Randy Moss Analysis: Enough with the Negativity, It’s All Good for Vikings

October 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Peruse ESPN.com, Foxsports.com, BleacherReport, Yahoo, or Sports Illustrated for "Randy Moss" or "Minnesota Vikings analysis," and you're going to get bombarded with negativity:
"Randy Moss Misses Target for Minnesota Vikings"
"Moss Trade Reeks of Desperation"
"Randy Moss Trade: 10 Reasons It Will Ruin the Vikings Playoff Hopes"
The buck stops here. Enough with the negativity. This trade is all, 100 percent, completely, totally good for the Vikings.
Anyone who says otherwise is grasping at straws.
In 2009, the Vikings were fifth in the NFL in total offense (yardage) and second in scoring offense. In 2009, Brett Favre had a field-stretching wide receiver named Sidney Rice.
While not regarded as a "speedy" receiver like Moss, Rice is a down-field leaper—the kind of guy that allows a quarterback to "just chuck it up there dawg."
If you look at their 2009 statistics, Rice and Moss were almost identical:
Rice—83 catches, 1,312 yards,...

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