Bill knew bomb was ticking

It's the only explanation for this lopsided Moss trade only days after a big victory

Updated: October 7, 2010, 11:21 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Successful football coaches don't just lead their teams through periods of crisis. They also anticipate when those crises might arise and react accordingly.

That might best explain why New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick traded receiver Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday.

He had to sense trouble brewing.

It is the only plausible explanation for accepting the bargain-basement price of a 2011 third-round draft choice in exchange for Moss, and even ...

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