Welcome to Seattle, Deion!

Former Super Bowl MVP wide receiver Deion Branch of the New England Patriots is now a Seahawk. And I'm lovin' it! It cost the Seahawks a first-round draft pick, but if the season is as succesful as we all hope, that will just be the 32nd pick anyway, not like the Jets (who also wanted to trade for Branch) who would have been giving up one of the top five picks overall after what will likely be another miserable season.

I have to admit that I didn't quite see the addition of Nate Burleson as a full replacement for how incredible Joe Jurevicious was last year, but with this trade those concerns are laid to rest. Adding a former Super Bowl MVP to last year's highest scoring offense in the NFL only makes the powerhouse that much more powerful! Ignore yesterday's measly 9 points. This offense is primed and ready to shine next week at home against Arizona.

Click for the full article about the trade.

Last season, Branch caught 78 passes for 998 yards and five touchdowns, all career highs. In his four seasons, he has 213 receptions for 2,744 yards and 14 touchdowns. In the 2005 Super Bowl he had 11 catches for 133 yards against Philadelphia, helping the Patriots win their third championship in four years.

Mark my words, this is the undoing of New England. They lost Vinatieri to the Colts in the off season and now golden-boy Tom Brady has lost his favorite target. Two favorite targets actually, as David Givens has gone also. The AFC East is wide-open for Miami to reclaim ownership of what is now a pretty mediocre division.

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