Gutierrez: Raiders Wise to Pass on Moss

November 3, 2010, 11:45 pm
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ALAMEDA - The Raiders were 14th in the waiver wire order today and though receiver Randy Moss was there for the taking, they took a pass.Good for them.The thinking was Oakland might take a chance on the noted malcontent to kick the Raiders offense into a higher gear because A) Al Davis has said before that he never wanted to part with the mercurial receiver in the first place and B) the Raiders are thin at wide receiver.Thankfully for the blossoming Raiders, they plugged their nose and turned away.We looked at everything, in terms of whats best for our football team, and I just feel like, right now, were O.K., coach Tom Cable said. Were getting healthier at (receiver), meaning (Louis) Murphys doing fine, (Chaz) Schilens is coming along. I think were doing O.K.The Raiders have won their last two games by a combined 92-17, have gained more than 1,000 yards of offense and have a young, impressionable roster. Moss has quit on his last four teams Minnesota, Oakland, New England, Minnesota again so why throw that into the mix?
Moss was a lost cause when not motivated in Oakland in 2005 and 2006, after being acquired for a first-round draft pick and linebacker Napoleon Harris. Then the Raiders shipped Moss to the Patriots for a fourth-round choice.The Raiders have too many positives going right now to mess with the vibe and tempt fate.Straight cash, homie?So good luck to the Tennessee Titans, who picked him up with the No. 22 waiver priority. It should also serve as a notice, of sorts, to Moss 21 other teams said, no thanks.