It should teach you that a guy like Moss, who is as fickle as can be as a football player, is highly dependent on someone serving him well. Same holds true as for Owens. With respect to Housh, it only shows he overperformed last year, something I truly enjoyed and benefitted from but guys are expecting him to perform as a #1 which he really isn't. He is, for the most part, a possession receiver. And with Ocho underperforming, he's getting hurt too.
I'd agree that Moss is fickle, though I still don't get why NE is THAT bad this year. I think its more a combination of conservative play calling and they're just not as good when they aren't cheating.
Owens is not the same caliber at all. He's thrived under every QB he's worked with as far as I can remember. His problem is that he can't shut his mouth and that gets him into trouble.
I also don't believe Housh overperformed last year versus this year. I think the problem with Cinci is their run game. C. Perry is averaging under 3 yards per carry and inthe games I've watched, defenses are overly focused on shutting down the receivers and preventing big plays. That should be opening up the run game, but Perry's not doing his part to keep defenses honest and that's killing Housh. It also doesn't help to have a gimpy Chad Johnson, since he had been drawing double coverage the last few years.
As for focus on RBs, I don't think you'd be enjoying a winning season with Steven Jackson, Brandon Jackson, W. McGahee, or L. Maroney on your squad. Even LT and AP have underperformed so far this year. Now if you had Owens, Fitzgerald, Boldin, Marshall, etc. you'd be doing pretty well.