Because mama. . .mama, I'm comin' hooooooooooooooooooome. Maybe. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
From the REO Speedwagon section of the NFL rumor mill. . .ie "Heard it from a friend who. . .heard it from a friend who". . .the Minnesota Vikings are, apparently, in talks with the New England Patriots to do something that Viking fans have speculated about since 1 March 2005.
Yes, folks. . .it's entirely possible that Randy Moss could. . .COULD. . .be coming back to Minnesota.
The whole thing started with ESPN's Bill "The Sports Guy" Simmons putting something on his Twitter page that he intended to ONLY be a direct message to somebody. It's been picked up from there by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. Pro Football Talk reports that the Vikings and Patriots are, indeed talking about a trade for Moss and. . .I hope you're sitting down. . .
He's reporting that "the deal is close."
Apparently the deal hinges on Moss agreeing to a new contract with the Vikings. His current deal expires at the end of this season, and he was pretty unhappy with the Patriots not giving him a contract extension during this past off-season.
If this is true. . .and I'm taking it with an entire shaker full of Morton's at this point. . .then I don't see any way this doesn't happen. The Vikings, by all accounts, had a deal in place with San Diego's Vincent Jackson. . .who, while a great receiver, isn't Randy Moss. . .but couldn't get the deal worked out with the Chargers. Now, they have the deal worked out with the Patriots (apparently), but need to get together with Moss' people on a contract.
I won't lie, folks. . .I'm downright giddy about the possibility of this happening. Moss wanted to play with Brett Favre prior to ending up with the Patriots, and Favre was apparently outright pissed off at Packer management for not doing what it took to get Moss to Green Bay and, essentially, getting outbid by New England for his services.
As soon as we get more news on this, we'll keep you posted as best we can. Until then. . .keep your fingers crossed, everyone.
Oh, and ignore that aroma from the surrounding areas. . .that's merely the after-effect of every defensive back in the NFC North simultaneously soiling themselves.