Wednesday, October 6, 2010
When Randy Moss was traded away from the Vikings in 2005, I was a little upset. My Purple Pride was hurt and I wished it could have been undone. The next few years there was nothing to be excited about. Troy Williamson? Nate Burleson? No thanks. I wanted Randy back. Then in 2007, Adrian Peterson came along and made me forget about Randy Moss a little bit. But it was always in my head that maybe there was a chance that The Freak would come back to Minnesota and pick up right where he left off. My obsession with this idea became very evident. Every time I played a franchise in Madden, I traded Randy Moss back to the Vikings (including this year). A Randy Moss poster from his rookie year is taking up a big chunk of space on my bedroom wall just like it did 12 years ago. And on top of that, I talked about the scenario of Moss being traded back quite a bit. Last night I heard the rumors. This morning, those rumors became reality. The best part? The genie said that I still have 2 wishes left.
Super Bowl, homeboy.
In what is an extremely suprising and saddening move to me, the Patriots have traded Randy Moss. I've been reading websites all day so far trying to figure out the exact reasoning for this trade, what the logic was, and how it's going to "benefit" us. Looking at this trade I just don't see the positive. A third rounder for one of the best WR's in the game? I understand he was disgruntled and not happy about not getting his contract, but it seemed as though he was still playing hard. I know he didn't have a catch last game, but no one outside of Wes Welker was getting a ton of looks. The positives that he brought to the offense are going to be irreplaceable, the deep threat will be all but gone now, unless Brandon Tate has some receiving skills he hasn't shown yet. I would've much rather kept Randy for the rest of the season, and gotten nothing for him when he leaves during free agency, as opposed to trading and getting a 3rd rounder. In my opinion Randy is a much better receiver than Vincent Jackson; what were the Chargers asking for him? The Patriots should have started there and built on top of that offer.
The Patriots love to stockpile draft picks, and it looks like that's what this trade does, but for such prolific receiver! One of these days they're actually have to use the picks and get some players to fill in for the top flight players they're trading. They'll most likely get a top-10 pick from Oakland for Seymour, but I'd put money on BB trading down, possibly out of the 1st round as usual. One of these years I believe the Patriots will control every pick in the draft, at least I hope Belichick has something like that up his sleeve, because Tom Brady isn't going to be one of the top-5 QB's in the league forever!