Re: Calm down guys, here's the good news on the Moss trade
posted at 10/6/2010 1:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Calm down guys, here's the good news on the Moss trade
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Calm down guys, here's the good news on the Moss trade : 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?
Posted by PatsLifer[/QUOTE]
Well, we don't really know but I have to believe that BB et al., must think that Tate and perhaps Price are the guys to run long and fast. The question is, can they catch? We are all going to get a chance to see that in two weeks. Until then, its all speculation. Who knows, maybe something else goes down.
However, I recall that once upon a time there was no speed burner here in the back to back SB years, I recall that if you wanted a first down, you threw it to Givens at the first down marker and he'd catch it and keep drives alive. There are many ways to get things done and BB is really a high percentage kind of guy. We used to get it done with guys like Branch, (really a possession receiver), Troy Brown, (same thing), Patten, (again), and some others who came and went. Its about percentages.
Personally I'm looking forward to seeing what happens and hoping I'll be pleased. If not, oh well.... Its not like we stop watching.