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Randy Moss launches into post game tirade

Posted on: October 31, 2010 10:24 pm
Edited on: November 1, 2010 12:39 am
Posted by Will Brinson

So, Randy Moss didn't do a whole lot of damage against the Patriots on Sunday -- one catch for eight yards against his old team in a 28-18 loss. As such, he probably didn't have much to talk about on the field. He had puh-lenty to say afterwards, though.

Moss showed up to the podium unexpectedly, while reporters waited for Brett Favre to speak and launched into a bizarre rant, starting with a discussion of the $25,000 he was fined for not speaking with Minnesota reporters. (Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 has the full transcript, and it's worth a read for sure.)

"Look, I got fined $25,000 for not talking to you all, and me personally, I really don't care," Moss said. "But at the same time, I do ... answer questions throughout the week, and for the league to fine me $25,000 -- I'm not going to answer any more questions for the rest of this year. If it's going to be an interview, I'm going to conduct it. So, I'll answer my own questions, ask myself the questions and then give you all the answers. So, from here on out, I'm not answering any more questions for the rest of this season."

And then it got really crazy, with Moss essentially stating that the Vikings coaching staff didn't listen to him when he tried to prep them on what the Patriots would do with their gameplan.

"I tried to prepare," Moss said. "Tried to talk to the players and coaches about how this game was going to be played and a couple tendencies here, couple tendencies here. The bad part about it -- you have six days to prepare for a team, and on the seventh day, that Sunday, meaning today, I guess they come over to me and say, 'Dag, Moss, you was right about a couple plays and a couple schemes they were going to run.' It hurts as a player that you put a lot of hard work in all week, and toward the end of the week, Sunday, when you get on the field, that's when they acknowledge about the hard work you put in throughout the week. That's actually a disappointment."

Moss didn't stop there either -- he also called out Brad Childress for electing to go for it on fourth down and goal before the end of the first half.

"Definitely down that we lost this game because I didn't expect us to lose this game knowing that we had a few things that we had to clean up," Moss said. "But like I said, they played a good game. I wish we could have had that three at the end of the half. Maybe it could have been different. Maybe not."

He also lavished a bunch of praise on his former Patriot teammates, even at one point calling Bill Belichick the "best coach in football history."

"I really haven't had a chance to really talk to the guys, so this was no disrespect to the Minnesota Vikings and their organization," Moss said. "The captains -- [Vince] Wilfork, Tommy Boy [Brady], [Jerod] Mayo. Am I forgetting somebody? Kevin Faulk. Man, I miss them guys, man. I miss the team. It was hard for me to come here and play. Been an up-and-down rollercoaster emotionally all week. And then to be able to come in here and see those guys running plays that I know what they're doing, and the success they had on the field, the running game -- so, I kind of know what kind of feeling they have in their locker room, man, and I just want to be able to tell the guys that I miss the hell out of them. Every last helmet in that locker room, man."

In fact, it at least seemed that Moss wanted to be a Patriot again and that he regrets whatever happened to get him back to Minnesota (or, if you're optimistic about his attitude, that he really, really, REALLY appreciates everything that New England did to revive his career). But regardless, it was, by all accounts, an incredibly bizarre scene that can best be summed up with an old cliche involving greener colored grass.

And given Brett Favre's injury and the team's inability to win any games and willingness to call out the head coach, things could be only getting browner.

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2010 10:40 am

Randy Moss launches into post game tirade

If Randy Moss played his heart out  the Patriots would not have been willing to just let him go for a 3rd round pick. He plays when he wants to play ie, the Oakland years.  He is a cancer most of the time.
It's clear to anybody that has a brain that the Patriots LOVE Randy Moss.  You could tell by the way Belichik (sp?) hugged him that he loves the guy.  And clearly Tom Brady loves him as well.... speaks very highly of him.

But here's the thing.  New England is a great organization that is always 2 steps ahead of morons like you.  They knew they could lose Moss for nothing at the end of the season and great organizations don't wait for that to happen. That's why they picked up a 3rd round pick which by the way is most likely an IMMEDIATE STARTER for Moss.  They traded another very good player to Oakland 2 years ago for whats gonna be Oakland's first round pick this upcoming draft so this team knows what they are doing, unlike you.

And finally, one last thing.  There is a good chance that Moss will be on the Pats next season if his demands come down a bit. He's a great reciever but he's 33 years old and in a salary cap league.  The Pats don't overspend when they don't have to so they are careful but very smart in how they do business.

Perfect trade for the Pats. Pick up a third round pick near the top of the 3rd round AND POSSIBLY get Moss back next year.

Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2010 12:13 am
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 9:52 pm

Randy Moss launches into post game tirade

Everyone knows how great a talent he could be, but other than 2007, when was his last great year?

Last year was ok, no ?  Almost 1300 yards and 13 td's, not so shabby.  And don't bother with the argument that he played for New England because if we use excuses like that half the hall of fame needs to go.  Everybody that good played for a lot of great teams.

They won't do it but I would love to see the Lions pick him up.  We have been competitive in every game this year and could have won all but one of them. 

Teams can barely cover Calvin Johnson at times right now let alone if they had another threat like that down the field.  Throw in 2 tight ends that can, another reciever or 2 we have now that can play and a running back that can break one at any time and man oh man we could be dangerous.

But once again.. I doubt they'll do it.

Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 9:45 pm

Randy Moss launches into post game tirade

If Randy Moss played his heart out  the Patriots would not have been willing to just let him go for a 3rd round pick. He plays when he wants to play ie, the Oakland years.  He is a cancer most of the time. 

Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:00 pm

Randy Moss launches into post game tirade

After watching Moss play his heart out in New England, when something goofy came out of his mouth, it did not matter. Then to go to that joke of an organization in Minnesota, with the fool of a quarterback who's making a joke out of the game and those poor fans who pay a ton off money to see a professional football team, and that chicken headcase of a coach who finally stands up like a man and fires Randy Moss? What is going on over there? If Favre and Coach had as much heart as Moss... they'd be a play off team... no a joke! Vicking Fans.... I feel for you.

Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:46 pm

Randy Moss launches into post game tirade

Randy Moss is a prima donna always has been,  and soon he will be a has been.  he is worse the T.Owens.  At least T.O. is beeing quiet maybe he grew up a little bit and decided football is a team sport.  When Randy become a team player and quits whinning about not getting the ball the Vikings can win.  He is almost always double covered opening up single coverage on the other recievers the Viking have a better chance of moving down the field.  Randy needs to shut his pie hole!  Brad Childress needs a kick in the ass too.  Randy had information useful in playing the game against the Pats.  he shoulda concidered it.  taking the 3 points probably woulda changed the end game.  Brad needs to realize.  Coachs lose games.  poor play calling bad decisions lead to losses. 

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:23 pm

Randy Moss launches into post game tirade

Say it with me,

Randy Moss, great talent, great head case,
Chad Ochocinco, great talent, great head case,
Terrel Owens, great talent, great head case,

Curly, Larry And Moe!  nyuck nyuck nyuck!!

They are just tooo big for the game...just ask 'em

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