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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
 
Comments

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:13 pm
 

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

PETE, THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR MICHAEL TURNER/ MATT LIENHART PREDICTIONS.

WHEN MOSS MAKES THE PRO BOWL, YOU'RE GOING TO LOOK LIKE A STUPID AHOLE YET AGAIN.  WHY EVEN SET YOURSELF UP FOR THIS? USE SOME COMMON SENSE!



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:11 pm
 

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

ON ESPN AROUND THE HORN, BOB RYAN SAID YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE A FOOL TO SAY MOSS WONT HELP THE VIKINGS.

DIDNT PRISCO SAY MOSS WONT HELP THE VIKINGS....



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 5:10 pm
 

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

200 yards in a game?



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:19 pm
 

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Randy Moss will do for the Vikings what T.O. has done for the Bengals.



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:16 pm
 

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

 Guys... Guys... Guys... Really, did your parents not teach you about picking on the retarded, oops I mean mentally challenged people! Prisco you do fit this category right!? I mean to rant that both teams are a lose lose in this deal, you can't be dealing with a full deck. And not for nothing, last I checked teams play the games to win... Correct!?  Minnesota feels that this is a chance to win the coveted trophy that has eluded the franchise since it's inception. So I say more power to them. It's not like made another Walkeresque type of deal here, I mean they gave up a #3 to get him. Granted a #3 has value, but will not hold back the Vikings in the future... At least not in my opinion. Only time will tell how this deal shapes out, but it looks like the Pats got Moss on the face if you ask me! And as a Viking Fan, I'm all for my organization looking to make the team better, in my opinion that is EXACTLY what this deal does right now. As far as the future is concerned I wish I had a crystal ball... Every thing is perfect in hindsight.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:15 pm
 

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

What does it matter what Prisco thinks?  Has he EVER been right about anything?  I mean seriously, look through the past 2 years worth of his articles, this guy is absolutely wrong about everything.  It is uncanny.  Most of his articles are 50-50 propositions so you would think just by the law of averages he'd eventually get something right, but, nope.

I am always stunned that guys like this actually get paid to write. 



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:14 pm
 

You missed the point entirely...........

The likelyhood of Favre not returning is pretty good, especially with the beatings he is taking weekly.  Moss is only going to get worse, with each passing year.  His skills are eroding with age.  Beyond this year, who is going to throw the ball to him in Minnesota?  Moss is asking for a HUGE contract for someone his age.  He is not worth that kind of money, at this age.  So your third round pick is basically for a one season rental.  If they don't win it all, then that third rounder is an all out loss.  If they don't resign Moss, and they don't win the Super Bowl, then they have nothing to show for the pick.  NOTHING!  Besides who is to say that Rice is going to return in a month and be the same player?  His injury could take longer to heal, his rehab could progress slowly and/or his skills could erode, as well as will his confidence to do the same things physically.  Your calling Prispo a moron is totally unfounded.  He summed up the picture pretty accurately.  It is you who are the moron by glossing over ALL of the MANY negatives in this deal. 




Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:09 pm
 

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

@TiggerWoods,

Dude the Vi-queens lost like 6 picks in the Herschel Walker trade (including 3 1st-rounders and 3 2nd-rounders).  Comparing that to 1 3rd-rounder is SOOOO valid.



Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:06 pm
 

Trading Moss: Bad both ways

Deep play threat? Do the Pats need that? We didn't really have it in 2001... a superbowl year. Or 2003-04, also superbowl years. We get another draft pick, the defense and special teams is improved, there are 3 quality Tight Ends to throw to and block, and a running game is developed. Basically your calling Bellichek dumb, and how many rings do you have? The Pats will be fine, the offense will just look different. I'll agree with one thing, the Vikings are desperate.



Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 4:05 pm
 

Trading Moss: Win <-> Win

Prisco is a MORON -- both teams win this one, Vikings get a deep threat for a high price, NE gets some stock for the future avoid a headache and get to play their young studs more. If the Pats waited longer they would lose any value for Moss. They still have the deep threats Petey just not an aging  overpriced one.


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