Moss will be a man with few options

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Moss will be a man with few options

By TomE. Curran
CSNNE.com
On Wednesday's edition of PFT Live, Pro Football Talk's daily webcast, Titans coach Mike Munchak said it "remains to be seen" if Randy Moss will be part of the new regime in Tennessee. Most likely, "it remains to be seen" is code for "are you out of your mind?!"As Gregg Rosenthal points out, Moss caught six passes for 80 yards in eight games with the Titans. And despite all Jeff Fisher's bouquets about what a great mentor and teammate Moss was during his time with the Titans (similar to Bill Belichick's bouquets, although Fisher's had little moustaches on them), Moss was an abject failure there, in Minnesota and in his four games with New England in 2010. Because of Moss' Halloween Ode to all things Patriots in his final game with the Vikings, it's reasonable to presume he'll target New England as a possible landing spot. Likelihood? Between slim and none. And closer to none. Despite Tom Brady's kind words about Moss as a teammate, he was all set with Moss once the Week 2 loss to the Jets went down. That was the game in which Moss was targeted 10 times and caught two passes. Brady threw two picks on passes intended for Moss - half of his 2010 total. Moss' field-stretching ability remains. So too does his patience-stretching ability. And though the Patriots were able to keep a cork on the bottle for virtually his entire stay here, if New England brought Moss back at a minimum contract with a reduced role, it's hard to imagine him being a productive member of the team. Remember, when Moss passed through waivers after the Vikings released him, only the Titans put out a claim on him. He'll likely have even fewer suitors after his time in Tennessee. Tom E. Curran canbe reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com.Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran

Bart Scott: Falcons have 'the better quarterback' in Super Bowl

Bart Scott: Falcons have 'the better quarterback' in Super Bowl

Former Ravens and Jets linebacker - now an "NFL Today" analyst for CBS - Bart Scott usually "can't wait" to make his disdain for Tom Brady and the Patriots known. 

He was back at it Tuesday in an interview with CBS Radio's Damon Amendolara, in which he said the Falcons have the better quarterback heading into Super Bowl LI.

“We know they’re the better offense, and right now, you could say they got the better quarterback because they have the MVP of the league,” Scott said. Ryan is the favorite to win the NFL MVP, which will be announced the night before the Super Bowl at the "NFL Honors" show.

“Now that’s a debate, but Matt Ryan has earned the right for his name to be put up there with the upper-echelon quarterbacks," Scott said. "He’s always been elite in the regular season, but now he’s taken this show into the postseason and he’s won the hard battles against the elite quarterbacks and now you have to give him his due.”

More from Scott: “I can’t see the Patriots stopping this offense. So, that means that these receivers are going to have to [keep] pace. It’s all going to come down to what it always comes down to. It’s going to come down to who makes the turnovers, who gets up early and puts the pressure on the other team. Matt Ryan and that offense showed me a lot when they went behind [in the divisional round against the Seahawks]. Seattle came and busted them in the face, and [Atlanta] went right back down and answered immediately.

"The Patriots always find a way, but I think it makes it more close of a game than what people think.”