Moss to Belichick: You make Brad Childress look like Rick Moranis from the “Little Giants”
Leave a comment on what you think Moss was saying to Belichick.
As Randy Moss stood on Lambeau Field two weeks ago, with seconds ticking off the clock, he had his arms spread wide as he looked towards his sideline to try and convince somebody, anybody, to allow the offense to press forward and get some points on the board.
That image stuck with most of us fans throughout the week as the Vikings prepared to face Moss’ most recent former team, the New England Patriots.
Apparently, while we casually discussed the episode in chat forums, Moss had already made up his mind in regards to Brad Childress before he even left Green Bay.
“I cannot play for this coach,” Moss said to teammates in the vicinity as the club departed Green Bay, according to what an NFL source told the National Football Post. “I’m one and done.”
It only took Moss three games to find out what Matt Birk, Darren Sharper, and Marcus Robinson had already figured out before. He found out that Brad Childress will not put up with players who think their success equals a right to make team-wide calls on and off the field. Most of all, Childress refuses to allow his players to publicly criticize him or his staff.
In the past, Moss has been the master of talking his way off a team via immature episodes that make a grown man look like a twelve year old. Perhaps Moss’ tirade directed at a local caterer was a strategic move to get as far away from Childress as he could, and as quickly as possible.
Or maybe it was simply Randy being Randy.
The Vikings traded for Moss, who was seeking a trade out of New England for no real reason other than that they hadn’t given him a long term contract, and then proceeded to not give him a long term contract. It should surprise nobody that he couldn’t coexist with Brad Childress and it should surprise nobody that he continued to be unhappy.
For some reason, though, this whole thing was still very surprising.