Once the trade that brought receiver Randy Moss home to Minnesota was reported as a done deal, we pointed out that the biggest loser in the transaction would be receiver Bernard Berrian, who has done little to bond with quarterback Brett Favre in 21 total games.
On Friday, Berrian showed up unannounced at the team’s media room and held court for eight minutes, according to Tom Pelissero of 1500espn.com.
“Anytime a player’s reps get cut or anything of that nature happens, a
player’s never going to be happy,” Berrian said. “But it’s just the way . . . my attitude
has to change.”
While Berrian apparently won’t be dropped from the rotation completely, he doesn’t sound all that enthusiastic about a procedure that will see him entering and exiting the game. “It’s definitely a little more tricky especially when guys are coming
in, coming out,” Berrian said. “You don’t know really what’s going on. It’s a little bit
harder to find out what your role is but you just have to take your
shots and roll with it.”
Though Berrian hasn’t asked for a trade (yet), it’s clear that he’s not happy with his new reality. “You guys are talking about roles,” Berrian said. “It’s hard to figure out your role when stuff starts getting
But stuff wouldn’t be getting chopped for Berrian if Berrian had stepped up, especially in the absence of Sidney Rice. Berrian has yet to win Brett’s confidence, and that directly has contributed to the “break glass in the event of emergency”-style decision to bring back one of the most exciting, enigmatic, and unpredictable receivers of this or any era.