First he announced that he was un-retiring and going to make a return to the NFL. Then he announced that he could still run a 4.3 40. Now, Randy Moss is letting former Minnesota teammate, Cris Carter, know how he feels about him and his Hall of Fame chances.
— Randy Moss (@DaRealOtisMoss) February 14, 2012
Just in case you were wondering why Carter would be the target of Moss, well, it is because Cris Carter once again ran his mouth about another wide receiver while on ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning
“Randy, not like any other superstar I’ve met, he has more quit in him than any of those other players. … when things don’t go well, like no other player I’ve ever been around or associated with, he has a quit mechanism in him that’s huge. That needs to be addressed before he signs with any team.”
Now, this isn’t exactly an earth-shattering assessment of Moss. Most fans would agree with this, especially those fans of the Vikings and Patriots. Moss has always been accused of taking plays off, and shying away from contact. He has disappeared in games, showing very little interest when the ball wasn’t thrown his way. It has never been a question of talent with Moss, it has always been about attitude.
With that all said, Carter might be the last analyst that needs to be taking shots at other wideouts. Granted, it is his job, and questions were asked to him, but he is coming off to look very resentful with his recent critiques. He was extremely critical of Calvin Johnson when the season began, refusing to put him among the elite WR’s in the league, though everyone else considered him to be among the top 2, or top 3 at least. But these are what wide receivers do, let alone one that is now an analyst.
Carter and Moss have been cold to one another since their playing days in Minnesota. After what was considered a to be an amiable relationship during Moss’ rookie season, it quickly became one of who was the Alpha on the team. Old wounds don’t seem to be healed. Remember when?