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nsavarirayan
08-02-2005, 09:24 PM
I didn't see anyone post this article here - so here it is:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8790927/

Its kinda long or I would have just pasted the whole article

Mr. Purple
08-02-2005, 09:24 PM
Moss also Called our Playbook "CHildish"

RandyMoss8404
08-02-2005, 09:44 PM
Randy Moss is going to have a huge season. The people who know him best are convinced of it. They have never seen him so eager for training camp to start. They have never seen him so focused. They have never seen him work so hard during the offseason.

They compared it to his rookie season, when he was determined to make the 20 teams that passed on him in the draft pay for their oversight. His goal then was to “rip the league up.� His friends say he is using the same language this year.

“Right now he’s as happy as I’ve ever seen him in his life,� said his agent and perhaps closest friend, Charleston, W.V., based lawyer Dante DiTrapano. “He’s at a place I’ve never seen him before. There’s nothing negative going on with him.�

The Minnesota Vikings have been applauded for improving defensively during the offseason and perhaps they will be better without Moss this year. But the trade that sent linebacker Napoleon Harris, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2005 draft and another late-round pick to the Vikings for one of the game's most prolific playmakers to be a boon for the Raiders.

When Randy Moss has something to prove, there’s no stopping him.

The Raiders desperately need Moss to have a big year to help the team recover from the worst back-to-back seasons since Davis took over the franchise in 1963.

The pieces seem to be in place — at least offensively. Moss is a perfect fit for the Raiders in many ways. Davis has a vertical mentality and Moss may be the greatest deep threat in history. Coach Norv Turner has had success coaching a down-the-field offense that can take advantage of Moss’ speed and athleticism. Quarterback Kerry Collins is streaky, as he proved once again last year, but he excels at throwing deep and he has spent a year in Turner’s system.

Jerry Porter and Ronald Curry should make a potent receiving tandem. The Raiders have made many questionable draft-day decisions in recent years but tackle Robert Gallery and center Jake Grove, taken in the first and second round of the 2004 draft, aren’t among them. Those two should anchor the offensive line for a decade.

Former New York Jets running back LaMont Jordan, signed as a free agent during the offseason, should be a huge upgrade at running back.

Factor in that the defense was among the worst last season and could struggle again — meaning the Raiders could be involved in a shootout virtually every week — and Moss should be one of the preseason MVP favorites.

Talk to the people closest to Moss and they keep talking about how much more he was capable of in Minnesota, which is frightening considering he has more receiving yards than Jerry Rice had after his first seven seasons.

Then there are the intangibles. The Raiders love to talk about their mystique, even if it’s mostly a myth. But Moss fits the team’s image to a tee. He has been labeled such a problem child that the Vikings, tired of the drama that always seems to surround him, thought they had a better chance of winning without him.

The drama won’t bother Davis as long as he produces.

“He’s going to be ready,� longtime friend Tim DiPiero said. “Physically and mentally he’s going to be ready to go. He’s pumped up.�

If Moss feels he has something to prove, that’s great news for the Raiders, because when he’s motivated there’s not stopping him.

Webby
08-02-2005, 09:49 PM
We heard how focused he was every year here too. Just wait until Collins can't get the ball to him and he pouts.

RandyMoss8404
08-02-2005, 09:55 PM
Joe Montana had a weak arm too - that never stopped Jerry Rice.

Of course, Joe Montana was significantly more accurate than Kerry Collins.

Del Rio
08-02-2005, 09:59 PM
Moss wont take them to the superbowl. Unfortunately for him he is one man on a team that is lacking in some serious areas.

So I am not going to be affraid because he has actually decided to try, I might try and get him on my FF team, but I won't lose sleep over it.

"Read all about it! Randy Moss to actually put forth effort and passion into his game, something not seen since 1998!" "What does it mean for Raider fans? Highlight reels and an early exit from the playoffs if they are lucky enough to get in."

midgensa
08-02-2005, 10:00 PM
Do I love Randy Moss? Yes ... Do I wish he was still a Viking? Yes ... Will he be the greatest receiver to ever play? Yes (by the way more receiving yards than ANY receiver in seven years, though Torry Holt will break it this year) ... Do I give two sh*ts about what he does in Oakland? No ... Do I think he will have 2,000 yards and 20 TDs? Kerry Collins is throwing the ball, so, uh, NO ... Time to move on to Vikings glory people. It is a shame that Moss will not be a part of it and this type of team never surrounded him, but that is life and life goes on ... Bye Randy ... Hello Lombardi ...

UkViking
08-02-2005, 10:43 PM
Moss is gonna miss Pepps skills and that will not help his settling in period with the Raiders.

Ltrey33
08-03-2005, 12:02 AM

akvikefan89
08-03-2005, 12:08 AM

Del Rio
08-03-2005, 12:15 AM

ultravikingfan
08-03-2005, 12:16 AM

Del Rio
08-03-2005, 12:18 AM

OchoCinco
08-03-2005, 12:23 AM

V4L
08-03-2005, 12:25 AM

ItalianStallion
08-03-2005, 12:39 AM

magicci
08-03-2005, 01:06 AM

PurplePackerEater
08-03-2005, 01:06 AM

nsavarirayan
08-03-2005, 01:16 AM

bono
08-03-2005, 02:28 AM

magicci
08-03-2005, 02:30 AM

TroyWilliamson
08-03-2005, 02:33 AM

DemonicViking
08-03-2005, 02:35 AM

bono
08-03-2005, 02:35 AM

magicci
08-03-2005, 02:37 AM

viks_fan21
08-03-2005, 02:37 AM

PurplePeopleEaters
08-03-2005, 02:38 AM

magicci
08-03-2005, 02:40 AM

bono
08-03-2005, 02:41 AM

magicci
08-03-2005, 02:46 AM

bono
08-03-2005, 02:48 AM

magicci
08-03-2005, 02:49 AM

DemonicViking
08-03-2005, 02:50 AM

magicci
08-03-2005, 02:54 AM

bono
08-03-2005, 02:56 AM

DemonicViking
08-03-2005, 02:57 AM

magicci
08-03-2005, 02:58 AM

bono
08-03-2005, 02:59 AM

magicci
08-03-2005, 03:02 AM

DemonicViking
08-03-2005, 03:06 AM

bono
08-03-2005, 03:06 AM

Ltrey33
08-03-2005, 03:09 AM

DemonicViking
08-03-2005, 03:15 AM

fourdoorchevelle
08-03-2005, 04:40 AM
"bono" wrote:

I'm no Moss fan, and definately no Raiders' fan. I, however, believe Moss WILL play a decent part in his team getting to the super bowl this coming season. That's right. You all have "read" it here first: the AFC will be represented by the raiders in the superbowl. And it definately would be fitting if the Vikings could represent the NFC, and Moss go up against his old team. A good story could be made out of it: Vikings FINALLY go to superbowl...but, NO THANKS TO MOSS! -or- Moss has pride, proves he CAN get to a superbowl...just not PURPLEPRIDE!!!
final score: vikings 34, Raiders 31



i don't care the story line or the opposing team , just the results!!!!!!!!!!!

magicci
08-03-2005, 05:52 AM
"bono" wrote:

but, anything's possible, Magicci!!!
Come on! It's about time you Viking Lovers be optimistic!!!!!!!
i think all us vikings fans are optimistic right now mr. bono sir.

bono
08-03-2005, 05:58 AM
too bad I can't say the same about us Packer Backers.

RandyMoss8404
08-03-2005, 06:30 AM
Get the crow forks out and crow plates ready, we're a few months from supper.

so-cal vike
08-03-2005, 06:55 AM
"RandyMoss8404" wrote:

Get the crow forks out and crow plates ready, we're a few months from supper.

The only "we" in that statement is you since Moss will only have a decent season, (if he stays healthy) and the (T)Raiders will continue to stink it up.

We get it. You love Randy, he's the king messiah of WR's, every Vikings fan will be eating crow.

Crow Crow Crow. You better have a big appetite cause you know it's gonna to come at ya from all directions.

No worries though. Just a few short weeks after Moss and the Raiders are done and gone, and the Vikings win the Superbowl, we'll all be celebrating the purple pride.

RandyMoss8404
08-03-2005, 08:22 AM
Your post made a great deal of sense. The unparalleled wit and humor highlighted my idiocy clearly and I have seen the error of my ways. You are right, and I am clearly too intimate with my fondling of Moss' balls.

Thank you for helping me to see the light. You are my Purple Messiah.

so-cal vike
08-03-2005, 08:29 AM
You, kind sir, are very welcome. :thumbleft: :grin:

magicci
08-03-2005, 08:41 AM
now i know that sarcasm!

so-cal vike
08-03-2005, 08:45 AM
It's all good.

ultravikingfan
08-03-2005, 12:12 PM
"RandyMoss8404" wrote:

Your post made a great deal of sense. The unparalleled wit and humor highlighted my idiocy clearly and I have seen the error of my ways. You are right, and I am clearly too intimate with my fondling of Moss' balls.

Thank you for helping me to see the light. You are my Purple Messiah.

Ya know, sometimes you really amaze me with your wit and intelligence. Other times (like this thread) your true self just shines through. Its sad...very sad.

Del Rio
08-03-2005, 02:54 PM
"DemonicViking" wrote:

Until The Chiefs are more consistent defensively, they won't be smelling the Super Bowl.

Kansas city improved their D just as much as we did. If not more.

Ltrey33
08-03-2005, 02:55 PM
"bono" wrote:

but, the stakes are higher with it being the Vikings vs. the Raiders. There would be more EXCITING cause for folks to watch it. Come on, it's Moss going up against the Vikings! What could be better?!!!
I know, I know: the Packers vs. Vikings for NFC Championship!!! Any hey, that WILL happen too. It's just that us Packer fans will have to deal w/ another defensive meltdown/poorly thrown, crucial, last minute antics by our boys. We'll be heart broken...wanting nothing less than jumping off the Hoan Bridge...only seeing cloudy gray/meaningless days until word comes in that Favre will play another season.

That's a pretty good analysis Bono. That's why we like you here, you're a realist :grin:

RandyMoss8404
08-03-2005, 06:02 PM
"ultravikingfan" wrote:

"RandyMoss8404" wrote:

Your post made a great deal of sense. The unparalleled wit and humor highlighted my idiocy clearly and I have seen the error of my ways. You are right, and I am clearly too intimate with my fondling of Moss' balls.

Thank you for helping me to see the light. You are my Purple Messiah.

Ya know, sometimes you really amaze me with your wit and intelligence. Other times (like this thread) your true self just shines through. Its sad...very sad.

Lighten up :-P

I'm only sarcastic with people I like or don't mind.

If I'm being dead serious with you, THEN I probably don't like you.

magicci
08-04-2005, 01:59 AM

nsavarirayan
08-04-2005, 05:42 PM
I feel the pack does squeeze into the playoffs (like they have the last two years). But no way do they go to NFC championship game. In fact the Vikes may be playing them on their way to the superbowl.

I say the Raiders will be a lot better than last year. But the AFC is just so hard that they won't make the playoffs - maybe if they were in the NFC. Denver and San Diego will have something to say about how they fare in the division.

Holy crap are we only just a month away!!

Reading these boards makes me realize that we all have sooo much hope and expectations this season. Prepare for unbelievable ecstasy or horrid agony!!!!