Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Moss Back to Minny?

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 09:  Wide receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings catches a second half touchdown pass in front of cornerback Al Harris #31 of the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card game at Lambeau Field on January 9, 2005 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Vikings defeated the Packers 31-17.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

The NFL is abuzz with news that the Vikings and the Patriots are in discussions for a trade involving one-time Vikings great Randy Moss.  Moss had his baggage while in Minnesota, don’t get me wrong.  He also had an imminently forgettable stop in Oakland where it appeared his career had finally died.  But a move to New England, and a magic year where he and Tom Brady could do no wrong resurrected Moss and reestablished him as a preeminent NFL wide out.  Fast forward to today where a sullen Moss is sulking about a contract, and the Vikings have more holes at wide receiver than a Tiger Woods alibi, and the deal looks like it might work. 

Sure, some will argue that, regardless of the deal, getting Randy back in purple is not worth it.  Consider the following: 
  • The biggest hole the Vikings have is at wide out.  Moss fills that hole, and is the perfect compliment to Harvin on the other side, Shinacoe at TE, and AP coming out of the backfield. 
  • Moss, while 33 years old, can still stretch the defense.  Defenses must account for that, hence holes now open for Peterson. 
  • Favre and Moss were rumored to be teammates more than once, and to bring them together at this point in their respective careers can inspire both to a big year.  Both recognize their clocks are ticking. 
  • The Vikings, off to a tough start, absolutely need something to spark their season.  With both the Bears and the Packers showing that they’re hardly going to dominate the division, this move sends a clear signal to the league that the Vikings are all-in. 

Look, I know Randy has issues (remember AFROS – America’s Finest Receivers On Sunday?), but there simply isn’t any better solution for the Vikings’ woes than to welcome back #84.

Get it done  

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