Have you ever heard the song “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison? If you have, you know it is one of those jams that is an instant classic. If you haven’t, Youtube it. I promise you will not regret it. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that New England Patriot’s Wide Receiver, Randy Moss, is heading back to the team where he began his NFL career, the Minnesota Vikings. All for the cost of a simple 3rd round pick? Talk about an instant classic of a trade for Minnesota!
When I first heard this rumor, I thought there was no way it could be true. Robert Kraft and the Patriots organization is one of the most committed franchises to winning in all of sports. Apparently this is not the case today. Because without Moss, the Patriots are no longer a contender. They are most likely not even a playoff contender. The Patriots live and die on their vaunted aerial attack. And sure their special teams have been exceptional, but do you really think Pat Chung can repeat is recent Monday Night Performance on the reg, much less ever again? Sure the Patriots still have Wes Welker. But they have now lost their big play threat. Their guy that really made defenses have to stay honest on the deep ball at all times. Now Wes Welker’s effectiveness will be diminished a little. Do you really think teams are going to double up on the young rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez out of Florida? Think again. Sorry Wes, but your days of roaming free are all but over.
As for the Vikings. Lately a trend in Professional sports has been the formation of “Super” teams. Well you have the Heat in the NBA with their trifecta of stars. And now you have the Vikings with their newly formed trifecta of offensive stars. The Vikings have gone from a dynamic duo, to a tenacious trio from an offensive standpoint. Picture Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson, and Randy Moss lining up together every offensive play. The results could be utterly scary. Forget the days of the 29th ranked pass offense in the NFL. Those days will be a mere memory with the arrival of Moss. Imagine what is going to happen when Sidney Rice returns to the lineup in a month. NFC beware.
And the beautiful thing for Minnesota. They now add the big play receiver that they have so desperately needed after the botch on the Vincent Jackson deal. A guy who still has a couple of big years in the tank. A guy who loves Minnesota. A guy when motivated, is arguably, one of the greatest big play receivers of all time. I mean look at the guys career numbers.
935 catches, 14,604 yards, 151 TDs.
Since joining New England in 2007, he has had over 1000 receiving yards and 11TD catches a year. He may be 33, but he is still one of the game’s elite. And as Moss like to put it, “He is more knowledgable on how to utilize his abilities.”
Well get ready Minnesota to utilize all the abilities that Randy Moss has to offer. Half of the famous Culpepper/Moss train is back. It is the “Return of the Moss” in Viking country.
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