Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Two Cents on Randy Moss

This is a Minnesota Twins blog first and foremost and 99.5% of 276 posts in this blog's history have been baseball related. It shouldn't come as a surprise that I'm a Vikings fan as well and since the Twins were eliminated from the post-season, I have been following the Vikings pretty closely. Imagine my surprise, along with the rest of Minnesota and the NFL, when I read yesterday afternoon that the Vikings are going to waive Randy Moss...after only 3 weeks with the team.


This has got to be the 2nd dumbest move of all time. The dumbest move was bringing him to MN in the 1st place. The Vikings, of all the teams in the NFL, should know Randy Moss the best. He's whiny, he's temperamental, he's impatient, and he's not generally great the for the locker room. It's inexcusable that Childress decided to waste a 3rd round draft pick to bring in a guy who was more likely to do harm than good. The Vikings got played by the Patriots, plain and simple.

Your first clue that things were starting to erode was a couple of games ago when the Vikings inexplicably decided to waste a minute or so of clock time at the end of the 1st half and Moss got visibly got upset. The second clue was against the Patriots when Favre lofted the ball to Moss in the Red Zone, Moss was interfered with, and despite being within range to make the catch anyway, he did not. He didn't even try.

Brad Childress, I gotta ask you man, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" Your ability to challenge plays in a game SUCKS. Your play calling SUCKS. Your ability to control the players on your own team SUCKS. And that's not even mentioning your personnel decisions, which SUCK too (i.e. bringing back Favre, trading for Moss, etc). Zygi outta fire your ass. You have shown flashes of ineptitude in previous seasons, but your decisions of late reek of desperation and fear. I'm not usually one to blame coaches for what happens on the field, but in this situation, the shoes fits. You take things way too personally and you are way to reactionary too be an NFL head coach.

Three Observations:
1.) Randy Moss is not a great human being. This isn't new news, but this article kinda puts it into perspective. Have some human decency Randy.

2.) Brad, getting back to you. You have a RUNNING team. Yes, you have Favre (and you're lucky at that), but you also have a 20-something guy named Adrian Peterson who would gladly put this team on his shoulders. Give him the ball 25-30 times a game and you'll probably win more than you lose. Plus, it will take some of the heat off of Brett.

3.) How great would it be if the Bengals picked up Randy Moss? You'd have T.O., Ochocinco and Randy Moss, all of the prima donna wide-receivers from the past decade, all on one cesspool of a team together.

I won't make this a regular thing, but this was too big of a MN sports story not to comment on. This team [Vikings] is in shambles and they don't have a whole lot of time to figure it out.

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