We’re about 24 hours removed from Randy Moss’ rambling, entertaining, poorly timed post-game press conference. (We’ve heard a lot of takes on the subject, and we think Tom Curran nails the situation here.)
Nothing with Moss is ever exactly what it seems. He’s often held up as a problem child, but is generally regarded as a good teammate and one of the smartest players on the Patriots. Just minutes before Moss got his seemingly divisive press conference going, he was breaking down the team in the locker room. (Here’s the video.)
Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald spoke with Moss and the wide receiver revealed that he and Bill Belichick talked on Monday to go over “expectations.”
“My feeling from talking with Moss is that Belichick explained his own expectations for continuing to play hard, words or not,” Rapoport writes. He believes the two reached an “understanding.”
In Belichick and Brady, the Patriots have two leaders that Moss respects. He knows he will have a hard time finding that elsewhere.
Like Curran writes, Moss’ press conference was in many ways just a very poorly timed cry for the team to keep him. Moss just needs to work on the timing and delivery of his messages.