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    Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    Wow.

    "I'm going to go ahead and start this thing off. I'm going to go ahead and say this. I think I said something a couple weeks ago. Look, I got fined $25,000 for not speaking to you all. Me personally, I really don't care. But at the same time, I do answer questions throughout the week. For the league to fine me $25,000, I'm not going to answer any more questions for the rest of this year. If it's going to be an interview, I'm going to conduct. So I'll answer my own questions. I'll ask myself the questions, then give y'all the answers. So from here on out, I'm not answering any more questions for the rest of this season. Enough said of that, now we'll get to the game.

    Let me hold it down. Alright. I really haven't had a chance to talk to the guys, so this is no disrespect to the Minnesota Vikings and their organization. The captains, Wilfolk, Tommy Boy, Mayo, Kevin Faulk, man I miss them guys, man, I miss the team. It was hard for me to come here and play. It's been an up and down roller coaster emotionally for me all week. And then to be able to come in here and see those guys, running plays and I know what they're doing, and the success they had on the field, the running game, so I kind of know what type of feeling they have on their locker room, man. I just want to be able to tell the guys, I miss the hell out of them, every last helmet in that locker room.

    I mean, Deion Branch came up to me after the game. I've never had a chance to meet Deion Branch, but it was definitely a pleasure to meet him. Coach Belichick, he gave me an opportunity to be a part of something special. That's something I really take to heart. I actually salute coach Belichick and his team and the success they've had before me, during me and after me. So I'm actually stuck for words, just because of the fact that, man, this is just, a lot of memories here. To the New England Patriots fans, that ovation at the end of the game, that really felt heart-warming. I think I actually shedded a tear for that.

    Like I said, it's been an emotional roller coaster all week. Tried to prepare, tried to talk to the players and coaches about how this game was going to be played, couple tendencies here and a couple tendencies here. The bad part about it, is you have six days to prepare for a team, and on the seventh day, that Sunday, meaning today, I guess they come over and say, 'Dag Moss, I guess you was right about a couple plays and a couple schemes they were going to run.' And it hurts as a player, that you put a lot of hard work in during the week, and at the end of the week, Sunday, when you get on the field, that's when they acknowledge about the hard work that you put in throughout the week. That's actually a disappointment.

    I can't really say enough about this team and this organization. I met with Mrs. Kraft before the game because I really didn't have a chance to talk to her before I left. I thanked Mrs. Kraft for letting me have the opportunity to be a part of something special. The New England Patriots have always been a special organization and I've always watched from afar.

    When I got drafted by Minnesota, and I think I said this a couple weeks ago, I think I felt obligated to bring a Super Bowl to Minnesota. And this season is still not over. Do I know what next season and the future is going to bring? No, I do not. But all I can say is that it's a lot of work that we leave on the field each day.

    There is a lot of film study that we leave in that room each day. I know how hard these guys work in New England and the only thing that I really tried to do was take what the best coach in football history has brought upon me, or the knowledge that he's given me about the game of football, and I tried to sprinkle it off to the guys the best way I know how. So I'm going to go ahead and end this interview, I have my family to see.

    Definitely down that we lost this game because I didn't expect us to lose this game knowing that we had a few things that we had to clean up. But like I said, they played a good game. I wish we could have had that three at the end of the half. Maybe it could have been different. Maybe not. I don't know how many more times I'm going to be up here in New England, but I'm going to leave the New England Patriots, coach Belichick, man, with a salute. Man, I love you guys. I miss you. I'm out."
    -Moss
    Verbatim: Randy Moss - NFC North Blog - ESPN



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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    Sounds likes he misses his old girlfriend.



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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    I enjoyed that more than the same annoying, pointless questions the media usually asks.



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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    From the heart. Gotta respect that.



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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    Definitely more interesting than actually getting interviewed



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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    Agreed. But in the process he is throwing his current coaching staff under the bus.

    The bad part about it, is you have six days to prepare for a team, and on the seventh day, that Sunday, meaning today, I guess they come over and say, 'Dag Moss, I guess you was right about a couple plays and a couple schemes they were going to run.'
    I wish we could have had that three at the end of the half. Maybe it could have been different.



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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    That whole team is filled with prima donnas.



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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    NFL players are asked to do very little for the league they do not get paid for, Interviews is one of them......Maybe Randy should go start his own league, Coach himself, be his own owner, maybe if he could throw the ball to himself then maybe he would try harder....?



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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    If he respects everything about the Patriots and their organization....why did he quit on them? He flat out quit on that team.


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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseClone View Post
    If he respects everything about the Patriots and their organization....why did he quit on them? He flat out quit on that team.
    You don't know what you've got till it's gone.



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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    Refreshing honesty. You don't get that from very many players.


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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    He may have thrown the current coaching staff under the bus, but it sounds like the coaches just flat out ignored what Randy had to say during the week. Childress is a joke, as is the attitude and execution from the entire team and there's no excuse for the Vikes not to have a better record.


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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    That was interesting as hell to read.



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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    I would much rather listen to that than stupid reporters either throw softball questions or try to stir up controversy that isn't there...all players should speak from the heart instead of letting the business turn you into a robot.


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    Re: Randy rants again! (Moss's statements after loss)

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    Agreed. But in the process he is throwing his current coaching staff under the bus.
    If I had his coach, I'd throw him under the bus.

    Absolutely classy remarks towards a team that traded him. I think that should add some important context to the negative stuff about a staff that everyone knows is pretty poor.

    Really good read. I appreciate his honesty.


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