Randy Moss appears to be heading to Oakland. I wish they had gotten more for him but that may not have been possible. He's a great receiver and deserves thanks for his efforts over the years, but I think the Vikings will be better off without him.
In his day Jerry Rice was every bit the impact player that Moss is now. The difference is that Rice was part of a great team there, he wasn't bigger than the team. And it's all about the team, not the superstars when it comes down to champions, see New England. The Vikings just haven't been able to build the same consistent team effort with Moss. Part of that is Moss and part of that is the coaching staff. A little more longevity and consistency at Offensive Coordinator might have made a big difference.
After the draft Tice will have most of the team he wants. With some improvements on defense he has one more year to actually build a real contender. It should be an interesting season for the Vikes.
Thanks for the memories Randy. Good luck in Oakland.