Re: Does Moss Come Back in 2011?
posted at 10/27/2010 2:18 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Does Moss Come Back in 2011?
[QUOTE]If they didn't think to offer him a contract now, how does doing it next year make sense? The Pats have moved on.
Posted by agcsbill[/QUOTE]
I disagree with that logic. Realistically, they were expecting him to come in, work hard, produce, and then take a bit of a pay cut and finish his career here. If he was expecting top dollar, they weren't going to give it to him. They opened the talks in preseason but Moss said no. He then became a less valuable member of the offense which caused him to vent publicly. He knew that if his numbers aren't good, he's not going to get the attention and thus that one last payday.
That's the story, right? But, here's where it all changes.
Moss thought he'd force his way out of town so we shipped him to Minnesota for a 3rd. He and Favre both said they'll work magic together, which would blow up Moss' stats and get him that payday from Minnesota or someone else. That's not happening. He's not any big of a factor in Minnesota than what he was in New England. If Favre misses a few games or plays but plays limited, Moss still won't get his numbers. I doubt he gets them with TJax at the helm.
Now, he becomes a free agent with meaningless numbers. Maybe one or two teams line up to pay top dollar but maybe they're not contenders.
We all of a sudden get all the leverage: a familiar system, familar surroundings, HOF QB and coach, and presumably one of five situations where Moss could retire with a ring. In the end, we bring him back, get a 3rd rounder, get Moss to accept even less than what he would have accepted before, and have another weapon in our offense.
I wouldn't say it's the stupidest thing discussed.