After Randy Moss expressed earlier this week that he felt unwanted in New England, you knew it wouldn’t be the last we’d hear from him on the topic, or the end of the story. Turns out it was neither of those things. Another thing we knew: Deion Sanders would have a take on the subject.
When Moss stepped to the podium for a postgame news conference following Sunday’s 38-24 win over the Bengals, he opened by launching into a monologue to get things “off his chest.” Among those things were that he didn’t want to cause trouble and wants to stay in New England, despite his belief it’s his last year as a Patriot.
The opening of Randy’s Rant — about three minute’s worth before he began taking questions from reporters — is in the video above.
As he is wont to do, Sanders offered his translation of Randy’s Rant on NFL GameDay while nominating Moss as the early nomination for the Pay-the-Man of 2010:
“What he means by ‘unappreciated’ [by the Patriots] is don’t appreciate him with your mouth by saying, ‘Hey Randy, you did a good job,’” Sanders said. “He doesn’t want that. Appreciate him with some money. That’s what he’s talking about.
“He came over with a troubled past [in] Minnesota, Oakland. Then he came over [to New England] and they said, ‘Shut up, play ball, put up the numbers and we’ll take care of you.’ He’s done that. Even when Tom Brady went out, [Moss] still balled out, and said nothing about his performance declining because of the quarterback. Really, what Moss is trying to say is that, ‘You just paid the man almost $20 million. You can’t pay me half!?’”