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  1. Willie55

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    Other than a supposed source, this reads like crap being thrown against the wall.
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    I have to say that this would be pretty badass.
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    Moss on the Pats would be explosive!!!!

    Hoping this happens!!
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    Moss Patriots talks strong (LINK)

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm



    "MOSS TO PATS RUMORS GATHERING STEAM

    Our network of NFL sources is buzzing with talk that the New England Patriots are trying to work a trade with the Raiders for receiver Randy Moss. "It's getting strong," a league source told us a little while ago."
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    Not going to happen, would be nice, but not going to happen
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    This reads like an article that is basically taking a shot in the dark and if they're right can say "we told you so!" and if it doesn't happen their "sources" can tell them it fell through at the last second.
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    #24 Jersey

    99% of most rumor articles are built the same way.
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    I really, really want this to happen now.
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    Sounds like they made up the Chad Jackson bit in order to support their conclusion that NE is fine with acquiring 'turd' players. I'm not calling Moss a 'turd' BTW. Typical PFT.
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    I totally reneg on my earlier beliefs that this would be a bad move. I am suddenly rooting HARD for this to happen.

    *crossed fingers*
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    I definately want this to happen. All the bad attitude czars here seem to think that the Patriots are all saints and every other team is rotting from the inside. Granted, there are true bad apples (TO) but who would have said that Chad Johnson is a bad apple?

    Randy Moss would open up this offense in a big, big way.
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    Some of you may think its crap and it probaly wont happen, but ProFootballTalk is no joke. They are a reputable NFl news source and are right most of the time. They are mentioned by other columnists in their articles when theres a news story in the NFl thats fresh. I know the TO story that he was rushed to the hospital hit PFT before any other media syndicate out there.
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    They still have a bit of a stigma attached to them because when they first started out they missed way more often then they hit. But within the past year or so they really have been the first to report on many stories. I believe the main reason is that places like ESPN and CNNSI would rather wait for mutliple confirmations before they run the story.
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    The whole article looks like BS to me. I just don't see the need to panic trade for Moss. Our wideouts will be fine. Sure, the guy is one of the most talented WRs in the league, but it's not worth the $ and the picks it would take to acquire him.
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    Trading for an elite WR is not a "panic trade" by any definition. A panic trade would be Richard Seymour for Mike Williams. Trading a draft pick or two for Randy Moss is a move to solidify the most glaring weakness on the team.
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    The weakness at WR is a temporary one. Like all things Patriots, it will be just fine come December and January.
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    not to digress but..........those are some badass sigs you have


    ..ok, now for Randy Moss

    We all know that we don't need him to make the playoffs, but I think he would make us Super Bowl favorites again.

    He would open up the offense big time. Everyone would benefit from having him around.

    Our wide receivers at the moment lack talent AND depth. Jackson is already in and out of the lineup, what if Troy Brown, Caldwell, or Gabriel were injured. The Pats had major injury issues at WR over their Super Bowl runs but had the depth to overcome it. I don't think we would have the depth to sustain injuries this year. Moss is needed in the WR corp.

    THat would be great to see him in a pats uni against the BIlls on SUnday. He doesn't need to learn that many plays to be effective. Run as fast as you can down teh field and catch the ball. That's all he needs.
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    I definitely wouldn't mind adding Moss to our offense, with stuff like this it's a 99% chance of not happening.
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    Re: Moss Patriots talks strong (LINK)

    Considering most of the stories about this are just rumors, how much of a rumor does a rumor have to be to actually be labelled a rumor?:confused:
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    Re: Moss Patriots talks strong (LINK)

    Mods - please merge with the crypticaly named "ProfootballTalk Rumor: Moss to Patriots" thread
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    Re: Moss Patriots talks strong (LINK)

    I wondered what that other thread was about.. I'm glad this one explained it.

    ;) haha
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    I agree 100%! having Moss makes the whole WR corp that much more effective. DBs have to really pay attention to him as well as the our other WRs. Couple that with Brady's ability to spread the ball and find his open man.....it would be AWESOME!!

    Jay
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    I literally burst out laughing when I read posters who say they don't want RANDY MOSS on the Patriots.

    I mean, how stupid and stubborn do you have to be to pass up on a guy like Moss?

    The Pats have over 10 million to work with this year. I'm pretty sure they can accelerate his cap hit to this year and still be able to sign our best FA's.

    I just cannot believe that anyone who thinks they know the game of football, would say that they do not want him to play for the Pats.....Unbelievable.

    Can anyone here say that they have heard NFL players say that he's a turd or are you just going by what the media says about him?
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    I'll try and find a link to the page I got them. A poster on a Red Sox board made about thirty of them for anyone to use. They are some nice looking graphics.

    I agree with the rest of your post. We're just too thin at WR right now. God forbid Brown or Gabriel go down with any significant injury. We'd be toast. It's the one area that needs to be improved. Now that we know Moss won't be coming here this season, we need to hope Gaffney gels with Brady. Quite a drop off in expectations from Randy Moss to Jabar Gaffney. Luckily Maroney has been a stud, and Dillon has bounced back. The running game is going to carry this offense for the time being.

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