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Why did the pats even aquire Randy Moss?

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  1. coolguy

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    I love moss and i loved the combination of brady, moss, and welker, but the looking at the trade now seems kinda unneeded.

    Welker was the perfect replacement for branch, but i think without moss the pats would have a similar offense they do now. It would be more diverse without moss, who's only great when he wants to and is always double covered.

    I guess you can't look back lol
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    Clearly you didn't watch the 07 Patriots.
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    Trust me i did, but this type of team is better imo./
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    Because our receiving corps sucked in 2006 and Randy Moss was awesome. :bricks:

    Off to the Practice Squad with this bad boy.
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    What was even the point of this thread?
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    Yes, but they still could have won in 2006
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    Just another one of the 278239393 other threads on this subject.
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    Moss was wonderful for the 07 season and he truly helped Matt Cassel in gaining enough confidence to be the successful QB he is now in KC and was in 2008

    2009 was the end of the Moss era for all intensive purposes,I truly think Moss aged before our eyes last season.

    I won't forget his accomplishments those years but its obvious Father Time is knocking VERY loudly on his door.
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    Randy Moss for a 4th round pick?

    What do you mean why did we even acquire him?
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    lol gotta love common sense eh?
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    This thread is awful ... Moss more than proved his worth here.

    We'll never know what Brady and Moss might have done if Brady was not lost for the season.

    Time to move on ... thankfully we have a coach who usually gets that right.
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    Well, that 2nd qtr display in Miami back on Oct 21, 2007 was awesome to watch from the upper deck of Doplhin Stadium. He just needed to make one play at the end of that G-- ---m game in Glendale. One F------ play!
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    This Offense is the best in the NFL, but no, not even close. We traded Moss just at the right time. I said when we acquired him it was the right move, and I agreed when we traded him it was the right move (as I figured the only way we would trade him was he was a major problem, he was). The 07 offense was the best in the history of the league.
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    oh Come on lol

    mY POINT IS WHEN THEY TRADED FOR MOSS, the whole teams gameplan and philosophy change from a balance team to a deep ball offense
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    Because they could, because of the Polian "emphasis" which made pass defense more difficult and because we had lost Branch and Givens.

    It wasn't Moss's fault we lost the SB, it was an over reliance on him and Welker and refusal to use, or lack of a reliable running game.
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    Well there are already a million other threads on this same subject. There have been ever since he was traded from the team.
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    Given the historic season of 2007 and the fact that the Patriots laid an egg in the biggest game of their history this is a ridiculous thread. Nobody can argue against the production of Randy Moss at the Patriots.

    How quickly people forget.
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    Go watch the 2006 AFC championship game+the 2007 season then comeback and talk.
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    I was there :D

    lol the defense was more of the problem
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    lol I still wake up in the middle of the night in a deep sweat thinking Caldwell is still on this football team.
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    yeah...caldwell dropped the most difficult pass in nfl history right between his numbers standing still...
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    because with that trade we turned a meh offense into the greatest offense of all time... and it only cost us a 4th to get him

    was this really a serious question?
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    It was a great acquisition at the time and it paid off...and trading him away came at the right time, and it will pay off.

    Great decision making on both counts.
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    wtf...i just had one bad thread in the heat of the moment.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but...

    Deion Branch was shipped off to Seattle in 2006 and Givens signed with TEN in 2006.... and these guys were replaced with Doug Gabriel, Reche Caldwell and the aged Troy Brown.

    By acquiring Randy Moss, I have to believe the front office was trying to show Tom Brady that they wanted to do right by him and give him a WR corp that could get them back to the big show.

    It was a great move, but a move that took the offense in a different direction.

    The "pick up" of Moss is very much like the "pick up" of Dillon, in so much as that the Patriots weren't a running team... yet they picked up a legitimate running back and went that direction. Dillon lead to Super Bowl victory... Moss lead to a Super Bowl appearance.
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    umm, Reche Caldwell.
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    At the time that was a great move as the Pats needed to upgrade the receiver crew (and did in a BIG way with Moss and Welker).

    However, the current style of offense is built to beat man to man defenses (the 2010 NY Jets)
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    And it worked for a time. Bill is all about value and calculated risk/reward and getting ahead of the curve. Moss and Brady connected with Randy's career on the line and the result was an undefeated season, the only 16 game one in NFL history. Bill rolled the dice in extending him based on his diminishing performance down the stretch in that season. Didn't pay the kind of dividends he hoped a $9M #1 would, but it probably did allow for relative continuity for a Bradyless 2008 squad - and that in turn built added value into Cassel. 2009 was the season that underscored why deals with the devil are best made short term with your fingers crossed behind your back. Bill eventually realized that, I think Brady did too, and here we are none the worse for the experience - even ahead a round in the overall draft pick game after reacquiring the guy whose departure kinda made the Moss acquisition a no brainer at the time...
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