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Brad Childress welcomes Randy Moss to Minnesota

The Vikings have followed New England’s lead and confirmed the acquisition of Randy Moss.  Brad Childress will meet with the media at 3:30 ET, and Moss will be available to reporters after practice on Thursday.

“We feel very
good about the opportunity to add a player of Randy Moss’ caliber to this
football team,” Childress said in a statement Wednesday.  “He is a tremendous
competitor and was an integral member of the Vikings organization from
1998-2004.

“Once again, ownership was completely supportive of our efforts to add
a valuable football player to our team. I know the entire organization is
thrilled to welcome him back to the Twin Cities and look forward to his
contributions.”

Our Coaching Translator says that really means: “Favre runs the offense anyway, so I may as well give up complete control and hope we make the playoffs.” 

One other bit of housekeeping here: Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Vikings will get New England’s 2012 seventh-round pick as part of the trade.  That nugget may send Patriots fans over the edge.

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15 Responses to “Brad Childress welcomes Randy Moss to Minnesota”
  1. trickbunny says: Oct 6, 2010 12:50 PM

    What’s the over under on Moss headlines today? I’ll say 17.
    Randy Moss, a guy who’s best days are behind him, was traded from the Pats to the Vikes. We get it. There’s 31 other teams who are also doing stuff. What’s going on with them?

  2. DonTerrelli says: Oct 6, 2010 12:52 PM

    “I know the entire organization is thrilled to welcome him back to the Twin Cities and look forward to his contributions.”
    ===========
    I’ll be that traffic cop he ran over doesn’t agree.

  3. benh999 says: Oct 6, 2010 12:53 PM

    If things don’t pan out, the Favre/Moss malcontent meltdown will be epic.

  4. -RoNiN- says: Oct 6, 2010 12:55 PM

    People are already wondering, and rightfully so, how happy Randy Moss will be when he’s receiving passes from Tavaris Jackson.. but what IF the Vikings try to bring back Culpepper (next season if Favre leaves) from the UFL.. far fetched, I know, but one HECK of a reunion.. and if they could somehow find that magic, it’d be a heck of a story!!

  5. billsgiantsfan says: Oct 6, 2010 12:57 PM

    So Moss will play 17 regular season games this year – one more than any other player. What if (and that’s a big “if”) he sets any records? Does he get an asterisk next to them?

  6. acousticphan says: Oct 6, 2010 1:01 PM

    The line between your posts and Florio’s posts continue to blur, and that’s not a good thing.
    Stick to your own style.

  7. Hauschild says: Oct 6, 2010 1:09 PM

    Why does everybody believe Brett Favre is the puppet master and everybody else are the strings? Simply because when he makes observations about certain things like the state of the offense, he’s usually dead on the mark?
    At some point, people have to come to grips with the fact that Brett Favre’s gotta really firm grasp of the intricacies of an NFL offense – if for no other reason than he’s been doing this NFL thing for 20 years, and probably 35 years total. He “may” be this or he “may” be that, but he “definitely” has few equals in terms of focus, determination, professionalism or production.
    It kinda reminds me of the saying that as a boss, your only goal in hiring is to hire people smarter than you are, or your organization will never evolve and grow. This is where Brad Childress is pretty cagey; he’ll probably tell you he’s no brain surgeon, but he isn’t afraid of talent – be it pysical, mental or both.

  8. NoHomeTeam says: Oct 6, 2010 1:41 PM

    Time to break out the much-overused “Wow.”
    I have no idea if this is going to work, but this move clearly demonstrates that both Zygi and Klink are going All-In.
    This season is probably the Wilf’s last shot at getting a new stadium pushed through. If — and this is an enormous “if” — this gamble pays off and the graybeards can somehow squeak this team into the Super Bowl, there might just be enough public goodwill in Minnesota to pass a stadium bill, and Childress’ legacy goes from moron to genius.
    If it implodes, Leslie Frazier could be the new Head Coach of the Los Angeles Vikings.

  9. CalViking says: Oct 6, 2010 1:47 PM

    Can’t wait for the Viking Hater Nation to jump all over this acquisition. Jealousy and Envy, two of you greater sins. Love us or Hate us. As a football fctionan this goes down as a BIG transation.

  10. ccslick says: Oct 6, 2010 1:58 PM

    Maybe someone can remind me ,I seem to have forgotten. How many Super Bowls has Moss won. I believe it is a big fat ZERO. Which is exactly what he will mean to Vikes. The only thing he will do is give Favre the oppertunity to throw 40 INT’s

  11. ccslick says: Oct 6, 2010 1:58 PM

    Maybe someone can remind me ,I seem to have forgotten. How many Super Bowls has Moss won. I believe it is a big fat ZERO. Which is exactly what he will mean to Vikes. The only thing he will do is give Favre the oppertunity to throw 40 INT’s

  12. Lord Harry Latts says: Oct 6, 2010 2:43 PM

    The Patriots season just crash landed on “completely finished island”.

  13. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Oct 6, 2010 3:05 PM

    Favre will surely add several INTs to his dubious record.

  14. gooboy6 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:47 PM

    chilly sure knows how to drool over a steamy jockstrap

  15. ejmat says: Oct 6, 2010 4:13 PM

    billsgiantsfan says:
    October 6, 2010 12:57 PM
    So Moss will play 17 regular season games this year – one more than any other player. What if (and that’s a big “if”) he sets any records? Does he get an asterisk next to them?
    ——————————-
    I don’t think it would really matter. He laid a big zero against the Dolphins last week. So his stats will be the same as if he played 16 although he really played 17. It shouldn’t make a difference but I can see why there may be questions.

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