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NFL Network: Randy Moss vs Terrell Owens

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This man loves his quarterback. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
This man loves his quarterback. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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Unemployed wide receiver Terrell Owens is appearing on the NFL Network as I type. He doesn't have a team and is pretty nonchalant about not having a roster spot- and I'm sure he'll get one before the season starts. Then, TO is asked to talk about our own wide receiver Randy Moss. TO is clearly uncomfortable saying, "What do you want me to say?"

TO quickly clears the air by saying that he and Moss are good friends. Rich Eisen then asked him to compare himself to Moss. Here's a basic run down of what was said:

TO says that Moss made his living running down the field and out-jumping corners- which isn't NOT true. TO also said that he is better across the middle than Moss- which could be argued as well. Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson agreed with TO by saying that Moss made a living by being more athletic than the players on the field and that TO was a better all around receiver.

I feel like no one, with TO on the stage, was willing to say that Moss is the better receiver. TO's uncomfortable response to the initial question about Moss clearly curbed any real discussion by the commentators on the show. Moss has had a more impressive career, whether comparing yards, touchdowns, All-Pro or Pro Bowl appearances at each players' point in their career. When TO was at Moss's point in his own career, his numbers and career awards would fall behind those of Moss.

Despite my disagreement with what was not said on the show, there's a good starting point for conversation. So I have a question for you.

Would you want Owens on our team?

Let's say that having Owens on the team wouldn't hamper any young player's growth and that he would definitely come and contribute.