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Moss: No new contract is a 'slap in the face'

Posted on: September 12, 2010 4:58 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Randy Moss recently made some preseason noise when he told that he wanted a new deal and felt "not wanted" by the Patriots as a result of their not giving him more money.

Following the Patriots romp over the Bengals on Sunday (the score was closer than the game), Moss again emphasized his desire for a new deal, only this time during the postgame press conference.

He stated that if New England didn't offer him a new deal, it would be a slap "in the face" -- the word "smack" has also been thrown out on Twitter, so the exact verbiage isn't precise, but Moss' intention is.

However, despite his uncorked nature during the team's press conference, Moss said he "didn't want to leave" New England and was fully prepared to play the entire season out on his current contract.

"If I'm wanted here, I want to be here," Moss said. "If I'm not, I'm not. It's a job."

Moss was also asked about the upcoming matchup with the Jets, and responded by saying that he "prided my offseason on staying off Revis Island."

That's all good and well, but you would have to imagine that he should be more worried about staying out of Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft's doghouse -- public comments like these don't often sit well with those two, especially with the Patriots coming off of a feel-good, dominating performance against the Bengals.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Moss: No new contract is a 'slap in the face'

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 12:26 pm

Moss: No new contract is a 'slap in the face'

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Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: September 14, 2010 7:12 pm

Moss: No new contract is a 'slap in the face'

yeah so

Since: May 14, 2010
Posted on: September 13, 2010 10:26 pm

Moss: No new contract is a 'slap in the face'

i believe that moss should just play the season with the pats and if he does have a stellar year like hes predicted to then he should ask 4 more money from the patriots. if moss would quit with all the dramatics in the nfl he can be the greatest receiver ever to play in the nfl, but i dont see moss ever doin that. Hes in a good team with the pats, there playoff team every season and also they have a good qb that can get the ball to moss as well when he needs it. yea his numbers werent the best last week, they werent moss type numbers but he will get those type of stats later in the season if not in the next copule weeks. if he quits lettin these distractions get to him. he should worry bout money after the season when he puts up great numbers and then ask for alot more money wich he will then have earned and deserve. if he keeps running his mouth he will either ride the bench or be thrown out of newengland all together, and u dont run ur mouth with belichick and kraft if he does that he will be on the bench or he will be a free agent after this season if he throws temper tantums ,like he does now.

Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2010 12:36 pm

Moss: No new contract is a 'slap in the face'

the "business" as every other "business" works like this, you sign a contract you play under that, IF your boss decides he wants to pay you more or extend your time than he or she will do so. Until the day comes that a team can take money from someone midseason for performing under expectations than that is that. Moss has made a career of being and unbelievable receiver and, at times, and unbelievable Pain in the _____, he is also 34, the Pats may want him to play out a contract year and then move on. Brady has won superbowls with a LOT less talent and when you start mouthing off as the season starts.....

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2010 11:26 am

Moss: No new contract is a 'slap in the face'

A lot of good posts on this thread, but this one is the most insightful.  I'm a huge Welker fan, and I believe that a huge part of his success is due to the way that Moss spreads the field.  His presence will be very difficult to replace, and I would be disappointed if the Pats fail to retain him for the next few years.  Moss is 34 and every game he plays, he risks an injury that could impact his next contract.  Of course he wants to ink a new deal!  While I don't like to hear the whining on TV, that's the way this business works. 

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2010 8:46 am

Moss: No new contract is a 'slap in the face'

Lets take a look at the WR stats between Wes Welker and Randy Moss the past three years.

2007 Moss 98 receptions, 1493 yards, 23 TD's 2007 Welker 112 receptions, 1175 yards, 8 TD's
2008 Moss 69 receptions 1008 yards, 11 TD's 2008 Welker 111 receptions, 1165 yards, 3 TD's
2009 Moss 83 receptions, 1264 yards, 13 TD's, 2009 Welker 123 receptions, 1348 yards, 4 TD's

Welker is the perfect #2 WR, he catches a lot of balls for first downs to continue the Patriots' drives, however his lack of TD's reveals he is not the play-maker everyone makes him out to be. While Moss receptions are less than Welkers', he finds the endzone, averaging almost 1 receiving TD per game in the past 3 seasons. That is ridiculous production! The Patriots need both of these guys and any homer Pats fan who claims that they don't need Moss is smoking some serious Marshawn Lynch weed! The Pats should sign Moss to a 3-4 year deal and let him retire as a Patriot.

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2010 6:38 am

Moss: No new contract is a 'slap in the face'

I was at this game, and let me tell you Moss has a point here contract issue aside. The fans at Gillette Stadium don't show him the respect he deserves. Before I go any further let me clarify that I am white, and that I am from New England and I have seen this same story before in New England. The fans treat Wes Welker like he is a God. The guy makes a five yard catch on first down and they cheer like crazy, he drops a pass and a chorus of it's okay Wes comes from the stands. Moss drops a pass and it's you bum, you suck, etc. Moss's long catch and run yesterday was met with a cheer, but nothing like Wes received on even the shortest of receptions. I am not saying Moss was right to make the comments, and I am not saying that the fans of New England are racist, but I think he is absolutely correct is stating that the fans don't give him the respect he deserves, and I personally think it has something to do with race.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2010 2:37 am

Moss: No new contract is a 'slap in the face'

LOL at you people, you act as if Moss doesn't deserved to get payed. 

Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: September 12, 2010 8:33 pm

Moss: No new contract is a 'slap in the face'

Now this is where the NFL should fine players I mean really a Post game interview off a great 1st game win at home and you take the bait about a new contract ?!?!C'mon Randy you say 13 years you been in the League can you cannot tellw hen you are being pulled out of your own pocket ? this is the type of composure that they want to see you lose, You had a great game, you are on a Great team and you want to practically argue with the press ?!Honestly Fines should be handed down like candy at a halloween party or wait ... Goodell could use a page from Sterns book on finesI like Randy Moss he is a hell of a player but this right here is one of those " I have had enough" posts.Fans pay out the  duff for these pro games,  and for Moss to complain about his families future * well Randy gee uh have you blown all of your money?* gee how about perhaps asking for years instead.. my opinion 

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