Passing Camp: Moss Struts Ability

The smile on Tom Brady's face should be enough to tell anyone all they needed to know -- Randy Moss is going to make a difference. At passing camp in Foxboro today, Moss showed the media what he could do, and it was everything Patriots fans have been clamoring about. No wonder Bill Belichick was willing to take a chance on the all pro veteran.

Randy Moss stood out in the crowd at today's Patriots Passing Camp
By John Ingoldsby

FOXBORO, Mass. - All eyes were on Randy Moss today as the lithe-looking wide receiver made his debut on the field of Foxboro.

The tall and talented receiver stood out in the crowd sporting the number 6 and wearing his signature head-dress, and he was in the middle of the action throughout.

His finest moment came at the end of practice, when he looked back over the shoulder to haul in a Tom Brady pass at the goal line, similar to the two John Stallworth catches in the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams in 1980.

But the most promising play was one he didn't catch, when he showed his acceleration but just couldn't quite reach a lob on a fade route in the corner of the end zone.

He also showed he can go up in traffic while on a deep sideline route, when he collided simultaneously with defensive backs Rashad Baker and Mike Richardson, who jarred the ball loose.

John Ingoldsby has covered the New England Patriots for various publications the past 13 years. He began his writing about the NFL for newspapers in the 1970s. John is a member of the Professional Football Writers of America. You can find him on the Patriots Insider boards under the handle Rudiee.

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