I’m sorry, Randy. I’m sure you did have a blowout with the Patriots quarterback coach, I’m sure you were pissed that you didn’t have a reception in the Miami game. But the fact that the Patriots traded you today to the Vikings is completely ridiculous. In your time with the Patriots, you made up half of one of the best quarterback-reciever duos in the history of football. You were a thrilling to watch play, and you will be missed. Look at what happened when they did throw you the ball — 50 passing touchdowns in a season.
Now for the Patriots front office — what the hell were you thinking? Have you seen the plays that this guy makes? Sure, he can bitch a bit at times, but it’s not like he’s that bad. He makes Tom Brady happy. He scores touchdowns, and he opens up the field for every other player. His value truly is immeasurable. And to think that you’d make this trade 4 games into a 3-1 season where we need all the offense we can get? Come on. The Patriots already have the third lowest payroll in football, so it’s not about the money. Sure you have some fancy new tight ends, but they are not Randy Moss. Nor will they ever be. This move basically says that you don’t care that much about winning. It is a slap in the face to Randy Moss, to Tom Brady, and to the New England fans who love watching them. The backlash is going to be fierce, and I hope you are ready for it.
Worst of all, you trade him for a third round draft pick. Newsflash — we already had 2 first round, 2 second round, a third round, and 2 fourth round picks next year. We’re rebuilding, I get it. But we’ve only got Tom Brady for another 4 years, and it could take 2 or 3 years for any of those draft picks to develop into valuable, contributing players. In Randy you had a contributing player — one of the best in the history of the NFL — and one that could contribute now, with Tom Brady, in a major way.
This move was a huge step in the wrong direction, and as a fan, I for one am pissed.
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