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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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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:41 pm

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Oh what baloney...both of these guys are going into the HOF.  In regards to Moss taking a shot at Carter...until Owens and Moss got later into their careers, Carter was recognized as the 2nd best receiver in history, or at least top3.  These guys had the benefit of playing in a pass happier league that got friendlier to QB's and Receivers as their careers went on.  Carter actually played during a time when they got tougher on rules for receivers making it harder for them to seperate, especially in the redzone and when DB's and LB's were still allowed to make vicious hits without having to think about where they place their shoulder, because even incidental/unavoidable contact to the helmet now is flagged.

Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:33 pm

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Sad thing is, Carter is going to get into the HOF. Not a big Carter fan.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:29 pm

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Bottom line - There's a reason Carter is not in the HOF.  Not deserving when compared with others.

Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:29 pm

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

The only story this makes is for Chris Carter to expect shots to come back on him when he takes shots at someone.... We all know Moss quits on plays, it's on tape. But for Chris Carter to call him out, Moss had every right to call Chris out. If you don't want to be talked about, then stop talking about people yourself....

Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:22 pm

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

1st Carter should be in the Hall, 2nd Moss is going to come back and I'm thrilled about that!  Where ever he lands, if utilized right, he'll make an immediate impact!  as for the twitter convo, it's hysterical and makes for headlines apparently!

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