Randy Moss Trade

Besides the obvious secondary fallout - downgrade Sidney Rice and Tom Brady, upgrade Brett Favre and Brandon Tate - what does this trade do for Moss' value?

First off, assuming he stays healthy, he'll be one of the few players in NFL history to have a 17-game season as the Vikings were on bye last week. That's a nice hidden bonus for Moss owners. But second, Favre still has the arm to get the ball down the field, and the Vikings once they re-signed him, were not only pot committed to replacing the injured Rice but also now to making sure they exploit Moss's talents to the fullest. That means plenty of deep throws, and you can bet Favre is excited after seeing Moss as an opponent for so many years.

On the Pats side of things, Brandon Tate should get more targets and will be the guy asked to stretch the field, but with Wes Welker admittedly less than 100 percent, and the defense not very good, that means there will be more to go around for guys like Aaron Hernandez and Julian Edelman, too. It's one of the stranger trades I've ever seen from New England's perspective as they're 3-1 and have a Hall of Fame quarterback in his prime at the helm. Either they think Moss has lost something, or they're really serious about avoiding any kind of distraction.


By: Erickson
On: 10/6/2010 8:03:00 AM
It also ensures that Vincent Jackson won't be going to the Vikings, and makes it a lot more likely that we won't see him until Week 10.
By: Scott Pianowski
On: 10/6/2010 9:42:00 AM
Randy Moss is a pretty good receiver, okay, but I want him to go back to game shows.
By: taborp
On: 10/6/2010 11:28:00 AM
Not to be too cynical, but Randy's bye week was week 4 against the Dolphins. Unfortunately, we didn't know to bench him. I hope he pays some unexpected dividends in week 5 to make up for it.
On: 10/6/2010 3:52:00 PM
Chris...Pick 12 from WCOFF...From what we're hearing from beat writers here..Randy wants to be taken care of with a 3yr deal before the season ends and there's a possible lockout. Minnesota has that to deal with. He wouldn't stop talking about it, and eventually demanded a trade.
The distraction was growing from administration and starting to make it to the players.
As for fantasy on New England..Edelman pissed off Brady in Miami,Woodhead didnt. The receiver they are talking about for the future and is impressing them now is Taylor Price. But thats the future...for now, it's gotta sting the numbers somewhat...
By: Chris Liss
On: 10/6/2010 7:23:00 PM
Thanks for the update, Stephen. My feeling is the NFL ridiculous collective bargaining agreement puts players and teams in this awkward situation, so that while you're healthy and still productive, you have to negotiate your next deal. But the Pats don't sign 33-year old players to multi-year deals especially with the lockout looming, so they were never going to meet his demands and let him go for the benefit of both parties. But you're right - it's gotta hurt Brady and the offense in the short run.
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On: 6/1/2011 9:53:00 PM
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