Randy Moss says he’s “coming to tear somebody’s heads off, man”

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In 1998, then-rookie Randy Moss nonchalantly vowed to come to the NFL and “rip it up.”  And he did.

Now, a season after retiring, Moss has made a more colorful promise.  “I’m coming to tear somebody’s heads off, man,” Moss said in a compelling Monday night video session on Ustream, roughly 12 hours after using the technology to announce his return to football.

He dubs his casual laptop encounters with fans “Moss TV,” and he says he won’t be doing anything with the media.  “I don’t wanna be on nobody’s radio, I don’t wanna be on nobody’s newspaper,” Moss said.  “This is Moss TV, this is gonna continue to be Moss TV.”

He says he’s “fully committed” to playing, that he’s “still got it,” that he can indeed still run a 4.3 in the 40, but that he doesn’t need to be the No. 1 receiver on his next team.

“I got something on my shoulder and it’s a chip that I need to get it off,” Moss said.

Though earlier in the day he seemed to be willing to play for any team that is willing to have him, Moss hinted that he wants a team that will compete, and that is “missing a piece here and there.”

He said wants to win a Super Bowl; he said his socks got sweaty from nerves as he was rooting for the Patriots to beat the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.

Moss candidly admitted to a variety of regrets.  “I got regrets of how I left New England, I got regrets of how I left Minnesota, and I got regrets of how I retired,” Moss said.  But he said “I doubt that” in response to a viewer who asked if he’d play again for the Vikings.  Moss also laughed at a viewer comment warning him not to play for the Browns because former Vikings coach Brad Childress now works there.  (Moss also said he won’t tell the story about what really happened in Minnesota, and that he’s saving it for the book.)

Above all else, Moss was funny and engaging.  Someone asked him, “How smelly are your poops?”  He responded by explaining that when he was a kid he didn’t think guys like Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan pooped or wiped their noses.

And then Moss picked his own nose on camera.

Though the online antics won’t make him any more attractive to his next team, his return to the limelight — and his genuine, child-like fascination with having 500-plus viewers and a rapid-fire stream of questions — is fun to watch.

He says he’ll fire up “Moss TV” again tomorrow, or the next day.  Or maybe the next day.  When it happens, we’ll post a head’s up and a link on the PFT Twitter page.

107 responses to “Randy Moss says he’s “coming to tear somebody’s heads off, man”

  1. Moss half asses his way through three teams in 2010, looks to have lost a step and spends the whole 2011 season out of football. TO had a productive 2010, caused no problems in Buffalo or Cincy and is busting his sack to get back in the NFL.

    And yet teams are interested in Moss, but not TO? Just how does that make a lick of sense?

  2. Well I guess technically, Randy, you did “leave” New England or Minnesota…..but it wasn’t voluntary.

  3. i’m a chargers fan, but man, randy moss has always been my favorite wide receiver ever.

    i grew up watching the 49ers and chargers, joe montana, jerry rice, etc.

    but no player has been as enigmatic and captivating for me as randy.

    if he says he has a chip on his shoulder, i believe him. he sounds like he’s got somethin to prove. any team who gives him a chance this upcoming season will be handsomely rewarded.

  4. Please Randy come to Carolina. You and Cam are made for each other. Both are ELITE but hated on. Let’s make them haters eat crow!!!

    Moss, Smith, Lafell, Olsen, Shockey, Dwilly, JStewart.

    This would easily become the best offense in the league and the best offense in decades. Top notch QB, Top notch O-line. Top Notch RBs. Top Notch TEs. And now Top Notch WRs.

    How can anyone not agree??

  5. No bonus…veteran minimum salary with lots of incentives and a stay out of trouble clause and then he’ll probably get a few teams interested. His problem is that, like T.O. he’s blown all his money and came to realize he’s too stupid to handle a real job and he needs the money for all his child support payments. All these dudes have kids with multiple women.

    First he’ll have to “prove” he can still run a 4.3 and can pass a football fitness test.

    Talks cheap…his biggest shock will be when he keeps hearing NO SIGNING BONUS.

  6. Does he regret dogging it in Oakland and quitting on the team. He should NEVER be a Hall of Famer because of his on-field performance.

  7. It’s a shame he didn’t have this sense of urgency over the last 2 seasons.

    He’s done – any team would be crazy to offer him any more than the minimum

  8. The last best reciever lining up against the next big thing in Megatron, that could be nasty. I don’t think Burleson would mind either he has played with both. Moss won’t get much money they could fit him under the cap

  9. Why is everyone gushing over Randy freaking Moss? I get it, I loved him as a Viking the first time around. However, Randy Moss of 2012 isn’t the Randy Moss of 1998-2008. He’s lost a step or two, the one thing he relied on. He isn’t very good anymore and definately not worth the headaches that come along with Randy Moss.

  10. I’ll watch Moss TV all day over Sportscenter. But what I’m most interested in seeing is whether Vegas does odds on which self-absorved and unemployed WR (TO, Moss & Ocho, once released) gets a job first.

  11. Really sad that some players that are used to alot of money can stoop to to get some dumb-ass teams to “take a chance” and sign these has-beens and waste millions of $$. Moss is seeing what it is like now to have no skills to make a living and earn a fair wage in this markeplace. He has no other skills to do anything in real life outside the NFL fairyland.. So it makes sense these players want to crawl back to the NFL for another year or two and get another 2-3 million even if they are a failure. Makes sense for them to pitch this BS on MossTV.

  12. “he said his socks got sweaty from nerves as he was rooting for the Patriots to beat the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.”

    If he had a brain, his socks would be sweaty from thinking of the numbers he could put up playing alongside Nicks and Cruz. Too bad he’s an ass. He would make the Giants passing game unstoppable – if he really can still run a 4.3 and actually played WR for the whole game instead of taking 50% of the plays off. But since he’s Randy, well, there’s no chance of that.

  13. That’s great news for Randy Moss, he still a great receiver if New England had him this year the Super Bowl may and probably would have come out different, There is a lot of teams that should be interested in him if they have a brain which is something to think about and so is Terrell Owens a great pickup for some team, this is going to be a very interesting off season, my advice to any player don’t go to San Diego there owner just spit in the face of their fans when he kept Turner and the GM that was a even worse move than Carson Palmer going to the Raiders, are you listening Mr. McKenzie and Allen.

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  14. Perfect.

    Anothet twit who’s:

    Too legit, too legit to quit! (end sarcasm)

    Personally, I think he’d be better as a pro wrestler.

    His character could be “The Moss Boss” or something…he could wear a tight green unitard and since he’s lazy and only works when he wants to, he could just cling to his opponent until they collapse from the sheer stupidity of it all.

    Loser. Him and his first class A-hole buddy Chris Carter. Hope neither one of you ever get voted into the HOF.

    Perhaps they now, in their (NFL) old age, both have regrets for being such cancers.

    Maybe these two narcissists can come together and form their own show… Call it “Black & Malignant: the show that grows on you”

    It has a nice ring to it…

    wait…on second thought, it has NO RINGS to it.

  15. That’s sick Randini, not only ripping one head off but both heads. This dude means business. Can’t wait to see this offseason unfold. Manning to Moss somewhere?

  16. Imagine this…Moss and Johnson lined up on the outsides. Welker lined up in the slot. And Gronk and Hernendez taking up seam routes and everything else in the middle. Now tell me, who’s gonna defend that? Then think about who’s gonna stop Mario Williams coming off the edge? And what receiver is gonna have the balls to run routes in the middle of the field when LaRon Landry is patrolling it? You think the dynasty is done? Think again…

  17. Honestly, I would prefer watching 36 straight hours of Occupy Oakland live stream than I would 15 minutes of Moss TV. And Occupy Oakland live stream is practically unwatchable.

  18. Scott Linehan got Moss to perform at a very high level for the 6 years he had him in Minnesota before he left for St. Louis, that would be AWESOME if he brought him to play opposite of Calvin Johnson in Detroit!!!!

  19. Tear some heads off, man? The fine staff at Tinucci’s will be pleased to learn Randy has become a full-time restaurant critic…

    As for Moss TV…I wouldn’t make my dog watch it…

  20. effedinLA says: Feb 13, 2012 11:38 PM
    I see he didn’t mention any regrets about the Raiders.
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    Regrets? I would think he’d be estatic.

  21. Above all else, Moss was funny and engaging. Someone asked him, “How smelly are your poops?” He responded by explaining that when he was a kid he didn’t think guys like Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan pooped or wiped their noses.

    Randy’s new nickname should be, “Meconium Moss”.

  22. Expect him to be with the Pats again. He could do more than Ocho by accident. A one year deal at a cap friendly price will get it done.

  23. is it just me or will the Falcons add this guy and speak of him as “the offensive piece that will put us over the top.” they’ll then lose in the first round as previously mentioned by the playoffs

  24. Please go to the Jets. What fun would that be!

    The only thing that dumpster fire needs is Randy pouring gasoline all over it.

    I can see it now, Santonio crying about not getting enough looks and Randy shutting it down when Sanchez can’t get him the ball.

  25. …Saving it for the book, huh? Let’s string a couple of proper sentences together first before you make all our heads explode trying to read your book. However, you’d make a great receiver for Jay Cutler and my Bears, yes?

  26. …tear somebody’s heads off ?

    Someone needs to tell Randy he’s a wide receiver, not a LB…

    …besides, tearing someone’s head off is a sure fire way to get called to Goodell’s office.

  27. I’m sure there will be teams tripping over themselves to pay this idiot to “play when he wants to”.

  28. Talk about someone who wore out their welcome, Moss needs to stay retired and stop ruining his image.

    When he first came into the league, he was the fire of the Vikings, a rookie WR that was tearing teams to pieces.

    10 years ago, everyone loved him. After his ego got the best of him in NE, and got him cut, then he didn’t do anything for a few games with his old team, and now he’s still talking like he’s the greatest. Why couldn’t you catch in 2010 Randy? Balls were slipping right through your hands!

    If he wants to go into the Hall of Fame, he best not come back, or else he’ll probably ruin his chances.

  29. He has been true to his word, “I play when I wanna play.” Too bad he seemingly hasn’t wanted to play for that past few years/teams. But…the fact of the matter is first impressions on Randy have (usually) been good. If he indeed finds a good situation, where he is another “piece”, he could thrive. He needs a strong-willed QB that runs a locker room and won’t put up with his antics. Put him with Manning, Brees, Brady (again), Rodgers, he could put up decent, if not better than decent, numbers. He’ll initially come to play, the key is can you keep him in line over the long haul of a season…

  30. If he wanted to play for a dollar a year I would still make him sigh a good behavior contract!

    If he screws up he would have to pay ME the veteran minimum!

    I guarantee I would get that cheque!

    Too bad this guy didn’t understand how good he really was!

  31. ““I don’t wanna be on nobody’s radio, I don’t wanna be on nobody’s newspaper,””

    Boy is it annoying when people in positions of power blame the media for how people view them.

    As if it wasn’t there “i can do it all myself” attitude that did them in and had others turn their backs.

  32. Forgetaboutit !!! In his day, he was feared and rightfully so. Now he is a vertical route runner, who has lost a step or two and who – even when young, admitted that he took plays off. I am so surprised that any football person, after hearing that, would be interested. Two rules in sport: you never give up and you don’t take plays off. Yet he’s in demand and TO is finished? What did I miss? Numbers don’t lie. Look at their last year of playing and tell me who played better.

  33. Wow, am guessing it sure didn’t take him long to blow through all his money…. and then he wants to play football again.

  34. I want to see Randy succeed. He’s made a good contrition and now it’s sounds like he’s seeking catharsis. I wish him good fortune. Randy playing freakish football is good for the league and it drives the haters crazy. #getitrandy

  35. “Randy Moss says he’s “coming to tear somebody’s heads off, man””

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    I wonder which team owner’s head he’ll be ripping off?

    I get the feeling he’ll have a choice of 32 different ones
    after all of those guys tell him to take a hike & stay retired…

  36. mjkelly77 says:
    Feb 13, 2012 11:33 PM
    “I’m coming to tear somebody’s heads off, man”
    ________________________________

    I didn’t know there were multi-headed players in the NFL.
    ____________________
    All the male players have two heads, kelly.. just think about it. Randy is coming to rip them both off. Now think about THAT for a minute.

  37. “Randy Moss says he’s “coming to tear somebody’s heads off, man””

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    I think he’s talking about the caterers

  38. waccoforflacco says:
    Feb 14, 2012 12:05 AM
    No bonus…veteran minimum salary with lots of incentives and a stay out of trouble clause and then he’ll probably get a few teams interested. His problem is that, like T.O. he’s blown all his money and came to realize he’s too stupid to handle a real job.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    what proof do you have of this? This guy has a bunch of successful charities and a race team. He isn’t broke and isn’t stupid.

  39. Randy’s nickname among the fans when he was with the Vikings was “cancer”. He’s trouble in the locker room, and he still only plays when he wants to play.

    Sorry Randy. You had your chance, and you blew it.

  40. The problems are (1) everyone knows what he means when he says he’s “fully committed” and (2) anyone who says they are “saving it for the book” is not someone you want to invite into your locker room.

  41. First off, someone will sign him. Most likely the Patriots. Secondly, I highly doubt he is broke like so many of you suggest. He made a lot of money playing and has quite a few business ventures. So yeah, people saying he has a “zero” balance are way off base.

  42. Maybe he can bury the hatchet with Chilly in Cleveland. He’s definitely an upgrade over any WR. on that squad.

  43. Breaking news: Cris Carter was on ESPN with Mike and Mike earlier today and he taked about Moss, saying that he can still play but he also said that Randy has some “quit” in him, more than any player he’s ever played with.

    Moss heard about this and on his twitter account, he fired back at Carter.

    Here is Randy’s twitter response: @criscarter80 its sad how u stroked ur own ego when u were suppose to b my mentor! then u wonder why karma bites u in the ass!#goodlukwithhof

    And shortly after that, Randy Moss got on “MossTV” and he apologized for his comments(I watched it live), saying that he “still has love” for Cris Carter and he hopes he makes it into the Hall of Fame.

    I’m a life-long Viking fan and a big fan of both Moss and Carter. I’m not convinced that those two are as close as they used to be, but they both respect each other.

  44. I’m sorry, Mr. Moss but the position of decapitator has already been filled by a Mr. Suh… But thanks for applying!

  45. I’ve only had a handful of players that I would tune in just to watch them.

    1. Barry Sanders

    2. Joe Montana

    3. Brett Favre

    4. Randy Moss

    5. Deion Sanders

  46. He’s saying all the right things…but so was Tiki during his comeback attempt. Fully motivated, can still run a 4.3, won’t care if he’s not the #1 receiver. Surprised he hasn’t offered to cover kicks and get coffee for the coaching staff.

    If he were really motivated and could still run a 4.3, he’d be rightfully demanding to be somebody’s #1.

  47. “I got regrets of how I left New England, I got regrets of how I left Minnesota, and I got regrets of how I retired”

    ______________________

    Great, admitting you have a problem is the first step. Now stop doing foolish, indulgent impulsive things.

  48. If im an NFL coach, im bringing him in ASAP. When he walks in the door, he will walk right on to a 40 yard strip of turf. IF he runs under a 4.35 he gets a locker. IF he runs any slower i’ll carry his bags back to the limo that brought him in. SIMPLE. AS. THAT.

    If his actions match his words, then im sold. If it is just another retiree think he stills has it, and he doesnt, then im out.

  49. trbowman says:

    Moss half asses his way through three teams in 2010, looks to have lost a step and spends the whole 2011 season out of football. TO had a productive 2010, caused no problems in Buffalo or Cincy and is busting his sack to get back in the NFL.

    And yet teams are interested in Moss, but not TO? Just how does that make a lick of sense?
    ___________________________

    Then again, no one ever said you had a lick of it to judge with.

  50. Guy’s a one trick pony. He throws his arm up and expects the deep ball. That’s been his career; he could do that when he was younger, but he’s not blazing by anybody today. Good luck diva.

  51. ATTENTION RANDY MOSS DID NOT “BLOW” HIS MONEY!!!. every one here seems to think he pulled a T.O….but that completely not true. Its speculation from people assuming that Moss is another black athlete who blew his money. In case you dont know, Moss is not flashy at ALL. He has a nice house, supports his 1 family (4 kids with the SAME woman) and all he does is fish. The guy is simple. He’s a country boy who likes to fish and keep it mellow. People call him a menace because he didnt try in certain games but he’s never been an off the field trouble makewer either. Just tired of people ASSuming hes another one who blew his money.

  52. People don’t seem to accept the fact that Moss isn’t what he used to be. Getting excited about how he’d look on your team is kind of silly. You should instead fantasize about a player like Meachem or something because there are better FA WR’s out there right now.

  53. People who are saying Moss is coming back for the money really don’t know what the guy is all about. He has made millions in his career and doesn’t live a flashly lifestyle…never had a big entourage. He lives in a small town in West Virginia. I highly doubt he’s out of money.

    Moss truly does love football. Is he the ultimate frontrunner? Yes. He gives up on teams when they aren’t winning. But when he’s in the right situation, all he cares about is winning.

  54. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says:
    Feb 14, 2012 10:46 AM
    I’ve only had a handful of players that I would tune in just to watch them.

    1. Barry Sanders

    2. Joe Montana

    3. Brett Favre

    4. Randy Moss

    5. Deion Sanders

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    6. Cam Newton

    might as well add him, too….

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