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Moss says he thinks 2010 will be his last year in New England

NFL_moss2.jpgAfter a season during which, at times, it appeared that receiver Randy Moss wasn’t interested in being a member of the Patriots any longer, Moss said Saturday that he thinks 2010 will be his last season with the team.

Reading between the lines, we think Moss is hoping that 2010 will end up being his first season with a new franchise.

Moss spoke candidly regarding his situation to reporters at a charity softball game in Florida organized by former New England teammate Heath Evans.

I don’t think they going to extend my contract here,” Moss said, per Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe.  “I understand the beast, the nature of
it.  I think that just with what I think and what I know I don’t think
they’re going to re-sign me back.  So, after this season if there is not
a lockout I’ll be looking for a new team.  I got a lot of respect for
the Patriots and what they did for me and my family.  So, the only thing
I can do is just play this year out and see what my future holds after
that. ”

It’s not surprising, but it’s still jarring to see the words.  And it makes us wonder whether Moss is speaking out now in the hopes that the Patriots will decide to divert his $6.4 million base salary to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and cut Moss loose now.

Actually, we don’t need to wonder it.  Moss essentially said it.

“You know the
Patriots don’t really pay, so when I got my second contract from them
that was a blessing in disguise.  I understand the business.  I don’t
think they’re going to re-sign me back.  I’m not mad.  I’m not bitter. 
It’s just the way things are in this NFL, so like I said after this
year I’ll be looking for a new team.  I think so. . . .

“That’s not a knock on them.  That’s just how they run their
organization,”  Moss added.  “That’s how it is.  Put it like this, I guess
that before I came there the philosophy was believing in their system.
I think that’s where they really don’t pay guys because they have so
much faith in their system. I didn’t mean it as a knock against the
organization.  They just don’t pay.  If as an individual I’m not really
in their future plans I would like to go elsewhere.”

There it is.  “If as an individual I’m not really in their future plans I would like to go elsewhere.”

Though Moss was still careful to say he plans to play for the Pats in 2010, why would he want to be there if he thinks that he won’t be there beyond the coming season?  The genius of his comments could be that he’s making it known now that, once he enters his lame duck year, he’s going to play like a limping dog.

So where might “elsewhere” be?  Feel free to call us crazy, but we continue to believe he wants to take care of his unfinished business in Minnesota, where he’d finally hook up with Brett Favre.

And what better way to get Favre to commit early to the 2010 season than to bring to town the guy for whom Favre pined before Brett’s final season as a Packer?

So don’t be shocked if the Pats decide that they don’t want Moss around this year if he’s going to have a stick buried in his butt, and don’t be surprised if he trades in his 81 for the 84 he made famous a dozen year ago.

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  1. WhoDat_champs says: Feb 20, 2010 8:48 PM

    Typical Randy. Only tries when he thinks he’s on a winning team. HE knows that the Pats are going downhill now and the chance of winning is slim.

  2. picspatriots says: Feb 20, 2010 8:53 PM

    I didnt realize that the Pats were going downhill ??? Hmmnmm, interesting…????

  3. TFBuckFutter says: Feb 20, 2010 8:53 PM

    Great. This could go one of two ways. Either he showcases his skills for his next contract, or he drags ass through the season.
    Neither outcome can be appealling longterm to Pats fans.

  4. hizzle1281 says: Feb 20, 2010 8:53 PM

    he’ll get traded for Dwayne Bowe
    mark it down

  5. Citizen Strange says: Feb 20, 2010 8:53 PM

    Daniel Snyder just peed his pants a little.

  6. trevor says: Feb 20, 2010 8:54 PM

    wudnt mind him comin to tennessee

  7. JSS84 says: Feb 20, 2010 8:56 PM

    Brett Favre, Super Freak, Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, Shiancoe, (MN probably would have to part with Berrian) and Adrian Peterson.

  8. GBPackers says: Feb 20, 2010 8:58 PM

    HAHA, maybe Minny should fire Childo and bring back Tice too! If they traded Randy away because he was a problem, and then make a trade to bring him back in, that would show how they really have no clue what they are doing.

  9. straightup says: Feb 20, 2010 9:06 PM

    If moss leaves he will end up in Philly

  10. FootballOnly says: Feb 20, 2010 9:09 PM

    If Minny has BF, AP, Moss, Rice, Harvin, Shiancoe and that defense, you might as well give them the crown now.

  11. TheWizard says: Feb 20, 2010 9:11 PM

    That’s all great, but Belichick has a tendency of not letting the inmates run the asylum.

  12. sven_ftw says: Feb 20, 2010 9:13 PM

    i think i would faint…

  13. medic406 says: Feb 20, 2010 9:14 PM

    Very sneaky. Florio slipped in another Favre story. Now I know how it feels to be that girl in high school…..”come on baby, just the tip!”

  14. JoeSixPack says: Feb 20, 2010 9:21 PM

    Moss knows the Pats won’t overpay for mediocre talent. No smart team will. Bad teams do that and a player looking for a big pay day in his last contract knows that.
    Moss isn’t knocking the Pats for not being stupid and overpaying to keep him. Heck – he only came to the team when the Pats refused to overpay for Deion Branch.
    How’d that work out for the Seahawks?
    How’d that work out for the Pats (Moss AND Brandon Merriweather instead of a mediocre overpaid Branch.)

  15. GBP says: Feb 20, 2010 9:21 PM

    I’d like to see Ted Thompson make a move for him. Sure the Packers are loaded with WR talent but picking up Moss now that Bretts gone, it would be funny and kind of a slap in the face to him. Also would be funny to have a former Viking (we don’t normally pick them up since most aren’t that good.)

  16. drumbug71 says: Feb 20, 2010 9:22 PM

    Hey, maybe Favre will retire and Minnesota will bring Culpepper back! When is Cris Carter’s contract with ESPN up….?

  17. SFrancis1680 says: Feb 20, 2010 9:24 PM

    IF he can’t make it in NE, WHERE can he go where he’ll be happy? IF he’s in NE for one more season, what kind of contract does he think he’ll command w/his rep and at his age?

  18. kennethnoisewater says: Feb 20, 2010 9:27 PM

    Pats really can’t be worse than last year…. can they? What ever happened to trying in your contract year?

  19. bluestree says: Feb 20, 2010 9:29 PM

    How’s Farve and Moss a good marriage? Farve’s deep ball is his weakest throw (his distance is good but not his accuracy). With Moss having lost a step, I think Rice is a much better #1 (he’ll make the tough catch over the middle), and I don’t think Randy will take #2 money. And look at New England. Look at the hits Brady has taken since their offense became more vertical. Vikings are better off upgrading their safeties and Oline.

  20. pat2452 says: Feb 20, 2010 9:30 PM

    I disagree. What would piss Favre off more than the Packers signing Moss 4 years later after he begged for him? Hiring Mariucci? Signing Wahle and Rivera? It would be a clever way to “stick it” to the Vikings, by which I mean Favre.

  21. fleet10 says: Feb 20, 2010 9:30 PM

    it never ceases to amaze me……………..
    how many times have each of us been in a conversation with a friend, significant other, work peer or superior, or even a stranger, in which shortly afterword we go, “geez, didn’t think that all the way through”, or, “coulda said that better”, etc. I just can’t believe the time and energy the media takes to hunt down these athletes and celebritys, stick a microphone in their face, and then later, once the words become print, analyze them for “deeper meaning” like it’s the GD Magna Carta. I also love how the article says that these words are from Moss’ mouth, “per Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe. I wonder what Christopher L. Gasper asked him? “Actually, we don’t need to wonder it. Moss essentially said it.” Geez, gimme a break, maybe Moss was inadvertantly trying to spin a riddle onto Gotham City.
    Further, don’t devote your entire life to adoring and worshipping these wonderfully gifted athletes, and then try to tear them down because they’re not certified public speakers.

  22. kennethnoisewater says: Feb 20, 2010 9:31 PM

    Oh yea I forgot about Wes Welker and his lack of cyberdyne implants. Yep, they’re screwed.

  23. Zoology says: Feb 20, 2010 9:37 PM

    i predict he’ll go to denver. he played much better when mcdaniels was the OC in NE.

  24. Tetrahydrocannibinol says: Feb 20, 2010 9:37 PM

    If he left and Welker is still hurt then New England has absolutely no wide recievers.

  25. cjeppesen says: Feb 20, 2010 9:38 PM

    What a great article. A Moss, Favre duo would be just what the NFL needs.

  26. skadouche says: Feb 20, 2010 9:38 PM

    Try reading the whole article from Boston.com Florio. It doesn’t say he wants out…….it says he’d like a new contract if it’s possible, but he doesn’t think it’s in the cards:
    I know I would like a new contract. I think I’ve done enough to have a new contract. “The last couple of years I’ve played through so much. You know I’ve never let the team down, as far as going out there every Sunday. I still showed at 32 years of age, now I’m 33, that I am durable. So, like I said if they want to give me a new contract I would entertain that, but I don’t really think that I’m going to be a New England Patriot next year. So, I’ll play this year out and then look for whatever the future is next.”
    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/extra_points/2010/02/moss_doesnt_exp.html

  27. cjeppesen says: Feb 20, 2010 9:39 PM

    FYI, I would be really great if you included a link to post your articles on our Facebook…..everybody’s doing it. ;-)

  28. Laxer37 says: Feb 20, 2010 9:42 PM

    An aging o-line, plus a mentally fragile Moss, plus the now pysically fragile Welker, equals Brady on his back looking out his earhole.

  29. Fins2theleft says: Feb 20, 2010 9:44 PM

    Uh oh, Miami Dolphins to be division champs for a few years now?..only time will tell (*Harry Kalas voice*)

  30. Percy Nugz says: Feb 20, 2010 9:45 PM

    Vikings fans just popped a collective boner.

  31. phillyeagleschamps says: Feb 20, 2010 9:46 PM

    Welcome to the UFL.

  32. PFFFFT says: Feb 20, 2010 9:50 PM

    Zero chance the Pats let him go. Zero.

  33. kotapug says: Feb 20, 2010 9:52 PM

    Bring Randy home!!

  34. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 20, 2010 9:52 PM

    I’d love to see him in Philly.

  35. RAVEN MANlAC says: Feb 20, 2010 9:53 PM

    Flacco to Moss

  36. southernboi727 says: Feb 20, 2010 9:58 PM

    Its the curse of Randy Moss. His teams choke in big games. If he ends up going to Minnesota that automatically kills the Vikings chances of winning the Super Bowl. Its so perfect about him going to the Vikings that it ain’t gonna happens. Sounds great though.

  37. Sheriff04 says: Feb 20, 2010 10:01 PM

    As a packer fan, I’ll tell you I am not excited for the possibility of Randy joining the Vikings. As much as I do like Randy and think he’s a great WR, he’s not going to put up anything like he did in 07, and soon, he won’t even be putting up decent stats. But with that said, he’s still a major threat, and to be on a team with Rice, Harvin and Shiancoe, you can count on the fact, as a Packer fan, I am worried.
    I think if he did join the Vikings, Moss will obviously be a threat as long as Brett’s there. But even if it only is 1 year of what could be a very scary year in the NFC North, it’s a year of painful Viking success that I could not put myself through.
    TT, MM, you really got your work cut out if this actually happens, and if it doesn’t, you still better be working your ass off cause your not out of the water just yet. And if a few things are still going wrong come next year (OLine), you may not have to ever worry about the Vikings again cause you sure won’t be running this Packer team. Just because you managed to pull through last year (till the last game), does not give you unlimited opportunities. Bottom line, there have consistently been a few areas needed to be addressed for the last few years, so I think it’s time they be addressed, or maybe, you’ll be addressed yourself.
    I had high hopes for you MM, TT, as things looked promising, but what bothers me the most is how we seem to have the same issues year in, year out. Now’s the time to be playing our best, as a team, because look at some of the things we have in place, and in the end, its basically collecting dust. I still think you can do it, but it does not matter what I, or anyone thinks, until it actually happens.
    Ok my rant is over. Moss to Vikings kinda got me going. :( but with that said, Green Bay will be able to put up a fight, but they got work to do, and hopefully it can get them through the end.

  38. jonnyb says: Feb 20, 2010 10:01 PM

    Now Moss and Favre can moon the fans at Lambeau together. Poor Packer fans, just keeps getting worse and worse for you

  39. 8man says: Feb 20, 2010 10:03 PM

    With the salary cap you can’t make everyone happy. When he says the Patriots don’t pay, does he understand that when you consistantly win, you kind of have to spread it out to all the guys who help you consistantly win? Does he know the concessions that Brady makes?
    I mean think about it. Aside from the Colts, who has won more games in the salary cap era?
    And Steeler fans, shut up. Your team wasn’t even the best in it’s state after winning the Super Bowl the previous year. Fluke! Again!
    What kind of contract do you offer a guy who will be 34 before the draft of 2011? By the future does he mean contract length or money? Tough to get both.
    I love the guy’s game. Wherever he ends up that team will instantly be better. Assuming Randy’s really into it, that is.
    So if the Patriots do trade him, and if he does go to the Vikings, what do the Patriots get in return? Obviously a draft pick. Is it fourth? A third? A second? A first?

  40. ninerfan says: Feb 20, 2010 10:05 PM

    I think Randy made out pretty well in NE. He’s lucky that they even bothered to take a chance on him.

  41. CanadianVikingFan says: Feb 20, 2010 10:16 PM

    The guy wants to win, can’t blame him for that.

  42. PackFaninPackLand says: Feb 20, 2010 10:17 PM

    As a lifelong Packers fan I would be scared $hitless if he went back to Minnesota.
    Let’s see Rice and Moss at WR’s, Shiancoe at TE and Peterson at RB – along with Favre at QB ???
    Ho. Lee. Crap.

  43. vikings2807 says: Feb 20, 2010 10:26 PM

    come back home randy!

  44. FireJerryJones says: Feb 20, 2010 10:29 PM

    Should be an audition year.

  45. Dr. Hannibal Lector says: Feb 20, 2010 10:35 PM

    If the Patriots consider themselves a S.B. contender, why would they trade Moss to Minnesota, who they may possibly play in a S.B?
    You internet guys just never think.
    It’s like the whole idiocy of McNabb to Minnesota. Same thing.
    NO.
    Just stop it already.

  46. Greg from Louisiana says: Feb 20, 2010 10:36 PM

    I agree with you Florio. I think Moss wants to go back to Minnesota. His best years were there, and it is a town that retired players often stay.
    He knows Wilf pays, and I expect that doesn’t hurt either, but his taking plays off at this stage of his career and playing for this organization would not make people happy in Minnesota.
    Wilf was very unhappy when McCombs traded Moss during the changer of ownership so he did want him at one time.
    Moss would be great for making money for the organization but he might be too divisive for team chemistry. I am not sure if they want him back now or not.

  47. geek says: Feb 20, 2010 10:47 PM

    OK, so he’s one of the top 5 highest paid WRs in the league, despite being in his declining years, and they don’t pay? Tom Brady”s attitude that they are all overpaid is an interesting contrast!

  48. InBBWeTrust says: Feb 20, 2010 10:50 PM

    I love how the vast majority of the PFT readers know absolutely nothing about the Patriots organization and you actually think Mike Florio knows what he’s talking about.

  49. StAndrew26 says: Feb 20, 2010 10:51 PM

    This is disgusting behavior. More than that, it’s a pattern. I hope Randy Moss never makes it to the Hall of Fame without buying a ticket.

  50. Matt says: Feb 20, 2010 10:58 PM

    # 8man says: February 20, 2010 10:03 PM
    I mean think about it. Aside from the Colts, who has won more games in the salary cap era?
    And Steeler fans, shut up. Your team wasn’t even the best in it’s state after winning the Super Bowl the previous year. Fluke! Again!
    *********************************************
    To answer your question, the Pats and Colts are at the top with respect to wins over the past decade, although the Steelers were third, despite the acknowledged god-awful showing throughout much of the 2009 season. Therefore, if you tend to take data trended out over ten years as an indication as “Fluke!” then I suppose that’s your prerogative. Jackass.

  51. TheWizard says: Feb 20, 2010 11:25 PM

    An aging o-line
    Guess you didn’t get the word on Vollmer.
    Might wanna have mom put on NFL network for you every now and then.

  52. PackFaninPackLand says: Feb 20, 2010 11:29 PM

    Hell, I forgot about Percy Harvin.
    Rice, Moss and Harvin at WR’s, Shiancoe at TE and Peterson at RB – along with Favre at QB ???
    Double Ho. Lee. Crap.

  53. Steve-O says: Feb 20, 2010 11:33 PM

    @RAVEN MANlAC says:
    February 20, 2010 9:53 PM
    Flacco to Moss
    ===============================
    He can’t go to Baltimore. He’s only a petty criminal. They prefer Felons.

  54. downsouth49er says: Feb 20, 2010 11:36 PM

    you can always tell when Moss is not interested in playing for a team anymore, he simply gives up hustling and making an effort…he’s always been selfish

  55. Pack83 says: Feb 20, 2010 11:48 PM

    Let him go to Minnesota…Brent will just choke it away when it matters the most anyway.

  56. cobrala2 says: Feb 20, 2010 11:57 PM

    ANYTHING to talk about Favre.?

  57. phillyeagleschamps says: Feb 21, 2010 12:10 AM

    Moss goes to the Eagles

  58. LovinBlue says: Feb 21, 2010 12:16 AM

    I love how a good 50% of the above comments are as if this is a done deal.

  59. Cro-Mags says: Feb 21, 2010 12:16 AM

    Pats are shrewd mofos on the trade market. The only reason they wouldn’t show Moss more money would be if he is physically/mentally spent beyond what he’s worth. Pats almost always come out on top on the trade market.

  60. BillyBobvikes says: Feb 21, 2010 12:26 AM

    bluestree says:
    February 20, 2010 9:29 PM
    How’s Farve and Moss a good marriage? Farve’s deep ball is his weakest throw (his distance is good but not his accuracy).
    Are you fugging kidding me?!?!?!?! Have you ever watched Brett Favre!?!?!!? What a dumba$$ thing to say…………

  61. Treima says: Feb 21, 2010 12:41 AM

    It makes sense. He’s old, he performs inconsistently and he’s a well-known sack of lazy bones. He’ll perform for the Pats (if they want him) for the 2010 season, and then it’d probably be best for both parties to go their separate ways.

  62. Hooby says: Feb 21, 2010 1:11 AM

    tom bradys receivers over the years…
    troy brown
    deion branch
    reche caldwell
    jabar gaffney
    …and his play in those years led to the manning v brady argument. then you give him the guys like welker and moss and he breaks records. now itll just go back to the way it was…average record of 11-5 and superbowls. how horrible for new england. the oline is aging but thats what the draft is for. not to mention the huge load of potential that julian edelman is about to bust off in everyones collective face. put money on it, the pats are on top and they arent going anywhere. (not in this division).

  63. Ned Tudley says: Feb 21, 2010 1:25 AM

    if you think Bellichick is going to let Moss get away without getting something in return, then you really dont know Billichick that well
    lets see…he gets a 1st rd pick for Dion Branch
    he only gives up a 4th rd pick for Moss
    He gave up a 3rd rd. pick for Welker and makes him the best slot WR in the history of the game
    he gets a 1st rd pick for a 30 yr old declining Richard Seymore
    he fooled the Saints into trading draft picks giving up their 3rd. rd pick to move up 3 spots, The Saints drafted Sedrick Ellis’ overrated fat ass who cant stay healthy, then the pats draft the defensive rookie of the year with the Saints original pick (Sean Payton…Bill raped you on that one)
    Bellichick doesnt get the short end of the stick…Plain and simple

  64. #1vikesfan says: Feb 21, 2010 2:25 AM

    Please come back home Randy. You will always be ‘sota to me, just like KG! It’s time we finally get you that ring.

  65. 12is3Xbetterthan4 says: Feb 21, 2010 2:27 AM

    # FootballOnly says: February 20, 2010 9:09 PM
    If Minny has BF, AP, Moss, Rice, Harvin, Shiancoe and that defense, you might as well give them the crown now.
    …………………………………………………………………………………..
    Finally, I can’t believe it took until late-February for queens fans to declare themselves 2010 champs. You guys are slipping.

  66. benjua says: Feb 21, 2010 2:54 AM

    so the guy speaks honestly about what’s likely to happen after this season and we have to dog him for that too?
    and as for the patriots being on some kind of downhill slide, someone should note all the high draft picks they have the next two years. they’re one of the more successful drafting teams year-to-year, so safe to say that should help them stay right where they’ve been for so long.

  67. oh the usual says: Feb 21, 2010 3:25 AM

    I kind of like Moss’s comments here. I think as he’s gotten older, he’s gotten smarter. It seems like what he said was very controlled as to not burn bridges with the team, but being very honest. It sounds as if he was answering a pointed question as forthright as he could without explicitly ruffling feathers, and not making a statement for publicity.
    I wish he woulda had that maturity when he was in Oakland.^s

  68. Lost says: Feb 21, 2010 5:15 AM

    Gracious and perceptive comments by Moss.
    Clearly, he understands Patriot commitment to systems and has bought into it. However, that same system approach could affect the continuation of Moss’ tenure in New England.
    Moss should continue as a Patriot where he has received respect for his contributions. Randy is very competitive and needs to be on a team that competes for the ring. Durable but Belichick have some concern about his mental ability to fight through veteran player injuries

  69. steelerfan9598 says: Feb 21, 2010 6:38 AM

    What up 8man? Worrying all day and night about the Steelers who, prior to you, were not even mentioned.
    Personally, I have not been able to sleep since I realized hat the Eagles made the playoffs and the Steelers didn’t. I mean, that SIX TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS t-shirt that I bought an entire YEAR AGO, is just a fading memory for me. Whatever am I going to do? I mean the Eagles made it all the way to the playoffs and my team is a bunch of pathetic losers who haven’t won a championship since LAST YEAR.
    The Colts will always be the best team in INDIANA.

  70. MnMike says: Feb 21, 2010 6:58 AM

    Dr. Hannibal Lector ,
    Are you kidding me? If that is the case, why is there ever a trade in the NFL? If you think that you have a legitimate shot any year then anyone in the league is a potential opponent.

  71. Zatko says: Feb 21, 2010 7:03 AM

    I’m not certain Vikings fans would be excited… it would depend on what they think would happen to the team chemistry.
    Best thing to remember… Halloween Monday night game 2006 : Patriots 31 @ Vikings 7.
    Oh and Don’t forget that in 2010 the Vikings play @ Patriots. Will it be the Sunday Night game on October 31st?

  72. captain redeye says: Feb 21, 2010 7:52 AM

    Moss is a cry baby, maybe he needs more $$ to try harder. After all he has such a rough life, you know with all the bills and tryin to feed his family and all. Get lost LOOSER!! Todays players are the biggest bunch of pampered cry babies I have ever seen.

  73. vikefan1969 says: Feb 21, 2010 7:54 AM

    The Vikings have Great WR;s on the team now…Rice and Harvin…BB is a solid deep guy with speed and then Shank at TE…AP as well…not enough balls to go around as it is….the Vikes do not need Moss…I loved the guy when he was here…and hope he gets a 1 day retire a Vike deal…but that is all.

  74. Rick says: Feb 21, 2010 8:27 AM

    The Pats are at or near the Salary Cap ceiling every year so they must be paying. What they don’t do is throw ridiculous money at players who don’t work out ruin your salary cap for signing other players. I don’t worry about Randy’s comments. Every player bitches about the money they make. I will say the Patriots definately need to find someone to take the double and triple coverage off Moss this season while Welker rehabs or it will be a long season.

  75. Ytsejamer1 says: Feb 21, 2010 8:35 AM

    I think it would be a mistake to let Moss walk away. I mean, who else do the Patriots have?!!?!? Sam Aiken? Brandon Tate (coming off ACL surgery)? Oh wait, i know…we’re all set. We’ve got Terrence Nunn coming back! Phew.
    Now by all accounts and to the eye, Moss had a very subpar year. But boy…1253 yards, 13 TDs, etc, etc…that’s still pretty decent. The guy can still play and can abuse DBs not named Darrelle Revis.
    I think in the article he was a little inaccurate saying the Patriots organization doesn’t pay. They spend up to the cap pretty much every year…they just don’t spend top dollar on each position. They try and spread it throughout the whole 53 man roster. That being said, we’ve paid a lot of money for some really crappy players over the last few drafts and FA pickups…and that falls on BB shoulders.

  76. picspatriots says: Feb 21, 2010 8:38 AM

    FYI, they’re the oldest offensive linemen is Light at 9 yrs. Although they need more consistency, they are not old. O-linemen can play well into their 30’s, just look around the league.

  77. TiceWasBetter says: Feb 21, 2010 8:49 AM

    Come on back home Randy, the fans never wanted you to leave. I’d go out and buy a #84 Moss jersey again in a heart beat, straight cash homie.
    Yea, Sid the Kid, Shaincoe, Moss, Favre, Peterson, Percy. DAMN.
    Super Bowl Home Boy.
    Moss never would’ve never fumbled away the NFC Championship to the Saints.
    Trading Bernard Berrian (more specifically his contract) to New England for Randy Moss would be a great move. Favre would probably want to show up for training camp too! Ha!

  78. whitestar19 says: Feb 21, 2010 8:53 AM

    If Moss can’t get open for one of the most accurate QBs in the NFL, how is he going to catch passes from Favre? I get that he resents playing second fiddle to Welker, but he would be even more unhappy in Minnesota since they have a much deeper, younger receiving corps that can get open better than he can at his age. He would not get much thrown his way other than jump balls in the end zone. If he is smart he will bust his hump in NE this year because Welker will not be back until December at the earliest and will certainly not be himself until 2011 if ever, meaning a lot more passes would go toward Moss in 2010 if he puts in the effort, and he could get himself one more nice contract somewhere else. If he dogs it again – after somewhat repairing his image in NE – who is going to pay him big money knowing that he will not try after receiving his signing bonus??

  79. rlm says: Feb 21, 2010 9:24 AM

    If the Pats cut Moss, Minney will not be able to sign him in an uncapped year being one of the final eight. Tough luck for them, they are becoming football’s version of the Cubs, loaded with talent but cursed. I think Bartman and the Goat have moved North.

  80. 8man says: Feb 21, 2010 9:33 AM

    Yeah. Have to admit it, reluctantly though, the Steelers had a good decade.
    Though I did not know they were third in wins behind the Colts and Patriots. I didn’t do the math.
    I just like to agitiate you people.

  81. kotapug says: Feb 21, 2010 9:46 AM

    If he is cut why does that matter ? Isnt he a free agent then?

  82. Cro-Mags says: Feb 21, 2010 9:56 AM

    “Trading Bernard Berrian (more specifically his contract) to New England for Randy Moss would be a great move.”
    I guess some folks really underestimate how shrewd and calculating Belichik is on the trade market. There’s no way he does this deal for Moss without getting Harvin in return at least.
    Given how well Belichik has navigated the trade market (Dumping Branch and Seymour for 1st rounders, Moss for a 4th, Welker, franchising a departing Cassell for picks) there’s no way he deals Moss without making out like a bandit.

  83. Ron says: Feb 21, 2010 10:40 AM

    Guys, from what I read from Randy’s interview, I don’t think Randy wants to leave New England. I think that Randy knows right now that he has the gun so to speak and that he holds the cards because Wes Welker may not play in 2010, so unless the Pats go out and get a WR, like a Brandon Marshall, or Anquan Bolden, Moss will likely be in New England in 2010. Moss has some leverage right now, so why can’t he use it? Despite his up and down injury-plagued season, Moss was still productive. Moss led the league in TD catches and was in the top 5 in yards. Right now, Bill Belichick isn’t in any position to cut Randy or trade him.
    Look, I’ve been reading Mike Floria’s comments about Moss all year and it’s obvious that he can’t stand Randy, and that’s fine. If Randy really doesn’t want to be in New England, then it would be best for all involved if he did leave. I’m a life-long Viking fan and a Moss fan, but I have to be honest, the Vikings really don’t need Moss. Would I love to see Randy come back to Minnesota? Of course I would, but the Vikings are so loaded right now on offense, and Sidney Rice is a number one receiver right now. The Vikings need help in their secondary and offensive line more than they need Randy Moss.
    When it’s all said and done, I think that Moss will remain in New England because Tom Brady wants Randy Moss to stay there and Moss loves playing with Tom Brady, one of the best QB’s of all time.

  84. JoeyJoeJoeJr.Shabadoooo says: Feb 21, 2010 10:47 AM

    I just don’t think Brady will let Moss go. Brady loves Moss.
    But i also have a theory that Brady won’t be in NE within the next 3 years.

  85. Raz75reb says: Feb 21, 2010 10:47 AM

    Mike, you remind me of one of your former cohorts with your common inability to give up on an angle (does Tom Brady, significant set back, would be ready for week 1 ring the bell?).
    Randy Moss WILL NOT be traded from the Pats to the Minnesota Vikings. Let It Go, Man!!! Move on.

  86. huskylawyer says: Feb 21, 2010 10:58 AM

    Floria, you are smart enough to know that Moss isn’t gonna dog it during a contract year. He’ll still have over 1,000 yards receiving, go to the pro-bowl, etc., etc., then he will sign some uber contract with the Redskins, Seahawks, or some other team (that will probably overpay).

  87. jonnyb says: Feb 21, 2010 11:22 AM

    Cursed or not. It would be great to watch Favre and Moss for one year. Chilly and Belichick do not get along, so it might be tough to work out a deal.But you can bet Zigi will try his best to get him. Well Packer fans….the nightmare just keeps getting worse!! Go ahead and post how it dont bother you guys and how Favre chokes and all the crap you say to make yourself better, deep down EVERYONE knows how much this is killing you.

  88. MNFANINAZ says: Feb 21, 2010 11:36 AM

    There is only one place for Randy Moss to play his final contract and that place in Minnesota.
    Come home, Randy… where you belong.
    We will always love you!
    Thee greatest Minnesota Viking of all time, Randy Moss.
    84
    Dump that sissy Bernard Berrian and bring Randy home!

  89. danmateus75 says: Feb 21, 2010 11:38 AM

    Farve wants Randy
    The one way for that Farve comes back to the Vikings is for the Vikings to get him Randy so he can do what he loves to do the most….chuck bombs all day. And since that’s all Randy likes to do is just go deep and catch bombs this would seem to be a perfect match for these two divas. The Vikings have picks 30,62,93,125,157,189,221. The Patriots don’t have a 3rd or 5th round pick. So if they ask for 93 and 157 i think they could get that for Moss. Then you take the money you were going to pay Moss with and apply that to Vince Wilfork and get him locked up. And then take that 5th round pick from Minnesota and a throw in player and make the Branch deal happen. It doesn’t solve all their problems but it’s a step in the right direction to correct the play and attitude on this team.

  90. tj.52 says: Feb 21, 2010 11:55 AM

    Randy Moss, given his talent, ability and physical work ethic, forces his team to feature him as their main offensive weapon because he is always out of the gate their best physical option. He then, after usually being put in a position of leadership on his team, proceeds to show his mental weakness and fragility by letting opponents consistently get into his head and folding it up when he is called upon to lead in crucial situations. He has been the star receiver on a team that went 16-0 in the regular season and one that went 15-1 in the regular season. Both teams lost in the playoffs, with Moss’ lack of consistency a key contributor. He belongs on the Redskins.
    The Patriots gave Moss a contract in 2008 that made him one of the highest paid receivers in the game. His salary and cap number this year far surpasses any other Patriot. So with his “they don’t pay” comments, not only is he a liar, but he is suggesting that the Patriots take any and all cash they have and dedicate it to him, because he is the best and makes such a huge difference on game day.
    The Patriots are consistently at the salary cap limit. The team’s philosophy is to pay more money to more players, providing better depth through the roster. This means that the “bottom half” of the Patriots roster makes more than the “bottom half” of most other team’s rosters. That is why when a Patriot goes down, there is usually someone good enough to fill in, and a key to the team’s success in 2003 when 75% of the team was injured.
    Randy Moss is a me-first individual who it has been my opinion since day one should never have been brought onto the team. I sincerely hope they trade him. I wouldn’t even mind if it was within the division, because apparently according to Randy all it takes to shut him down is to put a safety over the top. Perrenial loser.

  91. TheWizard says: Feb 21, 2010 11:59 AM

    All of you Vikings people here, who is your quarterback for 2010?

  92. 24Seven says: Feb 21, 2010 12:11 PM

    I still showed at 32 years of age, now I’m 33, that I am durable.
    AHAHAHA. On the contrary Randy, you have proven just the opposite. You disappear in the second half of the season and have done so for the past five years or more. Moss might be a lot of things but durable is definitely not one of them.
    My bet is that if Moss’ agents play hardball with NE because of Welker’s recovery time, that NE will sign a bunch of receivers. Bill doesn’t strike me as one that allows himself to be manipulated.

  93. rbais2 says: Feb 21, 2010 12:18 PM

    Why does the media always have this need to ALWAYS protect the Patriots.
    I like the Patriots, but if Terrell Owens said this … MAJOR CRISIS!!!
    All of these sportswriters are political and biased. They are not objective.
    Just because TO doesn’t “float your boat”, but anything Patriot-like does … it doesn’t mean you have to make TO look worse than Osama bin Laden and the Patriots franchise look like the Playboy Mansion.
    Like the Playboy Mansion, New England is ALWAYS a great place to score.

  94. Mick730 says: Feb 21, 2010 12:27 PM

    I’m curious why so many Viking fans like “jonnyb” think that a rumor of Moss to Minnesota is “killing” Packer fans. In the first place, it would be a great move by Minnesota to entice Favre back. Second, most Packer fans are glad Favre is gone. When again is the last time a Packer team with Favre as QB did any serious post season damage? And why did each and every Packer Post season team since 1998 fail to advance? Favre was resting on his early career laurels in Green Bay. He had become the biggest “big fish in the little pond” in the history of the NFL thanks in large part to the pathetic and pitiful Mike Sherman. He felt himself to be bigger than the team, certainly more important than the team.
    Unlike Minnesota, the Packers have a tradition of which that most Packer fans are extremely proud. It was time for Favre to move on and for the Packers to move on.
    I’m not quite sure what happened in 2009. Viking fans declared that the Viking team was the most talented in history, yet, with Favre replacing the inept Tarvaris Jackson, the team only won two more games than in 2008 and still did not win a Super Bowl, in fact, as we all know, they didn’t even get to the Super Bowl. Why? Because Favre is a choker. He will always be a choker. And as long as Favre is the QB in Minny, the Vikings will have no chance at all of getting over their reputation as chokers.
    Ziggy Wilf and the Vikings have a cash flow problem. Favre’s 2009 salary was split into two installments. Half was paid in 2009, the other half, whether he plays in 2010 or not, will be paid to Favre in 2010. Bad coach, bad statium, a owner with shalow pockets, and bad, bandwagon jumping fans who only show up during really good times.
    How long is the Viking season ticket waiting list again??? What? There is no waiting list for tickets in Minnesota? What’s up with that?

  95. rbais2 says: Feb 21, 2010 12:41 PM

    If Randy Moss’ name were Terrell Owens … this would be a world crisis!!!

  96. PackFaninPackLand says: Feb 21, 2010 1:14 PM

    Re: 12is3Xbetterthan4 at 2:27 AM
    Ummm, the Golden Child Rodgers is 17-15 in his 2 years as Packers QB, without even one road victory over a quality team (and no, the week 17 win this year over AZ’s scrubs doesn’t count) – so, first, as a lifelong Packers fan your “ID” is ridiculous. Maybe have AR win at least ONE playoff game for us before you annoint him as being better than Favre ??? Good grief.
    Second, your comment of “I can’t believe it took until late-February for queens fans to declare themselves 2010 champs.”
    Ummm, aren’t the Saints the 2010 Champs ???
    And third, any Packer fan that things Rice, Moss, and Percy Harvin at WR’s, Shiancoe at TE and Adrian Peterson at RB – along with Favre at QB isn’t frightening, isn’t being honest with himself. I know I’d sure hate to see it.

  97. Ned Tudley says: Feb 21, 2010 2:47 PM

    poor vikes fans…they think a 41yr old QB and a 33 yr old WR is there ticket to a super bowl…how cute

  98. Mr High and Mighty says: Feb 21, 2010 3:32 PM

    Wait til Randy Moss finds out what it’s like to not have Wes Welker on the other side drawing all the coverage so he gets wide open. It’s not like he ever produced anything without having Welker as the focal point of every defense they play. Wait a minute….. never mind. The only thing that could make Moss’s possible return to Minnesota any better would be if Wilf offered Favre a small ownership stake to entice him back for another season. If Packer fans were pissed about him playing here one season just think how much worse it would be for him to be a part-owner in the team. That would greatly reduce the number of them who will act as though they never spoke a harsh word about him 5 years from now.

  99. 12is3Xbetterthan4 says: Feb 21, 2010 3:49 PM

    Re: 12is3Xbetterthan4 at 2:27 AM
    Ummm, the Golden Child Rodgers is 17-15 in his 2 years as Packers QB, without even one road victory over a quality team (and no, the week 17 win this year over AZ’s scrubs doesn’t count) – so, first, as a lifelong Packers fan your “ID” is ridiculous. Maybe have AR win at least ONE playoff game for us before you annoint him as being better than Favre ??? Good grief.
    Second, your comment of “I can’t believe it took until late-February for queens fans to declare themselves 2010 champs.”
    Ummm, aren’t the Saints the 2010 Champs ???
    And third, any Packer fan that things Rice, Moss, and Percy Harvin at WR’s, Shiancoe at TE and Adrian Peterson at RB – along with Favre at QB isn’t frightening, isn’t being honest with himself. I know I’d sure hate to see it.
    ……………………………………………………………………………….
    I can barely understand u, must be the mumbling from having brent’s wrangler stuffer in your mouth. I would take our WR’s 5 deep + up and coming finley over the viking’s all day. Favre is done. Love the man but he aint going out like Elway. I already bet my money on the pack to win the NFC, do yourself a favor and do the same.

  100. TheBaySay says: Feb 21, 2010 4:49 PM

    Col. Klink will easily outsmart Belichik and get Moss for nothing. He will also outsmart Goodell and find a way for Bert to legally throw to three different guys on every play, and for the Vikes to legally have 12 men not only in the huddle but in formations. Randy will be the 51st missing piece of the puzzle. Mark it down.

  101. turk yary says: Feb 21, 2010 4:58 PM

    Brett and Randy TOGETHER!!!! Every Viking fan’s dream! That’s worth the next TWO Super Bowls!!! AND WE WON’T CHOKE FOR THE FIFTH AND SIXTH TIMES!! DYNASTY, BABY!!!!!!!!

  102. pdxbolt4life says: Feb 21, 2010 5:28 PM

    turk yary says:
    February 21, 2010 4:58 PM
    Brett and Randy TOGETHER!!!! Every Viking fan’s dream! That’s worth the next TWO Super Bowls!!! AND WE WON’T CHOKE FOR THE FIFTH AND SIXTH TIMES!! DYNASTY, BABY!!!!!!!!
    This is the reason you DO NOT drink the bong water.

  103. PurpleRaid12 says: Feb 21, 2010 8:00 PM

    GBP says:
    “Also would be funny to have a former Viking (we don’t normally pick them up since most aren’t that good.)”
    ___________________________________________________
    I guess that means that Green Bay can’t evaluate talent either. (see Longwell, Sharper, Favre, just to name a few)

  104. olcap says: Feb 22, 2010 12:04 PM

    picspatriots says:
    I didnt realize that the Pats were going downhill ??? Hmmnmm, interesting…????
    Probably because you’re delusional???

  105. Mike_in_Texas says: Feb 22, 2010 12:50 PM

    He looked way Better in Silver & Black. who doesnt right? only problem was he had no QB throwing at him (A.Brooks)
    Never got to see the 70yd Bomb from Russell to Moss

  106. DeathByPurple says: Feb 22, 2010 1:32 PM

    I don’t care how many more Packer fans there are than Vikes fans. What matters to me is the group of loyal Vikes fans we do have absolutely bleed purple. This season we owned Green Bay…with your boy Brett. That makes me smile every time I think of it. If we had Moss back in purple, there is nothing short of a lockout that would stop us from winning everything. Unless we turn the ball over 6 times…

  107. azure says: Feb 22, 2010 2:31 PM

    # Laxer37 says: February 20, 2010 9:42 PM
    An aging o-line, plus a mentally fragile Moss, plus the now pysically fragile Welker, equals Brady on his back looking out his earhole.
    We can only hope to see Brady get knocked down play after play….only to see him get up whining and crying to the ref that he was hit….how wonderful that would be to see.

  108. jerspeak says: Feb 22, 2010 6:41 PM

    The Pats are near the top, and with their picks in the next two drafts they’ll stay there. With or without Moss. It would be nice to see them win with him in 2010. Brady and Moss are the best in the league at their respective positions. Look for the Patriots to win in either 2010 or 2011, maybe both. They’ve been to the Superbowl 4 of the 8 seasons Brady has started. He’s been a Pat 10 years but sat his rookie year, and was hurt in ’08. That adds up to a Pats Superbowl run in one of the next two years.

  109. HtotheB says: Mar 10, 2010 1:54 PM

    this year’s pats were the previous years dolphins

  110. JohnnyG says: Mar 10, 2010 5:38 PM

    “Chilly, I’ll be in Mankato for training camp, if you can get me Moss!” (Behind the scenes,
    during Chilly’s recent visit to the Favre homestead in Mississippi.) It would be awesome to hear a secret recording of those recent conversations! http://www.hubdub.com/m64781 “And LaDainian Tomlinson too”.

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