Maybe, but personally I don't see it quite like that. Randall had been around a long time before he finally hooked up with Moss. And for five or so years before he got to Minnesota, he was plagued with injuries and just couldn't stay on the field. '98 was a transcendent year for Randall and the Vikings. Far and away his statistical best and those three years WERE special. But the gist of his career (in my mind) was the 4 years from, 1987-1990 in Philly. During that span, the team had a very respectable 38-22 w/l record (.633%) And Randall put up these numbers:
1963 Attempts -1085 completions - 38 TDs - 22 INTs - 78.5 Passer rating.
391 attempts - 2692 yards (673/Year) - 6.83 YA - 18 TD
These of course are respectable stats, not great stats, if you factor out the rushing component, but really quite impressive if you factor them in.
And the memories of which I spoke are mostly from my 2 live encounters with RC. I was at Sullivan in late November of 87 for a really killer game. We were down 31-10, came all the way back to 31-31. only to lose 34-31 in OT. UGH. Cunningham was good that day, not spectacular.
But in November of 1990 we were visiting Lori's sister in law in Princeton and the 4 of us hopped the train at Princeton Station to head for the Vet. where we were treated to a 48-20 thrashing, primarily by RC and Keith Jackson. I was mesmerized by Randall - he was unstoppable (especially by the 1990 Marc Wilson led Pats.
). I just looked up his game stats to refresh my memory and refresh it did;
15/24, 240 Yards, 4 TDs (2 to Keith Jackson) 0 Ints 135.4 PR, plus 8 carries for 124 yards and 1 (52 Yard) TD. One of the best individual performances I've seen in person at least. Anyway.
He was around along time and was ALWAYS special in his way.