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Well you guys better get him that ring he so clearly deserves.A very sad Pats fan.
I haven't been this excited since well... i don't know when!
How did this even happen? My God, out of no where, and he's a Viking. The Vikings offense... I mean, this changes everything. We went from missing Sidney Rice to replacing him with a faster, taller, more talented version. With the prototype. How does a team play the run anymore? And when Peterson is gashing them how can a team play the pass? As excited as we are I think it's possible that we don't comprehend the potential level of brilliance this offense could reach... almost immediately. Favre has been throwing to Moss in his dreams for years. rk
Before we all start polishing that Super Bowl trophy, shouldn't we wonder why Moss only has 9 receptions this season, fewer than fellow Pats Brandon Tate and Aaron Hernandez? Shouldn't we wonder why he was held receptionless in his final game as a Patriot? Shouldn't we wonder why the Patriots, a Super Bowl contender themselves, would trade their top playmaker in the middle of the season for a 3rd round pick? Am I the only one who thinks that maybe, just maybe, Moss isn't that great of a player anymore? If I'm wrong, hey that's great for Minnesota, but I'm the type that sees a Super Bowl contender trade a starting WR in the middle of the season for a 3rd round pick and wonders why. I'm assuming it's not because he's still one of the best in the business.
Anon, I think it's because Moss was making a stink and doing everything he could to get out of dodge. I'm sure some stories will surface later this week.He was held without a catch last game, but only targeted once (and on a gimmick play).I'm more worried about Minnesota's offensive line keeping the pass rush away from Favre long enough for Moss to get behind coverage.
I live in the Boston area and all the news this offseason has been about how great Moss has looked. I don't think there's a worry about how good he'll be for us this year--the Patriots are clearly looking long term and the Vikings are playing for this minute. I don't even know how good the offensive line My expectation is for brilliance. Moss is the sort of player Brett Favre has waited his entire career for. They will be perfect for each other. In turn it will open up the run game. It will open things up for Harvin. It will open up the middle of the field for Shiancoe. It will even get Berrian going. And, with the offense scoring more points early and often I expect the defense to be that much better. rk
This excitement isn't just about what Moss does for the Vikings' Super Bowl chances. For a lot of Viking fans (especially fans under 40), Randy Moss is their favorite Viking of all-time. This is the return of a legend, a guy who owned Thunderdome. To have #84 back in our lives....that's the giddiness.
How great would it be if Favre's 500th TD was to Randy Moss on MNF?
PV:I agree. While this move reeks of desperation and my gut says this year still ends up being a disappointing one for the Vikes, I still can't help but feel thrilled that Moss will wear a Viking uniform again.And that's got nothing to do with me thinking he gets us to the Super Bowl (I don't think he does), it has to do with the fact I will never forget what this guy did for that 1998 team. To me, he was THE MAN. Yes, he could be a dick and his teammates apparently got sick of him by 2004. Yes, he sometimes dogged it and he could come up small in big games. But I never could stand seeing Moss in another uniform. I never accepted the trade. He should never have wore another jersey besides purple and gold.The fact that I can watch him catch deep balls in the Metrodome, and then leap into the stands while Viking fans whack him on the back in excitement once again, I mean, that was one of the great joys of being a Minnesota Vikings football fan.Not a bad business move for the Wilfs, either. You've got Peterson. You've got Favre. And now you've got Moss. I suspect ticket sales won't be a problem for the rest of the year, and it keeps the Vikings in the national spotlight even more than they already are.
PV, do you have my Moss jersey?4gotmorethanuknow
Yep...and my own. I'll send one of them back with you this weekend.
Don't really need it, unless you have outgrown them. (In reverse)
It's a no brainer move, even though it comes with nothing approaching a guarantee of working out. The fact is that this team, with a brutal schedule over the next month, is in danger of having it's season rendered meaningless by mid November, and the passing game has been a mess. Trading for a guy, with 51 td receptions in the last 52 games, and a seventh round pick, for a third round pick, at this juncture, is as easy a decision as Vikings management is likely to make this year.
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