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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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Comments

Since: Dec 8, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2010 9:38 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Moss won't make it through the season. He doesn't want to play or practice or work but he wants the rest of his 3.6 million. If my reciever stops running and doesn't try to catch a ball thrown to him I don't just waive him, I jump the P.O.S. right there in the stadium and thats what Jeff fisher will do after 2 or 3 weeks.



Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2010 7:05 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Well, Jeff Fisher sure isn't "wishy-washy", and he's about as much a "man's man" as anyone, so maybe Moss will fit in better in Tennessee than most people are predicting.  I can't wait until Week 10 to find out.



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 6:45 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Carter is right here. Randy Moss need a coach like mike singletary. Someone that will tell him to shut up someone that isn't all starry eyed looking at moss, and someone that isnt afraid to make moss look like a fool in front of his team mates. I only bring up singletary for his ability to do this. He took his loud mouth showboat of a TE benched him for a stupid penalty (excesive celebration after TD) then sent him to the locker but stopped him while he was walking off the field and made him go back and grab his helmet off the bench before he could go to the lockers. Moss needs an authority figure to keep him in line.




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2010 5:26 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

“Randy’s problem is that Randy does not have a great deal of respect for male authority,"  .... "ANYONE".
this si no way to cionduct yourself, espec when u are paid like someone in the top 10% of the us population.
I dont care if this guy jumps off a bridge. i dont. or anyopne else like him. any color. any nationality. any race. any sport. rapper. country singer, etc.
these guys dont even "work" for a living. and its in their job description. its called PLAYING sports. not WORKING sports.
owning a team is a business. these guys are baffoons, most of them. not some, most.
ben roethisberger, plaxico, harrison, owens, moss,.. etc.  It doesnt matter if it is on the field or off.
these people all have one thing in common.. they think they are better than YOU and ME, and they try everyday to prove it by making it "news".



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 5:13 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

He just spent a few years in New England...they have probably the rudest people in America save possibly New York.  It was just normal talk to be saying the food tasted like crap.  Now in the heartland...it doesn't really work that way, so they got rid of him.  He's always been loud and somewhat obnoxious, but his "problems" have consisted of like one car accident with a cop?  Yeah he should change his attitude, but there are a lot of self righteous people on this board that do worse on a daily basis.



Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 4:50 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Lets be honest here.  They are both self absorbed cry babies.  Carter is not all wrong in his assessments of Moss though.  Moss has always been a trouble maker, and we assumed early in his career that he was just young and would grow out of it, but he never did, although he was pretty quiet in NE for the time he was there.  The way Moss was treating the caterers in the locker room is disgusting, he thinks because he has money that he can be rude and do what he wants to do.  I ready for Moss to get out of the headlines.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:59 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Moss is like me, but I'm retired and 15yrs older than him. Play those BS games with your kids, don't step to a Grown A Man with all that nonsense. ---------Your 49 years old and retired. I would think a grown ass man could work longer than that. Ummm, I belive it was Randy playing the games. Like he did in Minnesota the first time, earlier this season in New England, and again at Minnesota. So, it was Childress not playing the game, he just dropped Moss for playing his. Maybe that is "straight up" enough for you. I think this is more of a case "When keeping it real goes wrong". You ignorant fudgesnake.



Since: Oct 30, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:52 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

I guess if you think that you're (MOSS) truly that good and should't listen to anyone, then ther is no place for you in the league.  A lot of NFL players, mostly WR go through a stage like his but MOSS's is a contiuous struggle.



Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:40 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

ONCE AN ASS, ALWAYS AN ASS.



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:34 pm
 

Cris Carter explains Randy Moss' problem

Yes, Chris Carter is a great guy to teach someone else not to be so self absorbed.  He is less self absorbed than Michael Irvin, so I suppose he has that going for him.


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