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Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:14 pm
Edited on: February 14, 2012 3:01 pm
 
Carter and Moss, in happier times. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Once upon a time, Cris Carter and Randy Moss were teammates with the Minnesota Vikings. As such, when news arises about Moss, ESPN trots out Cris Carter to make some comments. And over the past couple of days, Carter's managed to make Moss, who recently announced his return to football, something that doesn't resemble happy.

Carter initially said that Moss could hop out of bed and run a 4.3 40-yard dash. But then he added later that Moss has a lot of "quit" in him.


“The one thing you have to address with Randy Moss is not a conditioning thing," Carter said. "It's not an age thing. It needs to be addressed. I believe it's the elephant in the room. It's that thing called quit.

“And Randy, not like any other superstar I've met, he has more quit in him than any of those other players. So I need to addresses that. That's what (New England Patriots coach Bill) Belichick did when he brought him over from Oakland. He told him he wasn't going to have it."

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Moss had taken criticism from Carter pretty well, not mentioning it on one of his many USTREAM sessions. He's also been surprisingly contrite since announcing his return. But then he took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon and fired some shots back at his former teammate.

"@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," Moss tweeted.

Quick translation: we're not boys anymore. I mean, it's one thing to fire back at Carter for something he did during his career, but ripping Carter for not making the Hall of Fame when one of the arguments against Carter is that Moss overshadowed him in Minnesota is kind of tough.

That being said, Carter stood up on his analyst pedestal and took some shots at a guy who's supposed to be his boy. He shouldn't be surprised if said guy, who doesn't usually operate with a filter in place, fires right back.

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Comments

Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:36 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

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Thank you, Ravens! I'm not sure if any of these Carter-is-mightier-than-thou fans realize it, but Chris Carter said Calvin Johnson was NOT an elite WR and wasn't even in his top 5. With that said, I rest my case. I don't think any guy who doesn't believe CJ is an elite WR, let alone top 5, just an elite WR isn't too credible for criticizing another top tier athlete in the manner of which he did to Moss. Carter is WR for crying out loud. CJ gets no love? C’MON MAN!! He could’ve kept that on the sidelines if he really felt that way. Sounds too much like Tom Jackson to me.




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:32 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Don't worry Chris, Randy will "quit" tweeting eventually. 



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:30 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Cocaine Cris = Another HOF snub who doesnt deserve to be in until there is a weak class..His son is a college flunkee....

Randy = First ballot HOF and Record holder for single season TD mark.

Cris hates when hes not in headlines..Hey CC go away!



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:30 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

You forgot Super Bowl wins, raiders 5000. Moss - zero. You, apparently, are one of those idiots that can't share a message board with people who don't agree with you. That is how you lost your credibility. You call people ignorant. At least they have a chance to learn. Your posts have proven you to be stupid. Don't bother responding, I won't be back to read it because I already have a good idea how it will go.



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:28 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

     raiders5000, I believe Calvin Johnson is THE BEST receiver in the league, period.  This guy has all of the tools and if he stays healthy should have a long and very productive career.



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:28 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

This is exactly the type of thing that turned off teams two years ago when he was released by the titans and no one picked him up, he is a cancer and he stopped playing because no one picked him up, not because he retired.
I say randy doesn't finish the season but will get a chance at the beginning of the season.  this experiment will blow up in thier face.  I hope he gets signed for the minimum and then gets worked over.  screw randy, he is a bum!



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:27 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

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Don't worry, if there will be any dumbassing going on it will come from you. And Carter doesn't get paid to say "things like that." He gets paid to speak his mind. And there my friend is the question at hand. I think he's an idiot. It has nothing to do with his stats like many of these idiots seem to want to bring into the conversation. It's about what he's preatching. If he doesn't like the guy I'd rather he just say that.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:27 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Chris Carter was right on the money with what he said, but if Moss is his friend he shouldn't have put him on blast like that. And I don't get everyone on here that's tryin to compare them. They were completely different types of receivers. It's like comparing strikeout numbers for pitchers that are power pitchers versus ground ball pitchers. They should both be in the HOF someday because they're both GREAT receivers.



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:23 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Let's ask this:

Does anyone think Calvin Johnson is not an elite WR? Does anyone think Calvin Johnson isn't a top 5 reveiver in this league? If not, name the top 5!



Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:22 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Who the hell said he sucked?!! I said his stats aint better than Moss's as this clown is trying to suggest.
Oh, okay...I thought that you were dumbass for a little while there...Happy to see that's not the case..


You can't hold a conversation for best WR behind Rice without Moss. If you do you're a hater, plain and simple
I agree...


As far as Carter goes, he wasn't a ray of sunshine his entire career either. He's had teammates say some crap about him too. But never like this and on this platform. And for HIM to say the things he said about a guy trying to come back to the game is ridiculous. It's nothing more than old gampers crying just to stay relevant.
You do know that Carter is paid to say things like that, right?


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