The Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots apparently finished discussing this trade. It would seem like a decent trade, albeit a little too favorable for the Minnesota Vikings. True, the Vikings are depleted in their receiver corp, with Percy Harvin and his constant migraines and Bernard Berrian and his constant average play. A couple of weeks ago, the Vikings attempted to tempt Vincent Jackson from the San Diego Chargers, but that negotiation fell through.
Currently, Randy Moss has 9 receptions for 139 yards and 3 touchdowns for the New England Patriots. That stat alone is astounding — 3 touchdowns. With Sidney Rice returning in late October or so, imagine the possibilities for this season. Sidney Rice would be considered the secondary option compared to Randy Moss, but both would be number 1 recievers on any team. Heck, even Carson Palmer would wish he had this set, compared to the ego-driven duo of Ochocinco and Terrell Owens.
But Randy Moss is a troublemaker in the locker room, too, like Terrell Owens and Ochocinco. Brad Childress and Brett Favre will have to contain that volatile personality for the rest of this season. By obtaining Randy Moss, it suggests that the Vikings intend on making the playoffs this year, and that means Brett Favre will have to make a desperate push for the playoffs — starting now. With the New York Jets roaring with Mark Sanchez and LaDanian Tomlinson in the Meadowlands, however, the game this week isn’t the one to start with.