Friday, October 8, 2010

Moss Grows On A Rolling Stone



So you might have heard that Randy Moss was traded a few days ago to the Minnesota Vikings.


Boo Fricken Hoo.


It's not a great thing for my hometown team, per say, but it's not really a bad thing. You see, Randy is what you would call a "coddled" NFL football player. In the two years that Randy has played for the Pats, he's done some amazing things on the field. He's broken records and given Tommy a deep field threat that an unnamed NFL coach yesterday said, "Every defensive game plan against the Patriots starts with the question, 'How are you going to handle Randy Moss?'. You got to deal with Moss before you think about anything else."


That kind of thinking is what stalled Moss' on-field production last year. Now just into the 2010-2011 season, has Belichick thrown away the brass ring? Only time will tell. For now, the Pats decided that Randy had crossed over into the point of no return with his,"I'm not getting no respect" stance and successfully put the last nail in his New England Patriots coffin. He pissed off Kraft.


Story has it that back in February, at a charity event, Moss told a reporter that "the Patriots don't really pay". Not a smart move, to bite the hand that feeds you during a contract year. Mr. Kraft, a proud man, responded in the media with, "Do you know how much Randy has made over the last two years? Over 20 million, so I don't think we don't pay for quality." That was the beginning of the end for Randy and the Pats. Moss then went on to act disrespectful and make his unhappiness known to anyone who would listen. Including an assembled media after a big win. He began a recent post-win press conference with immature babble about feeling unwanted due to the lack of contract negotiations.


It was even more evident when last Monday night, Moss put up a no-catch game and had words with the offensive coordinator during half-time of the Pats/Dolphins Monday night game. Randy was the rolling stone, on a fast track to the bottom of the hill. Now back with Minnesota, Moss is with another star quarter back, hoping to get some love. We are left with not much of anything. Right now. Sure, Tommy has lots of other offensive weapons at his disposal. The question is will they be as effective as Moss. And why now? Is it business or is it football?


Belichick says that he makes decisions based on what's best for the team. Is this really the time to trade a marquis receiver, a future hall-of-famer, because he's being a brat? The Pats are defense-challenged this year and must rely on offensive to win games. Did Kraft and Bill make a big blunder to save face here? I some how feel like a Moss-y stone rolls just as fast as one without. Couldn't we have waited till the end of the season to wipe that stone clean?


*quotes from this report can be attributed to yesterday's Boston Herald*

10 comments:

Heff said...

Where is Inez Sainz when we need her ?!?!?

SkylersDad said...

I would like to try and be disrespected for 20 mill...

sybil law said...

It is some strange timing...

RW said...

The Patriots (read: Belichick) have an almost unbeatable record of dropping stars just at the point they've faded in return for something future. I say Bill did it again. Nobody's athletic talents last forever. Moss is running on fumes.

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

The only thing surprising about the recent Moss attitude-meltdown is that it took as long as it did. The guy's always been a headcase, Like T.O. and Chad Muchostinko.

The Red Sox miss the playoffs, Pats just got worse, gotta love it!

J! E! T! S! JETS! JETS! JETS!

B.E. Earl said...

They should've traded him before last year's season. When his value was at its highest.

the walking man said...

Is this post about Hockey?

wallycrawler said...

I can guaran'flipn'tee that Favre wont take two seconds of his shenanigans. If Randy wants a broken nose he'll act out in Brett's dress'n room.

There's two people who talk in that room. Da coach and Brett. If he starts cry'n about get'n passes his way, he'll have sumthin to cry about!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Randy Moss is probably the most effective receiver of all time, but to me, his legacy will be that he's a big grown baby. F' him.

Scott Oglesby said...

In my personal, Steeler Fan For Life opinion, Belicheck has a HUGE ego and it has often gotten in the way of the right decision. That being said I can admit that he is possibly the greatest coach of all time. So really, who am I to disparage?