After months of staying quiet, Randy Moss is suddenly a chatty Kathy. After his epic press conference Sunday, he spoke with the Boston Herald on Monday, and then with Hannah Storm on ESPN’s SportsCenter Tuesday for an extended interview.
A few highlights:
1. Moss confirmed that he spoke with Bill Belichick about his comments, and the issue was over. “He told me watch what I do and what I say,” Moss said. “I told him, yes sir, I got you. Simple as that.”
2. It’s clear Moss has a lot of respect for Belichick. His frustration seems to have come from the Patriots not talking contract to him when he wants to stay.
“I do not want to leave New England. I love what they do here. I love
coach Belichick. I love the team, I love playing here on Sundays,” Moss said.
3. Moss acknowledged the timing of his comments were poor, but said that they “relieved” him. “I wanted to get it off my chest. I cleared my mind. I feel good about myself. . . . That’s the first and last time you are going to hear from me talk about my contract.”
4. Moss spoke about why he thinks he’s not always embraced publicly. “I love playing football. All the extracurricular activity that comes with football off the field I don’t care that much about.”
5. Late in the interview, we learned Randy’s reason for talking on ESPN. Asked if he had discussed a new deal with the Patriots, Moss said, “No, but you best believe if we do discuss it, hopefully by me opening up a new Capital Banking online [account], I might be able to put a couple of my dollars with Capital One.”
A crummy commercial . . . son of a bitch.