Re: The Official Randy Moss Appreciation Thread
posted at 9/12/2010 11:58 PM EDT
Thanks Chromatic 8 and shenanigan for such great posts on this matter.
The enormous production, the highlight catches that we probably don't understand all the difficulty of making, the unseen clearing out of the secondary so someone else gets free, the blocking...clearly Randy Moss over the last 3 years has been a star performer and vital for the New England Patriots.
He is so meaningful to the team obviously, but also to us, the fans.
For the Pats to have a chance in the playoffs, it would be reasonable to think that the presence of Moss is needed.
Everyone in this business must surely have an ego and much pride somewhere, including management, staff, coaches, players. As fans, we hope that there can be some forgiveness, understanding, and rising above pride, hurt feelings, and other emotions now being overemphasized by the media so that we can have a united team. We, the fans, hope that we are not forgotten in this.
We go to the games or watch half a continent away on TV, because New England has built such a great organization. No one wants to see red herrings, side issues overtake the the true goals of the football team.
We all appreciate the work the team and the Kraft family has done.
But I must say this: while we don't know what goes on "backstage", when wealthy people, people with money the likes we will never know, have issues of face or pride, they can make or not make decisions that affect many others they may never see face to face. We hope they remember that they affect us, the fans.
Wishing everyone a great season-we are off to a great start.