Deion Branch: New England Patriots Acquire Branch, Send Message About Randy Moss

October 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In one fell swoop the New England Patriots bolstered their passing attack by acquiring WR Deion Branch from the Seattle Seahawks while simultaneously sending the NFL a not-so subtle message about Brett Favre's newest toy, Randy Moss.
I learned long ago that there are no coincidences in the Patriots organization. Every move, no matter how minute, how trivial, is done for a reason. They are deliberate and meticulous, and in this case, maybe just a little spiteful.
Everybody and their mother knows what kind of talent Randy Moss brings to an offense. His departure leaves a gaping hole in the New England receiving corps. Naturally, it stands to reason that whoever steps in and takes his place will be compared to Moss. The Patriots know this.
Enter Deion Branch.
He's everything Randy Moss isn't. An undersized, shifty receiver, he has to maximize his limited talents to be productive.
Bringing him back makes sense. He's familiar with the offense, he already has Br...

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