First of all - I rarely let my Homerism affect my reasoning - at least I make a conscious effort to try not to let it.
I actually like the Vikings very much and am a fan of Moss - how can you not be - all he is is the greatest WR in a generation.
This has absolutely nothing to do with the Lions or whether or not Moe would be starting here. I dont know if he would start for us or not. If he did, he wouldnt get nearly the type of production he gets in MIN. Thats a pretty obvious conclusion being that he would be going from one of the elite running teams in the NFL to one of the worst running teams.
Which brings me to my point: He has obviously benefitted from the situations he has been in over the last 2 yrs. MIN has an elite OLine and has been a league leader in rushing for a number of yrs now. Moe has been in the right place at the right time. It is not an indication of talent. My argument is that he is not that talented. He has a big heart, he tries every play hes in, and he does what he is told. All very commendable attributes, but dont make a case for him actually being talented. There has never been a situation in his career that he was named the starter because he earned it - they have come because a better back got injured. Had he been talented enough to warrant a starting RB spot in the NFL, dont you think he would have lobbied for a trade after 7 seasons?
Now, he very well might have a good game on Sunday. Hell, Bettis is sitting on 22 yds and 5 TDs, so you never know. Here are the major thinking points:
- MIN has an elite running game where they can seemingly plug most RBs into the system and they will do well most of the time.
- MIN is missing their top 2 RBs.
- Moe Williams is the #3 on the depth chart and he is slightly injured.
- MMoore is the #4 and he has looked good enough to plug in.
- Tice has stated it will be a RBBC, and most pundits suggest Moe will more than likely get the start but that MMoore will get more carries.
I wish you would stop attacking me ejwild, I really dont think its necessary and kind of childish.