I wrote in my post "Randy Moss and Tom Brady in a girl fight" that the New England Patriots traded Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings for about a pack of gum. Well... it looks like the Patriots got the better end of the deal.
Less than a month after the trade, the Vikings have waived Randy Moss.
Fitting that I chose to feature Moss' 1999 Donruss Rookies and Stars "Slide Show" Football card. The only thing that could have been better is if there where a line of inserts called "Downward spirals."
Could it have anything to do with his weird press conference after yesterday's game? Randy might as well have been singing Barry Manilow's "Weekend In New England." Please play this video as you read quotes from Moss' conference, it will help you understand the true feelings behind his words.
On his former coach, "Bill Belichick is the best coach in football history"
About how good the Patriots are as a team, "Man, I miss them guys, man. I miss the team" and "It was hard for me to come here and play."
Questioning Brad Childress's decision to go for it on four and goal instead of kicking a field goal, "I wish we could have had that three at the end of the half. Maybe could have been different, maybe not..."
Slamming the entire coaching staff for not listening to him during the week of prep for the game "The bad part about it -- you have six days to prepare for a team, and on the seventh day, that Sunday, meaning today, I guess they come over to me and say, 'Dag, Moss, you was right about a couple plays and a couple schemes they were going to run.' It hurts as a player that you put a lot of hard work in all week, and toward the end of the week, Sunday, when you get on the field, that's when they acknowledge about the hard work you put in throughout the week. That's actually a disappointment."
His love letter to New England and the Patriots at the end of the conference, "I don't know how many more times I'll be in New England again. But I leave coach Belichick and those guys with a salute; "I love you guys. I miss you. I'm out."
Do you think this is the kind of stuff the coaching staff of the Vikings and its players want to hear after a loss, let alone from a guy who's been with them for less than 4 weeks?
Well... Randy Moss has no need to pine for New England anymore. The Vikings left him there, literally. Didn't even bother to fly him back to get his stuff in Minnesota. Being put on waivers can affect free agency for Moss next year, so, for now, Randy Moss is in complete limbo. To quote the song "We've started a story who's end must now wait."