From all indications, the Jets didn't actively pursue Randy Moss when he was on the trading block. But there was at least one conversation about him behind closed doors at Weeb Ewbank Hall. Chad Pennington did the talking. He provided his two cents, giving GM Mike Tannenbaum an upbeat endorsement of the problem-child wide receiver. The Jets' quarterback said he "talked to Mike about some of the positive attributes about Randy," a friend and former college teammate at Marshall. "(The front office) asked about him a little bit," Pennington said last night after appearing on the YES Network's "CenterStage" in Manhattan. "I've always been a fan of Randy. I always felt like, in the right situation, he's going to excel and help your team win. He's just a phenomenal player. Professionally, he's made great strides off the field, too." Moss, disgruntled in Oakland, wound up being traded last weekend to New England for a fourth-round draft pick. Asked on the air if he wished the Jets had made a play for Moss, Pennington said, "You always want your team to be able to take a chance on a guy like that because he's a game-breaker." Afterward, he elaborated, sounding like he definitely wanted the Jets to pursue Moss.