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Tuesdays with Randy

Tuesday is technically an “off day” for most NFL players, while coaches are busy whittling away at their playbook in preparation for that week’s gameplan.

This Tuesday, the Vikings coaching staff got an assist with their preparation for the New England Patriots from Randy Moss.

“He’s
very articulate,” coach Brad Childress said Wednesday via Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “He spent time with our
coaches yesterday and did a great job with both our offense and
defensive coaches.”

Moss obviously knows the Patriots well, but Childress said Moss can break down scheme tendencies of any opponent better than most players.  Still, all of Moss’ smarts haven’t led to huge production as a Viking.

He has 12 catches for 166 yards in three games.  The Vikings say he’s facing double teams, but I watched Antonio Cromartie of the Jets largely handle Moss without a ton of help.

Fowler suggests that Moss’ knowledge of the Patriots could lead to a breakout game this week.  That’s certainly possible because New England’s secondary is vulnerable.

Then again, Patriots coach Bill Belichick knows more about Moss than any opposing coach.  And I suspect Belichick would hate nothing more Sunday than to see Moss score in Foxborough.

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23 Responses to “Tuesdays with Randy”
  1. TallGuyMe says: Oct 27, 2010 7:09 PM

    It won’t help, Randy. Patriots 27, Vikings 13

  2. garywizard says: Oct 27, 2010 7:16 PM

    Something tells me when Daunte Culpepper and Denny Green come back to the Vikings and Favre and moron Childress take a hike …
    Suddenly … Randy Moss will be catching TD passes again …
    and everyone will scratch their heads and wonder why …

  3. Uncle Leo says: Oct 27, 2010 7:17 PM

    “Fowler suggests that Moss’ knowledge of the Patriots could lead to a breakout game this week. That’s certainly possible because New England’s secondary is vulnerable.
    Then again, Patriots coach Bill Belichick knows more about Moss than any opposing coach.”
    Wow Gregg, you really are a must read!
    Is it painful to remove splinters from your ass from sitting on the fence all day?

  4. previouslybannedfromPFT says: Oct 27, 2010 7:21 PM

    If Chilly thinks he’s getting some insider knowledge over Hoodie from Moss, they’re both gonna have yolk on their respective faces come Sunday. Pats -5 pound it!

  5. acers says: Oct 27, 2010 7:26 PM

    I say the Vikes torch the secondary….31-17 VIKES!!!

  6. durno99 says: Oct 27, 2010 7:29 PM

    Let’s see……………New England is 9th against the rush and 30th against the pass. Chilly’s system says run, run, throw short. How is that for a game plan! Does it matter what Randy says? Go 4 wide with Brett and draws and play action to Peterson and you have a win. There, you have had Tuesdays with Mike!!!!!!!!

  7. JimmySmith says: Oct 27, 2010 7:33 PM

    Unless Randy is willing to wear the head set and call the plays, the Vikings are still saddled with Col Klink’s decisions. The biggest one is whether Klink will not submit to his Lord’s wishes and force the gimpy one to sit this game. Any takers on Klink donning his best dress and keeping his KY Jelly near by?
    The Vikings season is like that swirling turd going down the toilet. Its just picking up speed as its swirls faster and faster but its final destination is never in doubt.

  8. skidoo44 says: Oct 27, 2010 7:33 PM

    “He’s very articulate”
    Notice how they never say that about the WHITE guy?
    No kidding he’s articulate, the guy went to college, speaks to the media all the time, and he’s been living life in the spotlight for over a decade. . .
    C’mon Chilly. I know you’re a terrible coach, but a terrible person?

  9. Saints-America'sTeam says: Oct 27, 2010 7:35 PM

    @TallGuyMe – I don’t know. Scott Fujita helped the Browns game plan for the Saints and they came up with a great plan that confused our offense. Fujita knew Brees so well he had a beast of a day. Randy’s help might just ruin New England’s day.
    @garywizard – You’re kidding right? Culpepper? Have you been watching him play in the UFL? They should hire me to QB for Sacramento, I couldn’t do worse.

  10. dlmcc0909 says: Oct 27, 2010 7:35 PM

    “Something tells me when Daunte Culpepper and Denny Green come back to the Vikings and Favre and moron Childress take a hike …
    Suddenly … Randy Moss will be catching TD passes again …
    and everyone will scratch their heads and wonder why …”
    Wait, what? Is that you Daunte Culpepper?? cause no one else in their right mind would think he was wanted back in Minnesota

  11. BrentFavre says: Oct 27, 2010 7:40 PM

    Tramon Williams pwned Randy.

  12. Brazy says: Oct 27, 2010 7:40 PM

    Greggy Greggy Greggy. Leave the football analysis to the experts. You thinking Cro handled Moss one on one is about as reliable as the housing market. Just keep linking to words from real football reporters and continue to thank your lucky stars you are lucky enough to be where you are, without an ounce of football smarts.

  13. Bigbluefan says: Oct 27, 2010 7:45 PM

    Moss barely knew what he should do for the pats let alone give away secrets
    Here is how you beat the Pats get in Brady’s face all day long
    He does not like to get his uni dirty
    knock him in the dirt over and over
    If you think I am wrong then you have no idea how the giants won the Super Bowl

  14. Coach Stram says: Oct 27, 2010 7:46 PM

    …..in other news, Johnny Unitas was seen having lunch with Jim Caldwell today, and was overheard trying to explain ( without succsess ) what all “those arrows” mean.

  15. superb owl says: Oct 27, 2010 8:07 PM

    i will take the points

  16. CanadianVikingFanII says: Oct 27, 2010 9:12 PM

    He Greg don’t you realize there are two guys named Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin. The heart and soul of the offence. Besides when you have a goof like Brett Favre throwing completely rediculous interceptions you won’t get very many catches either.

  17. alobar26 says: Oct 27, 2010 10:23 PM

    You watched Cromartie largely handle Moss? His stats for the game, over a season, equate to 64 catches, 1296 yards, 16 touchdowns. Yeah, he really handled the heck out of him.

  18. Calir says: Oct 27, 2010 10:24 PM

    Nothing like a bitter rich guy who blames everybody else for his “problems.”

  19. Someone says: Oct 27, 2010 10:59 PM

    Moss takes the game seriously and knows facts based on years of experience and film study. PFT takes words out of context and pretend they are facts based on how much web traffic they can get…

  20. Ytsejamer1 says: Oct 28, 2010 8:50 AM

    Moss is going to have a big day…anyone can have a big day against our secondary. I think it’s made worse by our horrible pass rush. When guys have to cover receivers for 10 seconds or more, it’s almost impossible.
    You think the Giants secondary is that good now…or think back to the SB they were in. They had like 35 year old CB and safeties back there but they only had to cover for two seconds because the pass rush was so insane.

  21. eyesontheprize says: Oct 28, 2010 12:16 PM

    He’s very articulate”
    Notice how they never say that about the WHITE guy?
    No kidding he’s articulate, the guy went to college, speaks to the media all the time, and he’s been living life in the spotlight for over a decade. . .
    C’mon Chilly. I know you’re a terrible coach, but a terrible person?
    —————————–
    No kidding, same thing I noted. He’s very articulate? What does that have to do with anything? Does he have to be able to interpret and express Shakespeare, to tell the Vikings coaches what their tendencies are? My confidence in Childress gets worse with each passing day. Fire him already, promote Frazier let’s go from there.

  22. pfii63 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:09 PM

    I am glad other people picked up on the “articulate” thing. Like it’s a surprise or something that Moss is smart? As a Pans fan, I knew damn well that Moss was both smart and a serious student of the game. Chilly is acting like Moss is some sort of exception because he is “articulate”… what a moron.

  23. Shadenfreuder says: Oct 28, 2010 4:51 PM

    Minnesota’s best chance of beating the New England is to run Adrian Peterson, then run him some more, then run him even more. Hopefully, as a Patriots fan, Moss’ extra time with the coaches was enough to convince Brad Childress to take numerous deep shots to…Moss…on offense. I can hear Belichick’s creaky old pecker getting stiff at the thought of it.
    It was always really interesting to watch what the Pats did against Drew Bledsoe after he was traded (blitz, blitz, then blitz again). It told everyone what Belichick really thought of Bledsoe. How many other people think we’ll see Randy Moss get bump and runned all day long? He may be athletic and articulate, but I don’t thing he’s very tough. We find out if NE’s head coach agrees with me next Sunday.

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