Re: Randy Moss: My heart is in New England
posted at 3/17/2011 9:57 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Randy Moss: My heart is in New England
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Randy Moss: My heart is in New England : I'd like to watch her try. Those aren't stripes. Moss's heart isn't into football, or more likely he's too permanently old and worn out and BB knew it.
Posted by Paul_K[/QUOTE]
Not sure I buy this. He just put his contract above his focus. He still wants to play. He only feels he can get motivated by playing in NE. This was obvious before he was traded. We all knew it.
It's like going from a Cadillac to a Ford Esort. As if he's going to a better place outside of the Pats? Where? Not happening.
I approve of the trade, but I think it really came down to him being selfish and wanting a new deal, putting that above the team.
Definitley a problem, no doubt, especially during the season, but look who else did that this past year?
Logie Mankins. Yup.
He put himself above the team and rejected a top flight deal. I am sure if Moss was offered a decent deal, he'd still be here. I don't disagree with no offering him a deal, but I also wouldn't have minded seeing a team friendly deal if he would have taken it and been a good solider.
I do like how the trade forced Brady to go back to the old Brady. The O'Brien issue is another discussion, as is the poor play of Mankins in the postseason.
Since he did not a contract last year, however, that eliminates that whole entire idea.
I don't approve of what he did, nor do I necessarily want him back, but if camp opens and they don't have a FA acquisition secured or an explosive draftee who looks to "get it", I don't see the harm in a really low risk/high reward option with him.
When a player is this hell bent on playing for one team, BB holds all the leverage.
Plus, you know he knows what to expect, he knows the plays, etc.
The reality is, he wanted stats to show his value for a new deal. His plan backfired.
His agent either prodded him along or he did that on his own, but it's the same thing Mankins is doing right now.
If Moss doesn't deserve to return, nor does Mankins.