Randy Moss: My heart is in New England

Randy Moss has nothing bad to say about any of the three teams he played for in 2010.   But he clearly has a favorite.

“If you ask me where my heart and where I’m happy is . . . I love Tom Brady and I love playing for coach Belichick,” Moss said in an appearance on KFAN in Minnesota Wednesday.

“I’m a big fan of Bill Belichick . . . Not just on the field but off the field,” Moss said.  The little grouchy man you see on camera is not the man you see off camera.”

Moss joined the program because his former teammate Erin Henderson was the host.  (Henderson has a future career in radio if he wants it.)  Moss was very open and expansive in the interview, and made it clear he plans to continue playing.   He said he’d love to return to the Vikings if things looked right.

He said it “was definitely heartbreaking” to leave the Vikings but that “some things got in the way.”  With that said, Moss said he and coach Brad Childress didn’t have any problems.

Moss found it difficult to rebound with the Titans and tried to make it work despite going “into depression a little bit.”  He said he was looking forward to getting into high school coaching in the next five years.

For now, Moss was focused on his afternoon ahead, unlikely to be heard from again until the lockout is over.

“I’m going to take my behind to the casino.”

60 responses to “Randy Moss: My heart is in New England

  1. Really Randy? Your heart is here? Why did you run your mouth off about a new contract after game 1? Why did you tell reporters that New England doesn’t pay? Having your “heart” here is the closest thing I want to you.

  2. But he doesn’t know where his head is. The sad thing is if he had kept his head straight, and stayed with the Pats, they might have won the SB. At least he generated another great quote “That grouchy little man…

  3. Thumbs up for all of those is favor of having Rosenthal banned from posting anything Vikings related. It’s Erin Henderson (not Eric) and Kfan is in Minneapolis not the generic “Minnesota” as you said

  4. Randy should probably stay out of the casinos……..judging from the results of his “calculated gamble” to raise his stats, and increase his bargaining power in free agency.

  5. His heart may be in New England, but he left his speed in 2007.

  6. Where is his ego? That’s the important question. No way anyone pays this guy more than the veteren minimum. And that’s not because he can’t play..it’s cause he won’t shut up and just play.

  7. Once a Randy, always a Randy. A smooth talker when he wants something but turns into a misfit and malcontent once he gets it. He had a great deal in NE but chose to trash talk his way out of town. Get lost and stay lost, Moss.

  8. Players like Moss will say anything until they get their way, and then they will complain about dumb stuff. The grass is always greener…yada, yada, yada. If his heart was in his “game” every play he would be a highly productive receiver and would have had a stable career. He was MIA last year. He took key plays off (big surprise) and his crappy attitude got him kicked out of New England and Minnesota.

  9. I adored Randy Moss on the Pats. If he’s learned his lesson that he’ll not have it better anywhere else and is willing to come back and play a certain role, I’d take him back in a heartbeat.

  10. Maybe he can get Tony Bennett to sing a song for him, “I left my heaht in Faaaxboro….”.

  11. straight veteran minimum salary, homie!

    actually he might be more trouble than it’s worth even for the vet min.

  12. Agree with all4patriots.

    I could see him back in NE, but at a veteran minimum salary with lots of incentives.

    He could still create room underneath for branch and welker.

  13. belichickee says:
    “I adored Randy Moss on the Pats. If he’s learned his lesson that he’ll not have it better anywhere else and is willing to come back and play a certain role, I’d take him back in a heartbeat.”

    Listen belichickee…..I might have bought this about three teams ago. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that Moss will NEVER learn his lesson.

    He shot his way out of the Vikings and the Raiders, and he finally had it made in Foxboro. So what does he do….he shoots his way out of town again. Every time that things aren’t going his way……. when he isn’t getting enough passes to suit him……he sulks, and mopes, and makes things generally uncomfortable for his teammates…..even if the team is winning. Not because he doesn’t want to win and be a good teammate…..but because that’s who he is…..HE CAN’T HELP HIMSELF!!!

  14. “The little grouchy man you see on camera is not the man you see off camera.”

    If you were trying to endear yourself to the pats brass, that probably is not going to get it done…

  15. Moss is a triple threat….
    Tinman, scarcrow and cowardly lion all wrapped
    up in one part time player.

  16. Dummy, shouldnt of talk smack while playing on the pats. The pats aint gonna take him back, certainly not the titans because of what he just said “my heart is in new england” what a noob

  17. Never wanted him on the team but he was decently behaved when he was there until 2010 with his whining.
    Don’t want him back in NE either.
    Any player who is considered elite does not automatically make the team better when he leaves like the Pats offense got after the trade.

  18. @ djteknision1200 says:
    Mar 16, 2011 2:34 PM
    “His heart maybe in NE, but his azz won’t be. Randy your skills are on a downward spiral. No one needs a WR that runs only one route anymore!!”

    Funny. But guess what. Not having that one rout option is what separated the Patriots from the NY Jets and maybe a trip to the SuperBowl. With Moss, the Patriots dominated the Jets in their first meeting. And Moss torched Revis island and caused him to pull his hammy. Without him, the slower Pats recievers couldn’t find any daylight or separation against the faster & more talented Jets secondary. And they flamed out miserably in the playoffs. Al Davis was right. If the Patriots had Moss in the playoffs they would have beaten the Jets. And a slower Randy Moss is still faster than 95% of all receivers and DBs in the NFL today. He still demands double coverage with teamed with a phenomenal QB like Tom Brady. Belichick and Kraft want that guy back for 1-2 more years under the right contract structure. And has much as said so. They really like and respect him. I live in the Boston area and would love to see him come back in this humbled and appreciative state. Tom Brady lusts for him to come back. The Patriots like to run their offense in packages. They wanted Moss to be more of a 1st and 3rd down package player last year. He was unwilling to do that because he was in a contract year. Now he is aggreable to it. And the Pats are waiting to pounce on him if they can structure a more incentive laden deal. Package him with those talented young tight ends, Deion Branch, Wes Welker, and the youngsters, and you have a lethal offense. Also getting Moss back will allow the Pats to load up on D-Line and O-Line in the draft. They could be lethal next year with a contrite Moss if they avoid the injury plague. And won’t have to look for Brady’s deep threat for the rest of his career. Bottom line. I think Moss sent a clear positive coded signal to Belichick and Kraft, who had obviously started the return process with him before talks broke down with the NFLPA. It was Moss saying to them in code, you can draft this way, because I’ll be there when you call me. A lot of this kind of stuff is going on with free agent NFL players, agents and owners.

  19. His heart may be in New England; but his head is up his ass and his feet are always in his mouth. Now he may end up on the unemployment line with a whole lot of other Americans and I can see him in Bankruptcy court before this decade is over,

  20. I’m sure the Vikings would look forward to having him back. They are already out of a third round pick next month so why not?

    Look at the positives, Sidney Rice isn’t coming back so its not like the Vikings are loaded at WR even though they still owe Berrian for his bloated contract. Randy has lived there twice before so he will waste little time finding his hooch connection and he will be running over Meter Maids in no time. And its not like the Vikings are all that picky about character. They let their players show up late at training camp, speeding tickets and right to carry concealed weapons are minor details and substance abuse is easily avoided by their own internally paid MN state judge.

  21. JimmySmith says:
    Mar 16, 2011 4:50 PM
    I’m sure the Vikings would look forward to having him back. They are already out of a third round pick next month so why not?

    Look at the positives, Sidney Rice isn’t coming back so its not like the Vikings are loaded at WR even though they still owe Berrian for his bloated contract. Randy has lived there twice before so he will waste little time finding his hooch connection and he will be running over Meter Maids in no time. And its not like the Vikings are all that picky about character. They let their players show up late at training camp, speeding tickets and right to carry concealed weapons are minor details and substance abuse is easily avoided by their own internally paid MN state judge.

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    Yes, but will they pick him up at the airport!

  22. Randy mentioned he would like to play in Cleveland or Seattle as reported per yahoo news-
    We need the help on the receiving corp but not sure about his ego, and locker room presence.

  23. Maybe if there is a lockout that costs the season some games, we replace the time with the Brett and Randy Show. They can relive the ONE Super Bowl between them in over 3o years of football – endless clips of Desmond Howard returning the ball to the opponent’s thirty yard line that delivered it. They can have guests come on like Ocho Cinco and T.O. and they can contribute on all their championship success too. They can give younger players tips on how to rip the franchise and call the management liars, complain about pay, how to maximize fine assessements. Basically collect together all the loudmouthed bores who think they know it all and are worth more money and control than actually are worth. It should provides seconds of fun.

  24. Also, I think it would be hilarious for the Packers to give Moss a one year contract and win another SB in 2011, just to “stick it” to Favre. One good turn deserves another. They would just “hope he understands that it’s about wanting to play and play at a high level as long as we can do so” for the team. If they really wanted to be jerks they could sign Wahle, Rivera, Sherman, and Mariucci to one year consulting contracts too.

  25. Incentive laden contract, one year, and let Moss draw double coverage. When defenses start to figure out that he is nothing but a decoy, then Brady can find him deep. A humbled Moss can be a great addition to the Pats. If he isn’t humbled by all of this, nothing will ever humble him.

    Would Pats fans rather have Moss playing for another AFC East team?

  26. Maybe Moss and JaFatone Russell can start their own league since they’re in a league of their own anyway.

    You know- the league where NOBODY wants them.

  27. The little grouchy man likes draft picks. I bet he welcomes Randy back to N.E. as a free agent and trades him to the Vikings for a third round draft pick after two games.

  28. toolkien says:
    Mar 16, 2011 6:01 PM
    Also, I think it would be hilarious for the Packers to give Moss a one year contract and win another SB in 2011, just to “stick it” to Favre. One good turn deserves another. They would just “hope he understands that it’s about wanting to play and play at a high level as long as we can do so” for the team
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    Awesome. That would almost be worth seeing the Packers with another one. Kudos!

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