NE takes the team concept to a higher level than any team I can think of - past or present. It goes beyond the "play my role" model into new territory. I won't expand on this idea in this reply, but Belichek teams remind me of the old Celtics. An individualist like Moss doesn't fit. Every coach has his "guys". While Moss definitely doesn't belong in NE that doesn't mean he won't fit Mn like a glove. He hasn't been playing that well lately but I'm GUESSING the change of scenery will reinvigorate him. I don't know if you remember the "just win baby" Raider teams from the 70s, but Moss would have fit them perfectly.Randy Moss
Sounds like fun doesnt it!
i have to disagree with the desperate line and agree with it at the same time....
Agree,its clear Minn has no timing between BF and his WR at this point, and they are missing Rice and have no deep threat at this time ( before Moss) so Minn is desperate to replace Rice for the time being ect.
---Words have meanings. Good read on "desperate." A lot of my best work came when I was desperate.
Disagree, when you can sign Randy Moss,you have to do it if your Minn.He and Rice ( if healthy and back to true form) will be a bitch to cover and then you throw in Shank the TE and AP in the backfield,unless Minn turns it over a ton and plays sloppy,or the opponents control the clock on their (minn )tough defense it will be tough to m atch up and beat the Vikes.
---Moss isn't as good as he once was. I thought Mn had a fair chance of making the SB before Moss
---and I don't think his acquisition changes that much.
The only question is where will Minn be at the time they get into sync and everyone is on the same page and BF can take advantage of his offensive weapons.Meaning Minn cant be to far back and have to much ground to cover...
Bingo. This was the question before you got Moss and it's still is.
ONE THING though......and im not bashing Minnesota here,but, If Moss was still that great receiver,why would NE nad a very smart man like Bill Bellechick trade him after a few games? IMO it has to be something internal within the NE family and more to it then his fight with the QB coach.
I read your stuff Eric even when it's not Pats related. Once in awhile I respond just to say "hello".