Originally written on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 11/9/14

MIAMI - DECEMBER 06: Wide receivers Sam Aiken #88 and Randy Moss #81 of the New England Patriots sit on the sidelines while taking on the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 22-21. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
The efforts to which the Saints have gone to make me hate them this week have been unbelievable. First they don't extend Drew Brees which forces them to franchise tag him, which in turn exposes Carl Nicks to unrestricted free agency and a wide open market. That's just stupid. Then, they get busted for funding a bounty program that was either ignored, accepted or even directed by some of their biggest figure heads on the staff. Now they bring in Randy Moss for a workout? Are you serious, Saints?

Remember how I used to brag on both the intelligence and good character of the people around the Saints locker room? That's been put into serious question now multiple times this week. Of course this is nothing new. We've decided to ignore warning signs that there have been flaws with the Saints' character before. Keeping a guy like Mike Ornstein hanging around was one major warning sign. The Kevin Houser fiasco that involved questionable tax moves and scams was a major warning sign. Sean Payton and Joe Vitt allegedly involved in a vicodin scandal was a major warning sign. These and many more things left both Saints Nation and Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune wondering if the issues were a sign of a bigger problem back in 2010. In the end most of us swept these things under the rug because the Saints were so fun to watch and they were winning. I believe the Saints are still "intelligent" but not as much as I used to give them credit for - when you consider Brees getting tagged, Nicks essentially being allowed to walk, and now Randy Moss coming in for a visit. My faith in their ability to make the right moves has been compromised. I'm not sure I believe any longer they are full of good character people from the top on down, either. And that makes me all of a sudden wonder if Randy Moss would fit right in... not in a good way.

Anyway, back to Moss. Why are we even considering this clown? Moss will be given a tryout by the Saints as hack quarterback Brian Brohm throws passes to him. This is the same Moss who didn't play football in 2011 and the same Moss who played for three different teams in 2010 because he had declined enough that his attitude finally outweighed his talent. This is the same Moss that doesn't write checks because he's rich:

This is the same Moss that plays when he wants to play:

Yeah, um, no thanks Saints. If they think they're getting anything close to a replacement for Colston and/or Meachem with this clown they need to wake up. Randy Moss is notorious for taking plays off and not trying when it comes to blocking. Meachem and Colston, by comparison, are known as two of the very best blocking receivers in the entire league. You think Brees grew visibly frustrated with Reggie Bush's lack of concentration? Putting him to work with Moss is a disaster waiting to happen. So again, no thanks. This would be a huge downgrade, a locker room cancer, and he's not even that good anymore. You've already been stupid enough this week, Saints, and you're already stupid for bringing him in. Don't be so stupid that you sign him, especially when your character flaws are already showing bright. In a fragile time for the organization, adding a character problem like Moss is the worst publicity you could ask for. No thanks.

Do you want to take a flier on Moss?

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Former Knick Anthony Mason dies at age 48

Report: Blackhawks, Caps discussed Patrick Sharp trade

Giancarlo Stanton was 'angered' over $325 million offer

Colts, Cardinals, Cowboys interested in Adrian Peterson?

How much will Rousey and Zingano make for their fight?


Browns agree to three-year deal with Josh McCown

Bulls general manager expects Derrick Rose back in 4-6 weeks

Ray Allen reportedly will not sign with Cavaliers if he returns

Shane Vereen squashes rumor he wants $5 million per season

Jon Gruden on Meyer: 'Greatest coaching job of all time'

Vince Young to work out at NFL Veteran Combine

WATCH: Tyler Hansbrough, Festus Ezeli ejected for fight

WATCH: Russell Westbrook literally gets dent in his face

WATCH: Knicks' Alexey Shved tosses wild pass into stands

Ten players ready to make the leap in 2015

WATCH: Reggie Bush says he won't quit football

PHOTO: ECHL team will wear Dr. Seuss jerseys

Report: Baron Davis in talks to join a contending team

Earl Lloyd and basketball’s cruel February

Pirates issue statement about ISIS executioner in team hat

WATCH: Dress debate threatens to derail Brooklyn Nets’ season

FIFA gave Fox the 2026 World Cup to avoid a lawsuit

WATCH: Charles Barkley rips analytics... again

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Anthony Mason dies at age 48

Westbrook got dent in his cheek

Earl Lloyd and basketball’s cruel February

WATCH: Barkley rips analytics again

A-Rod: A con man returns to baseball

Bostick death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Rousey, Arianny Celeste get into it

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The parallels of Rose and Hardaway

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.