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  1. FilPats

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    Moss was used as a CB in an obvious Mail Mary play earlier this season. Can he defend against Marvin Harrison in the redzone? Your thoughts. Go pats.:rocker:
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    Harrison might be done - I wouldnt worry too much about seeing him again.
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    bye weeks rule
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    why? Samuel shutdown Mr Wayne when it mattered.
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    If there is a jump ball in the end zone, who would you rather have defending than Randy Moss?
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    I'd rather have a defensive back, because if I'm an opposing QB who sees Randy Moss in the end zone, I'm calling a play to run right at him: it's an 11-on-10 game with Moss on D.

    No one's going to throw a jump ball vs. Randy Moss.
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    It's a bad idea because covering a receiver is very different from being a receiver, and also would you trust Moss to tackle a receiver on a quickout? The only possibility is to throw him in at free safety, but why would you do that, he's never shown the ability to read the QB and jump an interception. I think he's too lanky to have the necessary agility and cutting ability to blanket a receiver.
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    Being as tall as he is a shorter WR can make a quicker cut and get open. A jump ball forget about it, but a quick slant we may need to put Welker in to cover :)
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    I love watching Randy play for us but the man pushes off all the time and that will get flagged if he's lined up on D.
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    Using a player like Moss on D is idiotic. Imagine if the guy got injured? Besides, he's not quick enough to be a cover corner.
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    Using Moss as a CB on obvious Hail Mary plays is fine, but as a regular red zone CB? No way.
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    As everyone knows, Moss has great downfield speed (basically what the 40 measures)..but you are right, in order to be a great redzone DB you'd need to have great cutting and reactionary speed, and I don't think his frame allows him to do that. There's a reason why there aren't many tall corners.
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    Huh? If you were in a Hail Mary situation and you saw Randy Moss you would call a running play?

    If having Randy in the game forces you to abandon the deep pass, then he is more than carrying his weight.
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    Wouldn't it be great to see Moss get an INT somehow?
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    Yeah. Despite both being in the end zone, the two situations are at almost opposite ends of the spectrum.

    Little unfolds more quickly than a red zone play. Little unfolds more slowly than a Hail Mary.
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