NFL  > New England Patriots  > Goodbye, Randy!
October 6, 2010, 10:26 AM
" I'm screwing up my writing schedule, but I don't care: The butterfly man is gone. Today, the Patriots, in celebration of their thrashing of the Dolphins, traded away the most awesome, honest, humble, talented, excellent man that Randy Moss has ever seen: Randy Moss. Heading back to the team that first drafted him, he will now spend his days in a desperate, valiant effort to avoid becoming a pre-game snack for Zombie Favre. And he'll probably also catch some footballs, which is good since he has been lonely and desperate for a new hobby ever since he put the finishing touches on his butterfly emporium." --
October 6, 2010  10:36 AM ET

just a matter of time before he disrupts this team what happens when he doesnt catch a pass its all about randy there is no i in team

October 6, 2010  11:21 AM ET

who's our next deep-threat receiver ?.............[???]

Don't be surprised to see the Pats make a move toward Vincent Jackson.

October 6, 2010  11:22 AM ET

Don't be surprised if the Pats make a move on Vincent Jackson.

October 6, 2010  11:31 AM ET

just a matter of time before he disrupts this team what happens when he doesnt catch a pass its all about randy there is no i in team

I think that's why he fits perfect for what the Vikes need... A team with one desperate man added another desperate man... Favre already has the entire front office and staff and Players bending over for him, Moss isn't going to be any different....

Option 1 is Moss... Option 2 Moss...Option 3 Moss...Check to Peterson.. Option 4 Moss... Check Harvin or "Shank"....

"Team" is a very loose term in the Vikings locker room!!!

October 6, 2010  11:33 AM ET

nope, Vincent Jackson is NOT patriots material... dude cost his team a playoff LOSS against JETS last year cause of his irresponsible off the field behavior & didn't do anything on the field to remotely make up for it....

But Moss was when they signed him, right? I think that Moss had a ton of baggage as well.

October 6, 2010  12:30 PM ET

t0 sorry trades in one season y

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October 6, 2010  12:37 PM ET

sun-dresses for everyone [my new pats friends] !

Who put gasoline in my gasoline?

October 6, 2010  12:38 PM ET

What were the terms of the trade? I'm assuming Minnesota has learned something since the last time they needed just one player to push them over the top and get them a Super Bowl ring. They traded for Herschel Walker. Best trade in the history of the NFL for those of us who are Dallas fans, but it didn't work out all that well for the Vikes.

3rd round draft pick next year according to ESPN.

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October 6, 2010  12:45 PM ET

Doesn't sound like much, but the Pats would have only gotten a conditional 3rd round pick in 2012 for him if they let him go to free agency after this season.

October 6, 2010  03:07 PM ET

Cant blame him for that. Seems that Green-Ellis is starting to breath some life into that running game, so maybe switching gears is not a bad idea--especially with dissension in the ranks.

October 6, 2010  03:14 PM ET

I wouldn't worry too much about a deep threat New England. After all the Patriots won 3 Super Bowls with some guy named Deion Branch as the main target.

October 6, 2010  03:15 PM ET

I wouldn't worry too much about a deep threat New England. After all the Patriots won 3 Super Bowls with some guy named Deion Branch as the main target.

Ha! True. But 10-15 TD's just went to the vikes.

October 6, 2010  06:15 PM ET

true , .........i'm hearing that moss was becoming a distraction to the locker-room after his ~media-melt-down~ [week-1] , B.B. had enough , and figured before the bye-week was the time to make the move [?] . !

That and he was taking plays off, missing blocking assignments not that he was ever a good blocking W.R. not to mention what duke said, the corners could tell when the play was coming his way by his half speed route running.

October 6, 2010  07:09 PM ET

I've said it before and I'll say it again, in the rest of the world the squeaky wheel gets the oil, in Belichick's world the wheel gets gone.

Good luck in Minnesota, Randy. Your new QB won't even toss you the ball in practice because he doesn't think he needs the practice.

October 6, 2010  08:49 PM ET

I get all the reasons to trade Randy....However...7 time pro-bowler....future 3rd round pick?? Something doesn't add up. If Minnesota wanted him, they should have made them give up more. Next year's draft will be awesome for the Pats though. 6 picks in the first 3 rounds?

October 6, 2010  08:54 PM ET

As usual the mind set of the owners versus the team concept reaches its epitimy of foolishness by letting go the greatest deep threat the pats has ever known what a way to blow the wind out of the sails of a team by trading a premier player such as moss because your pocketbook may be hurt let alone your chances of gaining another super bowl trophy because of stupidity of the owners and their bottom line I sincerely hope the pats pad their offensive line to protect brady now that our only legimate deep threat is gone I bet the other teams defenses are salivating at the fact that they now have tom brady in their sights. another stupendous blunder in the thinking of management ant forget the fans just another day in stupidity history and blunder that sets the nfl apart from all other sports with hall of fame players on their rosters we may as well resign ourselves to more lackluster seasons with that thinking

October 8, 2010  08:00 AM ET

I aggree with all except the part about cruising to playoffs. Defense still has a long way to go so the offense will have to controll more of the clock. I think jcc1 hit the nail on the head. The offensive game plan has changed and Randys' services are no longer needed. It.s back to grind it out, dink and dunk football...just like the super bowl years.
Go Pats!

October 8, 2010  02:47 PM ET

Pats are going back to what won them 3 SB's ... Brady behind center, strong running game & Brady feeding off play action to a BALANCED possession passing attack that now includes their very own version of Dallas Clark (hernandez), but FASTER & more elusive...add in gronkowski too & the 2 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th rnd picks they have the next draft, Pats are gonna be NFLs tops for 5-6 more years.... enough of this run & shoot P Manning kinda football & back to what WORKS IN PLAYOFFS!

they can do everything they want on offense, but another Super Bowl is just a dream if they don't start doing something on defense


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