Randy Moss revealed on Monday that he isn’t feeling wanted these days in Foxborough, and that he believes there’s a good chance this season will be his last with the Patriots.
Bill Belichick held a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, and — you guessed it — he was asked to address the comments by Moss.
“I would just say on Randy that he is a professional,” Belichick said. “He’s had a good training camp. He’s played very well since he’s been here. He’s played at a very high level and I hope that continues. He’s brought a lot of passion to the game — for the game — since he’s been here. He’s well liked and he’s well-respected on the team.”
That question was followed up by another, as Belichick was asked if he thinks Moss will be distracted this season.
“I think I just answered that,” Belichick said. “As I said, he has been very professional. He’s been very productive for us. He is well liked by his teammates and he brings good energy to the field.”
When asked if he was surprised by the comments, Belichick added “He didn’t say that to me.”
Not one to pontificate in such scenarios, Belichick obviously wasn’t going to say much on the topic. But his complimentary tone, and his hope that Moss’ professionalism continues, could be taken as a Belichickean message that translates into an appeal to the veteran receiver to stay off the media radar.