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Moss to Chilly: "Coach, I'm just glad to be coming home"

In a month when football teams throughout the country celebrate their annual homecoming festivities, an NFL team is staging a pretty significant — and unexpected — homecoming celebration.

Receiver Randy Moss is heading back to Minnesota, five-plus years after leaving.  According to Peter King of SI.com, Moss had a simple message for coach Brad Childress:  “Coach, I’m just glad to be coming home.”

Per King, Moss will join practice on Thursday and play on Monday night against the Jets.

“We’ll get him up to speed, and he’ll be in there,” Childress said.  “I know he’s a bright football player.”

Childress also said that the move occurred without lobbying from Brett Favre.  (Then again, Childress also instructed his assistant coaches in August to lie about the whereabouts of the three players who lobbied Brett to play again this year.)

“None,” Childress said of the lobbying from Favre.  “No, no, no.  When we told him, pretty late in the process, that we were investigating doing this, he was surprised.  He raised an eyebrow to me when I told him.  How would he even have known Randy was there for the taking?  I don’t think anyone knew.”

Childress told King that Moss is “approximately the same player” he was in past years.

“I’ve watched a lot of him,” Childress said, “and he’s still a huge vertical threat.  He still attracts coverage.  You’ve got to account for the guy.”

Meanwhile, the Vikings already have reconfigured their website to welcome Moss back to town.  It’s obvious that, after two years of wearing No. 18 and three-plus as the “other 81,” Moss will be back in No. 84.

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54 Responses to “Moss to Chilly: "Coach, I'm just glad to be coming home"”
  1. garywizard says: Oct 6, 2010 1:03 PM

    Now all we need is Daunte to come back home

  2. jusford says: Oct 6, 2010 1:04 PM

    Leave it to the Vikings to bring in another distraction on the 5th year anniv. of the Love Boat.

  3. birdmancometh says: Oct 6, 2010 1:04 PM

    No reciever will ever wear 84 like Herman Moore did.

  4. DonTerrelli says: Oct 6, 2010 1:04 PM

    Receiver Randy Moss is heading back to Minnesota, five-plus years after leaving. According to Peter King of SI.com, Moss had a simple message for coach Brad Childress: “Coach, I’m just glad to be coming home.”
    =============
    How does Peter King know? He’s such a douche.

  5. ncoolong says: Oct 6, 2010 1:05 PM

    Sounds like something Childress would say, not Moss.
    Or, maybe Moss did say it, and he was the source behind the “schizm” story, too.

  6. Blackbeard says: Oct 6, 2010 1:05 PM

    Line up the meter maids-Randy is back in town!

  7. Beast Of Eden says: Oct 6, 2010 1:05 PM

    Moss knows Favre.
    Favre knows Moss.
    They played against eachother for 6 years.
    Favre tried to unite with Moss for YEARS at Green Bay.
    They’re both familiar with the Minnesota system, and both know the offense. As they have both been in the same.
    Moss/Favre getting in sync will take no time at all. Viking’s West Coast offense needs a top-flight WR–
    They have one now.

  8. TomBrady'sHairStylist says: Oct 6, 2010 1:06 PM

    coach im happy to join the most overated team in the league, to has a senior citization as a QB and to have a coach who is a slave to his QB.

  9. rusH1023 says: Oct 6, 2010 1:07 PM

    Good luck, Moss. I have no ill-will and wish you the best. It was truly an honor to watch you play for the Pats.

  10. StraightCashHomey84 says: Oct 6, 2010 1:08 PM

    Been waiting for this day since he was traded.
    It’s a great day in Minnesota!
    Welcome home Randy!!
    and…….Go Twins!!

  11. vi-kings says: Oct 6, 2010 1:10 PM

    Vikes are not afraid to make moves I love it. Who knows if it will work but I like there not afraid to try

  12. President Florio says: Oct 6, 2010 1:11 PM

    “(Then again, Childress also instructed his assistant coaches in August to lie about the whereabouts of the three players who lobbied Brett to play again this year.)”
    Florio we all know Chilly learned how to lie from Andy Reid

  13. Tjackfan says: Oct 6, 2010 1:12 PM

    This is the seventh Moss/Vikings related post in a row. Otherwise quiet day in the NFL?

  14. vikesmakesmudducksdumb says: Oct 6, 2010 1:12 PM

    The Childress assessment “approximately the same player” is hilarious.

  15. Jeff George Rocket Balls says: Oct 6, 2010 1:12 PM

    What this trade shows is how smart the Vikings were for not caving into San Diego’s outrageous demands during talks for Vincent Jackson. Also shows how stupid it was/is for the Chargers to be so stubborn on their end.

  16. CaptainMarvel says: Oct 6, 2010 1:17 PM

    You gotta love Chilly. Welcome home, Randy!!!

  17. Contra says: Oct 6, 2010 1:17 PM

    Welcome Back Randy!
    Shows you what a REAL GM can do aside from sitting on his ass and not doing a damn thing like the Packer GM!
    Powers have shifted a bit in the Vikings favor. This trade keeps defenses honest against the pass and frees up the box so that AP has more room to run.
    This season just got a LOT more interested!!!!
    GO VIKINGS!

  18. SteveO says: Oct 6, 2010 1:19 PM

    As a Viking life long vikes fan bummed every year we don’t win the super bowl, all I can say is we have a hell of a good time regardless! He’s back!!!!!

  19. sexyrexygrossman says: Oct 6, 2010 1:19 PM

    Ok, well, this was actually a nice article. Now can we move on? Please? Some idiot in my office said something about Lee Evans going to NE…

  20. se18a29 says: Oct 6, 2010 1:20 PM

    Thank you Ziggy! Hear that? Crying in pukerland… Too bad for Mrs. Rodgers and her merry maids. They are finished…

  21. LBPACKFAN says: Oct 6, 2010 1:23 PM

    Isn’t home in West Virginia???

  22. Percy Nugz says: Oct 6, 2010 1:23 PM

    84 is BACK!!!!!! GO TWINS!!!!!!!!!

  23. Ralphie says: Oct 6, 2010 1:26 PM

    Translation: “Coach, I’m just glad that you rolled over and gave me that contract extension, because the Pats certainly were not going to, and at the end of the day that’s all I really care about.”
    Bottom line; it’s a business. But let’s not delude ourselves here. It’s only a “Vikings thing” because that’s the team that stepped up to pay him. If this was any other team that was willing to roll out the Brink’s truck you’d get different words, but the exact same sentiment from RM.

  24. moezilla says: Oct 6, 2010 1:28 PM

    @TomBrady’sHairStylist
    Bitter much?
    Trying hating on your ownership for letting such a lopsided deal go through.
    @Konquest
    WE didn’t chase Moss out of town. I, like about a million other fans, watched Moss get drafted and blow up the league for the Vikes..
    Then we watched a lameduck owner give him away for, as it turns out, a worse deal than the Patriots got.

  25. 12TimeWorldChamps says: Oct 6, 2010 1:29 PM

    I can’t wait to watch the Vikings’ desperation turn into another stupid Favre desperation pass in the last game of the season with about a minute left. It never fails, LOL.

  26. JRG3 says: Oct 6, 2010 1:30 PM

    How would he even have known Randy was there for the taking? I don’t think anyone knew.”
    ———————————————
    so chilly thinks Brett (and everyones else in America) is stupid. too funny. might as well be a soap opera star

  27. wranglerman says: Oct 6, 2010 1:33 PM

    man, bill bilichick and jimmy johnson are showing the rest of the nfl the blueprint on how to bring down the mighty vikings…..steal their draft picks for one kinda talented past his prime guy, and laugh when they mortage their future….maybe ted should have just traded favre to minnesota for adrian peterson and some draft picks.

  28. allinSTACKme says: Oct 6, 2010 1:38 PM

    TomBrady’sHairStylist says:
    October 6, 2010 1:06 PM
    coach im happy to join the most overated team in the league, to has a senior citization as a QB and to have a coach who is a slave to his QB.
    ————————————————–
    Mr. English class teacher,
    I’m so happy that you allowed me to suck my way to a passing grade. In the future though, please eat more pineapple. I’ve heard it makes that stuff taste much better.
    Sincerely,
    TomBrady’sHairStylist

  29. crazyguy says: Oct 6, 2010 1:41 PM

    Congrats to the Vikings getting what they need in #84. Gonna be tough having the Pack play against him again but I love rivalries and good competition. If the Pack would have traded for Lynch I would say it was a crap shoot for the North. Vikings definitely have the edge now, especially with our D half gone. No excused, you get paid to play.
    I think the Saints just pee’d themselves a little bit too.
    GO PACK!

  30. alphamail says: Oct 6, 2010 1:43 PM

    Moss: 98, 00 NFC Title Game, 2007 Super Bowl.
    Favre: 07, 09 NFC Title Game.
    Look out NFL! The Vikings are BACK!!

  31. Tjackfan says: Oct 6, 2010 1:45 PM

    @Ralphie
    Get your facts straight. There is currently no contract extension. The Vikings are assuming the final year of Moss’ current contract. Unless you are a league insider, which I highly doubt, you don’t know what you are talking about.

  32. exactlyright21 says: Oct 6, 2010 1:47 PM

    @TomBrady’sHairStylist
    A little bitter dude?? Sorry your coach thinks he’s better than any of the talent he has on the team, I’d rather have it the opposite way, but you can have it your way.. Just don’t be so transparent in your bitternesss

  33. DasRipper says: Oct 6, 2010 1:47 PM

    Ralphie…he didn’t sign a contract extension…moron

  34. kev86 says: Oct 6, 2010 1:49 PM

    Anyone remember when the Giants beat Moss, Carter, Smith, Daunte and Co. 41-0 in NFC Championship game?
    Beating Favre and Co. years later in GB in the NFC Championship was pretty fun too.

  35. da_skinolas says: Oct 6, 2010 1:51 PM

    I’m not even a vikings fan but, it’ll be nice seeing Moss back in the purple and gold 84

  36. ZombieRevolution says: Oct 6, 2010 1:53 PM

    “Childress also said that the move occurred without lobbying from Brett Favre. (Then again, Childress also instructed his assistant coaches in August to lie about the whereabouts of the three players who lobbied Brett to play again this year.)”
    It’s too bad the NFL coaches cannot use unnamed sources to pass on information and foist off accountability. You know… like some NFL news sites that will write the most damaging things about a player or coach and say they got it from something similar to a “source with knowledge of the situation”. And that site will of course stand behind the unnamed source because they do not have to do anything to prove the reliability of the source.
    Wouldn’t it be great Florio if Chilly said “A source with knowledge of the situatuion has told me that Brett Favre never lobbied for Moss.” We could really believe that.

  37. frank booth says: Oct 6, 2010 2:00 PM

    Minnesota has become quite the landing ground for douchebags. First Favre, and now Moss. If they could get Terrell Owens, the triumvirate would be complete.

  38. AlwaysSunnyInSD says: Oct 6, 2010 2:00 PM

    I am so impressed with the PFT posting Vikings fans level of resiliency. Year after year after year after year, for fifty years, they’ve been beaten down and had their high hopes (spectacularly) dashed yet they always come back for more and are so ready to proclaim, “this is the year!!”. So innocent and naive and insane.

  39. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Oct 6, 2010 2:04 PM

    crazyguy says: October 6, 2010 1:41 PM
    Congrats to the Vikings getting what they need in #84. Gonna be tough having the Pack play against him again but I love rivalries and good competition. If the Pack would have traded for Lynch I would say it was a crap shoot for the North. Vikings definitely have the edge now, especially with our D half gone. No excused, you get paid to play.
    I think the Saints just pee’d themselves a little bit too.
    GO PACK!
    *******************
    kudos for this honest and objective comment, crazyguy. why can’t the rest of you pcker fans be more like crazyguy.

  40. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Oct 6, 2010 2:05 PM

    let’s go get Daunte! why not?! it’s a kick ass reunion!

  41. DasRipper says: Oct 6, 2010 2:14 PM

    yeah wranglerman! they mortgaged the future giving up a 3rd round pick! mortgaged to the hilt! the vikings 2nd round picks include, Tyrell Johnson and Tavaris Jackson, so certainly they are going to be HURTING in the future by acquiring a hall of fame WR and a 7th rounder!

  42. Dial-A-Cliche says: Oct 6, 2010 2:17 PM

    wranglerman says:
    “…man, bill bilichick and jimmy johnson are showing the rest of the nfl the blueprint on how to bring down the mighty vikings…..steal their draft picks for one kinda talented past his prime guy, and laugh when they mortage their future….maybe ted should have just traded favre to minnesota for adrian peterson and some draft picks”.
    _________________
    We’ll all be polite and pretend we don’t see the puddle of urine spreading out around your shoes…
    2nd place again this year for the Packers, and praying for a Wildcard slot… it has to be getting old!

  43. fbref99 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:23 PM

    # alphamail says: October 6, 2010 1:43 PM
    Moss: 98, 00 NFC Title Game, 2007 Super Bowl.
    Favre: 07, 09 NFC Title Game.
    Look out NFL! The Vikings are BACK!!
    common theme here….0 Super Bowls

  44. packerhater28 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:29 PM

    Welcome home Randy.The Packers have just took a huge dump in their pants knowing Moss is back.

  45. jman1975 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:33 PM

    hell yeah!

  46. Cannon says: Oct 6, 2010 2:39 PM

    The caption on this stor6y brought tears to my eyes. SKOL

  47. MNSportsGuy79 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:57 PM

    Getting ready to go on a 13-0 run…seriously I don’t see another loss on the schedule!

  48. saintsfan66 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:05 PM

    Congrats Vike fans!! Moss belongs in Minnesota, very wise move from your FO..
    And for the Packer trolls.. Get a life, everywhere there’s a Vike story you little freaks come crawling out from your dark corners. PATHETIC!

  49. frapshizer says: Oct 6, 2010 3:05 PM

    Can we bring back Smoot along with Daunte and get a house boat going?

  50. minnesconsin_ad says: Oct 6, 2010 3:46 PM

    MNSportsGuy79 says:
    October 6, 2010 2:57 PM
    Getting ready to go on a 13-0 run…seriously I don’t see another loss on the schedule!
    ———
    look no further than your upcoming Monday-nighter, your’e staring 1-3 in the eyes.
    I would not be shocked if Randy and Brett conspired to put this whole debacle in motion. RM realized he wasn’t getting a contract in NE, and BF realized Sid’s gimpy and he’s on the fast-track to involuntary retirement due to loss of life & limb. RM starts acting out in NE, BF tells Chilly he hears RM could be had, end of story.

  51. Ralphie says: Oct 6, 2010 4:51 PM

    @DasRipper,
    You have you’re head squarely up your rectum. Moss may have not signed a contract today, but the way he rolls you know there is an agreement of some sort. He would not have OK’d the deal unless there was. And if you think he’s going back to Minny because he ooves the fans and he is one benevolent SOB then you’re retarded. I’m sure him and Chilly got real cozy yesterday discussing it. Chilly also knows that if he goes back on any back-room promises he made to Randy then Minny will see a a cancer like they’ve never experienced. But it really don’t mean squat anyway, the Vikes aint doing shit this year (Randy or not) so Chilly’s ass is out the door come January.

  52. crazyguy says: Oct 6, 2010 4:57 PM

    kudos for this honest and objective comment, crazyguy. why can’t the rest of you pcker fans be more like crazyguy.
    ———————————————-
    It’s all about maturity. Some hit is sooner than others. :)
    I can’t wait to see how this plays out and see if Ted Thompson can/will counter. I say probably not, but something inside says he has something up his sleeve.

  53. GB3Pack4 says: Oct 6, 2010 7:26 PM

    I wish Chilly had told us more about Brett’s reaction than just that he “raised an eyebrow”. Love to know what he actually said -

  54. 12+81=7 says: Oct 6, 2010 9:10 PM

    Help comment-approver person! Can someone change my nickname… 12+81=touchdown doesn’t really mean anything if 81 is on another team now…. How about changing it to 12+83=6? Could some PFT person do that

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