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Moss didn’t get the offers he wanted

R. Moss one-hand AP

Agent Joel Segal confirmed on SportsCenter Monday what seemed readily apparently in the wake of the Randy Moss’ retirement on Monday. He just didn’t get the kind of offers he was looking for.

Segal indicated that Moss didn’t get interest from the teams that he was hoping to play for.

“He’s such a competitor and wanted to go back. However, he wanted to go back in certain places,” Segal said. “He wanted to be on a championship team in his mind.”

Segal said there were offers, but apparently not the right teams. He was asked whether Moss’ mind might change if an attractive offer came from the right team should injuries strike.

“I can’t speak for Randy. One thing I know as an agent, you don’t speak for Randy Moss,” Segal said.

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33 Responses to “Moss didn’t get the offers he wanted”
  1. coleman121280 says: Aug 1, 2011 2:44 PM

    I’m so happy that his talent doesn’t overcome his attitude and teams just aren’t going to put up with it anymore.

  2. thephantomstranger says: Aug 1, 2011 2:44 PM

    If a wide receiver on a contending team goes down to injury during the season, Randy will be back. It would be a great redemption story if he could come back and be great again. Maybe he’ll take a year off and find a taker next year.

  3. ravensfan4life52 says: Aug 1, 2011 2:51 PM

    time to hang your 84 jerseys up

  4. lilrob10201 says: Aug 1, 2011 2:52 PM

    So I guess the Eagles did not make an offer for him because he said he was looking for a championship team.

  5. savocabol1 says: Aug 1, 2011 2:53 PM

    TRANSLATION: Patriots didn’t want him, so Moss retires.

  6. Dynasty says: Aug 1, 2011 2:54 PM

    This man is a BEAST! We will miss you on Sunday’s Randy. Thanks for letting us join the ride with you all the way to HOF! This man could still do it and teams that have SuperBowl aspirations should really look at this guy!

  7. vbe2 says: Aug 1, 2011 2:57 PM

    What teams did he want to play for?

  8. chipwade says: Aug 1, 2011 3:00 PM

    I can only hope that Randy Moss will never have to worry about money for the rest of his life. Terry Glenn turned down good money out of pride and started stealing cars.

    These guys need to realize that making millions playing professional football is one of the greatest privledges in the world. Regardless of which team you play for.

    I just hate to see pride bring someone down. Very sad seeing guys that made millions during their careers end up of nothing.

  9. dirtdawg55 says: Aug 1, 2011 3:06 PM

    Randy, you were on a championship calibre team (as much as it pains me to say that about the Pats) but you BMWed your way off that team. Never mind that you were on a championship calibre team with the Vikings but blew that too.

    Here’s the rub. The real championship teams know they can not win championships with you on the team. You will cry, moan, carry on, and otherwise act like a fool distracting the team from it’s goal. Sure, you might put up big numbers, although that’s a pretty big “might” at this stage of your career, but you will disappoint your team at some critical juncture.

    So yeah. No one wants you now. No surprises there.

  10. carlgerbschmidt says: Aug 1, 2011 3:07 PM

    My favorite Randy Moss story. Vikings were playing at Philadelphia. Things weren’t going real well, but the Vikings drove down to about the Eagles’ 3-yard line and wound up with 4th down. They lined up for a field goal, but the plan was for the holder Gus Frerotte to get up after taking the snap and throwing it to Randy Moss near the sideline for a momentum-turning touchdown. Moss, genius that he is, noticed that the Vikings had 12 men on the field, so he stepped off the field to avoid a penalty. Frerotte takes the snap, looks over to the sideline to throw, sees Moss has disappeared, runs around a little and gets tackled. Had Moss stayed on the field, he either would have scored or the play would have been called back if they called the penalty. The worst thing that could happen is you have to do it over and kick the field goal. Moss chose the absolute worst course of action (Phantomstranger, 2011)

    Priceless. I might actually miss them when they move to LA.

  11. voiceofrealism says: Aug 1, 2011 3:12 PM

    “He’s such a competitor ”
    Funniest line I heard all week.

  12. voiceofrealism says: Aug 1, 2011 3:12 PM

    “He wanted to be on a championship team in his mind.”
    ——–
    He’s a legend in that same place.

  13. kelvinmchale says: Aug 1, 2011 3:15 PM

    “privledges”? Did you really just type that?

  14. homelanddefense says: Aug 1, 2011 3:18 PM

    maybe he should have just shut his mouth last year when we was on the Pats. At the very least Brady could have made him look like he still had it, and it would have led to a new contract for him somewhere this year.

  15. diehardraidersfan says: Aug 1, 2011 3:22 PM

    He only wants to play for a contender, but no contender feels they NEED him. LOL! That says it all about where he’s at right now.

    This guy needs to go away. So tired of hearing from spoiled players who only want to play for contenders. Maybe the NFL should reduce its league to 8 teams like the CFL and then all these guys can compete for spots on a few teams.

    Heck, lets just have 2 teams and then every player will have a shot at a championship.

    If these punks would play hard and do their job no matter where they play, then all 32 teams would have a chance.

    SEE YA CANDY!

  16. pkrlvr says: Aug 1, 2011 3:23 PM

    Why would a super bowl caliber team want Randy Moss? This guy’s so selfish that he won’t play unless he plays for a contender. Kinda like the anti-Favre who just wants to play regardless.

  17. freedomispopular says: Aug 1, 2011 3:40 PM

    Could have shattered every one of Jerry Rice’s records. Just didn’t have the heart.

  18. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 1, 2011 3:42 PM

    Nobody cares when a criminal is not wanted in the NFL.

  19. Justin says: Aug 1, 2011 3:44 PM

    Little Randy Moss Tribute (http://minnesporta.wordpress.com/) As a Vikings fan I will always remember him in purple. Not sure how I would feel if he does the Favre retire/unretire thing i guess. Hopefully doesn’t come to that

  20. 1ravensfan says: Aug 1, 2011 3:47 PM

    Baltimore Ravens sure could use him!

  21. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 1, 2011 3:48 PM

    Waawaawaaawaaaaaaa….boo frickin’ hoo.

    Any team that would have taken him would no longer have been a championship team once he signed.

  22. thephantomstranger says: Aug 1, 2011 3:49 PM

    carlgerbschmidt says:
    Aug 1, 2011 3:07 PM
    My favorite Randy Moss story. Vikings were playing at Philadelphia. Things weren’t going real well, but the Vikings drove down to about the Eagles’ 3-yard line and wound up with 4th down. They lined up for a field goal, but the plan was for the holder Gus Frerotte to get up after taking the snap and throwing it to Randy Moss near the sideline for a momentum-turning touchdown. Moss, genius that he is, noticed that the Vikings had 12 men on the field, so he stepped off the field to avoid a penalty. Frerotte takes the snap, looks over to the sideline to throw, sees Moss has disappeared, runs around a little and gets tackled. Had Moss stayed on the field, he either would have scored or the play would have been called back if they called the penalty. The worst thing that could happen is you have to do it over and kick the field goal. Moss chose the absolute worst course of action (Phantomstranger, 2011)
    ______________

    Carl, I’m flattered that you would find one of my old comments and reprint it. Do you save all of my comments? Maybe you could make a nice scrapbook.

  23. granadafan says: Aug 1, 2011 3:49 PM

    I don’t think he’s really retired at all and is just making a PR move while waiting for the “right” offer to come. That he couldn’t sign with anyone just proves that being a cancer on teams overcomes any talent. He may be in “freakish shape”, but the empty space between his ears scared teams off.

  24. dfinpds says: Aug 1, 2011 3:49 PM

    A prima dona turd of epic proportions and an ego to match has now retired….good riddance…..IF this pos makes it into the HOF, it just enforces the idea that selfishness gets you accolades…..

  25. pftstory says: Aug 1, 2011 4:00 PM

    Farve wants to play regardless?

    He wanted to go where he could be the savior.

  26. imasturbate says: Aug 1, 2011 4:04 PM

    This could be one of the greatest years ever….no Randy Moss, no T.O., and if Chad OchoCinco acts up he will be gone as well. Goodbye and good riddance to the Divas!

  27. jebdamone says: Aug 1, 2011 4:13 PM

    “I can’t speak for Randy. One thing I know as an agent, you don’t speak for Randy Moss,” Segal said.

    gotta be the quote of the day.

  28. jebdamone says: Aug 1, 2011 4:19 PM

    “Nobody cares when a criminal is not wanted in the NFL.”

    you are an idiot. when has randy every been in trouble with the law during his NFL career? the only time he has had any sort of run in was when he bumped the parking meter woman with his car and got fined $1200 and had to do community service and that was ten years ago.
    diva? yes. criminal? no.

  29. johanneskrauser2 says: Aug 1, 2011 5:37 PM

    Now Hines Ward can pass him on the career receptions list. They are tied now you know.

  30. gimmeabruschi says: Aug 1, 2011 5:53 PM

    Not much respect being given to one of the greatest players to ever step on a football field by a bunch of clueless drama queens whose total football knowledge consists of about a dozen cliches.

    Hoodie, give him a contract to finish his career where his heart is and where he belongs; as a New England Patriot.

    (with all due respect to the Viking fans who love him too)

  31. mr4thand1 says: Aug 1, 2011 6:13 PM

    I have a STRONG FEELING that we haven’t heard the last of Randy Moss…….hmmmmm, you think the Steelers want him?

  32. MichaelEdits says: Aug 1, 2011 8:43 PM

    “I can’t speak for Randy. One thing I know as an agent, you don’t speak for Randy Moss,” Segal said.

  33. nflguy102418 says: Aug 1, 2011 10:24 PM

    No one really thinks he is going away do they? Give it week 7 or 8 and if a big name receiver goes down or a team is in need of receiver, that team will give him a sniff. He will be back somewhere to help a team with a playoff run . . . he wants a ring.

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