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How Moss trade will affect Minnesota

Posted on: October 6, 2010 10:20 am
P. Harvin will get more help when R. Moss joins Minnesota this week (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If this wasn’t the surest indication that the Vikings want to win the Super Bowl RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND, today’s trade for Randy Moss – without a new contract deal in place mind you, meaning Minnesota could have traded its third-round pick in 2011 (and maybe more, say some reports) for a 13-game rental – is the latest confirmation.

Of course, you could have said the same thing each time coach Brad Childress – or any of his players – flew to Minnesota basically to beg Favre to return for his 20th season.

But the fact Moss will be in a Vikings uniform, that will certainly help a Vikings offense that ranks 24th in the NFL in the passing game (and 16th in offense overall).

Even with Favre returning, the Minnesota pass game has been very unimpressive. Sidney Rice, Favre’s favorite target last year when Favre had one of the best seasons of his career, is out until at least midway through the season (and maybe longer) while recovering from hip surgery.

Percy Harvin – who’s struggled with migraine headaches all season – hasn’t done much, and Bernard Berrian has been even worse. In all, the only receiver Favre seems to trust is TE Visanthe Shiancoe.

Plus, Favre is playing like a 40-year-old man.

But because Moss can stretch the field vertically – similar to what Rice can do – that should help Harvin in running his underneath routes.

A deep threat in Moss also should serve to help the running game and Adrian Peterson. The running game has been good so far – it ranks fifth in the league – but with Moss on the field, the opposing safeties will have to worry about him and Peterson, and since they can’t play the pass and play the rush at the same time, that only will help Minnesota’s offense.

One unknown in this scenario is whether the Vikings can give Moss the contract extension he wants – some reports say he wants as much as $10 million a season. But since it seems they’re going for it all right now, that might not matter. It’s Super Bowl or bust for the Vikings, and Moss' performance and attitude could make or break that movement.

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Since: Aug 22, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 11:45 am

How Moss trade will affect Minnesota

Randy should do well with the Vikings. He likes to put up big numbers early to shut up the haters. The biggest issue is Favre's lack of chemistry and timing with receivers. Wonder if he is as focused now that he's a grandpa? I think the team will improve down the stretch, but Favre is one big hit away from his playing chips being cashed for him instead of walking away. Hard to walk away when you keep throwing int's to end big games. Packers still the team to beat in the NFC north. Who needs a running game in a passing league???

Since: May 14, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:41 am

How Moss trade will affect Minnesota

Not sure what happened to the last post.

Some who think they know what they are talking about are saying the Queens traded Moss  because how he acted and why would we bring him back. The queens traded Moss because the owner Red McCombs was saving every $ he could and he wanted to have Moss's contract off the books to make the team look better. Zigi has said he would have never approved the trade if McCombs had asked him. But even though they were in negotiations to sell the team Red traded him to save a bonus.

Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2010 8:12 am

How Moss trade will affect Minnesota

Showing off your ignorance ?  Moss was #84 with Minnesota, and guess what, he is home and back to his #84.


Since: Sep 12, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2010 6:24 am

How Moss trade will affect Minnesota

The problem is they will be too far out of it when it all comes together to make a run at getting into the playoffs.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 6:00 am

Brilliant Article..

In summary, Moss will help the Viking's offense by stretching the field while opposing safeties shall worry about him and Peterson.  Furthermore, let it be noted that opposing defenses can’t play the pass and play the rush at the same time.

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