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Which trade was more lopsided

  1. Getting Moss

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  2. Trading him away

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  1. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

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    Two of the most lopsided trades in history has been Bill Belichick trading Randy Moss.

    For - Recieved a future HOF WR that season broke Jerry Rice TD record while drawing double converage. Intergral part of the most productive offenses in NFL history. Gave up a fourth round pick (used to draft John Bowie, CB -2 career tackles currently in the UFL).

    Away - Recieved 3rd round pick. Gave up a player so washed up he was cut a few weeks later and got the coached fire. A player so useless 31 teams didn't want him. A player so cancerous it that sucked the life out of a 5-3 playoff contending team down to 5-8 and out of contention.
     
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    This is really doing a disservice to Moss and what he has accomplished.
     
  3. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

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    That is what he accomphished since leaving. I also listed what he accomphlished during the season he was here following the first trade.
     
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    I voted for the trade to get rid of him because I felt like that was the riskier move in most people's eyes. They got Moss for "only a fourth" (which proved to be a great bargain) and sent him away for "only a third" -- which a lot of people thought seemed like a bad move but, in hindsight wasn't.

    Hope that makes sense ...
     
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    I'd have to say the most brilliant thing we did with Moss was use him properly which is something people have had difficulty with both before and after. So, I find these choices somewhat equivalent. Both trades were pretty good but the management of him, which takes effort over time, was brilliant.
     
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    Also the Titans claimed Moss off of waivers -- they were 23rd in priority. So to say that 31 other teams didn't want him is disengenious.
     
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    I think it came out that the Titans were the only ones to put in a claim for him. They don't go down the line and ask each team "You want this guy?" then stop once he's claimed. Everyone puts in their claim at the same time and then the highest waiver priority gets him.
     
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    It all depends on this year. If we win the SB, than this year. If not, getting him.
     
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    Nobody else put in a claim. If a few others after the titans had field a claim and didn't get him, you would be right.
     
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    blaming Moss for the Titans demise is foolish
     
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    Tennessee's slide would have happened with or without Moss.

    I think getting rid of him was more impressive. The combination of perfect timing, foresight, team-first posturing, and balls the size of jupiter it took was something no other coach would do.
     
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    Kinda OT but why doesn't anyone talk about trading away Maroney? Our running game has become so much more reliable without him dancing around in the backfield.

    Trading Moss was a great move but it wasn't the only thing that turned things around on offense.
     
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    had to be the trade for him... people thought he was done... then we got his best year/s and only gave up a 4th.

    If the min trade was for a 2nd then i think that would have got my vote just for pick value reasons
     
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    Which one was more shocking?

    I thought the trade to get him was pretty shocking. I was excited.
     
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    Thanks -- very informative!
     
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    Man, GIAGH really needs to get over his Moss obsession. It's kinda sad, at this point.
     
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    We won't know until we find out what we draft with the Vikings' third rounder and how he pans out
     
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    Record-breaking season by a WR for a 4th round pick wins hands down on its own. It took another trade (Branch coming back from Seattle) for the Moss-to-Minny move to really work IMO.
     
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    Anyone that voted trading him away is retarded.
     
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    stating facts is doing no disservice. he was astounding for the Patriots, he was discontent with what his role had become and made the tragic mistake of wanting out.
     
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