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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 12, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 8:46 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Get em Randy, everyone knows that Chris Carter is a LIL BEEEOOTCH.  From Mentor to Hater.

Besides we dont need him stating the obvious, there is no denying the fact that you only play when you want to. lol



Since: May 26, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 8:41 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Moss didn't just take plays off.. He took games off. It wasn't that he was "resting" like some posters said, he just had no interest in playing even remotely hard. It takes a nimrod and total douche to be traded/released twice in one season.



Since: Dec 2, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2012 8:39 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

the NFL doesn't need selfish, arrogant quitters like moss in the league.
guy destroyed his once-great legacy, but being a big crybaby with the raiders & patriots.
too late to redeem yourself, mr. "i play when i want to play".
just fade away into oblivion already.
carter has every right to make the comments he did.
moss is in the same category as terrell owens, chad ochocinco & other great receivers,
who's egos got in the way of their professionalism.




Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:52 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Prove him wrong Randy. He is doing nothing but speaking the truth.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:51 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

I take what Carter says with little meaning. Cris Carter almost never has anything good to say about a receiver who "might" be his equal or better. He tore into Calvin "Megatron" Johnson earlier this year about being over rated. All Calvin did was prove this year that he is a much better receiver than Carter ever was.

In the Carter vs Moss case, it is just a case of 2 big egos colliding.



Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:46 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Please do not get me started with this kid.



Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:45 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

CHris Carter is right.  All the talent RM had at the time.  To let it go to waste like he did.  Can't be nothing  but a quitter attitude.  He should have been happy to have been blessed with all that talent and a &^%$& face attitude.  He'll never make the hall.  And neighter will TO. Same reason, Im out.



Since: Jan 4, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:43 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

In that picture, the Vikings were getting hammered 41-0 against the GIants in the 2001 NFC Championship. Wouldn't quite say happier times. lol



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:31 pm
 

Carter is saying it, others are just thinking it.

Is there a reason why this man (Carter) cannot have an opinion on the subject?  I agree with him.  Obviouslt Moss has blown his fortune, and has to make a desperate comeback.  Why else would this be happening? 



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:23 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

"MOSS is better at football...PERIOD"

That statement may very well be true, but watching how Moss played, his "taking plays off", how on some plays, looked like he didn`t try, and how he "retired" last year. Just proves he is a Quiter.


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