Brandin Cooks: Randy Moss could ‘probably go for 100 yards’ on Sunday
There were rumblings last month Randy Moss hadn’t completely ruled out the idea of a return to the NFL after he told Curt Menefee he hasn’t “lost the itch.” As Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks tells it, if Moss were to come back he would be pretty effective, immediately.
Cooks worked out with Moss during the offseason and has seen first hand what the 38-year-old has left in the tank. He apparently saw enough that during an interview on The Jim Rome Show Cooks seemed pretty confident Moss could still make an impact in an NFL game.
“He could step on the field today, this Sunday, and I bet you he could probably go for a 100 yards,” Cooks told Jim Rome.
“He was running with us. It’s not like he was just out there coaching,” Cooks said. “He was actually running the conditioning, running the routes, and he still looked smooth.”
Few who have played receiver have possessed the physical gifts Randy Moss during his prime. So, I suppose, he could have lost a step or two and a few inches off his vertical and still have plenty to spare. That said, as it is often noted, game speed is very different than that of offseason workouts. But hey, Cooks was there and he knows what he saw.
Moss last played in 2012 with the 49ers and posted a modest 28 receptions for 434 yards and three touchdowns. His last 100-yard game came against the Colts in 2009. The odds may be against him on hitting the century mark, but as a Randy Moss fan I wouldn’t mind seeing him go long for a deep ball once more for old time’s sake.