JoshKnows46 wrote: Sex Panther wrote: A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:
Here's my question and I'm not sure why no one has brought this up: Does the deal itself (Moss for a 3rd rounder) strike anyone else as strange? Couldn't the Patriots have gotten more?
You would think so, but I guess that's the "Patriot Way"...
If I was a Pats fan, I would be absolutely livid by this move.
ya'll are crazy, pats are the smartest org. in the nfl....they gave only a 4th round pick for moss, and now he's 33 and they are getting a 3rd for him...this is how they constatly stay a top team year in and year out.
In no way, shape, or form, does this help the Patriots now.
If Moss were to have stayed w/ the Patriots for the entire season, and signed w/ another team, they would have gotten a compensation 3rd RD pick in the 2012 draft.
A 3rd RD pick next year, or a 3rd RD pick in 2012 does not equal the value Moss brings to the Patriots offense.
Losing Moss now, even if his skills are eroding will hurt the Patriots TREMENDOUSLY, this year.
I agree that they are typically well ahead of the curve when it comes to this kind of stuff.
That doesn't mean I'm going to blindly say "oh, this must be a good move." Because IMO - it flat out isn't.
I looked at video of all 3 of Moss's TD's this year - 2 came in triple coverage, the other was a sick 1 handed catch after beating the leagues best cover corner (Revis).
I looked at video of all 3 of Welker's TD's this year - 2 in single coverage w/ Moss occupying the D on the other side of the field, the other in a 2 TE/Welker bunch w/ 2 defenders for the 3 options - Moss on the other side of the field occupying the D.
I looked at video of BGE's Monday night TD run - 3 defenders cheating towards Moss allowed BGE to run it right up the gut, basically untouched.
That aspect of their offense is gone & they have no one on that roster who can come close to duplicating what Moss does to other defenses.
Could Tate be good? Sure.
Could Gronkowski & Hernandez be really good? Sure.
Is Welker a stud, NFL WR1? Not by a long shot.
Do they have a beast at RB? Nope, not even close.
Does this team have a chance to win a championship in 2010? Not anymore IMO.