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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.

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Tags: Randy Moss

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 6:44 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Of course Prisco doesn't get this trade, IT MAKES SENSE! I don't know how many times I have read columnists say Brett Favre doesn't look interested in being back in the NFL this year, maybe 20? Do you think FINALLY having Randy Moss to throw to might change his mind? Every Minnesota Viking interviewed today was beyond ECSTATIC when asked about this trade, do you think this deal energized the Vikings locker room just a little bit? Thats pretty damned important in a must win year with one of the most difficult stretches of one of the most difficult schedules in the league about to begin. The Vikings have been struggling without a true down field threat, Randy Moss is arguably the biggest downfield threat in history, and he was acquired for a third round pick! Plus the Vikings get a 7th back from the Patriots in 2012. Only a non objective Viking hater like Prisco would be arrogant enough to claim this move doesn't make sense for the Minnesota Vikings. It makes all the sense in the world to those of us paying attention.

Since: Apr 19, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 6:34 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Hurry and run to the nearest goodwill store Viking fans. Those old Randy Moss jerseys are going fast. Keep drinking that purple kool-aid Viking fans. Realistically, even with Moss here, they will half there next 6 games..  

Buzz Killer
Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 6:05 pm
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Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:59 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

I cant even believe Prisco still has a job. After last years Vike and Stellers game when a phantom tripping call cost the vikes a touchdown and then Favre lead the team down on a game winning march only to have Chester let it slip thru his hands into a Steeler defenders who raced for a game crushing touchdown, Pricko tried to blame the game on Favre and went on to say that would be it for him and the Vikes. He only ended up having his best season ever. He probably tried to blame the NFC championship game on him too. Isn't funny how the these guys who just want to bash Favre said he did it again tried to do his force in there routine. And all they say about Manning after throwing his interception in the Super Bowl, to cost his team, was that the defender made a real good play. Stop bashing Favre because when he raises his second Super Bowl trophy in Dallas you wont look like such a loser. Favre is a legend and all you ignorant columnists are punks. Dean Shatford Gloucester Ma.

Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:51 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Only if they don't lose to Chicago again..............oh yeah, and how many times have they beaten Favre? Ah yes, I remember now; they're 0-2 against ole Brett. Keep dreaming. The pack (of $#!t) will be doing good if they don't lose the next time they visit Detroit. I see themback sliding.

Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:41 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

If you're going to predict how much longer a player can still make plays, then Favre shouldn't have had the season he had last year, Kerry Collins shouldn't have had his the year before that, Jerry Rice and Tim Brown shouldn't have been so good in '02-'03 leading up to their last superbowl appearance. And how many 3rd round picks at wr are currently playing better than Bernard Berrian, Percy Harvin and Greg Camarillo? That's what it all comes down to. If Minnesota isn't going to do everything in their power to win now, Favre might as well go on home right now. The Pats lost on this deal. The Vikes just gave up chump change to bring in an elite wideout when they obviously didn't have one that could help the team. It woud have been better to bring in Vincent Jackson as a short term and long term solution, but evidently S.D. is being prety shrewd on that issue. What does a "late" 3rd rounder get you anyway? 

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:41 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

I love Ramdy Moss always have always will. I can only imagine Favres chagrin when he looks wide and sees Randy there. He is going to be so much more confident. Even if the Vikes go .500 until Sidney gets back and in game shape if everyone stays healthy the Vikings will be unstoppable. I want Randy to get a Super Bowl ring. You can argue with me all day about him letting up, his alligator arms his attitude but you will never get me to budge that he isn't the greatest of all time. If I were to start an all world of history team, he is the first player I'm taking. He opens everything up and he has caught more highlight what the fuck catches than anyone ever. Yeah better than Jerry. Moss thanks for coming home. I will be at the Vike and Pat game with my "Hey New England how do you like me now" sign.Your the greatest Freak. Dean Shatford Gloucester, Ma.

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:26 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

The Wilf's are awesome. They have continued to do their part to put pieces in place for the Vikings. I would be pissed if I were a Packer fan and I saw a division rival continually get better while the GM passes on opportunities to make your team better (Marshawn Lynch).
As for Pete Prisco. He is the dumbest sportswriter of all time. Why wouldn't you take a chance on Moss in this situation. If the Vikings did not make a move I'm sure that Pete would have ripped them for that as well. What an idiotic blowhard.

Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:17 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Take another hit off the pipe dude...  The bud is TASTY and FRESH !!

Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:15 pm

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

This is nice.  Puts all the pressure on Favre / Moss / Vikes to win NOW!  Favre won't handle it, and we'll see more NFC championship-like bonehead plays out of him.  This takes pressure of A-Rodg and the Pack to win this division.  SWEET !!!

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