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  • But, I think the Patriots got more than he was worth in compensation and the Vikings will figure that out the hard way

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      I was just reading about the Minnesota Vikings and their trade of a 3rd round draft pick to acquire Randy Moss. On the surface, this move really shouldn’t be overly surprising. After all, the Vikings are desperate for a playmaking receiver until Sidney Rice returns from injury and are only going to have Brett Favre for one more year (assuming he doesn’t back out of the retirement talk yet again) and the Patriots were obviously not planning on keeping the receiver beyond this year since they had no

      interest in entering contract talks with him.

      But, the move is honestly very puzzling to me too. First, Moss is not the receiver he was when the Minnesota Vikings traded him to the Oakland Raiders a few years ago.

      He plays on a team with Tom Brady as the quarterback but only had 9 catches in four games. There are three receivers that have considerably more catches than him; meaning he was no longer the go-to guy there or just wasn’t performing like one.

      I also question the timing of the signing a bit. Moss has never played in a West Coast offense before and there is going to be some adjustment needed.

      Knowing this, you think the Vikings would have made more of an effort to land him earlier in the year now that they are entering a long stretch against some very good teams and he won’t have time to learn or develop a rapport with Favre (who he has never played with). Not to mention, if you look at his history, he hasn’t ...


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      been as great as people think he is when he hasn’t had a receiver opposite of him that could draw coverage.

      When he was in Minnesota before, he had Cris Carter. And, in New England, he had Wes Welker.

      In Oakland, he didn’t have anyone and was average. And, with the injuries the Vikings have right now, that will be the same.

      The fact the Vikings did not sign him long-term means they are well aware of the potential headaches he could cause off the field too. After

      all, this is the same guy who got in trouble for driving with a traffic cop on the hood of his car and, just this past Monday, apparently got into a shouting match with the Patriots’ quarterback coach at halftime (he was catchless in that game, by the way).

      Without that long-term contract, trading a 3rd round pick seems kind of high. On paper, this is a good move for the Vikings.

      But, I think the Patriots got more than he was worth in compensation and the Vikings will figure that out the hard way.




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