(KMOV)-- The Rams decided against claiming Randy Moss on waivers for good reason. He's a major head case. That in itself is reason enough not to claim him. Moss was once a great player, among the best wide receivers in the history of the game. He isn't anymore. Now he's just a good player with a bad attitude.
Why would you want a locker room cancer to come in and infect the chemistry the Rams are building? The Rams have got something good going. They're a very young team that plays hard, and is a legitimate contender in a weak NFC West. I believe they should stay the course and allow their young receivers to continue to develop without having to deal with Randy Moss and his 'tude. With that said, I'm not sure I believe Steve Spagnuolo and Billy Devaney when they say the Rams were doing their "homework" on Moss before deciding whether to claim him.
How much homework do you need to do on Randy Moss? Hasn't his track record been well chronicled? Do they want us to believe that maybe it's all been a big lie, that Moss is really a wonderful boy scout who's been the unfortunate victim of a smear campaign? Please. Everybody knows what kind of a guy Moss is, and the problems he would bring. I'm not sure why the Rams went through the motions of acting like they were really interested in Moss. Maybe they wanted to send the message to fans that they're serious about improving the team by whatever means possible.
I really don't think the Rams were ever seriously considering Moss, and that's ok with me. I wouldn't have claimed him either if it was my call. Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don't make.