Yet, here we sit on a chilly early-November morning and the entire deal between the Vikings and Patriots has disintegrated into nothing more than a month-long mess for Childress, Favre and everyone else representing the Minnesota franchise.
For lack of better description, Randy Moss has been BOOTED off his “new/old” team and they find themselves in exactly the same vulnerable spot as before the trade; with 4 more games expired from the schedule.
Who do you blame?
Did Vikings ownership insist on dealing for Randy Moss, as they most certainly had to be worried about a promising season slipping away? Did Favre privately urge the team to provide an upgrade to Bernard Berrian running around with a crab net? Or, did Brad Childress decide that he could build a contender, midseason, with the same impulsive energy that Anita Marks employs to improving her fantasy football team?
I guess we’ll never really know …. until Childress or Favre write a book.
I have no doubt a TELL ALL is coming. There will probably be a couple such versions – and they’ll likely be as contradictory as the Maryland Governor’s race, which THANKFULLY comes to an end today.
Totally off-subject, but it is there any doubt these two dudes (O’Malley and Ehrlich) really, really dislike each other? Some serious animosity exists between them. Do they dislike each other as much as Brad Childress and Randy Moss? Uh, I’m betting YES.
Back to football ….
Regardless of who really pushed for acquiring Randy Moss, one thing is for sure ….
The Minnesota Vikings got exactly what they deserved.
They traded for a guy who carries around a “Buyer Beware” label as pronounced as that #84, #81 or #18 on his chest and back. Everybody knows about the turmoil, to include the silly press conferences, surrounding the world of Randy Moss. He’s as predictable as that sunrise, every morning ….
The only sillier phenomenon is the notion that Brad Childress thought he could control the guy.
NOTE TO BRAD: he was leaving a team where the head coach has more authority and autonomy than you’ll ever know. If Bill Belichick is dumping a Pro Bowl-caliber dude, there’s a seriously reliable chance that same player is not a team-oriented performer.