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  1. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Moss' comments stir up Owens

    Friday, September 17, 2004

    By DON BENEVENTO
    Courier-Post Staff
    PHILADELPHIA
    Terrell Owens began by suggesting that he had no intention of getting himself involved in a verbal duel with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss.
    But Owens' intentions could not survive the first few questions he was asked at his weekly news conference onThursday.

    Asked how he reacted to Moss' contention that he ranks above all other receivers because no one gets the same type of fierce coverage, Owens stayed outwardly calm.

    But you had a feeling he was handling things differently on the inside.

    "That's great," Owens said of Moss' comments. "That's fine and dandy. I've always given Randy his credit and his just due because he's a great receiver. If he doesn't feel like I'm in comparison to him, that's great."

    But then Owens went on to get in some shots of his own.

    "My thing is, if I were thinking of great receivers who I'd want to be compared to, I would obviously say guys like Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin. Regardless of what (Moss) says, if I'm not compared to him, or he feels like he's on another planet, it doesn't bother me."
  2. Roughneck

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    MNF this week could prove to be an amazingly interesting game.
  3. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    TO the narcissist-exhibitionist is gonna be on national tv in prime time on Monday.

    What a perfect setting for some extra-curricular melodrama.

    I hope Moss shows him up so bad he totally loses it on national television.
  4. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Me too. We've already faced Moss, but have to face Owens 2 times still.
  5. Reef Engineer

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    Personally, I don't believe in the "show me up" thing since they play the same position and don't go against each other - neither can do a darn thing to stop the other so I always find these comparisons ridiculous "Moss against Owens" - maybe in the parking lot after the game but certainly not on the playing field.
  6. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Normally, I think these media inspired face offs are just that. Ratings tactics.

    But TO is such a narcissistic nutcase, I think Moss getting more limelight than he does just could provoke him into a fine, maybe even a suspension, if those cameras linger too long on Randy. If McFlabb isn't showing TO enough ball, we could see a very public blowup unfold.

    Of course, Moss isn't too many seasons away from brow beating Culpepper on the sidelines either. :p What a riot if they BOTH went off on their QBs!

    At the very least I expect Owens him to make a silly arse of himself, and embarrass his organization. Public humiliation or ridicule would be as good a way as any for the Philly roller coaster to start plunging....doooownnn....at a record speed.

    Anyway, I'm cheering for Daunte to throw SIX TDs on Monday night.
  7. AJM1613

    AJM1613 New Member

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    Or Moss will get completely shut down by Sheppard and starts crying, Culpepper gets sacked 6 times by Kearse (not the whole defense), and Owens receives 4 TDs and passes for another to Westbrook.

    Either way LTN, that is why the games are played.

    One more thing, quote from last week:

    "Thats why I came here" TO.
    "Thats why I got you here" McNabb.

    After a TD... :D
  8. Tio

    Tio Armchair QB

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    Doubt it...Moss is on another level, and Id take winfield on owens over sheppard on moss...
  9. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Dreaming is good. You might want to wake up before Monday though. Shepherd alone hasn't got a prayer of shutting down Moss. He's nowhere near Terence Newman and he couldn't do it.
  10. Tio

    Tio Armchair QB

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    Actually, newman did a decent job. He let up 3 cacthes in general. Although two were for touchdowns, they were like 5 yard passes that were impossible to stop.
  11. AJM1613

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    Sheppard may be able to shut down Moss, remember, football is a team game. If Kearse and Co. can get to Culpepper, disrupt his passes, cause fumbles and/or INT than he has a chance. Or defensive line is a little bit better than yours...

    A couple things to keep in mind:

    Tice is 1-15 as a HC outdoors.
    Reid is 13-1 on primetime games (6-1 on MNF).

    We beat the Vikings 48-17 in 2001.
    Culpepper was sacked 6 times.
    McNabb had three passing TD and one rushing TD.
    Moss had a big game (7 receptions for 95 yards and a TD).
    Carter had a big game (5 receptions for 81 yards and a TD).
    Vincent and Talyor didn't do much...
    Now we have Kearse and Owens...
  12. Hostile

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    I'll make a friendly wager that Moss has more receptions and more yards than he had against us. I wouldn't be surprised if he scored a couple more either.
  13. AJM1613

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    I know, I think he will have a better game too, I wasn't serious with my first post, I thought Owens receiving 4 TD passes and throwing another would have made that clearer...I guess not.

    Moss may be shut down, I don't care. There is no "Randy Ratio", give him 7 catches for 95 yards and a TD, as long as we win 48-17...

    I am sure he will have more catches and yards, but a couple more scores than two? You wouldn't be surprised if he had 4 TD?
  14. Hostile

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    I don't think your defense can stop Moss. THat's about as plain as i can say it.

    1 TD or 4, or anything in between.

    Read the other thread I posted about QB/WR duos. Your duo, though good didn't even rate a vote.
  15. AJM1613

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    Umm...Good...

    Manning/Harrison is undoubtedly the best QB-WR combo in the league IMO, Culpepper/Moss are second...What's your point? Do you actually expect someone (besides Irvin) to say that McNabb/Owens is the best QB-WR combo in the NFL after 1 game??? Lets see what they can do against a team that at least finished with a winning record last season before anyone labels them the best.

    Here's a question for ya:

    What defense can stop Moss that is on their schedule this season?
  16. Anthrax

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    The media keeps trying and trying to make TO say something, TO is doing a great job so far.

    I also love how people think TO will go off on McNabb or Reid. Terrell and Donovan are best friends right now. TO loves it here, unlike when he was in SF and hated Jeff.
  17. CapnComeback

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    Very astute, R-Dub. From the matchup standpoint I totally agree. One will be an interesting matchup with TO having an edge over Winfield the other will be a rape. When you factor in the quarterbacks throwing at the said matchups the chasm widens.
  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I heard something on the radio this morning where a reporter was asking Hugh Douglas about this whole thing.

    He said something along the lines of neither will be on the field at the same time because they are both on offense...so he suggested that right before the game starts they should have a pose down on the field.

    Thought that was kind of funny.
  19. AJM1613

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    Winfield isn't that good of a cover corner, and he is a legal midget (well, 5'8"). He can tackle better than any CB in the league and is outstanding against the run, but their secondary let up 307 yards last week to three WR. That is sad.

    When you factor in the QBs, the chasm shrinks.

    McNabb has been the best QB in the league over the last 11 regular season games.
  20. BrAinPaiNt

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    D.Culpepper 2000-2003 stats....

    Comp % = 63%
    Yards = 13,887
    TDs = 90
    Ints = 63

    Rushing yards = 1,911 with 26TDs

    McNabbs stats 2000-2003....

    Comp %= 57.92
    Yards = 12,103
    TDs = 79
    INTs = 42 (one area he has been better per stats)

    Rushing yards = 1,926 (another area he has been better per stats)
    Rushing TDs = 17



    Last year stats....

    D.Culpepper

    Comp% = 65
    Yards = 3,479
    TDs = 25
    Ints = 11

    Rushing Yards = 422
    TDs = 4


    McNabb

    Comp% = 57.5% (McNabb has never reached a 60% season average yet)
    Yards= 3,216
    TDs = 16
    INTs =11

    Rushing = 355
    TDs = 3

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