Moon could be leaving Houston after this year if the Oilers deem the last year of his contract to be too expensive. There is impatience in Houston, and it was not assuaged on Sunday when Moon was benched after his fourth interception in an 18-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers. The way to stay in Houston would be to win, though the season has not begun with promise. The Oilers, at 1-2, are an older team, with 29 potential free agents at the end of the season, 13 of them starters. There is a last-roundup look to this season: It's now or definitely never.
"Maybe this will be a motivating factor," Moon says. "Maybe it'll be like the movie Major League, when the owner is trying to get rid of all the players and they just go out and win the son of a bitch for spite. Maybe that'll be us."
He smiles at the possibility, the thought. Daddy Moon would like that. Daddy would like that a lot.