Wow. Randy Moss coming back to the Vikings. Being from Minnesota, I do not think we should have ever traded him to begin with. However, Moss is exactly what we need with the loss of Sidney Rice for the first half of the season. The Vikings troubles thus far have started and ended with the fact that none of their receivers are physical, nor can they get open. None of the receivers have established trust from Favre, which has made Favre have to try and be the "ole gunslinger" he has been throughout his career and try to force plays. Favre and Moss have wanted to play with each other since 2007. I think this will be exactly what the Vikings need to get back on track and ultimately represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
On the other side of things for the Patriots, I do not think they had any interest in bringing back an aging Moss next season. This way they will at least get a draft pick in return. At the same time, I believe Moss was not only an amazing downfield threat but he also opened things up for their other receivers. Tom Brady is great and has always made his receivers better, but the loss of Moss destroys their chances of making a Super Bowl run this season and for a while to come. If it wasn't already, it appears as though the Patriot dynasty may be over.
wow . .I just woke up to this news.
I think both Farve and Moss will love this.
Looks like we will see a whole lot of Randy running deep and Farve throwing right to him.
Sounds to me this is just what the Vikings need!
This is terrible for us in NE...I'm getting sick of this crap. Last year it was Seymour....this year it was Maron...I mean Moss. Hahaha. In all seriousness, I LOVE Randy. Like I say, Randy is dandy!
The guy REQUIRES double coverage, although, his hands have been GOD AWFUL this season. He's had so many dropped passes as it is, but his presence on the field is so important to the rest of the recievers. I have to trust Belicheck is onto something....
Welker is by NO MEANS a number one guy, so I hope that is not the common logic behind this, other than not wanting to pay him the big bucks. However, Brandon Tate could most definitely emerge as a downfield threat and Taylor Price has been warming the bench. Edelman and Welker are two tough and rugged guys and Aaron Hernandez, can I say WOW? Yes, STILL not Moss. Nobody is Moss. He's a one of a kind like Mr. Rice. I will most definitely miss him and he's always been one of my favorite players in the game regardless of team. His years spent in NE, although no championships, were some of the funnest to watch ever!
When Moss gets here, I can only hope he will have outgrown his childish behavior. There will be some days when his being double teamed will be his value, in that it opens up other receivers. His bitching about not having enough passes coming his way has to stop. He has to realize that his value as a way to open up other avenues is best for the team.
He is a great receiver. Let's hope he has gained some common sense to go along with his abilities
Dude, he hasnt bitched about that his entire time in NE. Yeah, when all of your recievers in Minnesota suck and games are being lost, of course he would complain. Losing sucks, especially when you can make a team win.
He realized his value in New England. He realized the team effort. He lauded guys like Welker and Faulk when his presence opened up the rest of the field. He was nothing but a stellar teammate and quite frankly, I'm bummed that he is leaving. He deserves much better fans than someone who is going to start criticizing rather than actually appreciating getting a great WR for Old Man Favre to throw to.
He just wanted to get paid when he saw all of the contracts going out and they didn't want to pay him, of course he got mad. When was the last time you WATCHED football?? He has been a great teammate in NE and I actually was hoping he'd retire a Patriot.
Moss was the only thing they had in the Culpepper years. Seriously...Good luck. At least this makes AP much better.
Dude yourself, When Moss was here, we put up with whining about not getting emough passes his way. He also gave a mooning gesture to the crowd at a game. He also made a statement about playing when he wanted to, or felt like it.
I am just hoping he has grown up since being here in Minnesota.
If you noticed, I said he was a great receiver. I was referring to the track record he set for himself while he played for the Vikes. He may have been great in your eyes while in NE. I hope your assessment of him is correct. The change would be great and shed a good light on his demeanor. I do not doubt his talents.
Moss is not the only thing we had in the Culpepper years. We still had Chris Carter! When was the last time you watched a football game?
Ohh, I don't think Moss will have anything to complain about as long as Favre is here. Favre loves to throw the ball up for grabs and Moss likes to have the ball throw up to him for grabs. At least until Sidney Rice comes back, I think you'll be seeing a lot of Favre to Moss. When Sidney does come back..ohh gosh--that will be dynamic. Don't forget about how we can also help open Moss up by pounding the ball with Adrian Peterson. That is bound to get him some one on one coverage. When that happens, his hand goes up and the ball follows not to long after!
I was surprised to see this news earlier this morning. As soon as I did I went into one of my fantasy football leagues and picked up Brett Favre. lol
Not sure what NE is up to letting Randy go, but the Patriots keep winning games. They must have a plan in place.
Minnesota will see an improvement immediately in the passing game I believe now. And when Sidney Rice gets back...wow, Favre will have weapons to use.
looks like Farve will have a target to throw to now! watch out!
It is a done deal (according to media LOL) and they (NE) will miss a good wide receiver! Hopes are high for Favre and the Vikings! BTW, they will meet on Halloween - (Vikings vs. NE - Gillete Stadium)!!
Well when Brett Favre retires again at the end of the season, Randy Moss will go back to the pouting fool he is. The trade made no sense. Patriots could have given him a contract extension, but now he is not their problem.
LTNS Hope you are back for the season
Randy may pout if he cant find the magic with Farve, but I must say it has the makings of a movie .. .. For Randy and Farve, I think it is an injection they both need. . .and it will be interesting to see what they can do.
Its the year of the 'real' men in the NFL - the over 30 crowd!!!
All I can say is WTF are the Patriots thinking? They get a third round pick for a player that will take the Vikings to the Super Bowl!?!
Moss must have really been causing some serious problems behind the scenes in NE and the entire NFC will be paying the price for it.
There are reports that Moss had it out with their QB coach at halftime of the Monday night game against the Dolphins. They only threw to him one time in that first half. They did not throw to him in the second half. However, that is something that is common in the NFL.
What I heard is that there are also reports that Moss was still so upset that Belichick tried to speak to Moss on the airplane after the game and Moss entirely ignored him and would not speak to him or other higher ranking team officials that were on the flight. Belichick has denied these reports.
Just think of the Vikings with Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson, and Randy Moss. Then when you get Sidney Rice back in a month...WOW! You add that to a dominant defense and the Vikings have pretty much assembled a dream team. They will need it though with a 1-2 record currently and their next four games against: The Jets, Packers, Cowboys, and Patriots.
At the same time, did anyone else hear what Darrelle Revis said about Randy Moss today? Why would you want to give that guy out of anyone extra motivation, especially when your team plays them next and your doubtful to play! LoL. Not a smart move Darrelle.
All systems go for Revis to play this weekend is that the NY papers are reporting. Darelle likes to tweet, as does Moss. They all want to hopefully follow Ocho and TO with their reality shows, its all about attention. . and it stays true to the course of the loud ass position these guys play!
So I guess on further review, the Patriots got the clean end of the stick. A third round pick for three weeks of mediocre play. Supposedly, this was Childress' idea to cut Moss loose and Vikings management disagreed with it, so he might be joining Wade Philips in the unemployment line around week 12 with the way this season is going.
Speaking for all Vikings fans, I hope you're right about the coaching change. This guy gets out-coached every week and the players do not respect him. What a debacle this season has been. We're one play in every game away from being undefeated, but we are 2-5 instead. You'd have to think that at least decent coaching could have helped capture a few of those wins. Every move Childress has made this season has been the wrong move and bringing back Favre is the least of those wrong moves.
The to most talented teams in the NFC are the Vikings and the Cowboys. Unfortunately for them, the two worst coaches in the NFC are Childress and Philips.
Being a Packer fan - I was just wondering how that Moss trade is working out for you guys over there. - Sorry, just had to poke!
He went to the Titans. I think his addition only helps Chris Johnson. I can already see Randy Moss complaining about not getting enough balls thrown his direction. This is going to be interesting.
This was really just a move to block the Chiefs from picking him up. Randy Moss is not going to get used as much as he wants in this offense, and the Titans couldn't care less how Moss feels about it. This move makes a lot of sense for the Titans.
The Chiefs didn't put in a claim on Moss and I don't think they ever had any intention of throwing that hand grenade into their locker room. They are another young team that is already headed in the right direction, why would you fuck with that for a guy that isn't even a top receiver anymore?
As far as the Titans just not using Moss and not caring how he feels about it, we've already seen how well that worked out for the Patriots. There is a reason they are playing much better since they sent him to the Vikings for a song.
The truth is the Titans grabbed him because they think they are one receiver away from the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, Randy Moss isn't that type of player anymore, and even more unfortunately, he doesn't know it.
Look at what picking up Ross did for the Giants. Sometimes blocking a team from getting him helps you out in unexpected ways.
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