Re: Calm down guys, here's the good news on the Moss trade
posted at 10/6/2010 10:16 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Calm down guys, here's the good news on the Moss trade
[QUOTE]Nobody is thinking this through. Moss is what? thirty two? It is highly likely that there will be no season next year and at the end of that he'll be thirty four. That's old for an NFL receiver and if no one has noticed, Moss seems to have lost a step. You want to give him a big contract? He's not getting separation on the Dbacks now, he's just running with them. I see this as a very smart move. They get him out of the locker room, they get a pick for him, (BB owns the next draft, you tote up the picks in the various rounds). They have already drafted receivers with excellent speed, who can spread the field and open things up for Welker, Edleman, and Woody, The team has gotten really young, they are building a contender for years going forward. Brady needs to get back to doing what he's always done best, find and hit the open receiver. Don't forget Hernandez, who is really the new prototypical NFL receiver, big and fast, able to make the catch in the intermediate range and make yards after the catch, BIG TIME. . Then there's Gronk. Brady has many options for the passing game. I like this. I like this a lot. The gloom and doomers are living in the past but not far enough back in the past. You forget what BB has done and how he did it in years past. Jeez, get over yourselves.
Posted by Dessalines[/QUOTE]
Thanks for a little bit of sanity. I tend to agree with you. Although Moss was valuable in terms of opening the field for this offense so we could execute the underneath, I still think are enough weapons in the stable to be productive and win games.
However, it seems that every good/great team has a long ball threat. Look at the Saints, Colts, Ravens,etc....so the question I have is if we have lost our homerun hitter (albeit one with aging legs), who is stepping up to stretch the field so Welker, Edelman, Gronk, Hernandez, Woody, etc. can catch underneath? All of a sudden teams we play only have to dedicate a CB to our deep guy and not a safety, which means the safety can play more inside the box and make the underneath/intermediate routes that much more difficult to obtain.
Look, at the end of the day, I think it had to be done. Moss was not here mentally and we need to move on. I'm just trying to get my head around who is going to be the guy that keeps defenses spread out and not clumped in the middle....Any takers?