Tom Brady said in an NFL Network interview shown this morning that he can’t claim the Patriots got better by trading receiver Randy Moss. And he laughed at the CBS report that he and Moss had a confrontation prior to the trade.
“You don’t lose Randy and say we’re better,” Brady told Michael Lombardi on NFL GameDay Morning. “I’d be foolish to say that.”
Brady added that he liked Moss a lot as a teammate and thought he was a major contributor to the offense.
“He was a great player for this offense, great teammate and someone I always enjoyed being around,” Brady said. “In the huddle he was such a smart player. We’ll miss that with him, there’s no doubt about that. At the same time, the guys we have here will have to carry on. I looked at it as a great opportunity for this offense to see what other guys can do to step in, and fill his big shoes.”
As for the CBS report that Brady and Moss got into an argument that included insults about Brady’s hair and Moss’s beard, Brady scoffed.
“No, there was nothing to any of that,” Brady said. “Those sound like little girl games that little girls play. We’re big boys and that’s not the way it works around here.”
And Brady said he considered his relationship with Moss to be strong both personally and professionally.
“It was great,” Brady said. “We spent a lot of time together, in the building and outside the building.”