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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: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 12:12 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Hello, I guess you did not watch the game last night because Brandon Tate Number 19 on your program is Wide Receiver 3 and looks pretty fast.

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 12:05 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways, come on Priscoe?!

Priscoe your Nuts! Moss give the Vikes and immediate deep threat which they are lacking in thier offense, brings Randy Home where he can finish his HOF career- Win for The Vikings.

Randy can still play, has only put up huge numbers for the Pats over the last 3 years & is lower risk on a 3 year deal then everyone pretends, plus they are talking about a 3 year deal 17-25 million - Win for the Vikings, Win for Moss.

(BTW This is just about the same money that you have paid to Berrian already, btw you have already paid BB his guarenteed 16 million so this lets you cut or trade him)- Win Vikings

Lets Farve have the receiver that he has coveted for 5 years, happy Farve always good for football, Win Fans, Vikings & NFL... sorry packer fans Deal with it!

Patriots get draft pick(s) for a player that they were probably not going to resign for whatever reason & allows them to keep restocking and keep the young players coming in to develop on this team which is going to be good for years- Win Patriots

Takes Away Bradys favorite toy and deep threat weakens their offense - loser patriots but they will keep on clicking as thier system is bigger then a wide receiver

I hope this gets done ASAP & this will make the vikings a scary team to defend!

Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:51 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Throw Bernard Berrian in on the deal, maybe Belichek can get him to catch. He is a deep threat, as long as he's not covered.

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:50 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Two words.......Herschel Walker.  I want Moss, but it if it means giving up picks and players that will ruin the team, let this one pass.

Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:44 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

The Vikings have some core players they need to resign and not havinga  draft pick or two is going to allow them to make the deals they need to make. You all know a Favre to Moss combo is lethal and the rest of the league is not wanting this to happen.

Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:40 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Sure Moss might cost a lot to aquire, but it doesn't measure even close to what it will do to this Vikings team. They need something exactly like this to kick the offense out of this funk. Their Defense has been lights out, all they need is that one spark on offense and this team is off and running again. I'm not saying now we can pass all the time, but it would be nice to have a reciever who could get open (I'm looking at you Bernard Berrian). On top of opening up the passing game a little it will help both Adrian Peterson, and the play action.

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:36 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

A lose-lose for both teams?  The Vikings lack a receiver that Favre trusts, and that is exactly what Moss will bring to the table.  The Vikings O-line and D-line are getting older and they'll be tailing off fast - the time to win is now and the only way to win is to get Favre some confidence in his receivers again.  Let's get this done Vikings!

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:35 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

It amazies me that you get paid for this.  You are whats wrong with america.  Everytime I read one of your articals a few of my brain cells kill themselves.  I use to be a good speller, not anymore.  Thank you Prisco 

Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:34 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Your an idiot prisco. Do you know how much credence this gives the Vikings, with a stellar Defense, in their own division? How would any team defend Moss, a healthy Sid Rice in the next month, Harvin in the slot, Shiancoe and AP? Football is about winning titles and the ultimate title in sports, is the Lombardi Trophy, something the Minnesota Vikings have never won.

Yeah, they would be idiots to just go for the title?! A 3-year contract and a 3rd round pick will not set the team back. It will elevate them back into prime contender mode and possibly elevate the franchise into the history books.

Thinking anything else shows me you care too much about your fantasy football keeper league to see what football truly is about.

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