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Brad Childress: Randy Moss has already delivered intel on Patriots

10.27.10 at 7:38 pm ET

The possible impact of Randy Moss on the Vikings has been discussed plenty in recent days, but no matter what he does on the field Sunday, he’€™s already had a chance to help the Vikings offense and defense prepare for their game with the Patriots. According to coach Brad Childress, Moss spent his off-day huddling with both offensive and defensive in hopes of getting them up to speed on New England.

‘€œHe’€™s very articulate,’€ Childress said of Moss. ‘€œHe spent time with our coaches [Tuesday] and did a great job with both our offense and defensive coaches.’€

Childress said he did ‘€œa good job’€ when it comes to providing background on the Patriots.

‘€œYou never know what you’€™re going to get and how they have to play him,’€ Childress said. ‘€œHe at least had some insightfulness on both sides.’€

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady understands that the Vikings’€™ coaching staff will pump Moss for info, but said that sort of background from a former player can occasionally backfire.

‘€œSure, he can probably tell them the plays,’€ Brady said. ‘€œHe knows the signals and stuff, but that’€™s why you have to change them. Hopefully he tells them one thing, then you fake it and they’€™re guessing and maybe they guess wrong. Who knows?’€

In the same way Moss has provided the Vikings with some of New England’€™s tendencies, the Patriots’€™ defensive backs have an intimate knowledge of what Moss can and cannot do because they went against him in practice for three-plus seasons while the receiver was in New England

‘€œI mean, Randy, he’€™s a heck of deep threat, if not one of the best in the game or ever to do it,’€ said cornerback Kyle Arrington. ‘€œSo we’€™re aware of that and we’€™re going to let the front seven do their job and as a secondary we’€™re going to do our job.’€

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