Randy Moss aims to generate interest from other teams

Patriots receiver Randy Moss isn’t looking only for a new agent.  He’s also looking for a new team.

But not yet, supposedly.

“I’ve already said this may be my last year with the Patriots, that this is my last year under contract with the New England Patriots,” Moss told Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, who’s milking his recent conversation with the enigmatic receiver drier than Greg Fokker’s cat.  “Hopefully, with 31 other teams knowing I’ll be available after this year, it’s just like agents knowing I’m available and [I] don’t have an agent. . . .  But I’m just going to play this year out like it’s my first year.”

The last time Moss played out the last year of his contract came in 2007, when he set a single-season record for touchdown receptions in his first season with the Pats.  So he’s smart enough to know that, in order to get paid in 2011, he needs to have a big year in 2010.

That said, we wonder whether Moss’ meetings with prospective agents will include a question or two about how they would go about forcing the issue with the Patriots sooner rather than later, in the hopes of getting him some more straight cash, homey — or getting him to a team that is willing to pay him now.

Moss have one other objective, too.  “I need another shot at that Super Bowl,” Moss said.

He could get it in New England.  He arguably would have an even better shot at it elsewhere.

In that regard, we keep coming back to the possibility that Moss believes he has unfinished business in Minnesota, where a certain quarterback who lobbied for him in 2007 most likely will be returning for another year, or two.

UPDATE:  For those of you who have been in a coma for the past five years, “straight cash, homey” is a reference to a classic video of Moss talking about how he’ll pay his $10,000 fine for pretending to moon the fans at Lambeau Field after scoring a touchdown during a January 2005 playoff game.  And it’s not even the funniest line of the clip.

62 responses to “Randy Moss aims to generate interest from other teams

  1. Dear Lord, PLEASE lay off the Favre and Moss stuff…by next year #4’s arm probably will come unhinged and unglued and fall off right there on the field trying to get it downfield to Moss. Oh wait, Moss will be standing there on the hash mark with his arms crossed, Favre can probably granny-shot it over to him.

  2. What’s with the homey reference and your ill-advised use of slang? Just be white, Mike.

  3. “That said, we wonder whether Moss’ meetings with prospective agents will include a question or two about how they would go about forcing the issue with the Patriots sooner rather than later, in the hopes of getting him some more straight cash, homey”
    whats the “homey” for? your an ass… would you have said that if it was about Wes Welker or Tom Brady? smh
    and lmao at you talking about other writers milking a story… gtfoh.

  4. If Moss ends up in Minny with BF and with all the other weapons Minny has it will make them the prohibitive favorite for the SB. I hate to admit it, but the Vikings were the overall best team in the NFL last year and adding someone like Moss would make for a very powerful team.

  5. “in the hopes of getting him some more straight cash, homey — or getting him to a team that is willing to pay him now”
    just quit it, never do that again, i bet u had to look that up in the urban dictionary.
    “Moss have one other objective, too”
    tell your son if he’s going to write your articles to proofread!
    and why would he go back to the Vikings? stop living in a fantasy world. the Vikings choke every year in the playoffs. Detroit Lions have a better shot at getting to the Superbowl then them.

  6. I like to think about and I’d still welcome him back to see him scold the packers one more time.
    I watched the 2005 playoff game last night on the network and had fun watching the pack get stomped at home in the cold but I just don’t see “AFROS” fitting Zygi’s / Chilly style.

  7. I’m so sick of you guys speculating that he wants to be in Minnesota… has he EVER said that or even hinted that even ONE TIME?
    If not, shut the hell up about it already. It’s just stupid and baseless ramblings.

  8. @ shannscott2000: it’s a reference to one of the funniest NFL interviews of all time: look up “straight cash, homey” on youtube. it’s about the fine for mooning Lambeau Field.

  9. more blah blah blah.
    warrenmoon…
    that last statement was insanely stupid. actually, all of your post was, but that last part about the lions being a better bet for a superbowl is just, wow. wow.

  10. shannscott2000 says:
    June 2, 2010 9:41 AM
    What’s with the homey reference and your ill-advised use of slang? Just be white, Mike.
    Joe says:
    June 2, 2010 9:45 AM
    “That said, we wonder whether Moss’ meetings with prospective agents will include a question or two about how they would go about forcing the issue with the Patriots sooner rather than later, in the hopes of getting him some more straight cash, homey”
    whats the “homey” for? your an ass… would you have said that if it was about Wes Welker or Tom Brady? smh
    WarrenMoonGOAT says:
    June 2, 2010 9:51 AM
    “in the hopes of getting him some more straight cash, homey — or getting him to a team that is willing to pay him now”
    just quit it, never do that again, i bet u had to look that up in the urban dictionary.
    Florio wrote that in reference to what Moss said when he was asked how he was going to pay a fine he got, back when he played with the Vikings. “Straight cash homey”. Take it easy morons…. its not a race thing.

  11. “in the hopes of getting him some more straight cash, homey — ”
    And to think NBC and Sprint back this site with this type of crap… WOW!

  12. Give me a break. Favre probably wont be back this year and I just don’t see any way he does 2 more. Randy’s best chances are in NE.

  13. Do any of you geniuses realize that he is quoting Moss when he says “Straight Cash Homey”.. Go to youtube if you must

  14. Not that everyone doesn’t like to rip Florio, but “Straight Cash, Homey” is a very popular soundbite Moss gave the Minneapolis media many years back.

  15. Mark it down. There is NO WAY Favre is coming back in 2011. This is his last year.

  16. Moss is too old to have that great of a year, but his fantasy football rankings are off the chart with this draft analyzer: http://www.fantasyfootballstarters.com/draftAnalyzer.jsp
    Because this factors in so many other things: strength of schedule, overall team strength, schedule, he’s on chart to have a very strong season. He does not however play well at the end of this career with teams (see Min, Oakland).

  17. MrHumble –
    You are right…adding Moss WOULD be scary good for the Vikes.
    As far as being the best team in the NFL, I don’t really agree with that. The Vikes had a very easy schedule last year but couldnt win on the road at the end of the year. 5 turnovers in NFC champ game hardly make you the best team either.

  18. Every time Favre completed a pass to Randy they’d set 14 different all time records between them.

  19. Yeah, I agree on headrush4, its Baltimore, but first things first….the dumb a$% distraction these comments will have on the Patriots team…he better be careful Belichik doesnt deal him back to Oakland – a very real possibility, knowing Davis.
    I think another possibility would be Dallas (J.Jones definitely wishes he had that pick back) – Cowboys could deal Roy Williams and a pick for Moss, or maybe, just maybe Austin Miles (still unsigned as of yet).

  20. Interesting…
    The Vikes think Favre will play 2 more years.
    Bring Randy back home.
    Where is the 2012 Super Bowl, Indy?

  21. Brady will sign a long term extension before the season or a new one afterward. And Moss will be franchised with the intention of either getting trade value or a deal done. Brady WILL not let Moss walk. He knows that Moss is his bread and butter. This is all about Moss getting more money and YES he deserves it. And Kraft and Belichick are smart businessmen. Somehow I think Brady and Moss will be here for a while longer. This is all windowdressing by Moss. And the last time he had a great year was in 2007, the last year of his last contract. However there is NO Welker in the slot to take the slack so someone else has to step up.

  22. BETTER make that 30 teams to talk to Randy. The chances of you running over a cop in your car while smoking a blunt in Pittsburgh next year are fairly slim
    And I’ve seen some of those Pittsburgh cops – big, beefy fellows (not fat – think “big boned”). They might damage the underside of your car.

  23. Please stop with the Moss to the Vikings comments, first, Randy hated living in the Twin Cities, he doesn’t think the dope supply meets his quality standards.
    He might like Favre but that was the BrINT Favre of 5 years ago, he needs a QB that he can depend on and not one that is wearing Depends.
    And mostly he wants to win a Superbowl, being a favorite is a lot different that being 0-5 in the NFC championship games and 0-4 in the Superbowls. For those educated in the Minnesota public school systems, that’s 0-9 when it counted the most, not exactly a good reason to go back to the Twin Cities and smoke bad weed, so bad it gives Percy Harvin head aches.

  24. Hey shannscott2000- catch up with the program, dude. Don’t make this a black & white ‘thang’.

  25. The non exclusive franchise tender for 2011 is roughly 11 million dollars. Now that is a big bite to swallow for one yr however if it gets a deal done that is satisfied by Moss and the Pats then it’s not a bad thing. The issue is the new CBA. Will there be a franchise or transition tag in the new CBA? I still think Moss will be here regardless. If not then Minnesota is a option or Baltimore, Dallas, Jets too.

  26. @ItalianArmyGuy says:
    June 2, 2010 10:21 AM
    BETTER make that 30 teams to talk to Randy. The chances of you running over a cop in your car while smoking a blunt in Pittsburgh next year are fairly slim
    And I’ve seen some of those Pittsburgh cops – big, beefy fellows (not fat – think “big boned”). They might damage the underside of your car.
    Sort of like Bennie’s bodyguards in Georgia eh?

  27. It’s great to see all of the new guys with no clue about anything that happened more than 1 month ago immediately jumping on the race bandwagon. Grow up, and just stop posting if you don’t know what you are talking about…I know…pipe dreams…

  28. If moss really wants to win he will take a trip in his own division. He’s the only guy from that team i would love to see in Green and White. Then they can get rid of braylon edwards and really be the favorites to win the superbowl

  29. Moss is saying that The Cheats have no respect for the guys that brought them there. They aren’t gonna hang on to ya if they think your time is near. Look at Bruschi(sp?). They use you up and discard you like an old milk carton.

  30. In other words, Hap, the Patriots are doing their job in regards to letting players go.
    Only a pansy ass like you would turn it into a negative just to take another pot shot at the organization. You really are pathetic.
    These are big boys, they get paid millions of dollars, they know it comes with the business. When your balls drop, you’ll understand.

  31. Hap says:
    June 2, 2010 10:45 AM
    Moss is saying that The Cheats have no respect for the guys that brought them there. They aren’t gonna hang on to ya if they think your time is near. Look at Bruschi(sp?). They use you up and discard you like an old milk carton.
    ***********************************
    Another dumbass post!!!
    Bruschi retired he wasn’t “discarded”.

  32. JimmySmith says:
    June 2, 2010 10:25 AM
    Please stop with the Moss to the Vikings comments, first, Randy hated living in the Twin Cities, he doesn’t think the dope supply meets his quality standards.
    He might like Favre but that was the BrINT Favre of 5 years ago, he needs a QB that he can depend on and not one that is wearing Depends.
    And mostly he wants to win a Superbowl, being a favorite is a lot different that being 0-5 in the NFC championship games and 0-4 in the Superbowls. For those educated in the Minnesota public school systems, that’s 0-9 when it counted the most, not exactly a good reason to go back to the Twin Cities and smoke bad weed, so bad it gives Percy Harvin head aches.
    —————————————–
    so how can you be 0-4 in the super bowl if you’re 0-5 in the nfc championship games? wouldn’t you actually have to win an nfc championship game to get to the super bowl genius?

  33. Probably have a nice season working for next seasons raise , then lay down and die . Moss hopefully goes away with no rings .

  34. 1. Speculating about what Moss is going to do next year is stupid, he doesn’t even know!
    2. Moss is trying to generate the Patriots to extend him now. Won’t happen until Brady then Mankins get their deals.
    3. The defense will be better and they weren’t terrible until late in the season last year!
    4. The Patriots aren’t going away! Call them whatever you want, but their not stupid! Brady is completely healed. They have a couple of young WR’s who could replace Moss.
    5. Moss wants some TV deal money, hell with Tiger on the sidelines there’s a gap to fill. I’m sick at looking at Peyton Manning every other minute while watching a game. Even Favre was selling TV’s last year! Maybe he can get a shoe deal, Gator-aid, NASCAR who the hell knows?

  35. Maddog says:
    so how can you be 0-4 in the super bowl if you’re 0-5 in the nfc championship games? wouldn’t you actually have to win an nfc championship game to get to the super bowl genius?
    ===============================
    0-5 in their last 5 NFC championship games, prior to that, they won 4 NFC championship games to get to the Superbowl where they went 0-4, but that was a long time ago, some 34 years. Feel better now?
    If there is a franchise that “owns’ the choker label, its the Vikings.

  36. hey jimmy you’re a moron you had to win the nfc championship 4 times to be 0-4 only a packer fan could screw that up

  37. Yeah some people just started following football so obviously they have no reffrence point to the “straight cash homey”,, this is as old as Favre’s annual would he or wouldnt he come back from his Green Bay Days. Lighten up fellas

  38. Hey Jimmy the puss, glad to see you are awake for yet another comment on anything related to the best team in the NFC North. Don’t worry, Rodgers will get his googly eyes knocked straight this year by the best defense in the NFC North. You sound like a scorned woman. Did your whole world shatter when Brett left Green Bay? Now all you are left with is homoerotic fantasies and a permanent seat on the short bus.

  39. rjaxx says:
    June 2, 2010 10:03 AM
    shannscott2000 says:
    June 2, 2010 9:41 AM
    What’s with the homey reference and your ill-advised use of slang? Just be white, Mike.
    Joe says:
    June 2, 2010 9:45 AM
    “That said, we wonder whether Moss’ meetings with prospective agents will include a question or two about how they would go about forcing the issue with the Patriots sooner rather than later, in the hopes of getting him some more straight cash, homey”
    whats the “homey” for? your an ass… would you have said that if it was about Wes Welker or Tom Brady? smh
    WarrenMoonGOAT says:
    June 2, 2010 9:51 AM
    “in the hopes of getting him some more straight cash, homey — or getting him to a team that is willing to pay him now”
    just quit it, never do that again, i bet u had to look that up in the urban dictionary.
    Florio wrote that in reference to what Moss said when he was asked how he was going to pay a fine he got, back when he played with the Vikings. “Straight cash homey”. Take it easy morons…. its not a race thing.
    THANK YOU! It’s not like intelligent people get mad when a thug speaks articulately. Let Florio spit a little slang and quit making it a race thing!

  40. I, like most people, skip right over any posts by bob nelson or jimmy smith…..their football acumen was highlighted in their very first posts.
    LBPackfan….I just looked and the Vikings /Packers had the exact same schedule last year. As far as the 5 turnovers in the nfc championship game, let’s face it…..chit happens. I think both the vikings and packers will be fighting it out for nfc dominance this year with chargers/ravens going at it in afc. I’m a chargers fan (even though we choke on the big ones)…..but the saints last year were a fluke…again, chit happens.

  41. I don’t follow the theory that so many believe (hope?) that Moss wants to go back to Minnesota and/or play with Favre. Why would a player want to go back to an area that ran him out of town and a team that couldn’t wait to get rid of him? If he wanted to go back to the Vikings (or if he wanted to play with Favre), he could have signed Minnesota (or Green Bay) two years ago when he was a free agent.

  42. Mike Florio says: “Moss told Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, who’s milking his recent conversation with the enigmatic receiver drier than Greg Fokker’s cat.”
    PFT calling out someone else for beating a dead horse with multiple stories on the same subject? Pot, meet kettle … what’s this, the sixth story on Moss firing his agent here in the last few days?

  43. Lol, Florio give it a rest…Moss has never even hinted he wants to come back to Minnesota. Yet you have been talking about it for a year now. I remember an article that you thought Moss would be released or traded to the Vikings, as if the Patriots didn’t value him. So let’s assume you don’t expect Moss to get traded this season…you really think Moss is gonna sign to Minnesota in 2011 for a chance to play with Favre? How old will the guy be then? Why would he go to play with 2011 version Brett Favre over Tom Brady? Even if you would argue that it’s more about the surrounding parts than the QB, just remember teams change a lot in 2 seasons…you have no way of knowing how the Patriots and Vikings will be in two years. Just stop saying stuff like “we keep coming back to the possibility” when it really should read “we have no credible info, but it might get more hits on the article”.

  44. The Vikings absolutely slaughtering the Packers in Lambeau in the playoffs in 2005 is the only time the two teams ever met in the playoffs. It was cold weather and nobody picked the Vikes to win. And they went in and physically manhandled their team almost as thoroughly as last year’s Vikes massacred the soft Cowgirls team. Man that is a sweet memory.
    Ah good times. Randy after game interview, on live TV, bragged on how they “kicked they ass”. Moe Williams (really slow short yardage back) catching like a 50 yard TD pass early on and the Packers coach is standing there with that utterly lost and defeated look on his face. That game wasn’t competitive after 10 minutes. Vikes came in with a mean streak and the Packers folded like a deck of cards. I mean they wanted no part of that game. Then Tice gets fired a week later lol.
    Ah, memories. Man I miss Moss. Thinking back he made some of the sweetest plays I’ve ever seen not counting All Day.

  45. “I need another shot at that Super Bowl,” Moss said.
    ————————————————-
    I didn’t realize he was even talking to the Packers!

  46. After The 2010 Season Randy Moss Will Be A Unrestricted Free Agent!
    Moss Should Come To Miami!
    Marshall And Moss Together Would Be Awesome!
    Our Offense Would Be One Of The Best In The League!
    Miami Please Sign Moss!
    GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. JimmySmith says:
    June 2, 2010 11:50 AM
    Maddog says:
    so how can you be 0-4 in the super bowl if you’re 0-5 in the nfc championship games? wouldn’t you actually have to win an nfc championship game to get to the super bowl genius?
    ===============================
    0-5 in their last 5 NFC championship games, prior to that, they won 4 NFC championship games to get to the Superbowl where they went 0-4, but that was a long time ago, some 34 years. Feel better now?
    If there is a franchise that “owns’ the choker label, its the Vikings.
    ———————————
    I didn’t feel bad to begin with. I’m not a Vikings fan. You just need to think it out a little before running your mouth

  48. Hey HC…….you are mistaken about Moss…vikings….etc.
    When Moss left Minny it was becuz the owner “Red McCombs” was selling anything he could get his hands on before selling the team. He refused to pay Moss’s 20M contract and that is why Moss was traded to Oakland. As for when Moss became a free agent, he was definitely interested in signing with GB/BF but the nickel pinching GM in GB, Ted Thompson wouldn’t spend the money on a free agent…..just like he refuses to do today. For the record, Moss has stated that he “has unfinished business that he would like to take care of in Minny”…so I guess you can interpret that statement as you see fit and my guess is that Florio is interpreting it as most of us are…..Moss would like to finish his career in Minny.

  49. With us signing Wilfork, it will show that the Pats will sign people with upside and players who will be in the Pats best interest. Leigh Bodden is another one. If Moss is unrealistic then it will not get done. I’m sure this deal will get done at some point.

  50. I love how the only reason Florio posts all these Vikings stories, from starcaps to favre to stadium to moss and back again, is because the Packers fans flood his site with views and posts.
    Then those same Packer fans complain about why the Vikes get so much love, oblivious to how their own obsession with their rival fuels the flames.
    Gotta love those packer fans. The perfect blend of passion and ignorance makes them a great rival to have in the division.

  51. sand0 says:
    June 2, 2010 2:17 PM
    Vikes came in with a mean streak and the Packers folded like a deck of cards.
    ———————————————
    I remember that game well. It was another mediocre post-season performance by Favre (QB rating 55.4, 201 yards,) very similar to most of his post-season or “big game” performances.

  52. Florio, let’s save some time here:
    Florio can’t help but think that every free agent who is any good ends up signing with his beloved Vikings. Said it. No reason to keep repeating yourself Florio

  53. JimmySmith LOL you always prove you have nothing to offer. LOL you say it was only the last 5 and that the others were too long ago and yet you still quote the SB from those years that were too long ago…. what is the highest grade that you completed??

  54. Moss continues to be the most overrated wide receiver to play in the NFL. Not sure why some feel he is as good as they do. Plays hard at times and then takes many plays off and not much of a character guy either. He will land in the UFL !

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