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Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:08 pm
Edited on: October 6, 2010 10:01 am

The Minnesota Vikings' trade for Randy Moss means one thing: desperation.

Don't get me wrong. I think Moss can play. I think Moss is still a legitimate deep threat.
But the Vikings have to part with a 2011 third-round pick, and then pay Moss a long-term contract.

That's risky for a receiver who is 33 years old. Does he help this season? Yes. And that's what this is all about.

Brett Favre is in the final year of his career -- or so he says -- and the Vikings have to win now. With Sidney Rice out with an injury, it means they lack a big-play receiver.

Moss is still that, but for how long? It;s not a good move for the long-term viability of the franchise.

From the Patriots end, I ask this: What are you thinking doing this?

The Patriots are 3-1, tied for the AFC East lead, and they don't have a deep threat to replace him. Do they think Wes Welker and Julian
Edelman and any other slot receiver can do what they do without Moss's presence on the field?Moss makes those guys go with his ability to stretch a defense. Without him, the dynamic of the offense changes in a big way.

"It would be a lot easier to defend when he isn't there," said one NFC defensive coordinato Tuesday night.

Yes, Moss is unhappy in New England. So what. His job is to play and as long as he's under contract he has no choice but to play.

The Patriots are dumb to trade him. The Vikings are even dumber trading for him.

If you recall, Favre pushed the Packers brass to acquire Moss when he was with Green Bay. Are his fingerprints on this one? Time will tell.

The way I see it, this is a lose-lose for both teams.

Moss will help the Vikings, but it's clear it's Super Bowl or bust for them now. Anything less is failure. It's all about the now. Favre and Moss together. Whew.

As for the Patriots, they are in rebuilding mode. At 3-1, that doesn't make sense. Do they think their special-teams will get two touchdowns every week?

Then again, Bill Belichick's track record on personnel hasn't been so sparkling lately.

I just don't get this one at all.

Category: NFL
Tags: Randy Moss

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:04 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

No, but have you watched that defense.  They made some huge plays against miami, but you would be insane to think that's going to be the norm.  This defense is terrible.  Brady won his SBs with some great players on defense.  Now Brady is starting to understand what Peyton Manning has gone through in his career.

Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:02 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Prisco is bad both ways.  
N.E. was having issues  with him, he got in a fight after the Dolphin game and they were not going to re-sign him so it makes sense they would bite the bullet, show the young team they don't tolerate crap from anyone,  and at least get something for him. It obviously  hurts them in the short haul, but none of us are in that locker room. It may have been a situation that looked like it was going south fast.
The Vikings made a great move picking him up. They desperately needed help at wr and now they have a hall of famer combo that can still play. They are making a run at a championship this year. Nothing wrong with that. Favre wanted moss, moss goes back to Minnesota and gets another fresh start...and if Rice can come back and get up to speed by the playoffs they could be very difficult offense to stop.  Of course it may not work, but you can't criticize a team for trying to make their team better...unless you're pete ...

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:01 pm

Hey Purple4Life

Are you kidding?  The article of spot on - I love Randy Moss - but he's gone at the end of this year.  Brett Farve is a thousand years old - and looks it.  Sidney Rice is over-rated and frankly so is the defense. 

Randy will do a one and done in Minnisota - remember how much he loved it there the first time... I also agree that NE will suffer - I have Welker as my 1 receiver and now I know I'm hosed - he'll never come close to his numbers with Moss gone.

And as for legacy - its obvious you are a die-in-the-purple Vikings fan - so the only legacy I see is the one you already have... next to the Bills aren't the Vikings the other team to go to the Super bowl numerous times and come up empty.

Buzz Killer
Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:01 pm
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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 3:57 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

I can:

Deion branch
Daniel Graham

There you go

Since: Oct 30, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 3:55 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

LOL!, first words, "your an idiot".  it is you're, not your.  you're the idiot, lol 

Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 3:55 pm

Trading Moss: Bad "ONE"Way

The winner in this deal without question is the New England Patriots. Brandon Tate will step in and give them that "Big Play Threat" that Moss would only give them sporadically or when he felt like giving it his all....yah right.  Watching him block on the outside for any runs to his side during Monday nites game was a joke. A part-time thanks. I am sure the Patriots had also had enough and I would not be suprised that the request for trade was already being pursued not only by the Moss camp but also by the Patriots before the word got out. Minnesota gets a part-time hall of famer who will need to co-exist with the running game of AP and has proven time and time again that what really looks good at the time will only "effort"lessly fade away. New England gets a fresh start without a player that gave up on his team.............again.

Since: Sep 30, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 3:51 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

I only ask one question...when NE won 3 SBs, was Randy Moss a part of the organization?  Can you name one of the WRs that Brady threw to?

Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 3:45 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

If your intentions where to envoke people to respond you did a great job.  If it wasnt and you were honestly stating your opinion you should think about getting out of football prognosticating.  Brett Favre needs help period, Moss was already packed and headed out.  In my mind and others this is nothing short of a win, win, win. The Vikings win, the Patriots win and the fans win. 

Sain Cai
Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 3:42 pm
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