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    Panthers say Moss "shut it down" - Extra Points - Boston.com

    Interesting and worrisome.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down


    If teams use his body language to play him differently, that is pretty much exactly what HE wants to do to THEM. Jump another route because you see Moss' body language, and then bam he's 10 yards behind you catching the TD ;)

    I hope teams try this in the playoffs!
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    Because if anyone knows about shutting it down early, it'd be the Carolina Panthers :p

    But yeah, Moss didn't play well. I really hope it's due to injury and not attitude. He really hasn't battled for jump balls over the past few weeks, and I can't imagine BB leaving him out there if it's an attitude thing.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    IF that makes them feel better...

    But it sucks that it's plain to see and now you hear it from the field. Worrisome indeed.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    Everyone has bad days.. Moss's day was not good, period. Maybe this talk from other will snap him out of it, whatever "it" is.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    I'd also love to know what they did with their defenders if they weren't worried about Moss yet Welker kept destroying them :rolleyes:
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    I saw him throw at least one great block, I suspect he's dinged up more than we know and he and Brady are out of sync with each other playing with hitches in their giddyups.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    The alligator arms, the ridiculously easy drops. All this happening in a week since he was sent home. It's worrisome when it starts to pile up.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    Maroney and Faulk, and Morris got off some good runs and forced them to play run first freeing Welker for the slaughter.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    True, he set up Welker for a nice block. He easily added 2-3 yards for Welker on the play.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    No doubt it is worrisome..
    I just hope it's due to something else, like being hurt and his bad back hampering him more than anyone knows
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    I think there are other issues, but we'll monitor the situation.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    That's why I think there are other issues affecting his game - I'm willing to give him another season.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    This was not just a bad game for Moss. It has been a bad month. Since people have started being physical with him, it has taken him off his game. He is not a physical receiver, but he has not fought for a ball all year. It does not look like anything that will change until he goes up against against small, non-physical corners (like Butler and Wilhite).
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    I'm not saying I want him gone, but if he's becoming a lazy cancer, he's not long for NE. I hope he gets it worked out, and we always find out after the season a guy we rag on is banged up. Who knows, he looked fine a week ago early in the game.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    Moss and Brady miscommunicated - pick. Brady talks to him, he catches it - fumble.

    Sorry, that sounds like a bad day and Moss, unlike T.O., tends to get down on himself after a screw-up and not simply forget his screw-ups and subsequently demand the ball be thrown his way again. As he and Welker were 2 and 3 in receiving yards at the start of the day, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Most "aging stars" who cannot get open are not putting up those numbers on a season, let alone 13 games into a season.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    No positive spin can be put on Moss's performance. He was lousy.

    It has been a long time since he had a good game. If he has

    three more games like this one, the Patriots better be looking

    for his replacement.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    He has been hurt all year with a back injury that hasn't gone away...Brady injured as well is only going to cause a ripple with him that throws his major abilities out of whack.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    Bad bad day for Randy. Anyone have any quotes from him after the game?

    I also like how random teams that limit him one day talk about how easy it is to stop him. "Be physical and he will shut it down". Well....why is he still one of the most dangerous players on the field? All they need to do is be physical with him and he's done. How has the guy managed so many touchdowns and yards with this blueprint being out for years?
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    If Moss is fighting through a painful and debilitating injury, then attributing his on-field performance to lack of effort is unwarranted, IMO.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    If we had another deep threat, I don't think that Moss would be playing. He's been injured.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    We need to go the route of an extra OL at TE and Watson playing a WR type role. If he's lined up at WR, he simply has to be respected.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    So, if they covered him 'till he gave up by design, explain Weker's fantastic day? I mean, once the Moss job was complete - why not try to shut down Wes? What a crock.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    Things have been up and down all year for him and this week could be something that forced him to just not care this week. I can let it go this game, but if it starts up next week. Then I say bye bye Randy
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    Hmmmmm, opposing players are saying it. Fox color man and former NFL player Moose Johnston is saying it.
    Hmmmm.......perhaps it's true??
    Moss is a quitter, a lazy player, a pouter???
    It's so nice to have company on the Randy Moss reality tour for a change. It's been a lonely place for me in recent years.
    Care to join us fellow Patriot fans?? ;)
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    This particular opposing player, Chris Gamble, should not be taken seriously, even if he's 100% right. He's flaky like Fred Mitchell is flaky.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    Assuming you are not joking, and judging from the smiley I hope you are, I wonder why it's so lonely there. Ask yourself this - if Moss is a nothing and so easy to shut down, why would anyone care if a defender shut him down? If he is so predictable and unimpressive on the field, why do so many defennsive backs trumpet when he has a bad day? I do not hear the same backs trash-talking about Edelman and giving up no receptions to him on the day. Why might that be, as chairman of your private club?

    He's had 3 consecutive seasons with over 1000 yards, including this one, and will likely have 10 or more TDs for 3 seasons, all while with the Pats. Frankly, if he is all those things, if your "reality tour" includes diligent, happy and unproductive players in lieu of Moss, most would take Moss in a heartbeat. So complain away.
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    Re: Panthers players claim that Moss shut it down

    No way. Belichick has to find out THIS SEASON if Moss is a Patriot or a Raider.
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