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Belichick addresses Randy Moss situation

With Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis cashing in and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reportedly (potentially) poised to do the same, it’s probably not a coincidence that Patriots receiver Randy Moss opted to sound off — again — regarding his own contractual status only a handful of days from the first game of the 2010 season.

He told CBSSports.com that “it kind of feels like I am not wanted,” and that it is “kind of a bad feeling.”

On Tuesday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about the Moss comments during a press conference.

“I would just say on Randy that he is a professional,” Belichick said, in comments distributed by the team.  “He’s had a good training camp.  He’s played very well since he’s been here.  He’s played at a very high level and I hope that continues.  He’s brought a lot of passion to the game — for the game — since he’s been here.  He’s well liked and he’s well respected on the team.”

Possible translation?  “Man, I hope that Moss doesn’t act like he did in Oakland four years ago.”

Belichick then was asked whether Moss’ feelings will become a distraction during the season.  “I think I just answered that,” Belichick said.  “As I said, he has been very professional.  He’s been very productive for us.  He is well liked by his teammates and he brings good energy to the field.”

Possible translation?  “Man, I hope that Moss doesn’t act like he did in Oakland four years ago.”

Asked whether he’s surprised by Moss’ belief that he’s unwanted by the team, Belichick said, “He didn’t say that to me, so I don’t really have any comment on that.”

Though Moss didn’t say it directly to Belichick, he announced it to the world.  But Belichick, a master of saying something while actually saying nothing, is smart enough not to engage Moss in the media.  Instead, Belichick hopes to appeal to the adult that has slowly emerged within Moss over the past few years, in the hopes that he won’t piss and moan or give half-assed effort on running plays or when the ball isn’t coming to him — or when it is.

Either way, Moss’ comments suggest the return of an attitude about which the Patriots were leery when trading for him in 2007.  He supposedly was on a short leash that year, but his performance and his subsequent three-year, $27 million contract likely has bought him a bigger buffer. 

Though his motivation for sounding off six days before the season opener isn’t clear, the fact that Moss has popped off should be regarded by Patriots fans as troubling, and if the team struggles early in the year Moss will get worse long before he gets better.

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  1. chitown26 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:25 PM

    The Patriots are stupid.
    Go ahead and let your biggest WR deep threat and Tom Brady’s top TD target get disgruntled because you don’t “pay your players” … what a joke.
    And Bellicheat is just as bad. Way to dodge and avoid the question, as usual.

  2. Ufanforreal says: Sep 7, 2010 1:27 PM

    LOL, love it.

  3. FireJerryJones says: Sep 7, 2010 1:28 PM

    You got this all wrong again.
    He’s in a contract year. He’ll have a monster year. Someone will pay him in 2011…
    That’s when he tanks it.

  4. ZombieRevolution says: Sep 7, 2010 1:28 PM

    “Though his motivation for sounding off six days before the season opener isn’t clear…”
    But thanks for doing so, if fewer athletes and “league sources” did not speak up and out Florio would be back as his old gig.

  5. Nacho says: Sep 7, 2010 1:30 PM

    Look out Boston parking meters employees, Randy the 3 year old isn’t feeling loved, you know what that means.

  6. Bell63 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:31 PM

    Bit of a mountain out of a molehill don’t you think? When he acted up in Oakland, he was playing for what is pretty much universally thought of as the worst run organization (right now) in football. One can see where being left to die in that tundra would make someone act out. What is the motivation here? He plays well, he still will score big bucks somewhere, as he is playing for a well run team that will use him well. I guess with the Brady thing dying down, on to the next Pats’ contract nonstory!

  7. Nosredna says: Sep 7, 2010 1:32 PM

    There you go again Florio…..trying to read between the lines of what a person is saying….constantly ASSuming what a person means based on what they have said.
    Give it up already….

  8. Raiders757 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:35 PM

    Possible translation? “Man, I hope that Moss doesn’t act like he did in Oakland four years ago.”
    ——————————-
    I hope he does go back to acting like that, so the Patsie fans and the rest of the fans around the league can truly see what a chump he really is. You don’t quit on your team, no matter who your playing for. There is no defense for Moss’s childish actions in Oakland, and anyone who thinks there is, is a complete and total moron.
    If he were to mail it in this season, I can only hope the Pats send him packing with the quickness. The guy is good, but he doesn’t deserve a championship ring, and doesn’t deserve to be a first ballot hall of famer.

  9. CT Pats Fan says: Sep 7, 2010 1:35 PM

    Moss is at his worst when his team isn’t winning.
    Moss is at his best when he’s in a contract year.
    This year will most likely be a struggle for the Patriots (as it will be for all the AFC East teams), so the truth will probably lie somewhere in between. IMHO

  10. Lurch says: Sep 7, 2010 1:35 PM

    Twenty-seven million over three seasons, to participate in 16 one-hour games each season …
    Gee Randy, I hope you were able to skimp a little bit, maybe cut some corners … and put a little of that money in the bank.

  11. JoeSixPack says: Sep 7, 2010 1:36 PM

    PFT might want to google some facts before they offer their “possible translation”
    Moss wasn’t exactly underpaid by the Raiders with a contract that had base salaries of $9.75 million in 2007 and $11.25 million in 2008.
    That’s not why he was so unhappy there – he was pissed because they couldn’t or wouldn’t win – but his petulant attitude with the Raiders still hurt him financially as he had to renegotiate his contract as part of the trade.
    If Moss chooses to be as petulant as he was for the Raiders it’s gonna hurt him in the pocketbook again…
    What teams are going to pay top dollar for an aging WR with a bad attitude?
    Moss is smart enough to know that he’ll get top dollar from the Patriots or another team if he puts up big numbers this year.
    He’s a smart guy and understands this. Any fans of other teams hoping he pouts all season and fails to put up decent numbers are kidding themselves.

  12. Bjorno says: Sep 7, 2010 1:37 PM

    Moss knows that this is the last year he will get a chance to play with Brett Favre, and this is the beginning of his tantrum for a trade.
    He knows the Vikes are short a guy who is very much like Moss, only 2 tenths of a second slower.
    You are welcome to come back at any time Randy, your purple #84 jersey is already ready already.

  13. MistrezzRachael says: Sep 7, 2010 1:40 PM

    Nacho…You easily qualify as the biggest idiot out here…a typical jet fan.
    Go back to mummies panty drawer..and enjoy what little of yourself you can find…If you don’t know how, ask Rex….he hasn’t seen his for years either.

  14. KILLER FIN says: Sep 7, 2010 1:42 PM

    It’s just Kraft being a typical cheap ass owner!!! Just like all the rest, that’s why we’ll have no football in 2011!!!

  15. Batman says: Sep 7, 2010 1:42 PM

    ok morons…heres what Belichick..the coach..should have said. “Yeah..Randy is being a jerk. We plan on paying him in December.” The media is a bunch of vulchers. Belichick is a coach. If I were him..I wouldnt divulge information either. Hes a coach..not Tony Robbins. Moss will play well this year. He is a baby…and will ultimately get what he wants..just not soon enough. Belichick hates the media. I dont blame him. What are they?..they need news. What does he care if he provides news worthy information? He s a coach. Go out and coach. Let a PR guy handle this nonsense

  16. Hap says: Sep 7, 2010 1:43 PM

    The Cheats are a mess. Nothing subliminal about the way they handle things in New England. Let’s see how their propaganda machine (ESPN) spins this so everything looks hunkey-dory on bath sides. The fire is smole=dering.
    Moss said,”When you have done so much and put so much work in, it kind of feels like I am not wanted,” Moss told CBSSports.com. “I am taking that in stride and playing my final year out and whatever the future holds is what it holds, but it is kind of a bad feeling — feeling not wanted.
    “You know the Patriots don’t really pay, so when I got my second contract from them that was a blessing in disguise.
    Chew them up and spit them out, huh BB ?

  17. Allied Biscuit says: Sep 7, 2010 1:43 PM

    Moss is Boss

  18. StevieMo says: Sep 7, 2010 1:44 PM

    Belidick doing his usual sneering.

  19. benh999 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:44 PM

    Florio’s desperation to come up with “trouble in paradise” posts about the Patriots is beyond pathetic. That was restrained posturing for the purpose of getting a little leverage in negotiating an extension.
    That what he said would be construed as Moss reverting to being a malcontent Raider demonstrates either a blaring lack of insight from someone who spends nearly every day engrossed in NFL news, or an embarrassingly amateurish stab at sensationalism.

  20. FinFan68 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:45 PM

    “Hood logic”…He is getting “old” for a wideout, he’s paid well, #1 on the depth chart, was not cut, was not traded or even put on the blocks for a potential trade, not asked to lower his $, always looked to as the #1 option on any deep routes, not called out for half-assing a couple plays per game…but since he has not been given a shiny new contract (early) at a time when the future of NFL football and player contract rules are in question and he somehow feels unwanted. Ingrate!

  21. The Black Cat says: Sep 7, 2010 1:46 PM

    Belichick addresses Randy Moss situation by not addressing it?

  22. cronn100 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:47 PM

    As a Viking fan all I can say is that it can get a helluvalot worse.

  23. Sarge says: Sep 7, 2010 1:47 PM

    Fishing has been great this summer here in Minnesota Randy.

  24. Patsfan1776 says: Sep 7, 2010 1:47 PM

    Pay the Man?
    1. The “man” is under contract and is paid to play this season.
    2. “Man” must mean whiney biatches in 2010.
    If Moss is so freakin good, he should play his a$$ off and then make huge money during the uncapped years especially with owners like Snyder and Jones.

  25. Tombradysbaby says: Sep 7, 2010 1:50 PM

    They won’t give out a big dollar contract to Randy before Tom gets paid. Moss if being stupid if he thinks whining about it will grease Krafts wallet any faster.

  26. kravon says: Sep 7, 2010 1:59 PM

    Its true Randy, you are not wanted. Deal with it.
    You play wide receiver for the Patriots, not the Raiders. Which means, according their mgt philosophy, you are expendable.
    Kravon
    PFT Charter Member

  27. In & Out Burger says: Sep 7, 2010 1:59 PM

    It’s funny how fans of a team will always say how everything is a “nonstory” and every one else will try and make a huge deal out of the same story. Such is bias.

  28. murray22 says: Sep 7, 2010 2:01 PM

    The Pats should see if the Vikings are interested in giving up a high draft pick for Moss. Favre has made no secret of wanting to play with Moss in the past. The Vikings have shown a willingness to go all out to spend to win a Super Bowl. Belichick previously traded Richard Seymour for a first round pick. If Seymour can be traded, Moss can definitely be traded. Moss would probably recapture some motivation playing with Favre and it would be that much more difficult to blitz Favre if it meant leaving Moss running down the field in single coverage. I don’t expect this trade to happen, but it would definitely be interesting.

  29. MrHumble says: Sep 7, 2010 2:06 PM

    Trade him to Minny right now and watch the Packer faithful have a collective heartattack!

  30. afogg0855 says: Sep 7, 2010 2:10 PM

    Bjorno says:
    September 7, 2010 1:37 PM
    Moss knows that this is the last year he will get a chance to play with Brett Favre, and this is the beginning of his tantrum for a trade.
    ——
    Yeah, im sure he’d rather play for a 41 year old grandfather instead of the guy who threw him 37 TDs in two seasons.
    you people are stupid.

  31. tacious says: Sep 7, 2010 2:12 PM

    @ Mistrezz Racheal
    What are you even talking about?

  32. cbrianwatkins says: Sep 7, 2010 2:14 PM

    what a lame attempt at a story
    Florio, seriously, don’t you feel ashamed of yourself and the way the rest of the media is these days?
    cronkite is rolling in his grave about how journalism is now a joke

  33. James Growl says: Sep 7, 2010 2:19 PM

    Join Bernard Berrian of the Minnesota Vikings and the sexy 49ers cheerleader Amber Wright in the 60 second circle tonight! Bernard can certainly playing a tough game of football but how will he do on Minute to Win it’s “Triple Pong Plop”

  34. RC IV says: Sep 7, 2010 2:21 PM

    afogg0855 says:
    September 7, 2010 2:10 PM
    Bjorno says:
    September 7, 2010 1:37 PM
    Moss knows that this is the last year he will get a chance to play with Brett Favre, and this is the beginning of his tantrum for a trade.
    ——
    Yeah, im sure he’d rather play for a 41 year old grandfather instead of the guy who threw him 37 TDs in two seasons.
    you people are stupid.
    ================================
    Look what Favre helped Sidney Rice do. You don’t think Moss would put up just as good , if not better numbers with Favre throwing him the ball?
    And you are calling others stupid?
    Pot- meet kettle. Yikes.

  35. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Sep 7, 2010 2:22 PM

    # Bjorno says: September 7, 2010 1:37 PM
    Moss knows that this is the last year he will get a chance to play with Brett Favre, and this is the beginning of his tantrum for a trade.
    He knows the Vikes are short a guy who is very much like Moss, only 2 tenths of a second slower.
    You are welcome to come back at any time Randy, your purple #84 jersey is already ready already.
    ____________________________________
    Why would Moss want to leave his situation (catching passes from a future Hall of Famer in his prime) so that he could potentially catch balls from a washed up future Hall of Famer who is might not be on the field in Dec because of 30 years of hits on his aging body catching up to him….

  36. MK1 says: Sep 7, 2010 2:24 PM

    WOW A story about the CHEAP patriots

  37. DenverWally says: Sep 7, 2010 2:28 PM

    Moss for Jared Allen. Deal.

  38. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 7, 2010 2:29 PM

    Bernard Berrian makes more than Moss. How the f@ck did that happen??? Come home Randy…

  39. Ron says: Sep 7, 2010 2:30 PM

    Mike Florio, I consider this site the best football site in the business, and you are GREAT at what you do, BUT it seems like you have a blind spot where Randy Moss is concerned. For the past year or so, every column you have written concerning Moss have ALL been negative, and off-base. Was it in the Patriots (or Randy’s)best interest for Moss to come out and say that yesterday?? No, Randy’s should have kept his thoughts in-house. But to suggest that Randy will “dog it” this year seems like wish-full thinking on your part. I think it all comes down to this: Randy Moss wants a new deal and he wants to stay with the Pats. He can see the writing on the wall and he thinks that Pats want to move in a different direction. Randy is right about one thing, he is still very productive. In a year when he was accused(By you and others) of dogging it, Randy LED THE LEAGUE in touchdowns, and was 5th in receiving yards last year. The year before that, he played 99% of his 2008 season with a QB who was basically a rookie and he was still productive. If he wanted to “bail out” on the team, it would have been in 2008, but he played hard and helped get Matt Cassell a new contract. Randy Moss does deserve a new contract, regardless to what you and others think, but not before they take care of Tom Brady, who is the most important player on that team. Randy could have handled this better, no doubt about it, but let’s not be so quick to bury the guy. For the most part, he has been great in New England, on and off the field. I know, guys like you, other sportswriters like Albert Breer and Michael Silver won’t let go of how Moss acted in Oakland.
    What concerns me more is the fact that guys like yourself and the guys that I mentioned may have Hall of Fame votes and based on how you feel about Moss, I wouldn’t want you NOT voting Moss into the Hall of Fame. Sportswriters shouldn’t hold grudges, but they obviously do and they do influence Hall of Fame voting and I think that the process should be changed. Either let current Hall of Fame players and coaches vote, or make the votes public, so Hall of Fame voters can be held accountable just as you journalist hold players accountable. You can’t tell me that sportswriters will hold it against Moss for his play in Oakland(I can’t defend Randy’s conduct in 2006, but in his first year in Oakland, he was good before he got hurt), I’m just saying that why not let the public see who is voting for and against a particular player, so their decisions can be either applauded, or ridiculed.

  40. nickv360 says: Sep 7, 2010 2:37 PM

    Not everyone has an ulterior motive. Moss might actually just be expressing his discontent because he actually has his feelings hurt.

  41. TrueFan says: Sep 7, 2010 2:38 PM

    Really? Moss really “tanked” it in a “contract year”?
    Based on what history or fact?
    The only time/place he “tanked it” was in Oakland where they had a sucky QB, Coach, team, and attitude.
    Not defending that behavior.. but really – let’s get it right.
    In the past when Moss has given less then complete effort it had NOTHING to do with money. Period.
    And I don’t think his comments NOW have anything to do with it either.
    I think it has more to do with wanting to see the Patriots EXTEND his contract – essentially indicating they want him to retire there.
    Of course he will think he deserves all-star money – which he probably does.
    But then again.. so does Brady.
    He needs to look around and see that the Patriots don’t break the bank often – even for superstars. Especially aging ones.

  42. rusH1023 says: Sep 7, 2010 2:40 PM

    chitown26 says:
    The Patriots are stupid.
    Go ahead and let your biggest WR deep threat and Tom Brady’s top TD target get disgruntled because you don’t “pay your players” … what a joke.
    And Bellicheat is just as bad. Way to dodge and avoid the question, as usual.
    ________________________________
    Possible translation? “Man, I’m really jealous of those Patriots. I could just spit.”

  43. cbrianwatkins says: Sep 7, 2010 2:40 PM

    It puts the lotion on the skin says:
    September 7, 2010 2:22 PM
    # Bjorno says: September 7, 2010 1:37 PM
    Moss knows that this is the last year he will get a chance to play with Brett Favre, and this is the beginning of his tantrum for a trade.
    He knows the Vikes are short a guy who is very much like Moss, only 2 tenths of a second slower.
    You are welcome to come back at any time Randy, your purple #84 jersey is already ready already.
    ____________________ ________________
    Why would Moss want to leave his situation (catching passes from a future Hall of Famer in his prime) so that he could potentially catch balls from a washed up future Hall of Famer who is might not be on the field in Dec because of 30 years of hits on his aging body catching up to him….
    ————————————————–
    washed up? what were those TD’s to INT’s ratio from last season?

  44. mikebyrne1502 says: Sep 7, 2010 2:49 PM

    The difference between this situation and the situation in Oakland, Oakland was a horrible team and was headed no where fast as you can see, Moss is still on a team that produces Great offense and practically makes the playoffs every year, ultimately he is seeking what every player wants and that is a ring, ether he does it with the Pats this year and gets paid by them, or still produces and someone else will pay.

  45. CKL says: Sep 7, 2010 2:59 PM

    # In & Out Burger says: September 7, 2010 1:59 PM
    It’s funny how fans of a team will always say how everything is a “nonstory” and every one else will try and make a huge deal out of the same story. Such is bias.
    _____________________________________
    Usually true, but I am a Pats fan and I wish RM would STFU. He already stated in the spring that he understands how they do business so why whine about it AGAIN right before the season starts? I hate the way BB has had to coddle him verbally since he has been in NE. It’s sickening.

  46. Lord Harry Latts says: Sep 7, 2010 3:00 PM

    Randy knows they won’t pay him….so excuse him if he feels a little unwanted as they fawn over Brady. He’s earned the right. Maybe he sees Logan Mankins…who has been a good player…and they refuse to pay him….as an example. The Pats are doomed.

  47. Sloan says: Sep 7, 2010 3:04 PM

    YawnFlorio says:
    September 7, 2010 2:00 PM
    Randy’s response: “Just pay me ‘Straight Cash Homie”‘.
    Great to see that players are finally realizing that the lame “Pusstriot Way” line of BS is just that…BS. The offense missing Mankins won’t be as good as they had hoped, and given the state of the horrid defense (getting SCHOOLED by a ROOKIE QB in his first start ever), that doesn’t bode well for the Patsies.
    —————————————
    Seriously a Preseason game? Funny how you left out the fact that same defense played well against the Saints and the Falcons (preseason).
    But then that wouldn’t fit your argument, so you left it out.
    Again Preseason, didn’t the Lions go 4-0 in the Preseason a couple of years ago?
    Come on man!!!

  48. Tdk24 says: Sep 7, 2010 3:11 PM

    In Moss’s defense, he never cried in Oakland about money. Sure he took some plays off, he did that in Minny too. He just didn’t like Kiffen, go figure.
    In the Pats defense, Moss new going in that that team doesn’t pay s&%t for players, they play there because they think they will win a ring there.
    I guess Moss is now talking because that ring never came, and NE is not what it was 8 or 9 years ago. Can you really blame him?

  49. NEM says: Sep 7, 2010 3:14 PM

    Florio, you’re an ass. Try getting the whole story instead of a half assed one, which is what you did You are a minor league writer and you need to go back to school. You write so damned many half assed, partial truths articles that you must be a republican.

  50. DEMOLITION says: Sep 7, 2010 3:19 PM

    Your Jersey Shore name is definitely Mike The Instigator Flowerio

  51. muchmaligned says: Sep 7, 2010 3:20 PM

    This is one of the biggest piece of shit posts you’ve come up with. Possible translations? This pile of crap doesn’t even rise to the level of wild speculation. This pile of crap isn’t based in any commonly shared reality.
    Why?
    What a lowlife.

  52. muchmaligned says: Sep 7, 2010 3:26 PM

    Lurch says:
    September 7, 2010 1:35 PM
    Twenty-seven million over three seasons, to participate in 16 one-hour games each season …
    Gee Randy, I hope you were able to skimp a little bit, maybe cut some corners … and put a little of that money in the bank.
    ————————————————————
    Don’t you ever grow weary of posting incomprehensible, unsubstantiated bullshit? You are a total dumbass. There should be a standing order all over the country that you be sterilized on sight.

  53. TryTheVeal says: Sep 7, 2010 3:28 PM

    Lets see, they gave him 27 million dollars over 3 seasons, and he’s only played two 0f em, and now he feels unwanted…Damn, poor baby, I don’t know how he can carry on, with such a burden, is he suicidal?…..NFL players are so out of touch with reality it’s sickening.

  54. Dial-A-Cliche says: Sep 7, 2010 3:46 PM

    Randy, if you’re reading this, please come home to Minnesota and wipe your ass on the Lambeau goalpost 2 times a year again. The Packers will just stand around and watch – just like last time!

  55. LunarPie says: Sep 7, 2010 3:57 PM

    TryTheVeal,
    Exactly! NFL players are out of this world mentally. Unless they are Mark Brunell, they don’t have to worry about finances again. This causes them to get a false sense of reality. They believe that they are larger than life and their agents enforce that idea on the team owners who force the fans to believe it. While we the fans look at each other in disbelief.

  56. peskys_pole says: Sep 7, 2010 4:02 PM

    Lurch says:
    September 7, 2010 1:35 PM
    Twenty-seven million over three seasons, to participate in 16 one-hour games each season …
    16 one-hour games is what you see on your TV dumbazz.
    You dont see, the various min-camps in the spring, training camp during the summer and then the 5-6 practices a week during the season.

  57. benjaminbreeg says: Sep 7, 2010 4:02 PM

    Randy will have a great year and sign for big$’s next year, with the Pats or somewhere else. If it’s somewhere else, the JETS will be first in line.

  58. Turnercrp says: Sep 7, 2010 4:07 PM

    Mr. Moss welcome to Kansas City. Pioli will
    strike a deal with hoodie.

  59. Raiders757 says: Sep 7, 2010 4:09 PM

    TrueFan says: September 7, 2010 2:38 PM
    The only time/place he “tanked it” was in Oakland where they had a sucky QB, Coach, team, and attitude.
    ———————————————–
    The fact that he “tanked it” at all, says a lot about him as a player and a person. Having a sorry “QB, Coach, team, and attitude”, is no excuse to let your teammates down. He’s supposed to be a professional.
    If he really wanted a ring, and thinks he can get one with the Pats, he would just shut up and play.

  60. Sultan says: Sep 7, 2010 4:10 PM

    Oh no, the 33 year old Wide Receiver wants and is expecting a multi-year guaranteed contract. Too bad, I wouldn’t give him anything more than a two year deal.

  61. Dial-A-Cliche says: Sep 7, 2010 4:10 PM

    MrHumble says:
    Trade him to Minny right now and watch the Packer faithful have a collective heartattack!
    _________________________________
    Could you even imagine…? Randy Moss – The “OG” Packer Killer teamed up with Brett Favre “The new “OG” (Old Guy) Packer Killer.
    PTF would fill completely up with hysterically desperate Pack-tards who have no life or identity outside of their erectile dysfunctional football team. The hating would reach critical mass -and PTF would finally overload.
    The entire state of Wisconsin would be put on Paxil™ to treat depression, panic, sudden, unexpected, anxiety attacks, extreme fear, worry and social anxiety disorder) would skyrocket!
    Ahhhh….. we dream can’t we?

  62. thumper/ says: Sep 7, 2010 4:48 PM

    ” I put in so much work and did so much” Randy did you think the pats gave you 27 mil to sit and watch football, MAN thats what they paid you for,
    you did what they hoped for the money you got,just shutup and play………………….

  63. jvw says: Sep 7, 2010 5:05 PM

    Moss will not get another big contract from anyone, his football playing days are almost over…the pats will not resign him at the end of the yr and he will sign making 3-5 million a yr for a contender, he has more talent than TO so finding work will be easy for him. Good luck Randy the Pats didnt deserve you……

  64. mudduckswithnoringsarejealous says: Sep 7, 2010 5:06 PM

    come on now florio… do you not get tired of fishing for stories? give the man the benefit of the doubt here. randy was just stating something all of would feel if we were in his position. he’s given himself whole heartedly to the patriots. give him a little credit. you haven’t heard any negative stories about him recently, must you try to create one?

  65. Someone says: Sep 7, 2010 5:15 PM

    New England got Randy cheap. So did the Raiders. Red McCombs is an asshole!

  66. muchmaligned says: Sep 7, 2010 5:22 PM

    YawnFlorio says:
    September 7, 2010 4:34 PM
    muchmaligned says:
    September 7, 2010 3:20 PM
    This is one of the biggest piece of shit posts you’ve come up with. Possible translations? This pile of crap doesn’t even rise to the level of wild speculation. This pile of crap isn’t based in any commonly shared reality.
    Why?
    What a lowlife.
    ______
    Feel free to LEAVE anytime you choose. Don’t let the cyberdoor hit you on the ass on the way out
    ————————————————————
    You spend more time swinging on Florio’s sack than any other poster. Congratulations!!! Ohhhhhh, so that’s why you’re “yawning” for Florio. Carry on.

  67. YawnF|orio says: Sep 7, 2010 5:30 PM

    Mom called me a “Basement Hobbit” today because I can’t get over my addiction to PFT and the Patriots. I never leave the basement and my PC. You’ve turned me into this Florio. I can’t even go downtown and renew my unemployment benefits. You are evil Florio. For the love of Jesus! Somebody put me out of my misery! The Pats suck! Ha Ha LMFAO!

  68. waklaboo says: Sep 7, 2010 5:46 PM

    In search of the SB ring. Gollum/Smeagol in LOTR: “My Precious!
    Randy doesn’t think the Patsies have what it takes to get there anymore. So he’s looking for better options before it’s too late for him.
    Florio’s crap was all in humor.

  69. JoeSixPack says: Sep 7, 2010 6:49 PM

    Just to reiterate the facts Mr. Florio:
    When Randy Moss was “acting like he did in Oakland” he was among, if not THE, highest paid WR in the league due to receive nearly $10 million in 2007 and nearly $12 million in 2008.
    He gave that up to play for the Patriots and subsequently was re-signed to the tune of $9 million a season.
    So the fact is that his “attitude” in Oakland had nothing to do with money and everything to do with winning.
    Should that change Moss is smart enough to know he only hurts his own chances in free agency if he produces a sub-par season.
    All that being said, would you care to revise your general premise for this article Mike?

  70. GRpatriot says: Sep 7, 2010 8:46 PM

    Bill if he acts up, trade his ass! There a sucker born every minute!

  71. stanjam says: Sep 7, 2010 11:53 PM

    The Raiders seriously undermined Randy. They brought him in to save the franchise, but didn’t provide the QB or offensive line. So the Qb was either pressured or on his back by the time Randy got deep, or just couldn’t make the throw. The team blamed Moss, saying he was done and washed up. Randy was upset, and understandably. Before the comments he wasn’t given what he needed to shine, and afterwards, well, that was like a betrayal.
    Since coming to the Pats he has proved that he still has bucket loads to offer, and is still one of the best receivers in the game, even though he isn’t quite as fast as he was in his youth. He has added a ton more skill to more than offset that. In 2007 he broke a record many said would never be broken.
    Then there is Brady, who makes receivers look better than they are. Many receivers have done well in NE and never did so well after leaving, because they no longer had Brady to throw to them.
    Moss said earlier in the year he didn’t think the Patriots would make a contract offer to him, and it would be his last year. Now he is upset about exactly that, and it is a bit confusing. I think part of the problem is that NE has a lot of up and coming receivers who may just turn out to be Moss like in their abilities and speed. He may feel a bit let down in that the Patriots have added the likes of Tate, Price, and Edelman to their team, and have even gone back to getting catching Tight Ends who look like they will be amazing, like Hernandez, and Gronkowski.
    What it comes down to is money. Would Moss accept a deal that NE could offer to him? Is he worried because it took so long for someone to take an interest in TO? To tell the truth, the Pats simply will not have the money to offer Moss a huge deal, especially with the uncertain CBA situation. Would he rather be insulted by an offer that is a lot less than he could get elsewhere?
    Moss will have a great year. It is a contract year after all, and he is going to want to show what he is worth. There may be fewer balls to go around though, and that might be worrying him.
    Randy Moss – The one thing you should not worry about, is that you aren’t appreciated. All of NE appreciates what you have done since coming here, and we applaud your achievements. We understand that there might not be the money to keep you around. If you would take less, let someone know, and I am sure they will work out the numbers, because we would all love to keep you. Thing is, if we have to choose between you, or anyone, and another Lombardi, we will choose the Lombardi every time.

  72. BCGreg says: Sep 7, 2010 11:55 PM

    As a Pats fan, I will say this. He was booed last year with his effort against Carolina. He will be booed again if he repeats that sorry performance because of this.
    Why did he say this? I don’t know, but maybe it was the fact that he really wants to finish up his career with Brady. He’s got to know that it’s a contract year and it is in his best interest to perform at a high level if he wants to get one more big deal wether from NE or somewhere else. He’s not stupid. If he tanks, he might get a one year deal somewhere, maybe 2, for minimal money. If he has a big year, he’ll get a 3 year deal.
    For the Raiders fans who hope he reverts to his Oakland ways, I’ll say that if I were trying to catch balls from college QBs in the NFL, I’d have been pissed too. If you trade for a guy like Moss, you should have a guy that can throw the ball. His first year there, he had Kerry Collins. Not great, but a solid NFL QB. Moss had a pretty good first year with him. Then they started trotting out Andrew Walter and Marques Tuiasosopo. Ouch. Even after Moss was gone, they go with JaMarcus Buffet and Bruce Gradkowski. GET A QB!!!!! (Campbell is a good QB, but now, Oakland has NO RECEIVERS!)
    He knows what he has with NE and Brady.
    One last thing, at the end of last season, Moss admitted that he might not be back in NE after 2010. He understood the situation, so I really don’t know why he comes out now with this.

  73. footballnut says: Sep 8, 2010 1:53 PM

    Lord Harry Latts says:
    September 7, 2010 3:00 PM
    Randy knows they won’t pay him….so excuse him if he feels a little unwanted as they fawn over Brady. He’s earned the right. Maybe he sees Logan Mankins…who has been a good player…and they refuse to pay him….as an example. The Pats are doomed.
    ——————————–
    Another misinformed fan…Mankins was offered a deal that would’ve paid him as a top 3 Interior lineman and he wants more…
    But hey let’s ignore the deals that Wilfork, Banta Cain, and Bodden received in the offseason. Please…

  74. Lord Harry Latts says: Sep 8, 2010 2:42 PM

    please…my butt. i could name 100 guys you didn’t pay.

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