Randy Moss Trade: Let the Good Times Roll, the WR Is Homebound

John SzurlejAnalyst IOctober 6, 2010

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 20: Randy Moss #81 the New England Patriots watches from the sidelines against the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium on October 20, 2008 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Well football fans in the NFC North are certainly watching this scenario very closely.

Randy Moss most likely returning to the team that drafted him, Minnesota.

Let me say that this deal not only will happen, but it will make a most major impact in the NFC North; as the Minnesota Vikings will be set to finally play like the team we saw last year.

Other teams in the conference had chances to make some moves to improve their teams, most notably the Green Bay Packers, but failed to pull the trigger when the day ended.

Without Moss and the current injuries to Simieon Rice and the hampered Percy Harvin, Brett Favre has struggled to find consistent receivers down-field and had relied on the tight end Visante Shiancoe.

Regardless of missing training camp, the receivers just haven't been able to stretch the field without the full compliment of Berrien,Rice, and Harvin on the field at the same time.

Evidence of this is seen in the reliance of running back Adrian Petersen taking hand-offs where the Vikings would have normally passed. 

If one thing is Brett Favre's enemy it is the strain of feeling that he can't throw his passes with the confidence he usually has.  That is why you see Favre forcing passes that would have been best served not thrown.

Bringing Randy Moss back to Minnesota would be the most logical decision considering the state of the Vikings' offense and Moss' feelings about his time in New England.

You now have a package of Moss, Petersen, Favre, and Harvin for defensive coordinators to consider.  If anything the mere presence of Moss on the field will open up more opportunities for Favre and the running game.

Meanwhile, in Green Bay, Ted Thompson scoffed at a chance to end his running back situation with his passing on Marshawn Lynch being traded to Seattle.

If anything Mr. Thompson has yet again failed to address his teams needs and will most likely have cost his team the ability to win the NFC North.

As a Packers fan, and a immense Favre fan, I think the lack of attention in that front office; and the bold and pro-active approach in the Vikings' front office shows how serious the Vikings' intentions are on making the Super Bowl.

I don't think that you would have to wonder if this will work, it is almost as sure as rain on a cloudy day.  If Minnesota cannot make this happen and instead waits for Sidney rice to return, they would be taking a huge gamble.

Moss' return does not just make sense for this season, but signing him to a longer term contract would also help make a better quarterback of Tavaris Jackson whom will be heir apparent to Favre when he finally retires for good.

Look for big things in Minnesota as it should take no time for a chemistry to build between Favre and Moss. 

This deal changes everything.  Watch out NFC!