Bill Belichick Saw Something We Didn’t When He Traded Randy Moss

November 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick traded away Randy Moss, many were up in arms.
The best deep threat in the game was gone. Could any young receivers step up? Defenses didn’t have to double Moss anymore. How would the different coverage affect the receivers? Wes Welker? The running game?
The Patriots went out and picked up Deion Branch to add to the wide receiver depth chart. But really, how could the Patriots be a better team without Moss?
The Pats faithful responded differently, however. They just said that Bill must have seen something and they were cutting ties before it affected the team.
But what did Belichick see? In a non-scheduled press conference, he told everyone Moss’ contract situation and off-field attitude were not reasons for the move. So what was it, other than getting a third-round pick, which was seen as below value for the future Hall of Fame receiver?
Maybe they just saw a decline in production. In four games, Moss...

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