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.