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Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Posted on: November 4, 2010 12:43 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Remember what a great mentor Cris Carter was for Randy Moss when Moss first entered the NFL? Carter was a talented receiver who had developed genuine sagacity after nearly flushing away his career with substance abuse and attitude problems. He was credible and straight-talking.

So who better to assess what’s going on with Moss these days than Carter? Now an ESPN analyst, Carter talked about his former teammate on Mike and Mike in the Morning Thursday.

“Randy’s problem is that Randy does not have a great deal of respect for male authority," Carter said. "If you’re wishy-washy, if you’re not a man’s man, if you don’t shoot it to him straight, Randy Moss is going to give you problems. He sure enough is going to give you problems."

Carter has been critical of Moss lately, saying a 33-year-old should “have graduated from [misbehavior]”. But few people in football probably understand the enigmatic receiver as well as Carter.

Moss never had another mentor once Carter left. Of course, Carter left after Moss’ fourth season; a player isn’t supposed to need a mentor at that point.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:21 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

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Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 3:32 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Agreed but the coach needs to know someting about running a football team too.  Singletary would be great if he wasn't incompetent. 



Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2010 3:20 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Cris is on the money with his assessment however I might take it just a step farther.  Randy has no respect for authority period, male or female.  The latter was illustrated with his pushing a female traffic attendant in downtown Minneapolis.  To be totally honest, I think in order to get a positive response out of Randyat all, he has to feel wanted and appreciated.  I think he loved Dennis Green simply because Green gave him an opportunity to prove others wrong and because Grenn kissed his ass.  I don't think that he truly respected Green nor that he performed at such a high level because of some love/respect for teammates or his coach.  He was motivated by selfishness and revenge.  As a Vikings fan and owner of Sunday Ticket, I watched every game that Randy played while in Minnesota and have followed him closely since his departure.  He disappointed me many times while a Viking (spraying a ref with water, fake mooning Green Bay fans, showboating against the Giants and drawing a flag which resulted in him being screamed at by CC, etc.) but his latest implosion had me nauseated.  Though I don't support the way it was handled and would like nothing more than having Childress in the unemployment line, Randy had to go.  He played like a bitch and apparantly practiced like one as well.  He is a disgusting example for young people.  He respects no one but expects to be respected by all.  He is cold and calculating and maybe my least favorite characteristic of his is that he clearly possesses a great deal of football intelligence (and possibly intelligence in general) yet he continually plays the role of the thug/hardass/sounds like a dumbass in an effort to put up a front and disguise his vulnerability and this incessent need to feel wanted.  It's pathetic.



Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 9:40 am
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

You are right.  He once ignored a female traffic control officer in Minneapolis and almost ran her over.
How fame and fortune can destroy a man.




Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2010 9:33 am
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Here, let me put this in simple terms. Randy Moss is a loud mouth inconsiderate ass. Plain and simple, a waste of good clean air!!!!!



Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 1:20 am
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Carter is wrong in saying Moss has a problem with male authority. I think Moss has a problem with ALL authority.  He is the king of "What is in this for ME"!!  He thinks the world OWES him.  And until he realizes that the sun does not set or rise on him, he will be the punk that he is.  If the media would quit jumping on the bandwagon about him...he would fade into oblivion...which is where he belongs.




Since: Jan 8, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2010 11:35 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Moss was a talented receiver.  In the past, his talent clearly outshined his other issues.  Not anymore.  Until this past season, he was a model citizen in New England.  If he had just kept his mouth shut about not getting a contract extention there, he still would be a Patriot.  Jeff Fisher is a great coach and he will bench his star QB if he feels its in the best interest of the team and make no apologies for it.  So the first time Randy acts up in Tennessee will be the last time.  If Moss berates the Titans caterer on a Friday afternoon, he won't even have time to swallow his first bite of "food not fit to feed a dog" before the door hits him in the ass.  Moss, just like T.O., is going to join Dan Marino in the "Never Won a Super Bowl" club.  The difference being that there will be no statues of Randy or T.O. outside any stadiums like Marino has outside of the Dolphins venue.  Stay classy, my friend.



Since: Aug 23, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2010 10:14 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

You are wrong about them going out and making news.  The media has jobs because the media continues to stick microphones in the faces of these guys.  Many athletes could give a rats azz about speaking to the media.  You get fined if you don't.  I am not about to blame someone for making the money that they make.  It is obvious that it is earned when you and I don't come close to performing the way that they do.  A football league isnt a very difficult business to run as long as there isnt a monopoly already in place.  Fans celebrate players not owners.  The players are often under the microscope because they keep people employed.  Just keep blaming the victims here.  The last time I checked the people with money in this country respond to what they don't like with action.  Moss complains about his future with the Patriots and is villified.  These guys work by playing football.  Most of us can't play at work to earn a living so we work with hopes to play. 



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 10:14 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Randy can respect authority, but it has to be someone who has earned it.  I don't even need to discuss the Patriot days, because Bill has 3 rings and respect from all.  He probably couldn't even stand to listen to childress's voice, because he is a ding bat.  I had to go back to the seventies, and quote Archie Bunker, to find a word that describes Brad to a T.  In Tennesee, Fisher has no rings, but enough "coaching cred" to earn his respect.  It's not an authority problem, it's a "credible" authority problem.  Randy realized Childress couldn't even coach a flag football game, so there is the problem!  I guess Brad thought he better get him out of town before he told the world, what we already know.  Good luck Randy!


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