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Report: Randy Moss had halftime outburst at Patriots assistant

The Patriots’ decision to trade Randy Moss to the Vikings may have been motivated by an incident at halftime of New England’s Monday night game in Miami.

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that Moss and Patriots quarterbacks coach Bill O’Brien had a heated exchange at halftime on Monday night.

One player described the incident as an “outburst,” apparently motivated by the fact that Moss only had one pass thrown to him in the first half. O’Brien calls the offensive plays, and Moss didn’t have any passes thrown to him in the second half.

Reiss’s report meshes with Mike Florio’s report that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was getting pissed off at Moss. The coaches in New England appear to have decided that Moss was more trouble than he was worth. Only time can tell whether Brad Childress eventually reaches a similar conclusion.

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  1. fantasy11 says: Oct 6, 2010 1:57 PM

    Good I am glad he did it. Bring him home baby! Bring it dont sing it Pack fans.

  2. bobby the brain heenan says: Oct 6, 2010 1:57 PM

    yeah….maybe he should have tried catching that pass that was right in his hands….

  3. tango says: Oct 6, 2010 2:00 PM

    Randy Moss is and has always been a cancer. He makes a few very good catches but only when he is featured. Never does the dirty work and will get alligator arms way too often. He will not help Minnesota in the shot or long term. Green Bay and even Detroit looks better than the Vikings

  4. footballnut says: Oct 6, 2010 2:00 PM

    Childress is an enabler so no problems will come about in that scenario, however the locker room could be an issue.
    For just a third rounder at this point in the season you knew there had to be more to it…

  5. Bender12 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:00 PM

    Childress is too worried about his 1 year window to win a title to worry about Moss being less than professional.

  6. SteelTown-6 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:01 PM

    “Only time can tell whether Brad Childress eventually reaches a similar conclusion.”
    What difference does it make what Childress thinks?
    Favre runs that show…

  7. We need linemen says: Oct 6, 2010 2:02 PM

    Moss will be fine, right up to the point Brett Favre retires. Unfortunately, Favre doesn’t look like he is having a whole bunch of fun this year, so next year the Vikings have no QB and the same locker room cancer that they were glad to get rid of when he was much younger.

  8. Tyler says: Oct 6, 2010 2:02 PM

    It’s Brady’s fault, if he isn’t throwing it to him.

  9. ZombieRevolution says: Oct 6, 2010 2:02 PM

    Of course a Hall of Fame level receiver should just sit there and take one for the team and act as a decoy. It’s not like he is one of the most explosive weapons in the NFL. What does he think- in the past he helped Brady set a TD record or something? And of course we told eveyone about the outburst the minute after it happened, airing dirty laundry. And jeeze- you never see Tom Brady yelling at anyone for anything, he just sits there quietly on the bench after a bad play.
    I mean, this is just after the Patriots rewarded Moss’s past accomplishments with a huge new contract right. Remember Brady taking that pay cut to keep Moss on right?

  10. wrekOgnize says: Oct 6, 2010 2:04 PM

    Randy Moss is always welcome in Cincinnati.

  11. birdmancometh says: Oct 6, 2010 2:04 PM

    Eventually, maybe, but not for a while. Favre will keep him happy…as will a contract extension.

  12. dphinfan says: Oct 6, 2010 2:04 PM

    I thought Favre ran the offense in Minn. Childress won’t have much input on what goes on with those two egomaniacs on the same team. Both of the drama queens should remain happy throwing the ball every down. Sorry A.P.

  13. GoTitans says: Oct 6, 2010 2:04 PM

    Right, and in Minn everything will be just fine…like in Oakland. Can’t wait till #5 retires. The next “outburst” is coming soon to a NFL city near you. Bet on it!

  14. TS says: Oct 6, 2010 2:06 PM

    Vincent Jackson will be a Patriot before the trading deadline.

  15. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Oct 6, 2010 2:08 PM

    I was freaking out too, I needed one point from Moss to win my fantasy game.

  16. eastslastheart says: Oct 6, 2010 2:10 PM

    i still say it doesn’t make sense for the patriots to trade him NOW…they could have still gotten a 3rd for him after the season? or would they not be able to trade him then? this kills the pats offense, and to only get a 3rd in return…i don’t get it.

  17. HomelandDefense says: Oct 6, 2010 2:11 PM

    and what happened with that 1 first half pass thrown his way???? It was in the endzone and hit him right in the hands and he dropped it.

  18. AnimalMother42 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:12 PM

    Favre calls the plays…there should be no cohesiveness issues in the MPLS…..

  19. Beast Of Eden says: Oct 6, 2010 2:14 PM

    Wait til Brad usesd Randy as a decoy until Sid Rice returns. He’s an awful coach. The Vikings season will be made or broken within the next 3 weeks

  20. Calistin says: Oct 6, 2010 2:16 PM

    Sounds like a perfect match for Col. Klink’s circus.
    Hopefully Favre can keep him happy.

  21. NSPATSFAN says: Oct 6, 2010 2:17 PM

    Vincent Jackson to the Patriots perhaps??? Chargers were looking for multiple picks for Jackson. NE has taken those troubled players in the past.

  22. TylerDurden says: Oct 6, 2010 2:19 PM

    Keeping the locker room under control is all fine. But when a player doesn’t toe the party line in Belicheat’s system they get cut. Seems like good business….unless you don’t win…..then it begins to take on a whole new meaning. Better keep an eye on this fellas….

  23. JRG3 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:19 PM

    Moss / TO …..you get what you get. he’ll do great in MN (this year) then make alot of people mad and go to another team. its what we expect from these guys isnt it.

  24. Scheer1852 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:20 PM

    Vikings will still lose to the Jets this week, sorry you’ll be 1 and 3 going into week 6

  25. The Hogster says: Oct 6, 2010 2:24 PM

    Now Favre and Moss can tell Green Bay to ki$$ their a$$.
    Pants on the ground…pants on the ground.

  26. javafate says: Oct 6, 2010 2:27 PM

    Probably the first time in the history of professional sports that a superstar player got in a heated argument with a member of the coaching staff. This should be the front page of every media outlet in the entire world.

  27. mikebyrne1502 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:27 PM

    Randy Moss will be good for the first couple of years of his contract then he’ll bail on you when the “money” isn’t worth it anymore. Don’t get me wrong the guy is a freak and Min. just upgraded instantly, but he won’t give 100% all the time, and Brett is going to have a lot more INT then he did last year just trying to chuck it up to him! But this should give them a good chance to make the playoffs considering 9-7 teams in the NFC seem to make the wild card every year!

  28. Dial-A-Cliche says: Oct 6, 2010 2:28 PM

    What’s all the fuss… it’s really not that big of a deal. The Vikings just acquired the best receiver in football for a 3rd round pick… any questions Packer Fans? How about you you Ted, see how it’s done when you have a pair between your legs…?

  29. Hauschild says: Oct 6, 2010 2:28 PM

    I believe this won’t be an issue for Moss in Minnesota.
    Thinking reasonably here, and while I would never condone that type of behavior from line staff directed towards management, it seems to me that some of Moss’ frustration lies in the fact that it is his contract year and he needs to put up numbers. Again, not saying that isn’t selfish, but you know how these types of people operate, intentionally or subconsciously.
    Plus, he’ll be in a much more user-friendly environment – again not saying that is the best thing for business, but it is what it is – in Minnesota from the QB to the OC to HC. Seriously, would you rather play with a guys like Favre and Chilly who know when to turn on the fun and turn on all-business, or Brady and BB – the former like a mini-Hitler barking out marching orders for the troops, God forbid one of the foot soldiers makes a mistake; and the latter who looks like he’s about to break down and cry at any minute.
    The fact is, there’s no changing the Minny O-line, so Favre will be runing for his life a la Cutler, but at least he can heave it down and draw a flag or make a big play. This should work by season’s end, and getting Rice back for the playoffs? The curse may finally have ended.

  30. Cro-Mags says: Oct 6, 2010 2:29 PM

    Assistant coach?
    You guys are clueless, he’s the defacto offensive coordinator. Why else would he be calling the plays?

  31. Rock48nj says: Oct 6, 2010 2:30 PM

    The Boston smear machine is hard at work. The Pats and the Socks play the Boston media like a fiddle in these matters and the (southie, townie and quinzee) readers eat it up. People that call Moss a cancer will be convinced that the Danny Woodhead signing more than makes up for Moss’ departure when all is said and done.

  32. LunarPie says: Oct 6, 2010 2:30 PM

    Brett will clash with Randy. The two will not be able to co-exist on the field. Brett is quarterback that runs the team and Randy is a egomaniac motivated by his own accomplishments. Brett will retire and Randy will then take over the team and continue destroying locker rooms. Brett wants the attention and Randy wants the money. Sorry Vikings fans!!!

  33. Tom Shannon says: Oct 6, 2010 2:31 PM

    Childress might eventually come to the same conclusion but it won’t be this year. they’re going to feed him footballs like Homer Simpson eats doughnuts. At minimum Childress won’t have any trouble unless and until they pay him beyond this season.

  34. NewYawka says: Oct 6, 2010 2:34 PM

    BB was margianlizing Moss in this years offense to tee up favorable negotiations for next contract. Moss called his bluff. BB’s ego forced his own hand

  35. HomoforRomo says: Oct 6, 2010 2:36 PM

    Moss being a malcontent during his time in Oakland is the last thing that should be used against him- if you played for Al since Gruden left and were pleased with your time there, you don’t really care about football, only your paycheck.

  36. Lord Harry Latts says: Oct 6, 2010 2:41 PM

    i love some of these dopes…he’s a cancer. sure he is. how cancerous was he when him and brady were breaking records and going to the super bowl ??? fact is…the Pats are a lot worse today than they were yesterday.

  37. Ilovefoolsball says: Oct 6, 2010 2:41 PM

    Moss can do whatever he wants in Minnesota as all the players can. Chilly doesn’t have any authority over them. The inmates truly do run the asylum in Minny.

  38. dr4iz says: Oct 6, 2010 2:42 PM

    At least the Vikes are doing something to improve the team. Moss is an upgrage at the position, even though he isn’t the athlete he was when he was traded to Oakland.

  39. jrhsd says: Oct 6, 2010 2:42 PM

    this has to be the best day ever to observe Packer fans weeping….
    is what I would be saying if the Vikings hadn’t destroyed the Packers both times they played them last year.
    That was better and watching it again this year will be even better.
    Poor Pack, they finally “win the offseason” and they are going to get swept again. Players trump fluff pieces in the sporting press I guess.

  40. FinFan68 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:44 PM

    When the Patriots trade for Vincent Jackson, does he still have to sit out 3 more games or is he done with the 6? New England is the only team that can give the Chargers what they want and not get hurt by it. The can give that 3rd rounder they just got and even a 2012 second rounder to satisfy AJ. The question is whether they can keep Vjax off the sauce and get him to accept a reasonable contract for 3 years

  41. Omega says: Oct 6, 2010 2:44 PM

    I think that the Quuens would have done much, much better trading for some O Line help.
    No time to throw won’t help either Farve or Moss much.

  42. BP says: Oct 6, 2010 2:47 PM

    Moss is no longer the player he once was. That has been very frustrating for him I’m sure. Everybody gets old. At this point all he is worth is a 3rd rounder. The Vikes have looked at film.
    This is a good solution for all concerned. Reports are Brady was asked about letting Moss go and agreed saying he was not putting out full effort. Brady wants to win. At this point Moss was not worth the money to the team for what he was giving and they are loaded with young guys that are getting open and catching the ball. He may get a new burst of life going back to the Vikes.

  43. Stumblebum says: Oct 6, 2010 2:49 PM

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    To Zygi and all of his awesome Staff of coaches. Acquiring Randy Moss has finally put the Vikings in a league of their own. Yes of their very own.
    That league is known as the very ELITE N.F.C.B’.L. (National Football Cry Babies League.) It makes my thirst for the game run rampant. Finally we will win the super bowl.
    Just one Question though. How many actual teams are involved in this awsome league?

  44. se18a29 says: Oct 6, 2010 2:53 PM

    Who cares… The Freak is back in MN. Too bad bear and packer fans….

  45. CliveRush says: Oct 6, 2010 2:53 PM

    Moss and his attitude and his poor play was on display for all to see. He did not extend for passes when a D back was within ten yards of him. He made no attempt to break up an int. he could have against the Jets. He played like a selfish immature child. Block, no thanks he said. Screw you guys because I need a new contract. Thanks for coming Randy. Thanks for leaving.

  46. King Kreg says: Oct 6, 2010 2:54 PM

    @ZombieRev
    You’re making it seem like this is all the Pats fault… you don’t think it has anything to do with his lack of work ethic or anything. When he knows he isn’t involved in a play it is completely obvious, almost to the point of giving the play away at the line.
    It’s really tough to see a talent like him go, but let’s not forget the Pats won all three of their rings without a good WR. I trust the system more than Moss. Moss will go to Min and thrill everyone this year, but the same issue with his work ethic and attitude will surface and if the Vikings haven’t won this years SB than everyone there will second guess if he was even worth the 3rd rd pick.

  47. SJ Apollo says: Oct 6, 2010 2:54 PM

    Quick survey of non-Viking fans, does anybody think that this is going to turn out well for the Vikings?

  48. The Black Cat says: Oct 6, 2010 2:55 PM

    Its a 3rd for 1/2 a season of football. Not bad.

  49. MadTbaggeR says: Oct 6, 2010 2:58 PM

    Moss will add to the complexity of a staggering offense. He does give Farve that tall pass catching threat that S. Rice provided. Imagine if Rice comes back this year… Who covers who with Harvin in the mix? This is a great move for Minnesota!

  50. Matt S. says: Oct 6, 2010 2:58 PM

    Simmons called this one too…
    He said something would come out in the next 48 hours regarding the need to trade Moss immediately. I guess this is it.

  51. King Kreg says: Oct 6, 2010 2:59 PM

    @ Hauschild….
    Yeh the former would be the one you mentioned first…. Brady and the latter BB. Get it right if you’re going to use it.

  52. zappa says: Oct 6, 2010 2:59 PM

    Maybe the coach had it coming. Cant just always blame the guy in the union. When things go right its because of management, when they go bad its the black guys fault.

  53. King Kreg says: Oct 6, 2010 3:02 PM

    @Lord Harry Latts
    Yeh I would say they aren’t much worse in any way. This is still the team that destroyed the Fins at home while throwing one ball his way.
    Maybe the Pats can get back to their old ways when they WON SBs instead of just getting there. Sure 50 TDs was cool, but i’d take 11 tds with a SB attached to it over those 50s anytime.

  54. benjaminbreeg says: Oct 6, 2010 3:04 PM

    If Moss really got booted for an outburst about no getting the ball enough at half time Monday night, that this move is even dumber than I thought.
    Botton line is NE lost one of the best play makers in the league for a third round pick. The Krafts are at the bottom of this, they are the only ones that benefit.
    The trade sucks for NE and Minny fans won’t be able to stop grinning for the rest of the year.

  55. Filbertkiwi71 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:10 PM

    I am not sure I understand where all of the VJ to the Pats speculation is coming from. The Chargers aren’t going to be helping themselves any by strengthening one of the stronger teams in the AFC by trading VJ to the Pats.
    What could the Pats possible trade to the Chargers that would make the Chargers more competitive this season? Trading VJ for draft picks isn’t going to help the Chargers this season.
    If the Chargers were to make any trade to the Pats, I would expect it to be VJ for Logan Mankins and draft picks.

  56. Buckster222 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:15 PM

    The Patriots were going to them little white boys and Moss couldn’t handle it! I personally hate the Patriots and glad to see that they’re going to have an all white offence, so I know for a fact that they’ll never be Super Bowl threat again! Way to go Bill & the Kraft’s!!!!!

  57. Charles Wood says: Oct 6, 2010 3:18 PM

    Dial-A-Cliche says:
    October 6, 2010 2:28 PM
    What’s all the fuss… it’s really not that big of a deal. The Vikings just acquired the best receiver in football for a 3rd round pick… any questions Packer Fans? How about you you Ted, see how it’s done when you have a pair between your legs…?
    ————————————————-
    …and you’re either a tard or a low-functioning adult with borderline personality disorder. Randy Moss is tied for 68th in receptions, 54th in total yards, 32nd yards per reception and there are 11 other WR’s with as many or more touchdowns. How does that equate to “best receiver in football”?? I could see your arguement if you said “best ever”- even though Jerry Rice takes that crown hands down. But Randy Moss isn’t even the best “Moss” in football this season. Santana is clearly more productive than Randy.
    Look, I know the wheel is spinning in that giant pimple you call a “head”… but the hampster is clearly dead. Next time it may be wiser to just plagiarize from someone elses post. Even a tard can learn to cut and paste.

  58. wtf_seriously says: Oct 6, 2010 3:18 PM

    SJ Apollo says:
    Quick survey of non-Viking fans, does anybody think that this is going to turn out well for the Vikings?
    ===================
    I am not a Vikings fan, and I see the drama and locker room schenanigans as more of a detriment than a few caught passes or TD’s could ever be.
    Bottom line….the Vikings aren’t doing it this year. They just aren’t strong enough. One shaky INT-prone QB and one receiver don’t make a team.

  59. i'm president charlie! says: Oct 6, 2010 3:19 PM

    What do Moss, T.O., and Ochocinco all have in common? Big mouths and no Super Bowl rings! Coincidence!?! I think not.

  60. Underdogs says: Oct 6, 2010 3:19 PM

    the person the happiest to see Randy Moss traded is…….Neil Schwartz.
    Vincent Jackson’s agent. I bet New England is already on the phone working a deal. Moss is 6’4, Jackson is 6’5. Brady wont be without a big weapon long!!!

  61. Barometer says: Oct 6, 2010 3:20 PM

    @zappa
    “When things go right its because of management, when they go bad its the black guys fault.”
    ——————————————-
    Hey PFT, I thought due to the increased traffic on this site you were going to start “blocking and banning commenters who use profanity or whose posts contain comments that we regard as inappropriate, due to racist, homophobic, misogynistic, or other unacceptable content.”
    How did this butt-hole comment get through?

  62. GRID says: Oct 6, 2010 3:20 PM

    This is a non-story – the Patriots just cost themselves a playoff spot, as Wes Welker and company won’t find themselves so ‘wide open’ any longer – and when old man Favre’s ankle and elbow fall off Tavaris Jackson and Moss will never hit it off.
    On a side note, I’m sure this means Sydney Rice’s rehab is behind schedule.

  63. vikesmakesmudducksdumb says: Oct 6, 2010 3:22 PM

    As a Packer fan I am so bummed that the Vikes have already won the Super Bowl, this really sucks, I am glad the season is already over after the incredible dominance observed over the last 13 games of the 2010 season. Glad the Vikes finally won the Super Bowl after 50 years of trying.
    It’s week 5, 2010 isn’t it? or did I wake up in Feb 2011?

  64. wtf_seriously says: Oct 6, 2010 3:27 PM

    Why are Vikings fans directly addressing fans of the Green Bay Packers for every. little. thing. ?
    Shouldn’t you be worried about your own team? Are you that hell-bent on what another team thinks or does? Do you have a life beyond that?

  65. Ron says: Oct 6, 2010 3:31 PM

    Now there is more news: Darrelle Revis is NOW saying that Randy Moss quit in the second half of the Jets game. After that game, he didn’t say anything, but he wants to pile on now. Careful what you wish for Revis!! Moss is coming to town, with a better defense, a better running game, and he is pissed off! Revis will get Mossed again, trust me, and watch how fast Revis runs to the locker room, as he did when Randy burned him.

  66. Obnoxio says: Oct 6, 2010 3:33 PM

    Let the Vikings bring back the Randy Ratio, the Patriots don’t operate like that.

  67. ZombieRevolution says: Oct 6, 2010 3:33 PM

    King Kreg says:
    “You’re making it seem like this is all the Pats fault…”
    Not the Pats fault, but the way PFT puts things Moss is entirely the villian. I guess in a way he was- he just wanted a new contract. You know how that goes in NE, unless you are Brady or a select few you do not get a big contract. Just ask Logan Mankins. The trade was good for both sides.

  68. MadTbaggeR says: Oct 6, 2010 3:33 PM

    This is week 5! Gotta play the Jets and the Jets will be out to prove they are the team to beat!

  69. ladybucs&steelersnut says: Oct 6, 2010 3:33 PM

    I’m shocked, simply shocked I tell you to hear that Moss had it out with a coach Mon night. He’s a truly gifted receiver, but has always been one of the biggest, whiniest prima donnas in the NFL. It’s always more about him than about his team.
    He may help Farve out some, IF it suits him and IF he’s feeling appreciated and praised enough.
    I can’t stand Belichick and the Patriots, but when it comes to drafting, trading, and cutting players they are by far the best in the league, IMO.

  70. Dragonfly9 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:38 PM

    I understand that Randy Moss had become a distraction in New England but the Patriots could have done better than a 3rd round pick. The Vikings were desperate after losing out on Vincent Jackson and having an unhappy 41 year old quarterback on their hands. The Patriots could have have deamaded a higher draft pick or more draft picks. They panicked and will regret it when they face Moss in a couple of weeks.

  71. lphudock says: Oct 6, 2010 3:39 PM

    I am a Packer fan and I think this makes Minn a better team, but I am hardly crying about it cause I think it is a little desperate. They will still fall short as they ALWAYS do. They are probably looking at going 2-2 their next 4 games which will put them at 3-5 halfway through. That ain’t gonna cut it. The o-line is horrible and now Brett has to wait for his new toy to get down field which will translate into more hits on a 41 year old body which I will love watching. By the way, has Randy Moss ever won anything? You morons are already celebrating like the season is over.

  72. CollegeToPros says: Oct 6, 2010 3:40 PM

    Packers are still better than the vikings. Not even close.
    Charles Woodson and Al Harris got the NFL Wrs on lock.

  73. ProNFL1 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:40 PM

    Good, Randy was a great player, but it’s time the Patriots got back to what made them so successful, the short yardage, clock controlling 10-12 play drives they won Super Bowls with instead of trying to score a million points a game. I don’t care if we win ugly, boring games like we used too. Things are looking up.

  74. Rip says: Oct 6, 2010 3:43 PM

    SJ Apollo says:
    October 6, 2010 2:54 PM
    Quick survey of non-Viking fans, does anybody think that this is going to turn out well for the Vikings?
    ————————-
    I’ll bite, I think it is an improvement over what they have right now, but I don’t think it’s going to turn their season around since the O-line can’t give Favre enough time to let the receivers get open. Long term? It’s a very dumb move – just like not going after a QB last year OR this year was a dumb move. They are playing for “right now”, and when (not if) they fail again to make/win a SB this year, they’ll have screwed the franchise for at least 3 years.

  75. ClayMath52 says: Oct 6, 2010 3:49 PM

    I’ll admit, adding Randy is huge and makes the queens much better at that position. But lets be honest, crying about not getting the ball in a game when your teams wins, by a lot, kinda makes you a little bitc#.

  76. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Oct 6, 2010 3:49 PM

    #
    .
    # wtf_seriously says: October 6, 2010 3:18 PM
    SJ Apollo says:
    Quick survey of non-Viking fans, does anybody think that this is going to turn out well for the Vikings?
    ===================
    I am not a Vikings fan, and I see the drama and locker room schenanigans as more of a detriment than a few caught passes or TD’s could ever be.
    Bottom line….the Vikings aren’t doing it this year. They just aren’t strong enough. One shaky INT-prone QB and one receiver don’t make a team.
    ******************
    he didn’t say “hope” this is going to turn out well he said “think” it’ll turn out well and any viking opponents fans who are honest will admit what bad news this is for vikes opponents.
    come on. we’re talking about a team that already gives up fewer pts. per game than any other nfc team. already got the best running back in the league. already stacked with 9 pro bowlers. already has EVERYTHING but (cuz of rice’s injury) a big w.r. who will go up and fight for the ball.
    and now we’ve got him too. plus a 7th round pick from the pats, all this for a single 3rd round pick. we loving it.

  77. H25 says: Oct 6, 2010 4:01 PM

    Blow up at Bill O’Brien? All the football fans in New England have been wanting to do that for the past 2 years!

  78. javafate says: Oct 6, 2010 4:01 PM

    Ron says:
    October 6, 2010 3:31 PM
    Now there is more news: Darrelle Revis is NOW saying that Randy Moss quit in the second half of the Jets game. After that game, he didn’t say anything, but he wants to pile on now. Careful what you wish for Revis!! Moss is coming to town, with a better defense, a better running game, and he is pissed off! Revis will get Mossed again, trust me, and watch how fast Revis runs to the locker room, as he did when Randy burned him.
    _________________________________
    You are right. Moss made a one-handed highlight catch on an overthrown pass where the defender pulled a hammy keeping him out for at least two division games. I’m sure that the history Revis has of shutting down the number 1 with no double help has Revis nervous about facing a team with one proven receiver.

  79. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Oct 6, 2010 4:08 PM

    “Packers are still better than the vikings.”
    i guarantee you don’t actually believe this. vikes have beat the pckers 3 straight games, vikes have won the division back to back, vikes have way more pro bowlers and all pros, vikes d has the lowest points against in the nfc, vikes have the best r.b. in the league and now they also have one of the best w.r.’s.
    the pckers have no running game and old tackles that always get beat. they have no 2ndary so they make the lions backup q.b. look like manning. they have the worst special teams in the league.
    they haven’t beaten a team with a winning record this season and the teams they have beaten have a combined record of 2-10. they’ve finished the soft portion of their schedule and are about to start facing real teams and real q.b.’s.
    not a chance you actually believe the pckers are better than the vikes.

  80. realitypolice says: Oct 6, 2010 4:16 PM

    At the end of the game Monday night, the Patriots got the ball back at kneel down time. Instead of having Brady kneel down, they sent him out and then pulled him before the play. Brady exited to a wild high five congratulatory celebration, like they had just won the Super Bow.l.
    It made no sense to me at the time- it was just a win in an early regular season game, and the offense hadn’t even scored that many points. I was surprised no one else commented on it.
    Knowing what I know now about what happened at halftime, I wonder if the whole thing wasn’t a great big middle finger to Moss- “Brady is the man here, we just showed we can win a game where you make no contribution, and you and your attitude can go F yourself”.
    Just speculation, but it kind of makes sense given the events today, no?

  81. FaulkAnA says: Oct 6, 2010 4:21 PM

    This is the difference between Belichik and Childress, (well, this and several fat, Superbowl rings), Belichik runs his team. Childress lacks sack. He hopes that Favre runs the team well.
    Randy is a great receiver, and I hate to see him leave, but it is good to know that Belichik puts the team first. This “trade” will never look good on paper for the Pats, but it may have looked way worse down the road if Randy was starting his shit again.
    Good luck Randy.
    Rot in hell, Brett.
    Better grow a nut Chilly.
    Go Pats!

  82. NyJetsTaketheEastin 2010 says: Oct 6, 2010 4:21 PM

    Ron says:
    October 6, 2010 3:31 PM
    Now there is more news: Darrelle Revis is NOW saying that Randy Moss quit in the second half of the Jets game. After that game, he didn’t say anything, but he wants to pile on now. Careful what you wish for Revis!! Moss is coming to town, with a better defense, a better running game, and he is pissed off! Revis will get Mossed again, trust me, and watch how fast Revis runs to the locker room, as he did when Randy burned him.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….yeah he beat a man with 1 leg , and dont compare favre to brady you dumb a$$….Revis will shut him down like A-Cro did to him in the 2nd half a couple of weeks ago ….

  83. YOOPERBILL says: Oct 6, 2010 4:24 PM

    Brad Childress will be kissing Moss’s ass so much it will be sickening,Favre may even feel left out now that Chillys lips will be parked elsewhere,its Favre running that team and everyone knows it,when Moss acts like an ass again it will be Favre that settles him down, the Pats did well getting rid of this cancer and passing it on to the Vikings,now we wait and see if Moss feels like playing on any given Sunday or will he prefer to sulk again.

  84. HomoforRomo says: Oct 6, 2010 4:25 PM

    The whole Moss/Revis thing is a joke when you consider Revis is in the prime of his career and Randy is entering the twilight of his. If Moss were 25 it would be a different story. For Revis to be bragging about shutting down a 33 year old speed receiver who has lost a bit with age is pretty lame.

  85. CommyKilla says: Oct 6, 2010 4:30 PM

    Rock48nj, the Pats dont have a smear campaign. Don’t confuse them with the people over at Yawkey way.
    The pats keep everything in house

  86. JimmySmithBlows says: Oct 6, 2010 4:30 PM

    You are all so bitter. You don’t understand that Randy now has a motive to play. Good luck stopping AD, too. Everyone seems to forget The Vikings have the best running back in the NFL. Hes the one that benefits most from this trade.
    That, plus a Top 5 defense. Good Luck! Even if they go 2-2 in these next 4 games, they will still be 3-4 with a VERY favorable 2nd half schedule. 8-1 or 7-2 at the worst in those games, barring injury.
    When it gets cold, The Bears and Packers will be forced to run. Their weaknesses in their respective secondaries will be tested with Moss and possibly Rice later in the year.

  87. Ralphie says: Oct 6, 2010 4:35 PM

    @Hauschild says:
    October 6, 2010 2:28 PM
    “Seriously, would you rather play with a guys like Favre and Chilly who know when to turn on the fun and turn on all-business, or Brady and BB – the former like a mini-Hitler barking out marching orders for the troops, God forbid one of the foot soldiers makes a mistake; and the latter who looks like he’s about to break down and cry at any minute.”
    ___________________________
    That logic right there shows that you are as dumb as a bag of hammers. Moss just came from arguably the best 3 year situation that a WR could ever be in – with a HoF QB to boot. 50 TD catches in 3 years, 3,800 yards receiving, 259 receptions. He was THE featured weapon in the O just about all 3 years. Brady always looked to him 1st. Did the Pats have an Adrian Peterson to steal reps from him also? NFW.
    You think he’s gonna get that “fun” in MN the next 3 years? Yeah, let’s let Randy play for Chilly who is Mr. FunTime. And “Laugh a Minute” Favre will throw to him 25x a game – but only this year because Favre will be gone next year. And then what? AssHat.

  88. LanMan says: Oct 6, 2010 4:37 PM

    Apparently the hold up has been contract talks. Randy was asked what he wanted, and he said “Straight Cash Homie!”
    Mankins wants to play in CA. I could see the Pats trading him but I can’t see them paying a wide receiver a monster contract. Jackson hasn’t had a long track record of success, so why pay him like he has?
    Too bad the Vikes don’t still have Chester Taylor. Would have been a nice addition to the trade, all things considered.

  89. mcannan4547 says: Oct 6, 2010 4:43 PM

    i just love how 4 letter#2 tried to compare randy with manny. Having a problem with coach is totally different from putting your hands on the FO staff, or not being able to remember wich knee hurts. The hoodie saw a chance to get 8 picks in 4 rounds.

  90. JimmySmith says: Oct 6, 2010 4:53 PM

    SJ Apollo says:
    October 6, 2010 2:54 PM
    Quick survey of non-Viking fans, does anybody think that this is going to turn out well for the Vikings?
    ——————– —–
    One could fully expect the Viking fans to start predicting Superbowls, hell, they do on a lot less than a Moss trade so this is some sort of guarantee in their peanut size brain.
    Bottom line, football is a team game and Favre and Moss are two mighty egos in the same room. Furthermore, much of Moss’s success in NE was because of a strong head coach, no such luck in Minnesota where even the QB thinks Childress is clueless. Lastly, the Vikings have a long way to go to prove they can capture any of the last year’s magic. Injuries happen, the depth of the team is not there and I want front row tickets in the locker room when the team does lose some games, you will have finger pointing like you have never seen before. Get your popcorn ready for that.

  91. In & Out Burger says: Oct 6, 2010 5:02 PM

    @JimmySmithBlows
    “When it gets cold, The Bears and Packers will be forced to run.”
    “Their weaknesses in their respective secondaries will be tested”
    Now, stare at this for a long time and figure out why it makes no sense. Than when that lightbulb finally pops on, come up with another reason to support your “Vikings greatest team ever” theory.

  92. lol@vick says: Oct 6, 2010 5:04 PM

    This move doesn’t really hurt the Pats playoff hopes. Moss was brought in when the team was built to get around the scoring machine that was Indy at the time. Right now, no ones putting up points like Indy was, especially Indy, and there are other teams to worry about for the postseason. If Moss was as big a distraction as they are saying then it was the right move. If this was distracting Belichick from developing the young defense, it was the right move.

  93. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Oct 6, 2010 5:06 PM

    quick survey, does anybody think that ted thompson not signing a running back to his running back deficient, offensive line disabled, safety vacant, special teams challenged team is going to turn out well for the pckers? or do you think it’s more likely that ted will finish his 6th year as pckers g.m. with still only 1 playoff win to show for it?

  94. gruntersdad says: Oct 6, 2010 5:11 PM

    What is it about this game that I don’t understand? he is so valuable that he gets picked up right away every time some team gets tired of his crap, and then he sits on the bench. One pass in an entire game. If you aren’t going to use him then just let him fade away into ego land or maybe the Canadian League. Stop him altogether. I know the teams can’t act because of a little thing called collusion, but if he is cut and no one picks him up the cancer will be cured. Cancers need something to feed on.

  95. gruntersdad says: Oct 6, 2010 5:12 PM

    What is it about this game that I don’t understand? he is so valuable that he gets picked up right away every time some team gets tired of his crap, and then he sits on the bench. One pass in an entire game. If you aren’t going to use him then just let him fade away into ego land or maybe the Canadian League. Stop him altogether. I know the teams can’t act because of a little thing called collusion, but if he is cut and no one picks him up the cancer will be cured. Cancers need something to feed on.

  96. Northstar says: Oct 6, 2010 5:20 PM

    All you haters need a reality check. Most of you are Saints fans or Packer fans. And then some are Pat fans trying to justify Moss’s departure. Moss lands in Minnesota and some of you guys just sit there and try and find something negative for the Vikings out of it. You guys are a joke. The vikings gave up a little 3rd round pick for one of the best WR’s in football and some idiot on here talked about how they wouldn’t get along. You don’t have a clue. Favre and Moss have wanted to play together for the past 7 years at least. Do you not remember Favre (when he came back the first time) commenting on Mike McCarthy not wanting Moss to come to GB and how Favre was going to pay the rest of Moss’s contract out of his own pocket to make up for cap space, but McCarthy still said no. These two have voiced their desire to play together for a long time and now they finally can and you don’t think they’ll get along? LOL!
    To Packer fans: Sorry, guess this means you won’t win the NFC North. Packer fans SUCK!
    To Saints fans: The NFL won’t hold back throwing flags and calling BS penalties to help you pull a win out of your a$$ forever. Sorry, no repeat.
    To Patriot fans: Honestly, I feel sorry for your loss. Pats are still a good team but this hurts them a bit. I’m guessing you’ll land VJ. I hope so. Good luck to the Pats.
    To the rest of the Haters: Hope you can pull your head out of your a$$ sometime soon, but I doubt it.
    To the people who keep it real: Love your intelligent posts. Stay impartial and continue to keep it real, it makes these blogs much easier to read. Thank you.
    -Keep it real-

  97. RUTHLESSPLAY says: Oct 6, 2010 5:21 PM

    im new here my first post, actually on any site so here goes…i know ppl like to put a negative spin on things but i believe this helps MINN tremendously…combined with an already solid running game, percy harvin and the eventual return of sidney rice (beast) , moss makes this offense quite explosive. IMO theyre again a force in the nfc and as far as moss’s attitude he doesnt have a new contract yet and we all know how dangerous he is in a contract year lol. G.B. and chicago despite their early division lead should be concerned.. i wish my eagles werent gona have to play em in a few weeks ( we’re a mess lol)

  98. jets are stacked says: Oct 6, 2010 6:13 PM

    any pats fan who thinks trading moss doesnt hurt their team is delusional. your squad just traded away your playoff hopes. the ONLY thing the pats did well was pass the football. now they no longer have a deep threat to stretch opposing defenses.
    as a jets fan i no longer fear the pats. all we have to do is double up on welker (if revis is healthy just use him) and then keep hernandez in check. the pats literally dont have anything else.
    the afc east is a two horse race between the jets and flipper.

  99. BroncosFan says: Oct 6, 2010 6:35 PM

    What does it even mean to “double up” on Welker? You mean a cornerback and a safety tailing him on crossing routes through LB territory? More like a CB getting some LB help through there just like it’s always been.

  100. 8man says: Oct 6, 2010 6:37 PM

    bobby the brain heenan says:
    October 6, 2010 1:57 PM
    yeah….maybe he should have tried catching that pass that was right in his hands….
    ———————————————–
    It was those damn pink gloves! Anyway, it doesn’t matter, apparently, he crossed the line. A team needs rules. No rules and you have anarchy. Now this is starting to make sense.
    In any event, Moss has something left in the tank and it’ll be fun to watch him in Minnesota with Favre. Dear God, the drama!

  101. smithopher says: Oct 6, 2010 6:38 PM

    yeah man, the jets LOVED this. OK, even if the vikings beat us, which i’m not saying they will, but even if they did. moss isn’t on new england anymore. that means when ANYBODY plays them, not just the jets, they don’t need to respect anybody going deep like that. opens up more safety blitzes. allows for more double teams on welker. allows corners to cover those pesky tight ends they picked up. the matchup vs the jets, i love it. but they just shot themselves in the foot because they don’t need people playing deep like that. defenses can focus on putting the nickel package out and covering mid range passes. that move alone probably cost them at least a game or two. gets rid of one player that the jets and dolphins will need to account for next time around.

  102. gruntersdad says: Oct 6, 2010 7:59 PM

    huh???? you have me confused with another post. you are much misaligned

  103. Blackn'Gold says: Oct 6, 2010 8:26 PM

    I know an offensive coordinator I’d be screaming at Bruce Arians of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers will have a balanced offense when Hell freezes over.
    GO STEELERS!

  104. sand0 says: Oct 7, 2010 8:20 AM

    And the silence you hear, is Lambeau Field.

  105. GrampaDave says: Oct 7, 2010 6:34 PM

    If you have any idea how it works in NE, you know that Belichek and Co. do not tolerate any disruption or backtalk from any players period. They strive to create a football fantasyland where everybody gets along and they all live happily ever after. Rock the boat and you’re gone.
    Moss was in the final year of his contract and either the Pats weren’t going to offer him another contract or knew they were going to lose him anyway and figured they’d take advantage of this opportunity to get rid of him. Seems they could have gotten more for a player of his caliber. Why they didn’t hang onto him for the rest of this season puzzles me. They might miss the big playmaker in the playoffs. Time will tell.

  106. ejmat says: Oct 8, 2010 2:38 PM

    tango says:
    October 6, 2010 2:00 PM
    Randy Moss is and has always been a cancer. He makes a few very good catches but only when he is featured. Never does the dirty work and will get alligator arms way too often. He will not help Minnesota in the shot or long term. Green Bay and even Detroit looks better than the Vikings
    ——————————-
    Even Detroit? It’s funny how you compare GB to Detroit. Didn’t Detroit almost beat Green Bay? Didn’t the Vikings blow Detroit out?
    If you’re going to make comments it may be a good idea to have a little proof or backup.

  107. ejmat says: Oct 8, 2010 2:58 PM

    As a Viking fan I am happy about the trade. They have only played 3 games so far so a 3rd round pick is well worth the talent that Moss still has.
    People can say what they want. The Vikings just upgraded on offense. Their chances for making the playoffs just got better anyway you look at it.
    Can Moss be a cancer? Maybe. I’d even go as far as saying probably. But who cares? I doubt it happens this year. He’s playing for a new contract. He’s catching footballs from the QB he always wanted to.
    All this does is give the Vikings the confidence they lacked the first couple of games. When Rice comes back it will make it that much more difficult to cover.
    What I am concerned about is the OL. They need to step up the pass protection. The good news here is that there will not be 8 men crowding the box anymore so there is no reason why Favre doesn’t have the opportunity to have time to throw.

  108. Ed Neinabor says: Oct 8, 2010 11:26 PM

    I don’t know about the Vikings. Whatever happens to Favre will happen to the Vikes. As for the “Bears”, if they keep using the current “offensive” coach’s game plan, they won’t have a quarterback left by the end of October. What a mess!

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