talented and less risky than TO. Worst case scenario he quits on you. Worst case scenario with TO is he publicly throws the entire team under the bus, stunts Qb development, hurts young WRs and stymies an offense. Totally different classes of douche
I think your point about developing a guy "like Green and Jones" is only a good point in a very select set of circumstances. Those guys were both picked in the top 6. Obviously if you have a guy who is top 6 talent, yes, you want him to develop. But not many teams have the luxury of drafting a stud, even if it's a fairly deep WR class (when looking at draft and FA combined). That's sort of a no-brainer.
Back to the Bears, they were a playoff team before the Cutler injury. They are one year removed from an NFC Championship appearance. Their defense is still mostly intact. The OLine can't get worse. I don't think. But they have nobody at WR.
Bennett is a reliable WR2/3, Hester is a gadget guy, Knox might never play again, Sam Hurd is going to be in pound-you-in-the-uhhhh... prison, Roy Williams might be done in the league, and their TE crew is all in the plodding extra-lineman Martz mold. Davis is okay as a pass-catcher, but nothing to scream about.
Moss gives them something they don't have. Maybe he won't be super valuable between the 20's, but he is the epitome of the go-up-and-get-it receiver. He'll be valuable for someone in the red zone. I look at what Plaxico did this year--not necessarily a starting-caliber player, but situationally very valuable. I don't see any reason Moss (assuming he stayed in shape) can't do what Plax did last year, and that's something a team like the Bears really could use.
Add to is a strong veteran locker room and it actually is somewhat intriguing.
Do I expect the Moss of old? Of course not. Would I even be upset if they didn't sign him? No, not at all. But he could certainly be valuable on this team that has nothing right now and no "Green and Jones" on the horizon.
I didn't really see Owens doing that in his last two stints, in Buffalo and Cincinnati, and he played pretty well in both situations...something you can't say about Moss in Minny and Tennessee.
And if quitting and doing all of the things that Moss has done isn't locker-room cancer, I don't know what else you would call it. I know if I was giving 100% and someone wasn't, it would piss me off.
I'm not saying Owens doesn't have his problems...the guy obviously has some mental issues. As a 49er fan, I've watched his whole career with a lot of interest, and I think what we saw of him in Buffalo and even more in Cincy would've intrigued me last season if I was desperate for a WR.
In regard to Chicago specifically, I've paid a lot of attention to them because as a Denver fan (as well as a 49er fan) I thought the Broncos blew it when they traded Cutler, and I'm a fan of his, so I am hoping he can be successful in Chicago.
They definitely need a WR. Someone mentioned, though, that they thought a non-playoff team would take chance on Moss. I think that would be a mistake. For a team like Chicago, I think it makes more sense to either develop a player, or yeah, pick up VJax, Colston, or Bowe. It would be much better for them than to try a old band-aid, who may or may not feel like playing on Sunday. At least with Owens, he was driven to succeed, and was going full-out all the time, including blocking.
He obviously has issues and doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut (Garcia, McNabb, criticizing his QB), but also defended his QB (Romo) and is a passionate person. If Owens and Moss were both healthy right now, I'd take Owens.