Randy Moss has been waived by the Vikings. This totally reminds me that I should’ve added Brad Childress to my list of coaches to fire. What a disaster of a season (almost as bad as the Cowboys‘). Well, this really sucks for a lot of people, and here is a list of some victims:
- The Vikings fans who kept Moss’ jerseys all these years to only pull it out this season for a total of 3 weeks. If you needed closure from before, you got it now.
- Percy Harvin. Harvin saw a huge gain in fantasy/real-life production with defenses pissing their pants watching Randy Moss jog his routes. Now, until Sidney Rice comes back, Harvin will be the main (receiving) focus of opposing defenses.
- Brett Favre. Without Randy Moss to take the attention of the media with his outlandish comments, will Minnesota ever stop hearing about Favre’s scandalous relationship with Jets’ employees? And who will be dominant enough to catch those notorious “gunslinger” bombs of his? Maybe the Vikings can pick up some of those guys from the Wrangler commercials!
- Brad Childress. You’re fired. In other words, you should be fired. Or to put it another way, you really screwed up this season.
There’s only 1 player to see anything good happen from this major move… and that’s Randy Moss. Yes, he jogs his routes and sucks at blocking and has an attitude problem, but honestly, he had no chance of making an impact on that team with grey-haired Favre throwing it to him. This should be good news for fantasy owners out there… I think? Imagine if the Buffalo Bills picked him up as a new toy for Fitzpatrick! Or for the Lions’ Stafford! Or even the Rams’ Bradford! The waiver-wire possibilities are endless… And, by the way, it’s sort of sad that all 3 of those young QBs would be better options than Favre. Godspeed to both Favre and Moss, the fading stars of careers too long.
*Update* I guess Brad Childress announced to the team that Randy Moss would be waived, but the team hasn’t gone through with it as of Monday. I would be shocked if we don’t see Moss’ name on the waiver wire by the end of the week, but there are rumors that parts of the Vikings organization want to retain Moss. Interesting. I’ll keep you guys updated with what I hear.
*Update 2* Randy Moss officially hit the waiver wire today (Tuesday, November 2). By Wednesday @ 4PM ET, Randy Moss will certainly be on a new team. Also in his waiver class is Shawne Merriman. Congratulations, you two.