The case to #ReSign Santana Moss


The Redskins have been doing plenty of purging…and lots of it!

Clinton Portis, Derrick Dockery and Andre Carter have begun what will be a mass exit as the Redskins begin to move beyond Joe Gibbs II era players once and for all.  But as locker nameplates of household name veterans begin to come off, I feel one should stay for a little while longer–Santana Moss.

Santana Moss has been, to this point, the Redskins most reliable deep threat.  Until the emergence of Anthony Armstrong last season, he was the only option deep.  Since he has been here, he always had that “big play” ability and as woeful as the Redskins offense has been during that span, his ability would be needed.

As a Redskins receiver, Moss is 4th All-Time for receptions with the club. He has also had four 1000 yard seasons while in DC.  While he may be getting older, he will be 32 this year, he is no doubt a high quality football player who has potential to produce on a high level.

All these years he has lacked a complimentary “big target” to whom he could run routes across from or next to.  He has been “the guy” and perhaps that hindered him to an extent.  He would draw the double teams, he would draw the best cover corner.  The problem with that was he was the best receiver the Redskins had, so without him the were cooked.

Looking ahead

This offseason the Redskins have looked at Andre Davis and may sign him, he last played in Houston for Kyle Shanahan, but will he be enough?  Former New York Giant Plaxico Burress will be a free man this June, some think it’s a good idea to at least look at him. Rick Snider, of the Washington Examiner, and Brent Carothers, or Brooding Burgundy, both adamantly feel that the Skins should look at Burress.

@Snide_Remarks

Would have no problem with #Redskins signing Plaxico Burress when released from prison June 6.

@burgundy BROODINGBURGUNDY.com

He’s 33, lacks common sense, and is currently an inmate; but I will not be outraged if #Redskins call Plax Burress on June 6, when he walks.

Let’s say this actually happens or Malcolm Kelly’s light bulb goes off and he goes nuts next season on the field.  You want a Santana Moss on the other side for consistency, leadership, and experience.  Yes groom Anthony Armstrong, and continue to develop him.  Yes develop Terrence Austin.  Yes let Brandon Banks run routes from time to time.  But have your veteran, and that we have in Moss.  Re-signing him is not like brining in a 74 year old Joey Galloway, its being practical.

@NFLHustleBabe is one of many on Twitter really campaign for Moss’s deal to get done with the Skins.

#ReSign89!! (clap, clap, clap clap clap) #ReSign89!! (clap, clap, clap clap clap) #HTTR!!! #RedskinsNation

So what else needs to be said?  Please re-sign Santana Moss.  If not and we do nothing, who else is there?

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