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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: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 6:02 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

And to add to this, Moss couldn't make half the catches that Carter made in his career.  Straight up baller and clutch player.



Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 6:00 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

I think you guys are forgetting that this is the same guy that quits on pretty much quits every play that isn't going to him.  He's a straight up cry baby.  maybe if he'd ran like everyone said he could, they would throw him the ball every down.  Since in his eyes and mind he can beat anyone.  Go figure?



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 5:53 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Which name is cooler?  Randy Carter or Chris Moss??  That's about as much as I care what these two guys say about each other, lol...



Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 5:52 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Cris Carter is one of the greatest receivers in NFL history.  It is an undeniable fact, and anyone who says otherwise is simply trolling.  If you ever watched him play, you know it to be true.  A player's greatness is not just defined by his statistics.  It's certainly part of the equation, but it's not the whole story.  A big part of what made CC great is the effort he put forth on the field.  He was in the right place at the right time when his team needed him to be.  He made catches that most other receivers simply couldn't make.  His impact on the team was immeasurable.  Of course he also has spectacular career stats, but as I said, that only adds to his legacy.  Moss, on the other hand, is all about the stats.  He was one of the most physically gifted players ever to play the game at any position.  When he played all out, he was nearly unstoppable.  But the reason that most Vikings fans have more love for CC than for Moss is that Carter played beyond his talent, where as Moss rarely pushed it.  How great could he have been if he would have had a real work ethic?  There's an excellent quote that goes something like "nothing is sadder in this world than wasted talent", and I think it fits Moss perfectly.  I loved watching him play when he felt like actually playing, and I screamed along with everyone else when he didn't.  I never had to lament the fact that Carter did't run out a pattern, or hold a block, or anything else.  You knew he would try on every play.  Moss could have been right up there with Rice, but his lack of a work ethic or discipline held him back.  That's what Carter is talking about, and it's what every GM in the league will have to consider when it comes time to decide if Randy is worth the chance.



Since: Mar 19, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 5:51 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

News Flash, The World Is Round, Things fall due to gravity, Randy Moss has a lot of Quit.  Any other News?



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 5:47 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

It's been fun but I'm done. The fact that Carter is an Analyst at ESPN has nothing to do with his sabotage attempt. He was clearly head hunting. He states let's address the elephant in the room. Well...what elephant? There wasn't one until Carter showed up. All people were saying was Randy is coming back and where's the best possible fit for him. Who said anything about quitting? Uhm, Chris did. Even ESPN has a thing cold 'cold hard facts' where they address any issue with that particular question. This went way overboard of that. He put his "boy" in sniper sights. But if you feel thats his job, so be it. I feel different. It's a love/hate thing among these men that got out of control a tad bit. To each his own. You all have a great day! 



Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 5:37 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

In all honesty, Carter doesn't get paid to state opinions. He get's paid to state facts. I mean, is ESPN the Fox News of sports or what? Well, kind of. It is all made up, BS reports, that the brass at ESPN have been thriving for. ESPN has turned into the National Enquirer of sports. I was listening to the Dan Patrick show and he and Michael Wilbon were talking about ESPN execs telling Tom Jackson if he doesn't start being more critical of players, he is going to get fired. TJ is one of the few at ESPN I respect, he states facts. He is never critical of players and always respectful, yet, ESPN would rather have BS opinions. Saying things like Randy Moss quit, and it's on video, is all opinion. Carter acting like he knows Moss and sleeps with him and knows everything about him because they played together for a couple of years is BS. Opinions are not supposed to be reported in the news and last I checked, ESPN is a sports NEWS outlet. But now, they are into the entertaining business, more worried about drama, Tebow, Blake Griffen, Lebron James, Duke, anything for ratings. ESPN is a joke and so are 95% of their analysts.



Since: Feb 14, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 5:33 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Carter's HOF window is shrinking fast and he knows it.   He is in a current log jam with Andre Reed and Tim Brown.  If the current selection committee can't decide now which It's going to get worse when Marvin Harrison, Torry Holt, Terrell Owens Reggie Wayne and Randy Moss become eliglible. Plus Rod Smith was first year eligible this year.    I am not going to argue that anyone of these WR's deserve or not deserve HOF.   My point is its going to get more difficult for the final HOF committee to vote for Cris or any of the WR's when they were a part of the final 15 and didnt make the first cut to final 10.    Then look at the other canidates this year who didnt make it this year but made the final 10  Jerome Bettis, Will Shields and Bill Parcells.   Then you have  Kevin Green, Charles Haley.   Keep in mind the most Modern Era players that can be voted each year is (5).      Then you have 2013 Larry Allen, Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp, Michael Strahan.    His best chance is 2014 with a weak first year class of Harrison and Dungy.  Predictin is 2014 HOF the year of the WR.



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 5:33 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

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"Was he asked if he liked the guy or not?  One would think that you should be more offended if he went off on a tangent and said things about his dislike for the guy when asked about Moss' ability to catch a fade route...He was asked about where Moss would fit in best and he provided some context to his opinion..."

Oh, okay. Please enlighten me on this since I seem to have missed that part. So I'm wrong for saying I would rather the guy say if he liked Moss or not? Was he asked if Moss was a quitter? Noooooo, I don't think so. Did you hear that part? So Carter can give his opinion on something that wasn't asked but I can't give my opinion on what he should stick to? And you think I "should be more offended if he went off on a tangent....blah blah blah....when asked about Moss' ability". Well guess what, blake? I am. You know why? Because he did? Carter was asked about where Moss would fit in and he answered by saying he's a quitter. But whatever... 


 



Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 5:28 pm
 

Randy Moss rips Cris Carter for 'quit' comments

Moss had nothing to do with Cris Carter not obtaining Jerry Rice-like numbers. Nobody has had numbers like him. Carter would have had to play ten more years to catch some of Jerry's records.


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