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Cris Carter: Randy Moss wants appreciation and extension

Cris Carter, the former Vikings receiver who served as something of a mentor to a young Randy Moss during Moss’s first stint in Minnesota, said today that he thinks Moss just wants to feel appreciated — and by that he means he wants a contract extension.

“Randy’s thing right now is, number one, he wants to be appreciated like a lot of other star athletes,” Carter said this morning on ESPN. “And the appreciation comes with a contract extension.”

Moss has at times bristled at the suggestion that Carter knew what made him tick — Moss made his
infamous “I play when I want to play” comment after being asked whether he needs Carter to get him motivated. But Carter, who was highly critical of Moss’s effort last season, seems to think he knows what will make Moss give the Vikings his all this season.

“I think if he gets the extension he will be very happy,” Carter said.

So far it does not appear that the Vikings and Moss have worked out a new deal. It will be interesting to see whether Brett Favre offers to give back some of the new money the Vikings gave him in August if it helps to get a deal done for Moss.

If Moss is happy, Carter says the Vikings will be happy with what he can bring to the offense.

“Moss knows ‘go deep’ better than anyone in the history of football,” Carter said. “I don’t care where everyone else is playing. If Brett says, ‘Hey, man, go deep,’ that part right there is easy to work out.

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  1. ZombieRevolution says: Oct 6, 2010 10:30 AM

    “It will be interesting to see whether Brett Favre offers to give back some of the new money the Vikings gave him in August if it helps to get a deal done for Moss.”
    Of course left unsaid is “Will Tom Brady give back any of the megabucks he just got to keep Moss”.
    PFT- biased since the day it started in the basement of a lawyer.

  2. The WIZ says: Oct 6, 2010 10:31 AM

    Chris Carter trying to stay relevant….

  3. RIP__21 says: Oct 6, 2010 10:31 AM

    Patriots front office are fools for giving this guy up for a measley third rounder. Why not just appease him; give him a 2-3 year extention for 20-30M? The guy is a top three wide receiver.

  4. irishgary says: Oct 6, 2010 10:33 AM

    He belongs on the queens. If he doesn’t get the extension he can join the rest of the whiners.

  5. NE#12 says: Oct 6, 2010 10:34 AM

    Has anyone considered that belichick traded moss to vikes instead of redskins because vikes play jets this week. Very sharp move.

  6. tig 0 bitties says: Oct 6, 2010 10:34 AM

    welcome home randy!

  7. purpleguy says: Oct 6, 2010 10:35 AM

    The question is whether Moss wants to sign an extension with a team that is uncertain at QB for next year. If he walks in free agency, the next question is whether the Vikes get a 3rd round compensatory pick. If so, the price likely wasn’t too high for a 33 yr old WR.

  8. Marino13 says: Oct 6, 2010 10:37 AM

    Cant wait to see Revis grab his hamstring again as Moss blows by him again. Although the Phins have some serious issues, Vontae Davis is going to be recognized as Revis is and he deserves it. Davis is a stud, now only if the rest of the team can get their crap together….

  9. bruinscup says: Oct 6, 2010 10:39 AM

    Childress will appreciate him because he’s out of town next year unless the Vikings make the Super Bowl.
    Pats have loads of picks coming up for a draft that may very likely include a rookie cap? Drafts picks just became more of a commodity.

  10. MrHumble says: Oct 6, 2010 10:41 AM

    In further news, GB db Woodson just ordered a 50 gal. drum of stick ‘um to better hold onto Moss as he goes streakin’ by him. Packer fans love to “talk tough” we heard it in 2008, again in 2009 and thus far in 2010 but it seems the more things change (BF, J Allen, Moss, etc.) the more they stay the same……Vikings division champs and Packers on the outside looking in! The beer drinkin’ Packer rednecks fit this old saying better than any other fans, “talk is cheap, it takes money to buy whiskey”………and as such, Packer fans will continue to drink their cheap Red Stripe. Also, Packer fans continue to drink the TT kool-aid as it concerns not spending money or trading or free agents and we have seen where it has got them…..Every year they predict the demise of the Vikings but the Vikings have an owner who isn’t afraid to spend money to keep them atop the division. With Moss, BF mite now play another year, but if he doesn’t, I can assure you that no one in Minny is worried as Wilf has shown since buying the Vikings, he is willing to spend the money.

  11. ZombieRevolution says: Oct 6, 2010 10:43 AM

    Dang- I sound like Florio not proof reading my posts: “Of course left unsaid is “Will Tom Brady give back any of the megabucks he just got to keep Moss”.
    What I needed to say was “Of course left unsaid is why did not Brady give up any of hsi mega bucks to keep Moss?” He was part of the record breaking year the Patriots had and failed to win a Super Bowl.

  12. WhoDeySood5 says: Oct 6, 2010 10:45 AM

    Randy won’t be catching many balls from T-Jax once the croc wrangler goes down….can’t wait

  13. Hauschild says: Oct 6, 2010 10:47 AM

    I think it’s safe to say that maybe Moss simply wants to play with Brett Favre.
    I mean, after having had to listen to Brady and his non-stop preaching for the last few years, it will be nice for Moss to work with a QB that doesn’t baby-sit his teammates. Favre always embodies the essence of a perfect leader: Either you want to play, or you don’t.

  14. nflallyear says: Oct 6, 2010 10:49 AM

    Moss was given a big contract in Oakland and he pouted anyway.
    He pout again at the end of the season when Chilly makes one of his stupid non-comments.

  15. Chapnasty. says: Oct 6, 2010 10:49 AM

    Chris Carter belongs on ESPN. He has clearly become a guy who had one of the best careers as a player and then turned out to be one of the worst possible broadcasters ever. He is just like Tony Dungy, no fans really give a tail about what they have to say, yet the media continues to report on what they yap about.

  16. Zach says: Oct 6, 2010 10:52 AM

    “Of course left unsaid is “Will Tom Brady give back any of the megabucks he just got to keep Moss”.”
    No, because the Pats weren’t going to re-sign him

  17. NyJetsTaketheEastin 2010 says: Oct 6, 2010 10:54 AM

    I love all this trash spewing out about how now Minny’s going to come in Monday night and beat the Jets , you need alot more than Moss to get that done ,Jets D is going to be back to full strength ,and the old man trying to force feed Moss is only going to result in INTS, if he’s not laid out on his back 1st…

  18. Iron Wolf says: Oct 6, 2010 10:55 AM

    One cannot sit here and make the logical argument that this trade immediately makes the Pats better, but there’s just no reaching a guy who feels unappreciated while getting $9mm per .
    I think the Pats are going back to the future, re-designing their offense to be 2 TE, and receivers who excel at route recognition. That’s when Brady was at his best. Do the Pats have the horses for this? Right now, doesn’t look it, some young guys really need to step it up.

  19. Just JTO says: Oct 6, 2010 10:55 AM

    I’m not a big fan of the Patriots, but I respect the organization. I would say that they knew exactly what they were doing with this deal. Like I do with Steelers’ moves … I give the organization the benefit of the doubt. Now if it were the Raiders, Browns, Bengals, Cardinals or some other team with a history of boneheaded player decisions, I would be wondering.

  20. Fire Ted says: Oct 6, 2010 11:01 AM

    I love how fans of the 1-2 Vikings who face first place teams in their next three games, are talking big about how their team will win the Super Bowl. Laughable, as always.

  21. NyJetsTaketheEastin 2010 says: Oct 6, 2010 11:02 AM

    NE#12 says:
    October 6, 2010 10:34 AM
    Has anyone considered that belichick traded moss to vikes instead of redskins because vikes play jets this week. Very sharp move.
    ……………………………………………………………………………..
    Yeah ,but, he has to face him in 3 weeks with that high school secondary of his ,and Moss having 3 weeks of gelling with Favre and looking to light the Pats up I believe is alot more significant than him showing up with about 4 days to get familair with the Vikes O ,and then facing a healthy Revis or A-Cro..

  22. madsqgrdn says: Oct 6, 2010 11:02 AM

    Has anyone considered that belichick traded moss to vikes instead of redskins because vikes play jets this week. Very sharp move.
    NE#12
    ——————————————————————-
    Haha NE plays the Vikes in 2 weeks you’re a moron.
    When are all these Pat fans going to stop trying to make like Bellychuck is a genius. Every horrible signing he makes, every draft pick that doesn’t quite pan out. Every time they trade back 10 spots for 3 fourth rounders its all hilarious.
    Hes a good coach, hes a horrendous gm.
    Thier pass rush has been nonexistent ever since they got rid of Seymor.
    Now well see what happens with the pass game without Moss
    The real genius is in KC

  23. gator_prof says: Oct 6, 2010 11:03 AM

    To those suggested extending Moss for big bucks at the expense of Brady…here are some points.
    1) Brady took under market value the first time around and finally got paid what he is worth. Brady is VASTLY more important to the Pats than Moss is. Brady is still in his prime, Moss is past his.
    2) Moss, while still very good, has lost a step. He is a fraction of what he was during his Minny years. His production was below his career averages at NE and will only further decline. Chances are, they will decline dramatically by the end of his contract.
    3) His sulking over the contract made trading him a priority. No one, no matter the star power, has been able to pull this crap on little Bill and get his way.
    4) The Pats have many other needs more pressing than appeasing Randy. Their front 7 needs work and the money will be better spend there.

  24. madsqgrdn says: Oct 6, 2010 11:04 AM

    Marino13
    a dolphin fan ? No one cared about the Dolphins before the season…and we care lees now..You wont win anything until chad pennington takes the helm.

  25. FlourideSoldOut says: Oct 6, 2010 11:08 AM

    Moss wants respect?
    then Beat Revis.
    Beat Vontae Davis.
    Catch that ball in the end zone from Brady on the fake spike.
    Thank you Randy Moss for taking the nation’s sports attention away from baseball.
    Hey NFL Owners! You paying attention?!
    And your gonna let this stop!?

  26. Laxer37 says: Oct 6, 2010 11:09 AM

    Moss gets extention then Favre retires next year.
    I’m sure Randy will be a happy camper when there is nobody to throw him the ball.

  27. 1nationraidernation says: Oct 6, 2010 11:10 AM

    i say give him a box of kleenex and man up, or give him an apple and a road map, and send him on his way, so he can go have a pity party somewhere else…he is so self centered

  28. bonzo1212 says: Oct 6, 2010 11:10 AM

    @ Hauschild what the heck are you talking about, do you have a clue? just sit there and be quiet the adults are talking about football

  29. Steely185 says: Oct 6, 2010 11:16 AM

    Chris Carter blows just like ESPN does. Nobody cares what he thinks. Get rid of his pompous ass on tv along with that stupid “come on man ” segment. Watching ESPN drops your IQ. The other networks are at least enjoyable. Maybe Jim Mora Jr. can get interviewed by Chris Carter, at least it would be entertaining.

  30. GeeBee says: Oct 6, 2010 11:27 AM

    I hope they “go deep” often. Favre’s long ball has always been a duck with four defenders playing rock-paper-scissors underneath it.

  31. PackerRube13 says: Oct 6, 2010 11:34 AM

    Ok enough of these stupid Viking fans.
    1-3 after this weekend. Enough said. Packers? 4-1. And Moss will be rendered useless because the O line still can’t give Favre more time to throw deep. Viking fans are the most annoying fans in sports. They are not just optimistic about a team that is 1-2 and has shown no signs of any success, but they rub that optimism in your face. I mean the Falcons, Steelers, and Ravens are all the showing themselves as the class of the NFL right now. And are they on here gloating? No. They have class. The Pack are 3-1 and are we on here gloating and saying meaningless venom? Nope, class. Viking fans just need to go away. I hope after a monday night beatdown that begins to happen.

  32. GoTitans says: Oct 6, 2010 11:37 AM

    If Moss gets an extention he’ll “be very happy”. Ask Al Davis how “happy” worked out for him and Moss in Oakland.

  33. Infidel says: Oct 6, 2010 11:49 AM

    The “appreciation” comes every Tuesday …signed by Robert Kraft.

  34. damnvarmint says: Oct 6, 2010 11:51 AM

    “Randy Moss wants appreciation and extension”. Funny, when you combine those words, apprecaiation + extension, it kind of sounds like “attention”. Randy Moss wants attention. And on a team that is focused on winning rather than making anybody a star, he’s not getting it.

  35. sand0 says: Oct 6, 2010 11:53 AM

    Hey Darrell, how is the hammy feeling this morning.

  36. rbais2 says: Oct 6, 2010 11:56 AM

    It seems like if this were T.O., Cris Carter would call him a punk.
    Carter is a Randy Moss buttboy and ESPN is only doing this because they can’t distract their beloved QB’s: Favre, Manning, and Brady.
    ESPN also likes to shove these overly positive images of QB’s down our throats because all of “their” QB’s are All-American heroes and if T.O. is involved, they look worthy of being rescued. So what needs to be done? “T.O. lynching”.
    If we’re constantly shoved the T.O.-Quarterback history down our throats then people will always hate him because they were duped into thinking that all news networks are 100% trustworthy when they are 1000000000000% pro-entertainment.
    It also seems like ESPN hired no one from Minnesota in order to not pile on Moss. But they hired a jerk like Skip Bayless who will lie about anything in order to spice things up and he covered Terrell Owens in the Bay Area.
    This network is a disgrace.

  37. frank booth says: Oct 6, 2010 12:06 PM

    The egos of Moss and Favre combined with the idiocy of Childress should be interesting.
    Prepare for implosion.

  38. tdawg69 says: Oct 6, 2010 12:08 PM

    Minny vs. the Pats in week 8 just got a whole lot more interesting….

  39. Brohamma says: Oct 6, 2010 12:25 PM

    “Moss knows ‘go deep’ better than anyone in the history of football,” Carter said. “I don’t care where everyone else is playing. If Brett says, ‘Hey, man, go deep,’ that part right there is easy to work out.
    ———————————————-
    I have so much respect for Cris Carter’s career that it’s sometimes painful to read these statements from him. Here’s why.
    Cris is 100% correct that Moss knows “go deep” better than anyone in the history of football; however, this is what the problem is now. Randy is tired of having to do “go routes” or “deep outs” every other play. He isn’t that young anymore. To constantly line-up to take the top off the defense… man that gets old, especially on those legs.
    I respect Moss and think that he has really turned around his attitude. He is a realist now. The Patriots weren’t going to resign him and he got tired of the constant deep outs as a decoy with 2 or 3 actual targets.
    New England made the best move in trading him, as much as that hurts to say. At least we got something for him and Brandon Tate now has a chance to grow.

  40. scotthallisgod says: Oct 6, 2010 12:35 PM

    In further news, GB db Woodson just ordered a 50 gal. drum of stick ‘um to better hold onto Moss as he goes streakin’ by him. Packer fans love to “talk tough” we heard it in 2008, again in 2009 and thus far in 2010 but it seems the more things change (BF, J Allen, Moss, etc.) the more they stay the same……Vikings division champs and Packers on the outside looking in! The beer drinkin’ Packer rednecks fit this old saying better than any other fans, “talk is cheap, it takes money to buy whiskey”………and as such, Packer fans will continue to drink their cheap Red Stripe. Also, Packer fans continue to drink the TT kool-aid as it concerns not spending money or trading or free agents and we have seen where it has got them…..Every year they predict the demise of the Vikings but the Vikings have an owner who isn’t afraid to spend money to keep them atop the division. With Moss, BF mite now play another year, but if he doesn’t, I can assure you that no one in Minny is worried as Wilf has shown since buying the Vikings, he is willing to spend the money.
    I created an account just to reply to this asshole. First off, what the hell is wrong with cheap beer? second off, Jared Allen would have done nothing close to what he did last year if the packers O-Line was not in shambles. he got HANDLED by Clifton 2 years ago. “Every year they predict the demise of the Vikings”, so the queens have won 2 years in a row, but only 4 of the last 12 divisions, so every year, hardly we have to predict their fall.
    Moss is a nice player, and definitely makes the Vikings better than THEY are this year, they still have a ways to go to be better than the packers. Favre looks like shit and Jared Allen couldnt even sack Shaun Hill.

  41. scotthallisgod says: Oct 6, 2010 12:37 PM

    And to all the haters on Chris Carter this morning, news flash, he is a football analyst, and he is analyzing far and away the biggest trade of the year, and adding some of his own personal experience with Moss. I guess he should just not talk about it at all? what kind of NFL analyst would he be then?

  42. SteelTown-6 says: Oct 6, 2010 12:44 PM

    “Randy Moss wants…”
    I quit caring right there.

  43. Wallacej says: Oct 6, 2010 12:56 PM

    Shut up Carter. It’s hard to appreciate an ungrateful person. Of all people, you should know that being an ungrateful SOB yourself.

  44. olskool711 says: Oct 6, 2010 1:24 PM

    Ever notice how the NFL network seems to focus less on racist, chip on your shoulder, social engineering and primarily on…
    football
    I’ve only had it for week.
    How refreshing!
    If I feel the need for an anti white, biased, mindless, vendetta laced piece of brainwashing I can easily just turn on Mark May, but until then, I will just get informed and entertained about football.
    Please don’t change.

  45. NE#12 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:01 PM

    @madsqgrdn
    @ JetsnottakingtheEast
    Uh-you just made my point. Don’t you think the team that used to HAVE him knows what it takes to STOP HIM. Typical Jet fan drivel.
    FYI he’s had a TD every single season against the Jets D. ooooo so scary that overrated D.

  46. funi says: Oct 6, 2010 5:41 PM

    Carter needs to make sure his kid gets better graeds at OSU than what Moss is doing!

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