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Moss has more to say

Posted on: September 14, 2010 12:02 pm
Edited on: September 14, 2010 3:31 pm
R. Moss reiterated today that he wants to keep playing for New England (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Apparently, New England WR Randy Moss’ 16-minute postgame presser after the Patriots win against the Bengals wasn’t enough. For a player who hasn’t spoken to the media since the offseason workouts, Moss certainly doesn’t seem to mind getting out his point of view.

This morning on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Moss was interviewed by Hannah Storm. Below are some of his comments.

On why he made his contract statements after the Patriots had won a big game:

“I think the timing could have been bad. But it was my first time speaking to the media this year. I wanted to get it off my chest instead of waiting until Week 12 or Week 13 where I really could become a distraction to our team. Maybe it was bad timing. But I cleared my mind to feel good about myself.”

If he understand why his teammates could have been annoyed at Moss’ timing:

“I do understand that. But when it comes to the business side of football. hopefully my coaches and teammates don’t take it as a disrespectful matter and understand where it is coming from. That’s the first time and last time you’re going to hear from me talking about my contract.”

Clarifying his remarks about leaving New England after the season but not retiring from the game:

“I love playing the game. If my skills are going to leave the New England area, which I don’t want them to leave – let me be clear, I love what they do here, I love coach (Bill) Belichick, I love the team and playing here on Sunday - but from a business standpoint, I have to look at the best interests for my family. Next year, I don’t know where I’ll be playing. Hopefully it’s in New England.”

On Jets CB Darrelle Revis calling Moss a slouch in January (to be fair, Moss hasn’t been real complimentary about Revis’ skills in the past):

“Words don’t hurt me. He’s entitled to say what he wants to say. But then again, we’re coming to the Meadowlands on Sunday. You’ve got 60 minutes of this slouch. If what he called me was a slouch, I guess the slouch in me is what you'll see you on Sunday.”

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Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: September 14, 2010 3:35 pm

Ima Moss taker

Let's all come to the understanding that there is a certain amount of arrogance in NFL stars.  As stated by many, let the stats tell the tale, not your mouth to the media.  I think Moss will do fine verse anyone, even Revis on Sunday.  Does fine constitute a 100+ yard 2 TD  I can't predict how he'll do, but, as a team player, not everything an elite WR does is shown in the stats.  He's already got Revis a little off his square.  With a little extra attention on Sunday, look for Moss to extend Brady the opportunity to make a big play with Welker, Tate or whoever.

With that, do understand that the only thing I like about Moss, aside from his NASCAR affiliation, is his performance.  He is truly one of the great WR that I've had the opportunity to follow the entire career of.  His attitude and demeanor, I've never liked.  On the contrary, he does verbalate (I love the word) his love for New England, Belichick and the Patriots organization.  Either he means it, or it sounds good to the media.  As Randy nears the tail end of his career I hope he's matured as a veteran.

Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: September 14, 2010 2:29 pm

Moss has more to say

The thing with the media is they always wants that emotional comment right after the game. A lot of these athletes are overly sensitive and become even more sensitive as they age in their careers. Sometimes you just have to shutup and play football. With that being said Moss is still a top 5 to 10 receiver in this league.

You have: Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Roddy White, Brandon Marshall,  Miles Austin, Reggie Wayne, and Moss,

Maybe Greg Jennings or Boldin.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: September 14, 2010 2:11 pm

Moss has more to say

You can ID me by my profile. My case is this: 47 TD's since 2007. Randy Moss is a touchdown machine. No one has ever been able to consistantly stop him in the red zone and Revis is no different. Revis has had an excellent, but  relativley short career. True, when Revis matched up vs. Moss last year, he won the battle. But by no means the war. Taunting Randy Moss has historically been a bad choice. Calling him a slouch would qualify. To assert that Randy Moss-owner of more than a dozen All-Time NFL records and 144 career TD's-"can't possibly manage any kind of game against Revis" is positively stupid.

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: September 14, 2010 1:48 pm

Moss has more to say

I'll take Moss.   As seen in the past a motivated Moss is a dangerous Moss.  Revis is one of the best but so is Moss.   Moss is bigger and faster than Revis.  Plus i'm not sure that they'll be matched up all the time.   If i'm the offensive cordinator of the Pats i'm going to do things to try to create matchups where Moss is going against Cromartie and Wilson. 

I think Moss gets over a 100yds.  Brady and Moss don't like the Jets.  They run their mouths.   That is extra motivation for the Pats.  I really think they're going to try and send them a statement.  I think the Pats win and win by a lot.  The Jets offense is terrible.  Greene didn't do anything,  Sanchez looked timid.  Braylon Edwards is....well Braylon Edwards.  The Jets D is solid but i don't see them stopping the Pats when they're up for the game.

Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: September 14, 2010 1:45 pm

I can see some of what he says

He sees the security that some players got in a "new deal". He simply justs wants to see if he has to be thinking of somewhere else to play......Tongue out

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: September 14, 2010 1:33 pm

Any Moss Takers Out There?

So, the slouch is talking the smack? Even, the most ardent Moss slurpers can't possibly believe that Moss can manage any kind of game against Revis. Any Moss takers out there this week? Anybody really believe Moss will ge the better of Revis? Seriously, come forward, identify yourself, and state your case for Moss. Then we'll come back here next week and see how you fared.

Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: September 14, 2010 12:48 pm

Moss makes more comments

cant wait to see moss and the patriots run all over the jets this sunday hahah jets 0-1 already ...waste of hard knocks season hahaha

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: September 14, 2010 12:22 pm

Moss makes more comments

I have always had the mindset, that your production will speak for you.
So TALK WITH YOUR GAME PERFORMANCE! stop talking in the media.

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