Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lynch trade now looks that much better.

The Patriots traded Randy Moss to the Vikings today for a 3rd round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.  I really don't understand this trade from a Patriots stand point and if I were a Pats fan, I'd be pretty upset right now.  The Patriots just traded away their best WR, a first ballot hall of famer, for a 3rd round pick.  They essentially traded away any chance they had of winning the Superbowl this year for another draft pick.  Sure they're going to have 2 picks in every single round in the 2011 NFL Draft, but still.  The NFL and it's fans are all about "what have you done for me lately," and lately, the Patriots just traded away any chance they had this year.
Straight cash homie.

The Patriots WR core now consists of: Wes Welker, Julian Edelman, Darnell Jenkins, Tyree Barnes, Taylor Price, Matthew Slater, and Shun White.  Outside of Welker, none of these names are really striking fear into the hearts of opposing CB's and Defensive Coordinators.

What's my point in all of this?  The Buffalo Bills' trade of Marshawn Lynch to the Seattle Seahawks just looks that much better now in my opinion.  The Bills traded Lynch for a 4th round pick this year, and a conditional pick (5th or 6th round) in the 2012 draft.  Sure Lynch is much younger than Moss, and maybe it's a valid argument that Moss is entering the downside of his career.  But you can't ignore the fact that Moss still put up 1,264 yards and 13 TD's last year compared to Lynch's 450 yards and 2 TD's.  When comparing the 2 players, there really is no comparison.  Lynch is a 24 year old RB, it's pretty much become commonplace that NFL RB's fall off the table once they hit the age of 30 (If they've been starting since entering the league that is).  It only stands to reason that Lynch should not be an exception to this rule, ESPECIALLY when taking into consideration his running style.  Where as a player like Moss has spent his entire career essentially avoiding contact by just running by people and catching a whole mess of TD's. A style of player that is much more conducive to a long and productive NFL career.

Taking a pounding, as usual.
Moss should have no trouble playing another 3-4 seasons as a very productive WR.  Where as, who knows what Seattle is going to get out of Lynch.  A player who in my opinion (as stated in my previous post about him) has largely disappointed since he entered the league; whether it be ON the field, or OFF the field.  Bills fans, you can complain about it all you like, but getting 2 picks including a 4th rounder for Lynch, was a steal.  Stop thinking about WHERE he was drafted, and start thinking about WHAT he's done in this league; which isn't much.  Also, keep in mind, just because the Bills traded Lynch for a 4th round pick, doesn't necessarily mean they're going to draft someone with said 4th round pick.  They could package the pick to move up to a better pick in the draft.  Just something to keep in mind when you're crying about how you can no longer wear your Marshawn Lynch jersey you spent 50 dollars on.  


9 comments:

  1. I found this post really interesting ;) looking forward to the next one

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  2. As A vikings fan I can say this was a good read.

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  3. Looks like Farve got some help in the WR position. Lets see if it helps them.

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  4. It should. I'm just glad Moss is out of the AFC East. He absolutely killed the Bills.

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  5. lol at the picture comment

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  6. picture comments are funny. nice article but go giants

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  7. Giants might be just as bad as the Bills right now haha.

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