It seems like the one-time friendship between Cris Carter and Randy Moss is long gone.
Words have come between the former teammates, as today Carter appeared Tuesday morning on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning,” and said that Moss would be “in fabulous shape” after a full offseason of training and reiterated his suggestion that Moss could still run the 40-yard dash in less than 4.4 seconds according to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com.
But Carter accurately identified an important issue NFL teams will need to address before seriously considering his acquisition.
“The one thing you have to address with Randy Moss is not a conditioning thing,” Carter said. “It’s not an age thing. It needs to be addressed. I believe it’s the elephant in the room. It’s that thing called quit.
“And Randy, not like any other superstar I’ve met, he has more quit in him than any of those other players. So I need to address that. That’s what [New England Patriots coach Bill] Belichick did when he brought him over from Oakland. He told him he wasn’t going to have it.
“But Randy, 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.”
Moss used his new verified Twitter account to send what appeared to be a response to Carter’s twitter account. Although he did not specifically reference Carter’s comments, Moss tweeted: “its sad how u stroked ur own ego when u were suppose to b my mentor!then u wonder why karma bites u in the [expletive]! #goodlukwhof”