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Sure-Oz
01-18-2005, 11:13 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/story/3331874

Will the Vikings look to move Moss?
FOXSports.com
Posted: 6 minutes ago

Randy Moss' act in Minnesota is getting old and it's time for the Vikings to ship him out of town. At least that's the noise coming from both major papers in the Twin Cities.

Moss, who essentially missed five games this season with a hamstring injury, finished the year with 49 catches for 767 yards and 13 touchdowns. But his production was overshadowed by his controversial actions, like the well-documented "mooning" in Green Bay as well as his decision leave the game against Washington when there were still two seconds left on the clock.

Actions like those, as well as issues from his past in Minnesota, have opened up the rumor mill in the Twin Cities and have led many to wonder if Moss is worth all the trouble that follows him.

Leading up to, and then following, the Vikings' season-ending loss to the Eagles on Sunday, a game in which Moss had as many drops (three) as he did receptions, sports writers from the Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press speculated how the Vikings might deal with Moss this off-season.

They also looked at possible ways the Vikings might be able to ship him out of town.

"Like every NFL team, the Vikings hold a series of personnel meetings before developing an off-season plan for improving the roster," Kevin Seifert wrote in Saturday's Tribune. "For seven years, their fundamental starting point was always the same: building around Moss, their once-in-a-lifetime receiving talent. Now, after a two-week stretch in which Moss has embarrassed the organization countless times, that position might change.

"While the odds remain that Moss will return in 2005, there are highly placed members of the organization who are exasperated with him. At the very least, they plan to initiate a substantive internal discussion about Moss and his future with the franchise this off-season."

Bob Sansevere suggested in Monday's Pioneer Press that the Vikings start looking around the league to find a team that might want to make a trade for Moss.

"It's time to put out feelers and see what Moss could bring in a trade," Sansevere said. "Every team still in the playoffs has a defense capable of shutting down offenses; when was the last time you could say that about a Vikings defense?"

Sansevere speculated that the Vikings might want to contact Arizona, whose head coach, Denny Green, was in charge of the Vikings when they drafted Moss out of college.

"First on the phone list should be Arizona Cardinals coach Denny Green. The former Vikings coach has three players who could give the Vikings the kind of defense that would help them navigate deep into the postseason end Bert Berry, who led the NFC with 14.5 sacks, strong safety Adrian Wilson and tackle Darnell Dockett.

"Green drafted Moss and always has believed you can outscore teams if you load up with offensive talent."

Moss has four years left of the eight-year, $75 million extension that he signed in 2001. He is set to earn $7.5 million next season. And while he is still one of the best receivers in the NFL, his whole package might be too much for the Vikings to deal with.

Saulbadguy
01-18-2005, 11:14 AM
They need to trade him because its obvious Mike Tice can't control him. He needs to find a situation better for him (Randy), IMO.

MichaelH
01-18-2005, 11:15 AM
As long as he doesn't come to KC, I don't care.

Mr. Laz
01-18-2005, 11:16 AM
they gave him a 20+ million dollar signing bonus IIRC, so i doubt they can afford to

carlos3652
01-18-2005, 11:29 AM
Can anybody say... Raiders...

Cormac
01-18-2005, 11:29 AM
they gave him a 20+ million dollar signing bonus IIRC, so i doubt they can afford to

Based on those basic numbers in the column.....if he got a $20m SB that's 2.5m per year over the 8 year contract. If he is due to make 7.5m this year, then his cap number is 10m. Cutting him accelerates the remaining portion of the cap which is half of the SB as he has completed 4 of 8 years, which in the case of a 20m SB, is also 10m. It looks like they'll roughly break even if they cut him or not. I'd kick him to the curb.

Bowser
01-18-2005, 11:31 AM
Can anybody say... Raiders...

That's my guess. Them, or the Rams.

Phobia
01-18-2005, 11:39 AM
If their top candidate for trade is the Arizona Cardinals, they'll NEVER trade him. Do the writers in MN know ANYTHING about the rest of the league? WR is the LAST position the Cards need right now.

alpha_omega
01-18-2005, 11:50 AM
They too had better get some defensive help.

mikey23545
01-18-2005, 11:50 AM
They need to trade him because its obvious Mike Tice can't control him. He needs to find a situation better for him (Randy), IMO.

How pathetic to be a seven year vet who still needs somebody who can "control" him....

I guess self-control is out of the question, huh?

Saulbadguy
01-18-2005, 11:53 AM
How pathetic to be a seven year vet who still needs somebody who can "control" him....

I guess self-control is out of the question, huh?
I don't think Mike Tice is the best at controlling anyone, let alone his own team. I was listening to Steve Young on the Dan Patrick show yesterday and i'm basically quoting him. Get a player like Randy in the right situation, and he thrives.

Cochise
01-18-2005, 11:57 AM
If their top candidate for trade is the Arizona Cardinals, they'll NEVER trade him. Do the writers in MN know ANYTHING about the rest of the league? WR is the LAST position the Cards need right now.

No kidding. Do the Cardinals really need Randy Moss to compliment Larry Fitzgerald with Anquan Boldin?

wutamess
01-18-2005, 11:58 AM
I'd love to have Moss.

You guys can talk about "profile" guys all you want. But I'm tired of Vermiels profile guys over guys that produce results on the field.

Please trade for Moss.

Can you imagine Moss, Parker, Gonzo, and Priest or LJ. We probably wouldn't even need our defense.

Phobia
01-18-2005, 12:01 PM
I'd love to have Moss.

You guys can talk about "profile" guys all you want. But I'm tired of Vermiels profile guys over guys that produce results on the field.

Please trade for Moss.

Can you imagine Moss, Parker, Gonzo, and Priest or LJ. We probably wouldn't even need our defense.

Nice post Mr. Vermeil. Can I get a small loan?

kc rush
01-18-2005, 12:05 PM
I'm sure the Ravens are listening after getting stiffed on the TO deal.

They have plenty of defense to go around.

Brock
01-18-2005, 12:06 PM
I'd love to have Moss.

You guys can talk about "profile" guys all you want. But I'm tired of Vermiels profile guys over guys that produce results on the field.

Please trade for Moss.

Can you imagine Moss, Parker, Gonzo, and Priest or LJ. We probably wouldn't even need our defense.

No thanks. Moss is a punk who lays down when things don't go his way. We have enough of those on the "defense".

blsilks
01-18-2005, 12:12 PM
Can anybody say... Raiders...


He would make a good Raider because he fits that gang banger profile.

ChiefsCountry
01-18-2005, 12:27 PM
I would take Moss in a heartbeat. Vermeil could get Randy to cry with him and take walks and sip wine with him. The dude is a headcase but is so talented it would be a risk I would take.

Skip Towne
01-18-2005, 12:52 PM
Don't we have trouble enough?