New England Patriots: The “System” Won’t Replace Randy Moss

October 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In-season trades involving high-profile players are pretty typical. Contending teams pick up big-time talent from teams with no shot in exchange for draft picks and/or prospects.
Have you ever seen a team tied for first in the division get rid of one of its top players? Only to get a mid-round draft pick in return?
The New England Patriots did just that when they traded star wide receiver Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings for a third-round draft pick in 2011.
No, the Patriots aren’t giving up on the season, at least not literally. Instead it is one of the most arrogant moves ever made.
With this move, Bill Belichick is emphasizing his famous philosophy that they can plug anyone into their system and succeed.
Many people may be able to point out examples that they trust in Belichick, but the evidence is strongly misleading.
People will look to the 2008 season when Tom Brady suffered a torn ACL and MCL in the first quarter of the first game, thrustin...

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