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Help Me Oprah, Help Me Tom Cruise, Help Me Randy Moss

by Deborah Horton (writer), Montana, October 07, 2010

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Randy Moss

The Vikings acquisition of Randy Moss will not help them the way most people think.

Most of the sports media talking heads would have you believe that Randy Moss will save the Vikings from mediocrity this season by his addition alone. That Randy Moss will save Brett Favre from looking like a complete bonehead for returning to play another season. But their assumptions are wrong.

Randy Moss is a great receiver who was made better by going to New England. The Patriots system of play and their system of player accountability made Moss respectable again. He went from pretend mooner to half of one of the most prolific QB/WR components to ever grace the game. Moss, however, committed two fatal errors. First, he decided he wanted out. Do not believe for a minute that the Patriots were behind this move at the beginning. I firmly believe they would have paid him eventually. It was his second fatal error that sent him packing. The Patriots do not allow players to voice in house gripes on national television. It's not done, ever. If you do, you will find yourself on a plane to Minnesota catching balls from a guy who needs a bi-focal visor to make passes anymore. Moss wanted out and he committed the second fatal error to assure his exit.

Now, Vikings fans, Moss is not your savior. Brett Favre will not be rejuvenated into Tom Brady's gray haired brother this coming Monday night. Randy Moss will still be double teamed. Favre will still be left with a potentially migraine hampered Harvin and little else. Oh, outside of the penchant Favre has for throwing into double and triple coverage. It could become interception city in a hurry. Oh, wait, he's already doing that this season. Yes, the addition of Moss MIGHT open the backfield for Adrian Peterson to run, but you can't win games without a balanced offense. Moss will open up Favre's lesser receivers he has performed so mediocre with thus far this season.

Randy Moss is not the great Vikings hope. And Moss is likely to get very disgruntled if he finds himself not getting any balls - still. Add to that the fact that the Vikings are not likely to give Moss a long term contract given that Favre will NOT play after this season. The Vikings have added a new distraction - but the root of their problems is still there, until he retires at mid-season.

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5 comments on Help Me Oprah, Help Me Tom Cruise, Help Me Randy Moss

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By Theresa H Hall on October 07, 2010 at 04:57 pm

You actually made this sports topic interesting and sadly, I am a football widow. I might watch a bit more just because of your article. You put a refreshing angle on the game. "Hike!"

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By Deborah Horton on October 07, 2010 at 06:23 pm

Thank you :) I'm glad you enjoyed it! Much more to come...nice to meet you :)

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By Deborah Horton on October 08, 2010 at 06:19 am

Thank you for reading :) I am a huge sports fan and have been for almost all my life. I am a stats freak and a student of the games. Baseball is my first love, but I also like football and basketball very much. In reality though, I will watch any sports event on TV or live over anything else I'm given a choice of. I just like sports :)

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By Glenn T on October 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

Finally! A female sports-blogger who didn't get her gig with a fake tan and a low-cut top (and now getting famous with a Brett Favre tryst)! Nice work, and I look forward to you getting the Jen Sterger taste out of my mouth...

PS. I totally agree.

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By Deborah Horton on October 12, 2010 at 02:45 pm

You know I've thought about using cleavage but thought I might try knowledge instead - shockingly I get less coverage (no pun intended) than the cleavage crowd lol Thanks for reading :)

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