Moss trade "likely" to happen on Wednesday

0110-05.jpgAfter a crazy evening that started with an inadvertent tweet from ESPN’s Bill Simmons and accelerated dramatically when FOX’s Jay Glazer (who by all appearances was close to breaking the news at the time of Simmons’ accidental tweet) reported that a deal was indeed close, multiple reports have emerged indicating that the trade is expected to happen on Wednesday.

Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports that the trade is “likely” to happen on Wednesday.  Rapoport also confirmed our report that there have been no talks between the Vikings and Moss regarding a new contract.

Adam Schefter takes is a step farther.  As a source close to the situation tells Schefter, “I’d be shocked if it doesn’t happen.”  Schefter also confirms that there have been no contract talks between Moss and his new-old team.

The development comes only a few days after the one-year anniversary of Mike Freeman’s conclusion that Moss had returned to his “play when I wanna play” ways in New England.  We speculated at the time (to the consternation of more than a few Patriots fans) that Moss possibly was angling for a return to Minnesota and a stint with quarterback Brett Favre.

When Moss grumbled six days before the start of the 2010 season about his situation in New England, I suggested to a good friend who shall remain nameless for present purposes that the Pats could still ship Moss to Minnesota.  The good friend who shall remain nameless said it “never” would happen.

So while my calendar says that today is October 6, I’ve crossed that out and changed the date to “Never.”

30 responses to “Moss trade "likely" to happen on Wednesday

  1. proof that Florio does more before 6am then Rosenthall does all day…….which is still less than anyone with a real job

  2. The Pats have alot of young guys on offence and only one ball to throw. I just hoping for fair compensation in return ( no less than a second ).
    The Vikings could also throw in Jared Allen and I wouldn’t complain.

  3. If this happens it will be the latest/greatest accomplishment for Mr. Wilf, the Minnesota Vikings, and their fans.
    ………………….Ultra Hard Core Moss Fan

  4. “proof that Florio does more before 6am then Rosenthall does all day…….which is still less than anyone with a real job”
    That’s hilarious!
    As far as Moss goes, the bottom line is that it would make the Vikings better and the Pats worse. Yeah, Randy only plays hard when he feels like it, but nobody scares defenses, stretches the field, and opens up an offense like Moss, even after all these years. When he does go hard, he’s still unstoppable.
    And he’s on my fantasy team, so whatever happens just start putting up some numbers Moss!

  5. Sure … bring in this walking temper tantrum – what’s one more old fart dressed in purple, playing in Gas Bag Stadium?
    The guy’s been pouting all year because he doesn’t have a contract for NEXT YEAR.
    But I’m sure Chilli will straighten him out …

  6. How do you accidentally tweet something? I mean, you don’t sneeze and then the words are magically typed up on your computer and the “post” button is magically pressed.

  7. Why would the vikings do this unless they give up a 6th. Did they watc randy get shutout of every game? I think he has 6 catches all year. Its prly for camarilo lol I think bill is asseembling the KKK of the NFL. That’s gonna turn out great

  8. Remember Moss, Carter and Culpepper? Favre’s still got a better arm and it won’t be long ’til Rice makes the trifecta. Also I didn’t know anybody at PFT woke up thus early,

  9. Moss might play when he wants to play but one thing is forsure, when he has something to prove and he wants to play, he is virtually unstoppable. I think that is likely what we are going to see from him.
    Moss probably sees this as his last great chance to win the superbowl, something he wants more than anything else (besides a 4 year deal) and he will bust his ass to win it. He’s wanted to play with Favre for a while and finally they are going to connect.
    All signs point to the Vikings offense being impossible to defend once Sidney Rice is back. Who do you leave open? AP? Moss? Rice? Harvin? Shaincoe? Whichever one you decide to leave open will burn you and Favre is good enough to know which one it is.
    I think this trade immediately makes the Vikings the favorites to not only win the NFC North but to win the NFC Championship and the Super Bowl as well.
    **Welcome Back #84**

  10. As a Patriots fan from way back when we screwed up the Marcus Allen draft pick.. this is a GREAT move.
    I’ve bombed more replies to everyone here about how Moss has been being portrayed and defended his position tirelessly. I still do. Look, the guy is a realist now… he learned that while in New England, as they are too.
    It hurt when Seymour was traded but the compensation was worth it. We weren’t going to be able to hold onto him, Wilfork, Brady, Gostkowski and all the others. Something had to give and to get the compensation… perfect. This is the same thing, though not in a contract sense, like last year was.
    Moss, frankly, is nearing the end of his career. A great one, but it is nearing. He wants a big, but fair, contract and New England won’t do it. Why not get what you can from him from a desperate team?? It makes sense for both sides.
    With Oakland’s first in the upcoming draft, coupled with the compensation.. IF THIS HAPPENS, they make great building blocks. AJ Green, Michael Floyd, Julio Jones, and Ingram would all be great targets.
    One last thing… look back at the end of the Monday night game. Moss had, what seemed like, watery eyes. He knew it was over.
    It’s a real shame because I don’t think he’ll have much of a chance for that Super Bowl ring he’s been after with old man Farve. Tavaris Jackson sure isn’t going to be winning one.

  11. “The good friend who shall remain nameless said it “never” would happen.”
    Probably Tom Curran. Wrong again.

  12. Even with his incredible one hand snag for a TD, Moss was the reason the Jets beat the Patriots week 2.
    Ten targets with two catches for 34 yds including 2 Brady interceptions on balls intended for Moss.
    In the same game Aaron Hernandez was 6-6 for 102yds, Welker 7 targets 6 receptions for 38 yards.
    Let’s get back to the Givens/Branch days when Brady’s favorite receiver was the open one, Moss requires forced feeding, Revis, Cromartie, Allen all covered him with ease (even Revis could not prevent the Moss 1 hand grab).
    Now that the Pats have two legit Tight Ends they can still do damage in the passing game without Moss, which would mean more playing time for Tate, Edelman and Price.

  13. He only plays when he feels like it and the Vikings team policy is to let guys do whatever they want whenever they want. Perfect match. Desperation enables that sort of thing.

  14. I just wonder what Minnesota has offered the Devil in exchange for a Super Bowl? The real laugh will come when the Devil pulls the rug out from underneath them and the have to try to make it with Tavaris Jackson.

  15. # BrownsBacker1982 says: October 6, 2010 6:45 AM
    How do you accidentally tweet something? I mean, you don’t sneeze and then the words are magically typed up on your computer and the “post” button is magically pressed.
    -Well said.

  16. its not going to matter. favre is going to break your heart again viking fans.
    every year he somehow keeps fooling coaches and fans into believing that he is still great and worth being paid well above market value and all you get in return is the inevitable kick in the nuts coming in the form of a season ending INT.
    whats it been 3 years straight now? its his destiny to end his career with his last pass being a pick.

  17. Have to agree with rice and moss you have legimtimate threats that will stretch a defense.
    Berrian scares no one. I’m not a berrian hater just a realist. The guy would not start on any other team in the nfc north. Not even the lions.
    With moss you have someone opposite rice that will bring immediate respect and prob give AP some running room. Brett still has enough arm and randy has enough talent to be thrown open.
    Meaning, In perfect coverage he will often still come down with the ball.
    As long as the vikings don’t over pay then this trade is good for them. Overpay and this could be herschel walker all over again. BB laughing all the way to the bank/draft
    Honest assessment from a die hard packer fan…

  18. Fantasia says:
    October 6, 2010 6:06 AM
    *yawn*
    Randy Moss = Overrated/has-been/t roublemaker
    ——————————————-
    Lurch says:
    October 6, 2010 6:40 AM
    Sure … bring in this walking temper tantrum – what’s one more old fart dressed in purple, playing in Gas Bag Stadium?
    The guy’s been pouting all year because he doesn’t have a contract for NEXT YEAR.
    But I’m sure Chilli will straighten him out …
    =========================
    Scared , Jealous packer fans.
    At least our team goes and tries to fix their weaknesses.
    Not only does this fill a position of need, it creates excitement, you know, stuff like this may help the stadium drive. You tools ever stop to think about that?
    Meanwhile TT fiddles while Rome burns…….

  19. The only thing this means is that defenders will have more BrINT jump balls to pick off.
    We aren’t talking about 1998 Randy Moss, we are talking about 2010 Randy Moss.
    So funny how Vikings fans are all ready to jump back on the bandwagon just like they did when Favre came back, only to abandon it after 2 crappy games. A win over the Lions, and the possiblity of getting Moss back and they are back to talking Super Bowl.
    You won’t even get past the Jets. Lol, fun to be nostalgic though isn’t it?

  20. Once again, this article has virtually nothing new, only a cut and paste from other actual news sources.
    That being said, what everyone seems to be missing is when Florio says “I suggested to a good friend who shall remain nameless for present purposes that the Pats could still ship Moss to Minnesota. The good friend who shall remain nameless said it “never” would happen.
    Florio has friends? Wonder how much he pays them?!?!?!?!?!

  21. —Chilli will straighten him out?
    LMAO!!! Oh thank you Lurch, I needed a good belly laugh. yeah because… you know… Chilly is more of a disciplinarian than Belichick! LOL! Note how Brady missed all of camp because he is a prima dona, and how it took Koppen, Wilfork, and Light to fly out to California to Tom back to Foxboro.
    Oh wait…
    There has been nothing wrong with Randy, and this trade was initiated by the Vikes, who are desperate for help. So they are going to pay for a receiver with a year or two left in the tank, while the Pats continue to reload. In the meantime, this is Favre’s final swan song, and Randy is going to the lesser quarterback.
    Have fun with that.

  22. As my moniker would suggest, I am a pats fan.
    So long Randy, take your tude and get outta town. You haven’t done anything for two seasons, now Brady won’t have to worry about keeping you happy at the expense of the teams offense. Welcome to the Brandon Tate show. Fargin Corksucker.

  23. So long Randy, take your tude and get outta town. You haven’t done anything for two seasons,
    ============================
    Bitter much?
    o8 = 69-1008 11 tds
    09 = 83 – 1264 13 tds
    Nah, he sucked the last 2 years.
    You dumb bastage. What an icehole.

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