Yes, there are other things happening in the NFL other than the Randy Moss trade.
They just aren’t quite as interesting.
For instance, Tim Graham of ESPN.com’s AFC East blog reports that Fred Jackson will take over as Buffalo’s starting running back in the wake of Tuesday’s Marshawn Lynch trade.
Rookie C.J. Spiller will see his role increased, but the move to Jackson isn’t a huge shock. It’s easy to forget that Jackson was one of the better running backs in football last year, topping 1,400 yards from scrimmage. (With over 1,000 return yards thrown in.)
Bills fans can be annoyed that Buffalo didn’t get more in a deal for Lynch, especially since they may have had better offers before the season. But the backfield shouldn’t decline without Lynch.
Spiller needs to get more work, and Jackson could very well be an upgrade from Lynch. He’s more versatile.