Amidst the turmoil and shock of our team leader once again becoming a pariah, Randy Moss has an opportunity to start becoming the new leader of this team. I personally believe he is taking full advantage of this chance and that he realizes the role he needs to play for the Titans. I'm know it will be on the links for tomorrow but everyone should go check out the latest Titans post from Kuharsky (god i can't believe i just typed that).
I was moderately distraught after this past Sunday. "Hurt" would even be a good description because of the emotion I have invested into Vince Young over the past 5 years. I went to bed on Sunday and Monday not knowing what to think about this team and I honestly felt a little disconnected until today. It would be unfair to expect our new QB to perform differently than a 6th round draft pick from Florida Atlantic should, but I realize that (once again) this team has an opportunity to accomplish the unthinkably ridiculous.
We now have a very intelligent quarterback playing with a very intelligent wide out. That relationship alone gives me hope. I know that has nothing to do with our transparent 3rd down defense but everything must start with the leader of the team. Up until now the purpose of this team has been convoluted. Was it about VY becoming a complete QB? Was it about CJ going for 2500 yards? Was it about the no name defense proving its worth? I'm not certain any of those factors were bringing this team together. As of today these players have enormous motivation to play with Dinger going through his battle with cancer. Why wasn't the motivation there before? I really don't know. But there is something about taking action on behalf of someone hurting that is very special.
Randy Moss has apparently always despised pretense. He can't perform if there isn't a synergistic respect amongst coaches and players. In the past week this team has gone from Super Bowl prospect to gutter trash, but I think it has made this group of players very "real." This is a very real situation and with pretense all but gone (except for the conspiracy theorists) I feel like this could be a defining point for Moss' career and for the Tennessee Titans.