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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: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 7:42 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

VIKING JIM is right!  Moss may not catch 84 balls (maybe he's go with his old number) and 17tds BUT defenses are going to have to put 2 people on him or pay the price.  That means Shank and/or Percy will have one on one matchups.  Ouch for opposing d coordinators.  Not to mention when Rice comes back in 3 weeks....hmmmm.  Should be interesting

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 7:39 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Ouch....that really hurts.

Dear Packer fan,

Still bitter about losing Brett?

Can't blame you after watching your beloved Pack sneak by those

big bad Lions last week.

Sure....Brett is an elder atatesman....ya Randy is 33....and of course

this is a roll of the dice.....some will call it desperation.  I look at it

like this.  We were knocking at the Superbowl door last year...and frankly

we blew it.  We still have a strong D and with the addition of Moss....combined

with Peterson, Harvin, the Shank.....and hopefully Rice in a month or so....and

with Favre at the helm...we should be just fine offensively.  Remember my Cheese

Headed friend....just having Moss on the field makes our offense at least 20%

better.  And as for Favre breaking a hip..........well on banking on him breaking

you and your Cheese Head Nation's heart for a second straight year.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 7:29 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Vikings: Desperation but New England: bad trade?
You sound like the Vikings are on life support.  I can't wait till Pete Prisco once again eats his own words.

Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 1:34 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

you make no sense, may you get some soon

Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2010 1:14 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Wow thanks for the great insight on the artikle....NOT.  (I spelted artikle wrongs so u wood halve something elseto tawk about)

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 1:10 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Good trade for both teams. New England can live without him and likes draft picks and is future minded. Minn its now or never and moss is the missing link.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:56 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Vikings fans trying to pretend like this is the greatest move ever, it's genius, they're going to the super bowl now, etc., etc..

Jesus christ, what hole did they crawl out of anyways?

You can't deny that it's desperation, especially considering the AGE of the Vikings on top of the age of Brett Favre and Randy Moss..

Don't break a hip vikings, seriously..

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:37 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

This is the worst story I have ever read, what and idiot!!!!

Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:35 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

The Media flips because they know whats's coming in the next three weeks.

Embarrassments to the media darling Dallas Cowboys/Green Bay Packers. You listen to these guys and you would think the NFC Championship should be played tomorrow with these two teams. As along time Vikes fan I'm used to this kind of coverage.
And New England will be alright. They know how to win. That's been proven.

Since: Aug 31, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:25 am

Trading Moss: Bad both ways- You crazy?

This is a BRILLIANT move by the Vikings. The future is now for them. They are already pot committed, so why not go out and get the ONE GUY the Vikings need to complete the picture.
A 3rd round pick? Who cares? Cheap for the Vikes and more than the Pats would have gotten at the end of the year. Brandon Tate is no slouch and will fill in nicely at WR.
I never understood why the Raiders went out and got Moss but then never got him a QB to throw him the ball. Now, at least, the Vikes will have a HOF receiver for their HOF QB. BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT
Watch Prisco and the rest of the media pukes hate all over Favre and Moss even more now. Hope the Vikes win it all. This trade is great for all of football.

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