Randy Moss was having a terrific summer. He didn’t miss a single practice and made himself available for autographs for the fans after almost every single camp practice. He was schooling defensive backs both in practice and in preseason games. To top it all off, he didn’t talk to the press and get caught saying something foolish. After saying during the offseason that he didn’t expect to be back with New England after this season, he went virtually silent. Until now. Despite the fact that the team has been dealing with Logan Mankins and his displeasure of not having a contract to his liking, and “The Franchise” Tom Brady also seeking an extension with one year left on his deal, Moss seems to think that he’s not wanted simply because the team has yet to approach him about a new deal.
“When you have done so much and put so much work in, it kind of feels like I am not wanted,” Moss said to CBSSports.com’s William Bendetson. “I am taking that in stride and playing my final year out and whatever the future holds is what it holds, but it is kind of a bad feeling — feeling not wanted. It is not like my production has gone down. I am speaking from an individual standpoint. I don’t know about Tom or whoever else’s contract.
“I am a little older and understand the nature of the business — the older you get the more your skills supposedly diminish, but I think I am getting wiser in how to use my physical skills. That’s the frustrating part when you put so much heart and desire into things and feel like you are not wanted.”
Seriously? How about you go out, have a career year, and then you can get whatever you want? I’ve been a big Moss supporter throughout all of the hooplah last season about him not giving full effort and so on. I’ve even expressed my hope that the Patriots can work out a new deal for Moss. I still feel that way, but dude, stop bitching. You’ll get yours, but the team has other pressing personnel issues right now. Light it up, and your time will come.
In the meantime, quit your whining.