For those of you who have not heard, Randy Moss was traded from the New England Patriots to the Minnesota Vikings for a third round pick in next year's draft. This probably sounds like a terrible trade for the Patriots, and that's because it is a terrible trade for the Patriots. They get a third round pick for one of the best receivers in the NFL.
But, my understanding is that Moss was becoming toxic for the team, and they had to get rid of him quickly, hence the trade with the Vikings. So I do understand why the Patriots traded him. I just think they could have gotten a whole lot more out of him.
Because of this trade the New England Patriots are a much less dangerous team. Their entire offense relied on Randy Moss, and now they have the likes of Brandon Tate stepping in as a starter. Moss required a lot of the defense's attention, and the Patriots were able to use their other weapons who garnered less defensive attention.
Sure, Tate may be end up being a really good receiver. We don't know yet, but it is highly unlikely that he will be as good as Moss.
This is all obviously very good for the Miami Dolphins. They play New England once more, and Moss gone means a much better chance of winning the game.
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But, the trade will also help the Miami Dolphins in another way.
It will help with the New York Jets.
The Jets play the Vikings this Sunday, and because Moss is back the Vikings have a good shot at winning the game.
Before Moss joined the team the Jets were likely to win the game by a good margin. Now that he is with the Vikings Brett Favre will have an incredibly talented target to throw to, and having Moss will also make the Jets more susceptible to the run. So even though it is hard to imagine, Adrian Peterson will do even better than he already has.
In the end this trade will not only make the Patriots worse, but it will make the Jets much less likely to get a win against the Vikings, and that is key because the Dolphins need a win with a Jets and Patriots loss to catch back up in the division. We are facing much tougher odds now that we are down by two games in the division, and really the only way to win the division now is going to be by having a better record than both teams instead of winning a tie-breaker.
So, I want all of you to become Minnesota Vikings fans for a week. You need a team to root for during the Miami Dolphins bye week, so the Vikings are your perfect choice.
That's all I've got for now, and just a heads up for everyone, I am going to be on vacation from now until next Monday, so I may not be able to get a post up every day, and I apologize ahead of time for any missed days. I just need a break, and I figured that the bye week is the perfect time to take one.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to show the Vikings your support this weekend!
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