Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Randy Returns!

When I decided to start this blog, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to find enough to write about..  Fortunately, it seems like I picked a great time to start.

Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune is reporting the trade official, with the Vikings sending a 3rd round draft pick to the Pats in return for Moss.  Considering that we were willing to part with a 2nd rounder and another pick for Vincent Jackson, this seems like a fair trade to me. 

Why I like the deal:
We need to win, NOW!  I'm not sure if Moss is the missing piece to the puzzle or not, but we need to score points one way or the other.  Whether you like the deal or not, you can't question Moss' ability to stretch the field.  We lack both a deep threat in the passing game, and a dangerous receiver in the red-zone.  Randy has shown for years that he is both.  

Our best player (by far) is AP - we need to lean heavily on the run this year, and Moss' presence should keep defenses from stacking the box against the run.  I think we'll start to see a lot more 80 yard runs like he had against Detroit as defenses will need to keep a safety deep on most plays.

Finally, this should fire up the fan base!  The first 4 weeks of the season have been disappointing to say the least, and this move should get people excited again.  I've also noticed that No. 4 has been spending more time making excuses for the team than throwing touchdown passes and slapping asses.  I expect that this move was made as much to fire up Brett as anyone else.

What's not to like?
Well...nothing really...I'm sure there are people that will talk about Randy taking plays off, making stupid comments to the media, or running over traffic cops, but this is a guy that has more touchdowns this year (3) than our entire offense (2).  He's scored 90 TDs with the Vikes in 7 years, and has 50 with the Pats in just over 3 years.  He's as healthy as he's been in years, and is playing for a new contract.

If none of that get's you pumped up, go into the back of your closet, pull out the #84 jersey you bought in 2000, and wear it with pride once again.  Hey, it's going to be a fun ride!

1 comment:

  1. All I can say is I have a perma-smile on my face today. I was following all the hype on Twitter last night, but the last I heard from Adam Schefter was that no deal was imminent because they needed to work out a contract. Suffice it to say, I was ecstatic to turn on KFAN on my way to work and hear that the trade was a done deal.

    You're right, Moss will stretch the field, fire up the fans, and fire up #4. He's always wanted Moss on his team and now he has him.

    As a side note, barring injury, Moss could become the first player to play in 17 regular season games this year.



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