Not too long ago the New England Patriots were the team to beat. Their star seemed to shine brighter and longer than many other teams in the National Football League (NFL). Many players wished to play for them and coaches wished to be seen on their sideline. Of course that was all before the blow-up with illegal taping of opponents, listening in on play transmissions or getting a hold of the opposition’s play book.
Since that time it appears that the Pat’s star started to dim. They became mortal again and teams began to looking forward to playing them. Now this article leads me to believe that the New England Patriots may be looking to re-tool or re-build. They may be looking to lower their salary cap to help toward this re-tooling. “The New England Patriots confirm they are sending star receiver Randy Moss back to the Minnesota Vikings.” “The Patriots announced the trade on the team’s website Wednesday.” “Coach Bill Belichick says his dealings with Moss have been “honest, thoughtful and with great mutual respect.” “Moss caught 50 touchdowns in just over three seasons with the Patriots, including an NFL record 23 in 2007.” “The trade sends him back to Minnesota, where he played the first seven seasons of his career.” “The Vikings (1-2) are in desperate need of a deep threat for Brett Favre with Pro Bowler Sidney Rice out because of a hip injury.’ “The Patriots say they received an undisclosed draft pick.” “ESPN and Foxsports.com report that it’s a third-round pick.” (Krawczynski, Jon, 10/06/2010, Associated Press Sports, Vikes get Moss from Patriots in trade, Retrieved from www.sports.yahoo.com).
Have not heard any statement from Randy Moss about this move but would like to know how he sees this. His movement back to Minnesota may be to help Favre and the Vikings become more of a deep threat offense but I have to wonder if Moss had a say in this decision. For Moss, it could be as simple as wishing to end his career in the place where it started. Regardless of the real reason, it is well known that Randy Moss is one of the best to ever put on a uniform, any uniform.