On Saturday night the NFL honored it’s 2018 Hall of Fame inductees, including former Patriot Randy Moss. One of the greatest receivers to ever play the game of football, Moss was a character both on and off the field and has a truly special place in the heart of New England Patriots fans.
The Patriots traded for Moss prior to the 2007 season, during which they went 16-0 in the regular season and were just a few plays away from becoming the first team in NFL history to finish a season at 19-0. Moss had 98 catches for nearly 1500 yards and 23 touchdowns as part of one of the most dominating offenses in the history of the NFL. He and Brady were an unstoppable force that season, dominating some of the best defenses and individual defenders in the league.
Patriots fans will remember Moss for a number of ridiculous plays and performances, including:
– when he destroyed Darelle Revis in straight man coverage, threw his hand up, and caught the ball in the end zone with one hand as if it were the easiest thing he’s ever done.
– leaping backward over a Miami defender to snag a would-be interception and turn it into a touchdown.
– catching eight balls for 129 yards and three touchdowns in the snow against the Titans in an utterly dominating 59-0 performance.
Moss hit Patriots fans right in the feels on Saturday night by thanking Bill Belichick and apologizing for not completing the greatest season of all time in 2007. While that loss will haunt Patriots fans forever, Moss’ time here will not, and he will forever be remembered for the thrills that he brought to the team in his short tenure in Foxboro. Congratulations Randy, it is an honor well-deserved.
Until next time – B$