It’s remarkable how unhappy people are about the trade for Randy Moss! It’s almost as if they WANT Moss to cause problems. I’m sure Dan Shaughnessy won’t mind… he seems to hate all Boston sports teams anyway. The Patriots traded practically nothing for one of the most talented receivers in the entire NFL. And Randy so desperately wants a ring, he took a massive pay cut to come here.
I like what Steve DeOssie said on WEEI today, that the veterans who have been here from the beginning (Bruschi, Seymour, Brady) are very protective of what they have created and, as anyone who has ever attended high school will tell you, peer pressure is a strong motivating force.
If we’re going to sit here and piss and moan about reputations, c’mon… that’s one of the lamest arguments I have ever heard. If you speak to LaDainian Tomlinson, he’ll tell you our reputation is low-class anyway.
Last season, a casual Patriots’ observer would think the sky was falling after the Patriots traded away Deion Branch. “Tom Brady is going to lose faith if they’re not giving him any weapons,” they said. Well, now Brady has an AK-47 and those same people are upset. Make up your minds!
I love this trade. I love it so much, I was shaking with excitement all day yesterday. I think Randy Moss is going to shut his mouth, work his butt off, and help the Patriots get to Arizona. Remember, he has Tom Brady to answer to now… he’s not taking orders from Aaron Brooks anymore and I’d like to see him walk off the field during a game and answer to Rodney Harrison.
The only thing that scares me is could Bill Belichick be stacking his team to make one final bid for the Super Bowl and then call it quits? Now, that terrifies me more than a trouble making Randy Moss.