View Full Version : Randy Moss Unplugged

08-18-2005, 04:37 PM
Moss unplugged
Mark Craig
Star Tribune August 15, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO -- Randy Moss was in a good mood Saturday night. A really good mood, considering he was uncharacteristically overshadowed by teammates in his Oakland Raiders debut, a 21-13 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Monster Park earlier that evening.

He was humble, for the most part. And he sure sounded unselfish, praising quarterback Kerry Collins and coach Norv Turner's diverse offense as "probably the best I've been in ever, from high school all the way to the pros."

Moss also seemed to let go of the past seven years in Minnesota. He wished the Vikings the best of luck in 2005 and basically called a truce in his long-distance feud with quarterback Daunte Culpepper.

"To be honest, I really don't know how the Vikings will do," Moss said. "I would really like to see how they handle me not being there because there was a lot of pressure put on me to go out week in and week out and do certain things.

"It will be interesting to watch because I know those guys personally. I know they can make plays. If I watch them not succeed, it'll probably make me mad inside because I know they can be good."

As for Culpepper, Moss said the two of them are "cool" with each other now. He chalked up most of the comments on both sides to their "competitiveness" and said it's time for each of them to move on and "see whose team does what."

Moss didn't even bite when reminded that Culpepper had been quoted as saying that Moss has "some serious issues."

"I think a lot of things have been said throughout the last six, seven months that really wasn't friendly," Moss said. "But I really don't want to get back into that. That's not me. I don't like to downplay a lot of stuff, but at the same time if I know somebody and know they have a good heart, I really don't want to get into a dispute with Daunte.

"I just have so much faith in him that he could be a good player and a good man. He also believes in me. But for his remarks and what he said, if that's what he feels, that's what he feels."

Moss and the first-string offense ran 19 plays in the first quarter before stepping aside Saturday night. Collins, who completed eight of 12 attempts for 68 yards, threw only one pass to Moss, an 11-yard completion.

On most pass plays, Collins either didn't look for Moss or was quick to look away. Collins ignored a wide-open Moss over the middle on one play and looked away from him twice on plays from the 49ers' 10-yard line.

"To be honest with you, this offense is designed just to hit the open man," Moss said. "I got used to it in minicamp very quickly. If a play is designed to go to me and I'm double- and triple-covered, then Kerry's reads will take him elsewhere. I think that's what I like about this offense."

Moss even showed some rare self-deprecating humor when told that teammates are praising him for instantly recognizing and calling out defensive coverages.

"I never claimed to be smart," Moss said. "But I guess by me being the best receiver in the league I have to have a good grade at something. If it's not my ability, then it has to be my smartness."

Moss laughed when a reporter asked for his take on the Terrell Owens mess in Philadelphia. He said he supports Owens' request for a raise, but joked that he's not in any position to offer T.O. advice.

"For all the distractions and stuff like that, who am I to tell him anything?" Moss said. "I'm Mr. Distraction himself."

Unlike Owens, Moss said he never had any intention of playing for more than one team.

"To be honest, I thought I'd end my career in Minnesota," Moss said. "I built a house there. But life goes on. I'm not really down on myself or down on the Vikings for letting me go.

"I just think it was a business opportunity that Red McCombs seen that was for the good or for the bad. I'm here now, so the only thing I can do is try to help this team get to the Super Bowl."

Officer Craig
08-18-2005, 05:03 PM
Finally, a KCF post you can actually read.


08-18-2005, 05:22 PM
and you ruined your 1 coherent thought you have had in the last decade with another stupid pic.

i'm sorry if typos on a message board impacts your life so drastically

08-18-2005, 05:24 PM
Finally, a KCF post you can actually read.


Doesn't count as his post if he just quotes an article. I say he's still throwing a no-hitter.

08-18-2005, 06:02 PM
*sigh* possibility of a good football discussion ruined by the peanut gallery

08-18-2005, 06:19 PM
KCF, is this the story in which Moss says he still smokes pot?

08-18-2005, 06:53 PM
straight cash hommie

Officer Craig
08-18-2005, 07:14 PM


08-18-2005, 07:42 PM
wtf occifer....why the pics...useless.

u bring nothing to this thread even remotely close....and many times you dont.

Officer Craig
08-18-2005, 08:16 PM

And does your gay little bold thing spell out "boan"?


08-18-2005, 08:25 PM
actually if you take a look at it it spells bacon. way to be on top of things gimmick

Jason Scheer
08-18-2005, 08:59 PM
wtf occifer....why the pics...useless.

u bring nothing to this thread even remotely close....and many times you dont.

Ok who wants to play first?

08-19-2005, 12:26 AM
moss admits to using marijuana....


I think he has a Wizzinator...but Gumble forgot to ask....

08-19-2005, 12:38 AM
Hanging around Ricky?

<img src="http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/9561/ricky4ji.jpg">

08-19-2005, 02:55 PM
thank the lord this disease is no longer wearing a viking uniform

Jason Scheer
08-19-2005, 08:14 PM
And if Williamson isn't as good as everyone thinks he will be...then what?