Randy Moss

Will Patriots' offense be more 'fun' under Cam Newton? Randy Moss thinks so

Will Patriots' offense be more 'fun' under Cam Newton? Randy Moss thinks so

Randy Moss knows a thing or two about exciting offenses in New England.

After all, the former Patriots wide receiver caught an NFL-record 23 touchdown passes from Tom Brady in a historic 2007 offense that many consider one of the greatest ever.

So, when Moss suggests the Patriots' offense could have more entertainment value with Brady gone, it's worth noting.

Speaking Tuesday on ESPN's "Get Up!", Moss envisioned a Patriots offense that will be more fun to watch with Cam Newton under center than Brady.

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"I think we are really getting ready to see how fun that offense can really be," Moss said. "Not discrediting anything Tom accomplished because he accomplished some great things, but I think being able to have a guy like Cam Newton that can run the ball, they are able to spread guys out, and then being able to be that viable threat in the passing game that he can just tuck the ball and run."

To say Newton is more mobile than Brady would be an understatement: The 6-foot-5, 245-pound QB has 4,806 career rushing yards and 58 rushing touchdowns and excelled at running read-pass options (RPOs) in Carolina.

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While Brady led many high-octane Patriots offenses over the past 20 years, Newton adds a new dimension that Moss believes offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will take full advantage of.

“There is going to be a change in New England," Moss added. "I think we are going to see them have a lot more fun out there and Cam Newton is going to give them that opportunity for the fans -- not just the New England Patriots fans, but the football fans around the world -- to really see how fun this offense can really be."

Newton must stay healthy to live up to that billing, which is no guarantee after shoulder and foot injuries caused him to miss 16 games over the last two seasons. If he's starting for New England in Week 1, though, Moss will be among several former Patriots watching intently.

"I think with this system and Josh McDaniels, it's going to be exciting," ex-Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest said Tuesday on NFL Network. "Nobody’s going to know what to expect from this offense going forward."

Thaddeus Moss reveals why he signed with Redskins despite Patriots, Bengals interest

Thaddeus Moss reveals why he signed with Redskins despite Patriots, Bengals interest

Thaddeus Moss' explanation for signing with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent is pretty simple.

They called him first.

That's what he told reporters on a video conference call Wednesday. He also confirmed he received interest from the New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals.

Moss coming to the Patriots would've made for a good story. His father, Randy Moss, is a Pro Football Hall of Famer who had a great career with the Patriots as a wide receiver. He tallied an NFL record 23 touchdown receptions from former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the 2007 season.

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The younger Moss played at LSU last season and caught 47 passes for 570 yards and four touchdowns for the national title-winning Tigers. His quarterback was Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, who was selected No. 1 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Bengals. So, that probably explains the Cincinnati's interest in Moss. 

The Patriots could've selected Moss in the draft but they instead chose UCLA tight end Devin Asiasi and Virginia Tech's Dalton Keene in the third round.

Ex-Patriots WR Randy Moss reminds everyone of his TD record in great Twitter flex

Ex-Patriots WR Randy Moss reminds everyone of his TD record in great Twitter flex

Randy Moss is the NFL leader for touchdown receptions in a single season, and the legendary wide receiver reminded everyone of that fact Friday.

The former New England Patriots wideout posted a tweet early in the morning showing the single-season touchdown receptions leaders, with his name appearing a total of four times. He set the record in 2007 with 23 touchdowns during his first season catching passes from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

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Check out Moss' flex in the tweets below.

He's not wrong -- touchdowns do win games. 

Only one wide receiver in league history has found the end zone more than Moss. San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice holds the record with 197 career receiving touchdowns. In fairness to Moss, who has 156 career TD catches, he played in 85 fewer games than Rice and didn't spend the majority of his career with quarterbacks as talented as Joe Montana and Steve Young.

Moss was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018 in his first year of eligibility. He's one of just six wide receivers to go in on the first ballot.

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