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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: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:59 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

so Pete

why was it dumb for the Vikings?

I understand why it was a dumb trade for NE, but why for the Vikes?

Seems to me that it should help, and that's what the accuscore computer says.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:48 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Once again, Prisco is wrong. Both teams needed to shake things up. Pats Offense was lethargic, probably due to Moss's lack of conviction so they might as well get a draft pick for him which they did. His complaining earlier in the year was the first clue and rather than let it get worse they acted. Minnesota needed to get something done, because their receivers were a mess and they are banking on Moss regaining his conviction. There is a pretty good chance of this as he always liked Minnesota and is pals with Brett. So rather than it be bad for both sides or even bad for one of the sides it is good for both sides. Prisco is just a whiner who makes his bread and butter always being negative.

Since: Jul 28, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:18 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Doesn't Matter  (Pats the have a unbelievable stockpile of draft picks ) and for the Vikings Having Moss won't Help Because in the end when the game is on the line The Most Overated QB  of all time with Throw a nice bullet pass  and hit a defensive back right in the numbers  AGAIN    and be watching the big game from  his country ass  home down south   HeHe

Since: Jul 28, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:12 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

the trade doesn't matter for the Vikings , because in the end the most overated qb in the history of the game will hit a opposing defensive player with a nice bullet pass right in the numbers to get his team eliminated again  HAHA

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:10 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

I don't agree with the article.  Moss makes the Vikings better.  It's a 3rd round pick - who cares????

Sidney Rice is still on crutches which means it is doubtful hewill be back by Halloween.  The Vikings beat writer said more like late November - early December.

As for the Patriots, if Moss was being a problem in the locker room, Belichick will put another guy in there.

Yes, Brandon Tate may not be Moss, but the Pats were 3-1 and Moss had not put up a lot of stats. He HAD freed things up for other guys, but Tate will force single-double covergae down the field and have to make some plays for this to work.  If Brady could make it happen with the guys he had in 2006 (almost getting to the Super Bowl), he can certainly make it happen with the crew he has now in 2010.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:03 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Pete, you fail to recognize that the NFL is a business as well as a sport.  This trade made perfect sense.  Less we forget, the Patriots got Moss for a 4th round pick.  They trade him away for a 3rd round pick. 

As for his performance, he has been subpar this season.  He has clearly reverted back to his non-motivated ways, and unlike the Vikings and the Raiders, the Patriots track record shows that they will not take this behavior. 

What you fail to remember, Pete, is that this team is Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and anyone who can breath.  Tom makes everyone a better player, including Randy Moss for the time he was in Foxboro.  Tom Brady will find a deep ball threat, and the Patriots will still have a decent season, if not a possible run to Dallas in February.  Then in April they will have 2 1st rounders, 2 2nd rounders, 2 3rd rounders and 2 4th rounders. 

That's just good business....

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:55 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Idiotcastanza is a perfect name for you too.  Amateur hour should tell you that being on crutches still means three to four weeks away is a LONG time.  YOu are obviously a computer athlete only and don't know athletics.  Atta boy

Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:47 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Hey MOrOn...where do you get your info...Rice is still on crutches

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:19 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Cowboys 365.  You obviously don't follow things and see that Rice is right on track to return in a few weeks.  Do research before you post such a uneducated comment.  See you and the rest of the cowgirls 10/17 when Tony Romo throws another another INT for a pick 6 to our WIDE OPEN Chad Greenway.   Can't wait.

Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 8:12 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

talk about idoits. thats why viking did this sidney rice is not gonna be heathly by then and they have to win now. he not as far along as they hoped on his rehab

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