Jay Glazer of Fox Sports has reported that the Minnesota Vikings and the New England Patriots are close to reaching a deal that would move All-Pro wide receiver Randy Moss to Minnesota.
Over 12 years ago, Randy Moss entered the NFL, joining a Viking’s team that was solid, but lacking the offensive spark required to be considered a legitimate Super bowl contender. The 1998 season (Moss’ rookie year), the Vikings finished with a 15-1 record, breaking offensive records and shredding defenses.
For 7 years, Moss not only led the league in many passing categories (six consecutive years with 1,000 receiving yards), but was a scourge to the Packers, the likes of which they have not seen since #4 joined the purple.
With his lanky frame, explosive speed, and soft hands, Moss found his way into the hearts Vikings fans. In spite of on the field antics like squirting a referee with a water bottle and pretending to moon the Packers at Lambeau (for which he is still remembered fondly by many), Moss represents a time when offense and the deep ball reigned supreme in Minnesota. So while the possibility of bringing Randy back to the land of the Norseman has been relished by many Vikings fans ever since he left, the present need for an outside wide receiver to complement Percy Harvin and All Pro running back Adrian Peterson makes the reunion more tantalizing than ever. And who is that old QB #4? I hope he is not losing any sleep at the thought of having a legitimate deep threat on his team. It seems like he could have some fun with that spry, young Randy kid.
Imagine the anguish of in the heart of a Packer’s fan as they watch the god of the Green Bay Packers come to back Lambeau Field and throw to that awesome, arrogant receiver they have loathed for so long! Now that would be true Glee, unlike some cheesy, flamboyant TV show spewing pop culture rubbish on a weekly basis.
As a life-long Vikings fan, the thought of Randy Moss coming home to Minnesota makes me giddy with joy. Pairing Moss with Farve is a win-win: a win for the Vikings and a win for Vikings Fans. The electric feeling of watching Moss streaking down the sideline, beating defenders deep, would be complemented by an explosive running attack led by Adrian Peterson. The HHH Metrodome just hasn’t been the same since Moss left. Come home Randy, come home!!!