New Beginning

April 30, 2007 |

In the fourth round, the New England Patriots selected Randy Moss. No, not some rookie project, but the veteran from the Oakland Raiders. Arguably, the most talented wide receiver in the NFL. That’s the upside to Randy Moss.

The downside to Moss is all of the baggage that he brings from a career that began with a young man who was out to prove something to all of the teams that passed him up. If that young man shows up to Foxboro, uh-oh.

If Moss can co-exist with his teammates, the Patriots will be the team to beat in the AFC. And what a perfect situation for Moss. The Patriots are a team with personality, but no individual personalities. Think about it, you can name players, but describe the personalities of those players. You know the coach, but what is his personality? Moss has no one to clash with. Tom Brady’s legacy is winning, so as long as the Pats do that, no clash.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m far from being a Moss fan. No, I don’t envy the Patriots for having him. However, if he stays out of his own way, and the Patriots’ way, things could get interesting in the AFC. Look for Moss to move up, very quickly in fantasy football drafts again.

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