Moss wanted out of New England all along
According to the Boston Globe, Randy Moss rejected any talk of a new contract extension, saying he would rather discuss at the end of the season.
The Globe, refrencing a source close to Moss, said around that vicinity Moss thought that he would be moved even before the season started.
Even following the Patriots’ season-opening win over the Bengals he brought up not being wanted in New England. The next day, he apologized for the timing of his remarks, saying he loved playing in New England. No respect? No love? All part of the plan.
According to the Boston Herald, giving an unnamed source, Moss told his agent to ask the Patriots to deal him.
It was just a matter of time. No matter how much appreciation he received, Moss saw beyond that and had an ultimate feeling, a hunch, that he was not going to be a Patriot for long. He got his wish.
Belichick said in a statement Wednesday that he had talks during the “past several months” with Moss and his representatives about Moss’ “place on our team and his future in football.”
The Globe also said Moss had been told by Belichick in February that the team did not plan to keep him after the 2010 season. But, the Globe mentions, the Patriots’ coach had a change of heart by training camp. As the team stretched one day, Belichick came up to Moss about starting on the path towards a new deal, according to The Globe. Moss told Belichick it wasn’t the right time. Not at all surprising.